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  

“Now is the time for productive patience, not military strikes”

Former congressional aide and diplomat Joel Rubin argues in the Jewish Chronicle that the strike-Iran media bonanza is harming Israel and endangering diplomatic efforts to end Iran’s alleged nuclear ambitions. “When it comes to unilateral military strikes against Iran, it… Continue Reading  

Long-time Iran Hawk Ledeen Says Israeli Strategy was to Push the US to Attack

by Jasmin Ramsey Michael Ledeen, a neoconservative historian and long-time Iran hawk who joined the hardline Foundation for Defense of Democracies after leaving the American Enterprise Institute in 2008, summarizes Israel’s strategy with the United States and Iran: …Israel does not want… Continue Reading  

Playing the Terror Card against Iran Enriching Uranium

The 6 August issue of the Wall Street Journal contained a disturbing article on Iran by Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren. It was disturbing not because Oren presented reasoned evidence that Iran’s leaders have decided to use… Continue Reading  

Colin Kahl: Israel threats to strike Iran not “merely bluffing”

In an interview with Al-Monitor‘s Laura Rozen, the Obama Administration’s former top Pentagon mideast advisor, Colin Kahl, explains why he isn’t writing off Israel’s latest threats about Iran from key decision-makers Benjamin Netanyahu and Ehud Barak as mere saber-rattling: Al-Monitor: Why… Continue Reading