Iran Foes Try to Coax China

Hope is that economic fears will prompt support for sanctions

Sundown: The 2 Percent Rule

Plus the problem with intervening in Syria, Wallenberg’s 100th, and more

Daybreak: Iran and the 2012 Election

Plus IDF makes plans for Gaza offensive, and more in the news

Rationale

The question policy-makers should focus on isn’t whether Iran would use a nuclear weapon, but how a bomb would embolden an already reckless regime

Daybreak: Assad Not Backing Down

Plus Iran dares Israel with enrichment, and more in the news

Purported Deal Illustrates Importance of Syria

Iran is desperate to prop up Assad regime

High Noon: Génocidaire Clears Syria

Plus ‘Israel Firsters,’ the Americans of Beit Shemesh, and more

High Noon: Egypt and Israel Nailing It Down

Plus U.S. pledges Iran attack past ‘red lines,’ and more

Sundown: Hamas to Take to the Streets

Plus Hanukkah in Omaha, and more

Daybreak: Hamas to Join PLO

Plus tension in Lebanon, Iranian provocation, and more in the news

Useful Fiction

Newt Gingrich says the Palestinians are an “invented people.” They are, like many others in the Middle East. It’s a useful myth the U.S. must support.

What Kim’s Death Means for Proliferation

Is North Korea less likely to help Iranian and Syrian nuclear programs?

Daybreak: Iran Embargo Seriously Contemplated

Plus Egyptian Salafists come out in favor of peace, and more in the news

For Hezbollah, Keys Open Doors

But might reliance on cocaine trade, backing of Assad also hurt the group?

Daybreak: Settlers ‘Occupy’ Army Base

Plus Russia and China protect Syria still, and more in the news

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