After Dempsey Warning, Israel May Curb War Threat

By Jim Lobe and Gareth Porter via IPS News President Barack Obama’s explicit warning that he will not accept a unilateral Israeli attack against Iran may force Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to step back from his ostensible threat of… Continue Reading  

Please exhale: Israel is not going to attack Iran

via Gary’s Choices By Gary Sick Every few months there is a concocted “crisis” involving suggestions that Israel is just on the verge of attacking Iran. This cycle started almost a decade ago, and it has repeated itself roughly annually,… Continue Reading  

Israel takes bigger gambles to push Obama into Iran attack

Headlines today featured news of a spike in oil prices based on fears of an Israeli strike on Iran. That fear is based on last week’s major uptick in Israeli rhetoric — mostly from Defense Minister Ehud Barak — which was geared… Continue Reading  

Aluf Benn: “The world doesn’t seem so worried by Netanyahu’s threats to strike Iran”

Aluf Benn, the editor-in-chief of Haaretz, states the obvious — brilliantly: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak are threatening to attack Iran, and the world does not seem concerned. Israel warns that its face is turned in… Continue Reading  

Al-Monitor: U.S. National Intelligence Estimate on Iran is from 2010, experts say

Laura Rozen clears up the cloud of confusion and media frenzy over Ehud Barak’s comments last week implying that a new U.S. intelligence assessment on Iran that shares Israel’s assessment of Iran’s nuclear program has been released: Several American former… Continue Reading