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CIA-backed aid for Syrian rebels frozen after Islamist attack (Reuters)
France arrests three on suspicion of wanting to fight in Syria, planning attack (Reuters)
Defense Minister Lieberman: All sides must respect Azaria verdict (Haaretz)
Miri Regev says IDF chief of staff should pardon Azaria (Haaretz)
Bennett: Azaria can't sit in prison, security of Israel demands he be pardoned (Haaretz)
Hebron shooter Azaria sentenced to 1.5 years for shooting wounded Palestinian terrorist (Haaretz)
'Hebron shooter' Elor Azaria arrives at military court for sentencing (Haaretz)
Turkey: Trump administration more understanding on issue of Cleric Gulen's extradition (Reuters)
Iran's leader calls Israel a 'fake' nation, 'dirty chapter' in history (AP)
Le Pen says canceled meeting with Lebanon's grand mufti after refusing to wear headscarf (Reuters)
Explosion reported in northwestern Pakistani town of Charsadda, casualties unclear (Reuters)
More than 100 headstones reportedly vandalized at St. Louis Jewish cemetery (Haaretz)
White House responds to JCC bomb scares: 'These actions are unacceptable' (JTA)
Magnitude 4.7 earthquake shakes Panama's capital, no immediate reports of injuries (AP)
Bill restricting fundraising by political nonprofits passes first Knesset reading (Haaretz)
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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
What Iranians really think – and the questions that still remain
Recent report on Iranians' inclination toward democracy leaves behind a slew of unanswered questions regarding the nuclear program and relations with Israel.
May 15, 2012
Ahead of Iran talks, slew of reports should be taken with grain of salt
Experts are divided on the whether the 'exclusive' details and 'revealing' diagrams published in recent days do indeed tell us something we did not already know.
May 14, 2012
What has Iran got against the Eurovision song contest?
Cultural repression in the Islamic Republic has prompted one ayatollah to warn Iranians against a party that 'attracts all sorts of anti-Islamic groups and perverts.'
May 13, 2012
The most important report on nuclear Iran you are likely to read
An in-depth reading of the last several IAEA reports have led Anthony Cordesman to conclude that anyone who believes Iran is not yet pursuing a nuclear-weapons program is committing an act of willful delusion.
May 12, 2012
Israel's new submarines geared at tackling rising Mideast threats, from the sea
Israel's acquisition of three Dolphin subs from Germany will allow it to prepare for almost any future war it may face, be it in Lebanon, Syria, a radicalized Egypt and of course Iran.
May 10, 2012
Mofaz has neutralized opposition on Iran
Mofaz has drastically reduced the effectiveness of attacks made by former chiefs of Mossad and Shin Bet; taking orders from Netanyahu and Barak is almost his second nature.
May 8, 2012
As Ahmadinejad becomes irrelevant, Khamenei is tightening his grip
Results of recent Iranian parliamentary runoff elections come as Israel's new opposition leader, Shaul Mofaz, accuses Netanyahu of politicizing Iran.
May 7, 2012
Early elections means Netanyahu is taking his foot off the Iran pedal
If 2012 was indeed a 'critical year' the prime minister would have stuck to the original elections date, keeping his critical year free from political distractions.
May 3, 2012
Alleged Iran plot is ratcheting already tense ties with Saudi Arabia
An alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi envoy to Egypt has been getting much media attention, despite being hard to verify. Another Saudi-related story, however, is getting much less attention.
May 2, 2012
U.S. optimism over nuclear deal with Iran is premature
Netanyahu will want to ramp up the 'Iranian threat' ahead of Israeli elections, while the Gulf states fear Tehran will refocus energies into undermining them if a deal is reached.
May 1, 2012
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