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For One Outspoken Teenager in Revolution-Era Iran, Queen Esther Was a Kindred Spirit

Amid political upheaval, an embattled girl fled entirely alone—the lessons of Purim’s heroine propelling her to freedom

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Argentinian Judge Throws Out Nisman Charges

Rules dead prosecutor’s case against president insufficient to investigate

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The Obama-Bibi Split Is About Policy, Not Protocol—And It May Be Permanent

Why the dust-up about Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s March 3 speech to a joint meeting of Congress may outlast the leader

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The Jews of Yemen and Iran Speak Out

NPR and the New York Times highlight two dwindling communities

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The White House Freak-Out

Obama is taking out the failure of his Iran policy on its opponents

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Nuclear Dreams: Iran Now Controls Four Arab Capitals, Plus Washington, D.C.

What the burning of a Jordanian pilot reveals about Obama’s flawed Middle East game

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‘Vogue’ Anoints Tehran the New Aspen

Glosses over the fact that women can’t ski unaccompanied on Iran’s slopes

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Two IDF Soldiers Killed Near Lebanon Border

First fatal Hezbollah attack in Israel’s north since 2006 raises questions about deterrence

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Is Iran Behind the Murder of Alberto Nisman?

Argentine prosecutor’s findings implicated Tehran in 1994 JCC bombing

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Something Is Rotten in Argentina

The sudden death of Alberto Nisman, lead prosecutor of the AMIA bombing, deepens the culture of impunity

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How Iran Kept Its Jews

Early in his reign, the ayatollah received a secret visit from six Jews—a visit that may have saved thousands

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When Iranian Hackers Hit Adelson’s Casinos

Las Vegas Sands targeted after casino magnate’s comments on nuking Iran

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Now That He Has Lost the Senate, It’s Time for Obama To Seal His Deal With the Devil

By boasting of enabling Iran’s bloody nuclear hopes, the Obama administration ushers in the age of Renfield and Dracula

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Syrian State News Now Available in Hebrew

‘Impartial’ Hebrew-language site will detail attacks on Palestinians, Syrians

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Kerry Links Rise of ISIS With Failed Peace Talks

Secretary of State: ‘I see a lot of heads nodding’

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Why Would a Peace Activist Fly to Iran With Sept. 11 Truthers and Other Crackpots?

Medea Benjamin, of CODEPINK, says she does not regret participating in the New Horizons conference in Tehran, a haven for paranoid anti-Semitism

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The Simple Math of an Iranian Nuclear Bomb

In an excerpt from ‘Nuclear Iran,’ calculating, with scientific precision, just how far Iran has come in its quest for the bomb

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Smelly Little Orthodoxies of Iran’s Left

The anti-Israelism and anti-Semitism of Iranian intellectuals is especially troubling for one former comrade

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Meet the Kurds, a Historically Oppressed People Who Will Get Their Own State

While Hamas fires rockets, and ISIS beheads unbelievers, the Kurds build the second non-Arab state in the Middle East

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Obama Thinks Iran Can Rescue American Interests in the Middle East: He’s Wrong

The United States sees an ally in a regime that is too predatory—and too weak—to be a reliable foreign-policy partner

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Iraqi Insurgents Boast They’re Building an Arab Super-State

They’re hardly the first to try, or make this claim

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In Iran Dealings, the Fantasy of a Grand Bargain Persists—but It’s Actually Just a Bad Deal

The Obama Administration’s plans to exit the region are a gift to the regime in Tehran, nuclear deal or no

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Iranian Court Summons Mark Zuckerberg

Demands Facebook’s ‘Zionist director’ defend himself over privacy concerns

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The White House Says the Peace Process Is Never Over—But Neither Is the Conflict

The break in negotiations with Ramallah means Netanyahu can focus on the other permanent threat: Iran

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Iran Bans WhatsApp Because Mark Zuckerberg is Jewish

But Facebook, which bought the free messaging service this year, isn’t banned

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Iran’s Chief Rabbi Dies at 98

Yosef Hamadani Cohen led Iran’s Jewish community since 1994

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A Reply To ‘Reading Megillah in Tehran’

Asking whether Jews in Iran are really free to celebrate

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While West Focuses on Crimea, Russia Continues To Make Trouble in the Middle East

The Kremlin’s interests in the region are deep—and it may see an opportunity to gain leverage in the current crisis

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Iran’s Ramped-Up Cold War With Israel Is a Sign of Tehran’s Weakness, Not Strength

As the war in Syria deepens sectarian splits among Muslims, Iran’s choice to send rockets to Gaza is a sign the emperor has no clothes

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Reading Megillah in Tehran: How Iranian Jews Celebrate Purim

As Jews around the world commemorate the rescue of Persian Jewry, how do those who live where the story took place mark the day?