Washington’s Sketchy Pro-Israel/Anti-Iran Camp

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by Ali Gharib My colleague Eli Clifton has a new piece up at Salon about the pro-sanctions group United Against a Nuclear Iran (UANI) and its somewhat murky links to a billionaire precious-metals investor named Thomas Kaplan. I suggest everyone check it… Continue Reading  

Israeli Ex-Atomic Chief: Iran 10 Years Away from Nuclear Weapons

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by Jasmin Ramsey Another Israeli expert has contradicted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s assessment of Iran’s nuclear program. “The Iranian nuclear program will only be operational in another 10 years,” said Uzi Eilam, the former head of the Israel Atomic Energy Commission,… Continue Reading  

Israeli Leaders Place More Obstacles in Kerry’s Path

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by Mitchell Plitnick US Secretary of State John Kerry was shuttling between Jordan and Saudi Arabia on Sunday, shoring up support for his efforts to find some kind of framework for negotiations that Israel and the Palestinian Authority could both… 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  

Good News out of Israel

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by Peter Jenkins There has been good news out of Israel this week – all the more welcome for being relatively infrequent where Iran is concerned. Sheera Frenkel, a McClatchy correspondent, reported on Monday that Israeli intelligence officials had told… Continue Reading