Roger Cohen: “Netanyahu has talked himself into a corner on Iran.”

The New York Times columnist explains how and why the Israeli Prime Minister’s “blunders” on Iran are counter-productive and self-defeating: Netanyahu has talked himself into a corner on Iran. He has set so many “red lines” on the Iranian nuclear… Continue Reading  

Hawks on Iran

Lobe Log publishes Hawks on Iran every Friday. Our posts highlight militaristic commentary and confrontational policy recommendations about Iran from a variety of sources including news articles, think tanks and pundits. Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post: The neoconservative pundit attacks the Obama… Continue Reading  

Ali Gharib: Lessons of 2007 Israeli raid on Syria can’t be applied to Iran

Examining a New Yorker article by the Israel-focused Washington Institute’s David Makovsky, the Daily Beast’s Ali Gharib observes that in contrast to Makovsky’s analysis, “The lessons of the Israeli raid on Syria in 2007 can’t be applied to Iran’s nuclear program”:… Continue Reading  

Red lines or deadlines?

The different language used in the latest public row between Israeli and US officials is actually quite telling. The notion of a “deadline” rejected by Hillary Clinton suggests a time frame beyond which the Iran talks are declared useless, kicking… Continue Reading  

Clinton on Iran: “We’re not setting deadlines”

*Update: Laura Rozen reports on Israel’s criticism of the Secretary’s remarks. During the weekend Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated his demand that the “international community (read the Obama administration) establish clear “red lines” for Iran’s nuclear program. Then we were told… Continue Reading