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An Israeli Opportunity In a Lebanese Crisis

While events on Israel’s southern border in Egypt threaten its interests, recent events on Israel’s northern border in Lebanon provide it with an opportunity.


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Posted on : Jan 31 2011
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Forget Istanbul. Think Qom.

Make compromises at tomorrow’s nuclear talks in Istanbul?

No thanks.

Ali Khamenei has other priorities.

So has Barack Obama.


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Posted on : Jan 19 2011
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WikiLeaks’ Awkward Reading for Iran

It’s true that earlier this month, the outgoing head of the Mossad, Meir Dagan, said Iran wouldn’t be able to acquire a nuclear bomb until 2015 at the earliest (revising a 2009 assessment, in which he told an Israeli parliamentary panel that Iran could have its first nuclear warhead by 2014).

But the fact that the estimate for Iran to reach bomb-making capacity has been pushed back a year doesn’t take the onus off of the Iranian government to cooperate with the West and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).


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Posted on : Jan 17 2011
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Stirring Up Antisemitism in Iran

On December 14 2005, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad became the first senior Iranian politician to deny the Holocaust.

His government achieved another first recently, by officially allowing the propagation of the fake “Iranian holocaust” story. In this story, two Jewish saints ordered the massacre of more than 70,000 Iranians.

The propagation of such antisemitic narrative by the government is unprecedented in Iranian history.


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Posted on : Jan 05 2011
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