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Is Israel Preparing for War Against Hezbollah?

Alastair Crooke | Posted 07.06.2016 | World
Alastair Crooke

BEIRUT -- For Israel, Hezbollah must be incapacitated or destroyed; war becomes inexorable by implication. The question is whether Israel has concluded that now -- with America engrossed in its presidential election -- is the moment to launch the war.

Iran Tests First Missile Capable Of Hitting Israel

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.11.2015 | World

DUBAI, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Iran tested a new precision-guided ballistic missile on Sunday in defiance of a United Nations ban, signaling an apparent ad...

The GOP Wants Iran To Recognize Israel. But The Gulf States? Whatever.

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans, blocked in their effort to pass a bill disapproving of the Iran deal, tried another tactic: Give President Barack Ob...

Ex-Defense Minister: Netanyahu Wanted To Attack Iran But Was Overruled

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.22.2015 | World

JERUSALEM, Aug 22 (Reuters) - Israel's political leaders pushed to attack Iran at least three times in the past few years but had to back down on the ...

Ex-Israeli Defense Chief: Netanyahu Wanted To Attack Iran In 2010

Haaretz | Andrew Hart | Posted 08.22.2015 | World

In recordings broadcast on TV, ex-defense minister says IDF chief Ashkenazi, and later ministers Ya’alon and Steinitz, doomed bids for attack...

Israeli President Says Netanyahu's Anti-Iran Drive Isolates Israel

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.06.2015 | World

JERUSALEM, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Israel's president suggested on Thursday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been overzealous in opposing the Iran...

Netanyahu's All or Nothing Game With Iran

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 07.24.2016 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

The Iran nuclear agreement is a very bad deal, and the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee starting yesterday just highlighted it in a big way. It is painfully clear now why so much of it is kept secret. Those who keep secrecy are those who have something to hide.

Misdiagnosing the Iranian Problem

Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes | Posted 07.20.2016 | Politics
Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes

The problem has been stated: Iran might be producing a nuclear arsenal. The solution: have an agreement that will stop them from having nuclear military capability. I think both the problem and the solution are wrongly defined.

Jessica Schulberg

Netanyahu Claims Iran Is 'Like ISIS. Just Much Bigger.' | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Iran is like the Islamic State, only bigger and more powerful, according to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “No one wou...

Four Israeli Experts Discuss Bibi, Iran And The Nuclear Negotiations

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.11.2015 | World

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has emerged as one of the fiercest critics of the international effort to reach an agreement with Iran over ...

Netanyahu: Emerging Iran Deal 'Bears Out All Of Our Fears'

Reuters | Posted 03.29.2015 | World

JERUSALEM, March 29 (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned on Sunday the framework Iranian nuclear agreement being sought by ...

Jennifer Bendery

GOP Pushes Ahead With Bill Requiring Congressional Approval Of Potential U.S.-Iran Deal | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that the Senate will vote next week on a controversial bill that would requi...

Let's Get Complicated: Bibi Versus DD, Part I

Mitchell Cohen | Posted 05.03.2015 | Politics
Mitchell Cohen

Bibi has alienated more people around the world, including old friends, than any leader in Israeli history. His address to Congress is just one example. Another was choosing Ron Dermer, ex-Republican operative, as ambassador to Washington. How many Democrats does Bibi want to estrange?

Jessica Schulberg

The Toughest Job At AIPAC: Selling Iran Diplomacy | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Selling nuclear diplomacy with Iran was perhaps the toughest job at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's annual conference thi...

Obama, Netanyahu Clash Over Iran Diplomacy

Reuters | Jeff Mason, Dan Williams and Matt Spetalnick | Posted 05.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 2 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu clashed over Iran nuclear diplomacy on Monday on the eve of the Israel...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Netanyahu: Everything's Fine! | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made his most detailed comments yet here on Monday about his spat with the Obama administratio...

An Unnecessary War of Words Between Bibi and Barack

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 04.28.2015 | World
Daniel R. DePetris

Reading the headlines over the past three days, you would be forgiven for thinking that the half-century old strategic relationship between the United States and Israel was collapsing under its own weight.

Obama Chief Of Staff: Benjamin Netanyahu Didn't Spit In The Face Of The White House

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough on Sunday downplayed reports that the White House was furious with Israeli Prime Minister Ben...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Netanyahu Plays Nice On Iran, Arabs In Washington Speech | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wondering who to thank for international progress on reining in Iran's nuclear program? It's Israel, hardly Iran's best friend, that is ...

Ali Watkins

Biden To Israel: Trust Us On Iran | Ali Watkins | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden defended the Obama administration’s nuclear talks with Iran to a room full of Israeli government officials, p...

How Israel Can Escape the Gaza Trap

Shlomo Ben-Ami | Posted 09.28.2014 | World
Shlomo Ben-Ami

Contrary to what Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu believes, the main existential threat facing the country is not a nuclear-armed Iran. The real peril is to be found at home: the corrosive effect of the Palestinian problem on Israel's international standing. The devastation caused by Israel's periodic asymmetrical confrontations, combined with the continuing occupation of Palestinian lands and the ever-growing expansion of settlements, has fueled a growing campaign to undermine Israel's legitimacy.

The Usual Suspects Aim To Spoil Iran Nuclear Deal

John Tirman | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
John Tirman

The longtime pattern of the U.S.-Iran relationship: spoilers never go away, they just regroup and try to despoil again and again.

Young Jews Are the Key to Solving the Arab-Israeli Conflict

David Cahn | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
David Cahn

The students addressed four issues pertaining to peace: Iran, Settlements, West Bank/Jerusalem, and the Right of Return. They also discussed the role of the rabbinate is Israel politics, a domestic issue.

Pro-Israel Group Trying To Regain Footing After Bucking Obama

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

(Repeats with no changes to text or headline) By Matt Spetalnick and Jeffrey Heller WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM, Feb 28 (Reuter...

Krauthammer Admits What Senators Pushing Iran Sanctions Won't

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim & Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Backers of a controversial Senate bill to tighten sanctions on Iran in the midst of nuclear negotiations have consistently argued that their motivatio...