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'Free speech rally' in Boston cut short after massive counterprotest (AP)
Syrian army pounds rebel areas near Damascus after Russian brokered truce (Reuters)
Activists protest in Germany against neo-Nazi vigil for Hitler ally (Reuters)
Eight stabbed in Russian city, police shoot man dead (Reuters)
Finnish knife attacks investigated as terrorism-related crimes, police say (Reuters)
Charlottesville mayor wants special session to remove Confederate statue (Reuters)
Trump fires chief strategist Steve Bannon (Haaretz)
Flooding leaves 82 dead, 5 million stranded in Bangladesh (DPA)
Two dead, Several wounded in stabbing in Finnish city of Turku, police say (Reuters)
Erdogan tells Turks in Germany to vote against Merkel (Reuters)
Fourth person arrested in connection to Barcelona attack (Reuters)
Spain: 130 people were injured in the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils (Reuters)
At least 8 believed to be involved in two Spain terror attacks (Reuters)
Russian, German foreign ministers discuss North Korea crisis in phone call (Reuters)
Death toll in Sierra Leone mudslide reaches more than 400, UN says (AP)
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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
If Israel won't attack Iran, how will Netanyahu save face with Obama?
If indeed the Israeli Air Force fighter-bombers are not scrambled eastwards, how is Netanyahu going to deal with the anticlimax? An Obama visit may not be enough.
Aug 23, 2012
Two decades later, Israel's Rabbi Ovadia could stop another war
A joint Peres-Ovadia front against a strike on Iran's nuclear facilities, uniting the two old friends, may prove to be the only barrier insurmountable to the Netanyahu-Barak duo.
Aug 21, 2012
Striking Iran is not a Zionist issue
Both Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky and former Meretz chair Yossi Beilin have said Zionistic factors should be taken under account when considering striking Iran. They are both wrong.
Aug 20, 2012
Iran's specter looms large over London's annual 'Quds Day' march
The Palestinians were conspicuously missing from the annual pro-Palestinian march in the British capital. Hezbollah and Iran, however, were everywhere.
Aug 19, 2012
Actually, Shimon Peres has opposed war with Iran for years
When President Shimon Peres spoke out this week against an Israeli attack on Iran's nuclear facilities, his long-standing opposition to such a move finally became public.
Aug 18, 2012
Will Israel attack Iran? – The voice of experience vs. an insider’s view
Since no-one knows for sure what Benjamin Netanyahu and Ehud Barak will decide come the moment of truth, perhaps they don’t even know for sure, it is instructive to look at the past decisions of both men.
Aug 18, 2012
The blog is back with a question – Why Israelis don’t war with Iran?
Netanyahu and Barak have failed at the critical test – convincing Israelis that war is the only option.
Aug 18, 2012
As Western diplomacy dithers, Iran's foreign policy chief chases Lebanese support
Aside from being a military support, Hezbollah is also a political party, which means that serving Iran's interests and inviting a devastating Israeli counterattack on Lebanese infrastructure will not win them many votes.
Aug 5, 2012
Ex-Mossad chief said what should be clear to everyone – Israel has never been so close to attacking Iran
When a former Mossad chief like Ephraim Halevy is quoted saying that for next twelve weeks, 'if I were an Iranian, I would be very worried' about and Israeli strike, we should take him at his word. If he were Iranian, he would be very worried.
Aug 2, 2012
Iran's latest challenge: Hiding the economic damage of Western sanctions
If Western sanctions were ineffective, as the Tehran Times would like us to believe, the governor of Iran's central bank would not need to liken sanctions to 'a military war.'
Jul 31, 2012
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