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Israel's National Security: Delegitimizing the Legitimate

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Israel's fixation on "security" and the harsh measures it employs, presumably to achieve an impregnable national security condition, is making the Palestinians increasingly vulnerable, fostering deeper animosity and militant resistance.

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?

Ex-Mossad Chief: Attack On Iran 'Stupidest Idea I've Ever Heard'

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 09.17.2012 | World

Meir Dagan, a former head of the Israeli intelligence service Mossad, says that an attack on Iran would be the "stupidest idea [I've] ever heard." ...

VIPS Memo To Obama: Avoid Another Long War

Coleen Rowley | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

Inasmuch as American politicians have failed miserably in the last decade on the issue of war, it would behoove concerned citizens to bring the facts in our memo to the attention of their respective congresspersons, as well as the president.

Here We Go Again With Nuclear Hysteria

Eric Margolis | Posted 01.15.2012 | World
Eric Margolis

If Iran is indeed trying to produce nuclear weapons -- and it has good reasons for wanting them -- why has it taken so long?

Iran Debate: "Playing With Dangerous Things"

Joel Rubin | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics
Joel Rubin

Check out this Bloggingheads TV debate on Iran policy that I just did with Josh Block. Josh is the former AIPAC Spokesman and I'm the former J Street...

U.S. Boat to Gaza is a Quarter Jewish -- "Not Too Shabby!"

Robert Naiman | Posted 08.06.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

What does it mean that the U.S. Boat to Gaza is a quarter Jewish? Maybe it means that we can openly contest a construction of Jewish identity based on supporting the obstruction of Palestinian freedom.

Israeli Ex-Spymaster Takes Swipe At Netanyahu

AP | By JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 08.02.2011 | World

JERUSALEM -- The newly retired head of Israel's fabled Mossad spy agency has turned his sights toward Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, repeatedly cr...

Middle East Spies: Top 5 List

Foreign Policy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In a region known for cutthroat espionage, these five intelligence chiefs have leveraged their skills and connections to gain influence far above thei...