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Italy earthquake death toll rises to 267, nearly 400 wounded (Reuters)
At least one police officer killed, 25 people wounded in southeast Turkey blast (Reuters)
Many dead and wounded reported in an explosion at police HQ in southern Turkey (Reuters)
Some 8,000 Russian troops begin exercises in southern border near Georgia (Reuters)
Striking miners kidnapp, kill deputy minister in Bolivia, officials say (AP)
Israeli firm NSO Group linked to iPhone hack against Arab dissidents, researchers say
Bizu, Yaron Sivan and Tom Yaar's blind cat, passed away, still blind. He will be missed
Kerry visiting Saudi Arabia, raises concerns about civilian casualties in Yemen (AP)
Russia backs 48-hour Aleppo truce, U.N. wants other sides to commit (Reuters)
State to pay Hagai Felician $585,000 for false imprisonment in gay center shooting case (Haaretz)
Hundreds demonstrating in Upper Galilee, demand state funding (Haaretz)
Norwegian man held on suspicion of joining ISIS group in Syria (AP)
Kidnapped Egyptian policeman shot dead in Sinai (AP)
Kerry in Saudi Arabia for talks on Yemen, Syria conflicts (AP)
Russia agrees to 48-hour truce in Aleppo; UN waits for response from other parties (Reuters)
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by Anshel Pfeffer
Calling your political rival a Nazi is a time-hallowed tradition in Israel
This specific term is a something left and right in Israel have always used against each other.
Jan 19, 2014
Israeli government to back bill banning use of Nazi symbols
Etgar Keret imagines a 'brave new Israel' where the word 'Nazi' isn't banned
Before you ban 'Nazi,’ stop trivializing the Holocaust
Reading the runes for the new Jewish year
For better or worse, 5773 will not be the year of the bomb, at least if America does not change its position and there is no sign of that happening no matter who wins the elections.
Sep 16, 2012
Everybody wants a piece of Bibi
It's beginning to look like the days of the Oslo process, and its subsequent decline. No doubt, we will soon learn about messengers from Francois Hollande, secret emissaries from Moscow and a host of minor world-leaders who are eager for a piece of the action.
Sep 12, 2012
Netanyahu’s challenge: Keeping Iran on boil until November
Does Netanyahu’s outburst this morning mean that all the reports and assessments we have been making and reading and hearing over the last couple of weeks have to be revised now?
Sep 11, 2012
More signs signaling Israel will not be attacking Iran soon
Two key IDF appointments, one in the General Staff and the other in the Air Force, suggest that Netanyahu will not be ordering to strike Iran's nuclear facilities before the U.S. elections.
Sep 5, 2012
After pushing Israel from Iran strike, Obama is suddenly OK with Netanyahu
Haaretz analyst Anshel Pfeffer says that, intent on being re-elected, the U.S. president needs to remind voters that Israel has his back.
Sep 4, 2012
Netanyahu has lost the world’s attention on Iran
One thing is clear about Israel and the U.S.: they are not on the same page when it comes to Iran.
Sep 2, 2012
The last-minute attempt to prevent an Israeli strike
Short of standing in front of the camera and telling Israel's Prime Minister directly not to attack Iran, downsizing the joint U.S.-Israeli military drill next month is the clearest message Obama could have sent Netanyahu.
Sep 1, 2012
Why is Iran suddenly admitting to sending troops to Syria?
A Wall Street Journal report highlights the first apparent admission by an IRGC general that his men are indeed operating in Syria. Does this signal a new phase of the Syrian revolution?
Aug 29, 2012
Deciphering Egypt's Iran policy
It was clear that under Mubarak, Egypt saw Iran as an insufferable rival for hegemony in the Muslim world. Under Morsi, it is much harder to tell.
Aug 27, 2012
Height of Lebanon flames depends on Hezbollah, Iran, and Syria
Though it has not been openly involved in the violence spilling over to Lebanon, Hezbollah can ultimately determine how far the tensions will rage, thus serving Iranian and Syrian interests.
Aug 26, 2012
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