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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)
At least 20 killed by Turkish airstrikes, artillery in northern Syria, monitor says (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
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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