Rapid Reaction to the Iran Nuclear Deal

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by Mitchell Plitnick These are my initial thoughts on the deal struck between the P5+1 (the U.S., Britain, France, China, and Russia plus Germany) and Iran. They come after a few hours of watching the speeches, reading the briefings from… Continue Reading  

Netanyahu’s Threats Ring Hollow Amid Iranian Proposals

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by Mitchell Plitnick In most corners of the world, the news that a presentation by Iran at its meetings with the 6 world power P5+1 team in Geneva today was greeted warmly by their interlocutors aroused optimism and a hopeful… Continue Reading  

Iran Hawks Gear Up

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by Mitchell Plitnick Not everyone shares the optimism surrounding the recent communication between Presidents Barack Obama and Hassan Rouhani. From Israel, Saudi Arabia, the Gulf Monarchies and, of course, Washington, DC, voices of war are in a panic that tensions… Continue Reading  

A Dangerous Proposal For Israel-Palestine “Peace”

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by Mitchell Plitnick The tentative outreach from Washington toward Tehran has spurred speculation about a wide variety of connected issues. The desperation with which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has responded to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s so-called “charm offensive” adds… Continue Reading  

Israeli Leaders Respond with Scowls to Rouhani’s Election

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by Marsha B. Cohen For most Israeli politicians, the news of the election of moderate cleric Hassan Rouhani as president of Iran, is not good. That it is considered good news by anyone else makes it that much worse. In… Continue Reading