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French interior minister: Burkini ban would increase tensions (Reuters)
At least 28 Libyan fighters killed in battle against ISIS, says hospital (Reuters)
Nigerian president says Boko Haram leader has been wounded in airstrike (AP)
Germany, France, Poland call for greater efforts to end fighting in eastern Ukraine (Reuters)
Egyptian rights lawyer Malek Adly, who defied Sissi, released from prison (AP)
Benjamin Ben-Eliezer has died, aged 80 (Haaretz)
IDF begins investigation of soldier who killed unarmed Palestinian near Silwad (Haaretz)
German vice chancellor: Merkel "underestimated" challenge of integrating migrants (Reuters)
Iran arrests member of nuclear deal team on suspicion of spying (Reuters)
Medvedev gives green light for charter flights from Russia to Turkey (Reuters)
Turkish military says airstrikes kill 25 Kurdish militants in northern Syria (Reuters)
Turkish forces kill 7 members of Kurdish militant group is southeast Turkey (Reuters)
Turkey-backed Syrian rebels aim to capture Manbij city from Kurdish-allied forces (Reuters)
At least 15 civilians killed by Turkish airstrikes in northern Syria, monitor says (Reuters)
Monitor: Turkey-backed rebels capture two villages from Kurdish-allied militias in Syria (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
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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