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    Iran Nuclear Issue Roils Israeli Politics

    The former head of Israel’s Shin Bet security agency made news yesterday by blasting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyhu’s government for exaggerating the effectiveness of a possible military strike on Iran’s nuclear infrastructure. Yuval Diskin, who retired last year after Netanyahu failed to renew his term in office, cast doubt … More

    Morning Bell: Defending Israel from the Iranian Threat

    Less than 1,000 miles from Jerusalem, the Iranian government is operating in open violation of international law in a singular pursuit of developing nuclear weapons. Under the cloud of this threat, Israel is considering all options in order to defend its very existence, yet President Barack Obama is failing to … More

    Iran Holds Elections as Washington Mulls Tougher Action Against Its Nuclear Program

    Iran held sham elections for its faux parliament Friday, with several thousand heavily vetted candidates vying to win 290 seats. The results will reflect the will of the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei—who ultimately decides who is allowed to run and who is allowed to win—more than they reflect the … More

    What to Do If Israel Attacks

    What to make of the recent leaks that the Israelis are telling Washington, “If we attack, we won’t tell you first”? There is some speculation that the purpose of the warning is that “if they eventually decide that a strike is necessary, they would keep the Americans in the dark … More

    Netanyahu Says Israel Ready to Make Painful Compromises for Peace, but Palestinians Must Too

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today addressed a joint session of Congress and proclaimed that his government is willing to make “painful compromises” for peace with the Palestinians, but he ruled out any proposal that sacrifices Israel’s security needs or its identity as a Jewish state. In a lengthy speech … More

    Netanyahu on Iran’s Nuclear Threat

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared Sunday on Fox News and made it clear that he sees President Barack Obama as the key actor in international efforts to stop Iran’s nuclear weapons program: “There’s only been one time that Iran actually stopped the program and that was when it feared … More

    Obama vs. Netanyahu: Colliding World Views

    The Obama administration has stumbled into a nasty spat with Israel that is based on incompatible views of how best to advance prospects for peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors. For President Barack Obama, peace is best achieved through patiently engaging adversaries, assuring them that their dignity will be … More