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Good News for Obama Before His Trip -- Israel Unlikely to Bomb Iran in 2013

Dan Raviv | Posted 05.18.2013 | World
Dan Raviv

Although no one in Israel is leaking any details, it's understood that intelligence agencies -- led by the foreign operations agency, the Mossad -- are highly active in covert operations against Iran's nuclear work. There, too, sources say there is unprecedented cooperation with the United States.

Joshua Hersh

Aipac 2013 Conference Arrives At Tough Time For Budgets, Bipartisanship | Joshua Hersh | Posted 03.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A major gathering of pro-Israel activists and lobbyists that kicks off here this weekend arrives at a time of heightened budget austerit...

Bibi: North Korea's Nuke Test Is Lesson On Iran

AP | Associated Press | Posted 02.18.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- Israel's prime minister says North Korea's recent nuclear test shows that "sanctions alone will not stop" Iran's atomic program. Benjami...

How to Influence Iran's Foreign Policy Debate

Thomas J. Buonomo | Posted 03.31.2013 | World
Thomas J. Buonomo

The political atmosphere surrounding Iran's nuclear developments has become palpably more alarmist over the last year, influencing foreign policy pundits to increasingly view diplomatic negotiations as a check-the-box exercise on the purportedly inevitable road to war.

Israeli Official Hints Pentagon Plans May Make Lone Strike On Iran Unnecessary

New York Times | Posted 01.27.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel’s departing defense minister, Ehud Barak, said that the Pentagon had prepared sophisticated blueprints for a surgical operation...

Israeli Opponents Of Iran Strike Sidelined In Vote

Reuters | Posted 01.27.2013 | World

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, Nov 27 (Reuters) - At least two key advisers helping hold Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanya...

Ex-Mossad Chief Meir Dagan Silenced in Iran Nuclear Debate in Israel

Dan Raviv | Posted 01.06.2013 | World
Dan Raviv

One of the most important debates on the world scene has gone silent. For more than a year, commentators and politicians worldwide had been discussing: How can Iran's suspected nuclear weapons program be stopped, and should Israel be stopped from bombing Iran?

Israeli TV: Barak, Netanyahu Ordered Military To Prepare For Iran Strike

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 01.05.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's prime minister ordered the military to go on high alert for a looming attack on Iran's nuclear program two years ago, but b...

Iran and Israel: A Scientific Collaboration

Hessam Nowzari | Posted 11.02.2012 | World
Hessam Nowzari

For the first time in the recent history of Israel, I believe I am the first non-Jewish Iranian of a Persian heritage to be the keynote speaker at the Israel Dental Association Congress.

The Biberman Deal: A Threat to Israeli Democracy and Security

Guy Ziv | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Guy Ziv

Time will tell whether Netanyahu's gambit will pay off at the polls or result in a net loss of seats for his party. What is certain is that, in elevating Lieberman's status, he is effectively putting Israel's strategic interests in jeopardy while threatening the democratic fabric of society.

Rita Rocks Her Persian Roots

Tom Teicholz | Posted 12.31.2012 | Entertainment
Tom Teicholz

Israel's most popular and enduring pop icon, Rita Yahan-Farouz, known the world over simply as Rita, discusses her life, career and an upcoming concert she will perform in L.A.

New Senate Push to Pledge Unconditional Support for Israeli Preventive War on Iran

Jamal Abdi | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics
Jamal Abdi

The Senate should not be handing out promises to enable foreign leaders to decide whether and when the U.S. goes to war. This would not be a mutual defense pact -- it would be a suicide pact.

A History Lesson From 1010 B.C.E. to Now

Ed Koch | Posted 12.02.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

You can be sure Israel will not go gently into the night but will take all measures available to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran.

Report: Iran Nuclear Missiles Not In Development Now

Reuters | Posted 12.02.2012 | World

By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Iran already has enough low-enriched uranium for several atomic bombs if refined to a high ...

Netanyahu: It's Getting 'Late, Very Late' To Stop Iran

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 11.27.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS — In his most detailed plea to date for global action against Iran's nuclear program, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu s...

Who Is the Client State?

Stanley Kutler | Posted 11.17.2012 | World
Stanley Kutler

Exactly which regime change does Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have in mind -- Iran's or that of the United States, specifically with the ascent of his old/new pal Mitt Romney to the White House?

War Jitters Continue on Iran Nuclear Issue, in Shadow of Uprisings in Arab Capitals

Dan Raviv | Posted 11.16.2012 | World
Dan Raviv

Benjamin Netanyahu is still rattling a saber. Arab leaders may well warn that a strike on Iran could lead to World War III. Big words seem to be the only way to measure whether the region is closer to or farther from an armed conflict that would almost surely draw in America.

Iran's Nuclear Timeline

Joe Cirincione | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Iran is nuclear capable. If Iran's leaders decided they wanted a nuclear bomb, they could build one. But Iran does not have a bomb now. And there is much confusion -- some of it intentionally spread -- about how long it would take Iran to build a weapon.

Israel Official Says No Imminent Attack On Iran

Reuters | Posted 11.15.2012 | World

JERUSALEM, Sept 15 (Reuters) - A senior Israeli official signalled on Saturday that there would be no unilateral attack on Iran in the coming weeks,...

Difference in U.S. and Israeli "Clocks" on Iran Now Painfully Obvious

Dan Raviv | Posted 11.11.2012 | World
Dan Raviv

Don't tweak the nose of the superpower that feeds you. That might be a thought for Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu -- or perhaps he knows what he's doing, with some ingenious plan to make it look like he has bitter differences with his country's greatest ally.

Iran, the Left and the Non-Aligned Movement: A Guide for the Perplexed

Danny Postel | Posted 11.11.2012 | World
Danny Postel

The bafflement about Iran so widespread on the Left has a long history. It's a problem that has vexed several progressives and the recent summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran at the end of August only compounded the problem.

The Globalization of Covert Action

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.09.2012 | World
Daniel Wagner

There is no reason to believe that the propensity of states to utilize covert action will decrease with time; rather, it is sure to increase, particularly given the number and complexity of regional conflicts and the rise of non-state actors.

Silent Human Rights Diplomacy Fails

Aaron Rhodes | Posted 10.29.2012 | World
Aaron Rhodes

Mr. Ban won't meet a free press and he won't meet free and independent people. But he can speak his mind and he can tell the world what he said. Thanks to the Internet, the Iranian people will find out what happened.

Israel Debating Iran and Its Own Soul

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 10.17.2012 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

Peres' appearance may indicate, that the opponents of an Israeli military strike have become so desperate in their bid to prevent it, that they are ready to go to the last resort and appeal directly to the public.

What U.S. and Iranian Leaders Can Do to Avert War

Thomas J. Buonomo | Posted 10.17.2012 | World
Thomas J. Buonomo

It is clear that if U.S. and Iranian political leaders continue down the present course they will almost certainly lead us into another bloody war. Out of empathy for those who will do the fighting and dying, here are a few things they can do to avert conflict.