Barak delivers barn-burner, but he may be bluffing
The world powers will try to persuade Iran to halt its nuclear program in talks set for this weekend. A look at what to expect from the Istanbul confab.
Report on Azerbaijan makes further election-year hay out of debate
Plus new talks, Mofaz beats Livni, and more in the news
As U.S. drops signals of dissuasion, Netanyahu, Israeli leaders press on
If Israel decides to carry out a strike against Iran, the desert town of Dimona could be a likely target for retaliation. Are its residents worried?
On Barak, the Palestinians, non-proliferation, and politics
Advocacy of diplomacy signals U.S. willingness to use war
U.S. and Israeli officials disagree over timeline, responses
The Israeli leadership is at war with itself over Iran: In one corner, Bibi Netanyahu and Ehud Barak. In the other, former Mossad chief Meir Dagan.
How much of the bluster is just rhetoric?
Support for President Obama is sagging among a key Democratic voting bloc. Now his campaign has 11 months to win back Jewish voters.
Former Mossad head continues new job as thorn in Israeli government’s side
Israel and Iran are fighting a not-so-secret clandestine war. But Israel is likely to attack Iran’s nuclear program this spring, making it official.
Plus P.A. FM admits they don’t have the votes, and more in the news
Trying to divine Israeli motives
Plus Arab League/Syria communication breakdown, and more in the news
Plus all apologies to Egypt, Schultz backs OWS, and more
Recent tensions only reveal fundamental shared interests. Hopefully.
Plus A’jad being A’jad, China picks a side, and more in the news
Was Hamas involved? And what happens to Syria next?
Plus, Keret’s thin abode, Facebook won’t delete denial pages, and more
The Israeli left has collapsed in the last decade. But the right, despite its successes, is dying, too, brought down by Russian-imported maximalism and American-imported political consultants.
The anti-boycott bill that passed the Knesset yesterday—which makes it illegal to call for severed economic ties with Israel or its West Bank settlements—is a reprehensible criminalization of dissent
Plus Hariri indictments handed down, and more in the news
Plus, Israeli envoy enlists American Jews, Lieberman the shanda, and more
Former Mossad chief is Netanyahu’s new unofficial domestic opponent
This week in Israel: borders are breached, a truck runs amok, Netanyahu tests the waters, Barak stands accused, and rabbis fireproof the Sabbath
Plus, sanctioned Assad blames Israel, and more in the news
Plus Barak unafraid, Turkey down, and more in the news