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Germany legalises cannabis for medicinal purposes (Reuters)
U.S. sees North Korea activity signaling possible missile test-launch (Reuters)
U.S. defense secretary: Libya strikes killed more than 80 Islamic State fighters (Reuters)
U.S. bombs Islamic State forces in Libya (DPA)
Iran fire: Over 50 reported killed, including scores of firefighters (Reuters)
Assad hopes Syria talks will lead to 'reconciliation' deal with rebels (Reuters)
Iconic Iranian skyscraper collapses; at least 30 firefighters killed (AP)
Islamic State executes 12 in Palmyra, Syria (Reuters)
30 reported missing after avalanche hits hotel in central Italy (AP)
Former President George H.W. Bush in intensive care for pneumonia (AP)
Cabinet okays Maj. Gen. Yair Golan as acting chief-of-staff while Eisenkot hospitalized (Haaretz)
Defense Minister Lieberman extends term of IDF chief-of-staff Eisenkot by a year (Haaretz)
Bomb threats lead to evacuation of Jewish centers in at least three U.S. states (Haaretz)
Iran's Zarif wants cooperation with Saudi over Syria and Yemen (Reuters)
At least 33 killed, dozens injured in attack in northern Mali (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
In Iran's backyard, war games may spark new conflict
The tiny Gulf islands of Abu Musa and Greater and Lesser Tunb may become a new theater of conflict between Tehran and the neighboring Sunni countries.
Apr 30, 2012
Former Shin Bet chief strikes at Netanyahu's weakest link
Yuval Diskin spelled it out – Israel's senior security establishment are in disagreement with Netanyahu and Barak over the handling of the Iranian issue.
Apr 29, 2012
Is the IDF Chief joining the anti-Netanyahu camp over Iran?
Not that Benny Gantz is suddenly becoming a pacifist, but his assessment of the Iranian leadership lacks the urgency you often hear from Netanyahu and Ehud Barak.
Apr 25, 2012
Reported cyber attack on Iran's oil industry doesn't bear hallmarks of past assaults
For now, the sanctions on Iranian oil and its banking system are the main lever of pressure on the regime going in to the Baghdad talks in a month.
Apr 24, 2012
Iran's culture cyber-war
The mullahs' attempts to limit Internet freedom in their country are doomed to fail, and won't stop the ongoing erosion of their authority.
Apr 23, 2012
On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Peres and Netanyahu's Iran dispute is brought to light
The president and the prime minister both mentioned Iran, but while Peres dedicated it one small paragraph, preferring to draw from the Holocaust lessons of Israel's duties to its non-Jewish citizens, Iran occupied nearly two thirds of Netanyahu's address.
Apr 19, 2012
Is there already an Iranian agreement?
Benjamin Netanyahu's snub of recent talks over Iran's nuclear program, and Barack Obama's retort may have been a choreographed exchange designed to gradually pave the way for a deal with Iran.
Apr 18, 2012
Israel should have given Obama a 'freebie' on Iran talks
Anshel Pfeffer says that not only has the PM added to Obama's list of grievances against him, he missed an opportunity to frame sanctions against Iran as a successful result of his personal diplomacy.
Apr 17, 2012
Iran is feeling more isolated than ever
Iran's Fars News Agency published two anti-Saudi stories on Monday morning, signaling that someone in Tehran may be on to the growing confluence of interests between Saudi Arabia and Israel.
Apr 16, 2012
Iran and North Korea – good cop, bad cop?
While Iran was taking part in nuclear talks in Istanbul this weekend, North Korea was putting the final touches to a military parade celebrating Eternal President Kim Il Sung's centennial.
Apr 15, 2012
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