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Turkey detains suspected ISIS members in raids across Ankara (AP)
11 civilians reportedly killed in Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen (AP)
Turkey, Russia agree to fight terrorism, accelerate aid delivery to Aleppo (Reuters)
Top French court suspends full-body burkini ban, pending ruling (Reuters)
Residents, rebels begin evacuation from besieged Damascus suburb (Reuters)
Al-Shabab gunmen kill 8 at beach restaurant in Somalia's capital (AP)
Palestinian dies after being shot while running toward IDF guard post in East Jerusalem (Haaretz)
Iran denies Saudi allegations it gave Yemen rebels missiles (AP)
Rebels, civilians to evacuate long-besieged Damascus suburb (AP)
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
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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
No surprises in Germany over Israeli subs
Special capabilities that could be added to German-made submarines sold to Israel, while remaining officially unacknowledged, will be common knowledge.
Jun 3, 2012
Egypt's military saves Mubarak and itself
Everything that has happened over the last ten days in Egypt is proof that the military continues to hold real power in Egypt and has no intention of relinquishing it.
Jun 2, 2012
Iranian rhetoric on Syria reflects their lack of options
Iran ramps up rhetoric, after it seems to have exhausted all other options to back Bashar Assad.
May 31, 2012
Cyber attack was an opportunity for Netanyahu's deputy to spook Iran
Department of War Studies source describes Flame bug as 'a listening device on steroids.'
May 29, 2012
Syrian rebel leader to Haaretz: Assad's opposition will secure chemical weapons
At least half of Syrian army's casualties were actually killed by regime loyalists, says former Syrian army officer, adding that Assad receiving aid from Iran, Hezbollah, and Iraq's Muqtada al-Sadr.
May 28, 2012
Iran nuclear talks are a feather in Ashton's cap
Expectations of an agreement coming out of the Baghdad talks, while talked up by western diplomats in advance, were exaggerated to begin with.
May 25, 2012
As Iran prepares to capitulate, its enemies are about to collapse
A look at what Iran's leaders have been saying while their representatives are talking uranium enrichment over the border in Iraq.
May 23, 2012
UN's nuclear deal with Iran: A cause for optimism, but also caution
Anshel Pfeffer presents three reasons to be encouraged by the imminent deal and three reasons to be pessimistic.
May 22, 2012
Ex-Mossad chief's newest Iran jab is directed at Obama, not Netanyahu
Meir Dagan's op-ed in WSJ, penned with an impressive cast of international officials, offers an aggressive strategy to isolate Iran, which is diametrically opposed to the one the U.S. president is carrying out.
May 17, 2012
U.S. aid to Syrian rebels is a signal to Iran
In what was clearly an officially-sanctioned leak, the U.S. sent Iran a clear message just a few days before the next round of Iran-West nuclear talks in Baghdad.
May 16, 2012
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