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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.

Netanyahu: Israeli Wants 'Real Peace' With Palestinians

AP | By JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 05.18.2013 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Ahead of the arrival of President Barack Obama on a high-profile Mideast mission, Israel's new government on Monday sent mixed mess...

New Israeli Government Formed

AP | Posted 05.16.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's prime minister has notified the country's president that he has succeeded in forming a government. Benjamin Netanyahu pres...

Bibi's Coalition First In Decades To Exclude Ultra-Orthodox Parties

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 05.15.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Forced to rely on the support of two fast-rising rivals in his new governing coalition, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu now faces ...

The Senate's 10-Year Iraq War Anniversary Gift: War With Iran

Jamal Abdi | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics
Jamal Abdi

The resolution, S.Res.65, is rightly being called a backdoor to war with Iran -- a convenient way to plunge the U.S. into war without a messy public debate but instead automatically, based on when Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu decides to pull the trigger.

Senators Push Promise to Support Israeli Strikes on Iran

Jamal Abdi | Posted 05.01.2013 | World
Jamal Abdi

New legislation would effectively signal that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can decide not just whether to enter Israel into war with Iran, but whether the United States enters such a war.

Bibi Needs More Time To Form Coalition

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2013 | World

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, March 1 (Reuters) - Deadlocked talks with potential coalition partners have forced Israeli Prime Minister ...

Continuously Occupied Since 2011: On Israel's Elections and the Social Protests

Noah Efron | Posted 02.22.2013 | World
Noah Efron

Given the existential drama of the overlooked issues -- Nuclear incineration! Babies in bomb shelters! -- it may be that in Israel's 65-year history, never had a dog not barked louder.

Marco Rubio's Foreign Policy Wing Men

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

Marco Rubio is on a trip abroad to boost his foreign policy credentials. His first stop was in Jordan, where he met with King Abdullah, and on Wednesd...

Senator Hagel, Senator Graham, and the Israel Lobby

Henry Siegman | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics
Henry Siegman

Senator Hagel's confirmation has to await action by the Senate Committee and by the full Senate. But we do not have to wait for confirmation that with respect to the Middle East peace process, the U.S. Congress remains in the grip of the Israel lobby.

Jewish Leaders Condemn Bibi Cartoon

AP | RAPHAEL SATTER | Posted 03.30.2013 | World

LONDON — Media baron Rupert Murdoch has apologized for a Sunday Times cartoon depicting Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu building a wall using ...

Obama 2, Netanyahu 0

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 03.26.2013 | World
MJ Rosenberg

While the Israeli election did not change anything in terms of Israeli policy, it did severely weaken Prime Minister Netanyahu vis a vis President Obama. From now on, Netanyahu's confrontational rhetoric directed at Washington will sound tinny. It is Obama who holds the winning cards.

Netanyahu Scrambles To Keep His Job

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 03.25.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's election has put a suave former TV news anchor and political novice in the role of kingmaker, and he has signaled he will u...

Welcome the Winner/Loser Benjamin Netanyahu

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 03.24.2013 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

Today's election result in Israel is not just a personal humiliation for Netanyahu, it may be the beginning of a realignment of Israeli politics, and with it the end of the Likud party as we have known it until now.

Peace With Palestinians Not At Top Of Israeli Election Agenda

AP | DAN PERRY and JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 03.23.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Benjamin Netanyahu seems poised for re-election as Israel's prime minister in Tuesday's voting, the result of the failure of his opp...

Israel's Discontents

Mitchell Cohen | Posted 03.10.2013 | World
Mitchell Cohen

Political change within Israel is the only thing that matters. Israel's real friends abroad need to help the Jewish state turn left again.

Israel's Election (and Settlements) Are Killing the Two-State Solution

Alan Elsner | Posted 03.05.2013 | World
Alan Elsner

Israel's upcoming Jan. 22 parliamentary election had been expected to be a status quo affair leading to an easy victory for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Instead, it's turned into a race to the extreme right that is threatening to kill the two-state solution. And Washington seems oblivious.

Iran, the U.S. and Azerbaijan: the Land of Fire

Stanley Weiss | Posted 02.04.2013 | World
Stanley Weiss

Azerbaijan is a staunch ally of Israel, a secular counterweight to Iran and an increasingly critical exporter of oil and natural gas, and its importance to U.S. national security seems clear -- at least, for every president until now.

The Palestinian Goals Behind Demanding a Non-Member State

Raghida Dergham | Posted 01.30.2013 | World
Raghida Dergham

Perhaps the most important implication of Palestine receiving recognition as a state, at the UN General Assembly, is the fact that international laws ...

The New Goliath

Jeff Danziger | Posted 01.20.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


The Gaza War Reinforces Palestinian Division and Threatens Abbas's Palestinian Authority

Raghida Dergham | Posted 01.23.2013 | World
Raghida Dergham

The most recent war in Gaza has provided an opportunity on the field for Israel to test its new anti-missile system, the Iron Dome, and for Prime Mini...

Netanyahu Talks Tough, Walks Cautiously In Gaza

Reuters | Posted 01.22.2013 | World

By Crispian Balmer JERUSALEM, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Just hours after a bomb exploded on a Tel Aviv bus, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin ...

Palestinian Civilian Toll Climbs In Gaza

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK and KARIN LAUB | Posted 11.19.2012 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Palestinian civilian death toll mounted Monday as Israeli aircraft struck densely populated areas in the Gaza Strip...

Israel Fires At Syria

AP | By IAN DEITCH | Posted 11.18.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- Israel shelled Syrian fighters after gunfire from their civil war spilled over to the Israel-controlled Golan Heights, the military said ...

Israeli Air Strike Kills 11 Palestinian Civilians

AP/The Huffington Post | IBRAHIM BARZAK AND JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 01.18.2013 | World

By IBRAHIM BARZAK AND JOSEF FEDERMAN, The Associated Press GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- An Israeli missile ripped through a two-story home in a re...