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Israel seizes ship loaded with missiles destined for Gaza

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 8:22am
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The Leftist-Islamist anti-Israel coalition relentlessly complains about the Israeli military blockade of Gaza. 

On a number of occasions they have put together flotillas of civilians to break the blockade. One of those flotillas, organized by Turkish Islamists and loaded with European leftists, led to the controntation in 2010 in which nine...

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Iran’s Muddy Waters

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 28, 2014 at 9:00am
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According to an article last month in the New York Times Iran is facing a major water crisis.

Iran is facing a water shortage potentially so serious that officials are making contingency plans for rationing in the greater Tehran area, home to 22 million, and other major cities around the country. President...

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The Silence of the Lambs About Iran

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 24, 2014 at 8:30am
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Recently, Joshua Muravchik wrote Why the Left Should Stop Carping and Love the Jewish State, Again, at The Tower Magazine.

In one paragraph he presents the gist of his argument.

Moreover, when viewed in the light of the core values of the Left—and, indeed, much of the contemporary Right—Israel actually comes off remarkably...

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The Rushdie Fatwa and the Moderate Rouhani

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 4:30pm
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Last week there were two anniversaries pertaining to the Islamic republic of Iran.

The first commemoration was the thirty fifth anniversary of the Iranian revolution. Both the New York Times and Washington Post remembered the event.

The New York Times article, written by Thomas Erdbrink, Cries of ‘Death to America’ as Iranians Celebrate...

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Iran Ready to Walk Away from Nuclear Deal Now?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 11:30am
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Why did Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei just say that he’s “not optimistic” about the negotiations?

“I have said before … I am not optimistic about the negotiations. It will not lead anywhere, but I am not opposed either,” Khamenei told a large crowd during a visit to the northwestern Iranian city...

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Will we ever fully know the terms of surrender?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 11:58am
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The new “moderate” President of Iran has declared victory and international surrender (featured image above).

But what are the terms of our surrender?

According to Iran, we don’t really know; according to the State Deparment, we will find out. Via L.A. Times, New Iran agreement includes secret side deal, Tehran official...

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Iran’s Very Good Year

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 3, 2014 at 9:30am
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When I was almost fifty four, it was a very good year
It was a very good year for kindly faced clerics
Whose Justice Minister was an executioner
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Time is on Iran’s side in continued nuclear deal negotiations

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 23, 2013 at 3:13pm
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At the end of his press conference on Friday, President Obama addressed his efforts regarding Iran’s nuclear program.

On Iran, there is the possibility of a resolution to a problem that has been a challenge for American national security for over a decade now, and that is getting Iran to, in a...

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Fiddling While Iran Enriches

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 9:43am
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Nearly a month ago, President Obama said in a statement:

For the first time in nearly a decade, we have halted the progress of the Iranian nuclear program, and key parts of the program will be rolled back.

But has Iran’s nuclear program been rolled back or even halted?

Non-proliferation experts Olli Heinonen and...

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The Predictable Iranian Walkout Theatrics

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 16, 2013 at 9:33am
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I was right.

I wrote that the previous agreement between the West and Iran should be used as a model for predicting how the ongoing P5 + 1 negotiations will go.

Specifically,

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The Shrinking Poll Numbers for the Iran Nuclear Deal

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 10:30am
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Shortly after the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran was announced, Max Fisher of the Washington Post trumpeted Americans support an Iran nuclear deal 2 to 1. That’s a big deal.

But those polls dealt in generalities. It’s easy to support negotiations in principle; it’s much harder to support a specific deal, which...

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A Pinocchio should go to the participants in the Iran nuke deal

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 1:44pm
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The Washington Post’s fact checker, Glenn Kessler asks, “Did the United Nations demand Iran suspend uranium enrichment as part of a final deal?

At issue are statements made by Senators Robert Menendez and Bob Corker about Iran’s right to enrich on the Sunday morning talks shows.

Kessler, for example, took exception to Corker’s...

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Hezbollah chief praises Iran nuke deal, say U.S. wanted broader talks with Iran

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 2:09pm
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In an interview airing now on Lebanese OTV television, Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah discusses the Iranian nuclear deal (summary translation via NOW Lebanon):

The Iran nuclear deal has significant repercussions.

The region’s peoples are the biggest winners from this deal because regional and international forces have been pushing for war with...

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NY Times makes its peace with Iranian nuclear enrichment

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 8:42am
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Exceprts from two editorials, nine years apart, in the New York Times, presented with no additional commentary.

Iran’s Nuclear Threat – The New York Times – October 22, 2004

What is critical is for the winner of the presidential race, and for the three European nations,...

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For our Iran nuke deal negotiator, there’s no business, like failed business

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 2, 2013 at 7:00am
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In an article about Wendy Sherman, the administration’s chief nuclear negotiator, Politics and a Ruptured Tendon Don’t Faze Lead Iran Negotiator, the NY Times reports sympathetically, even while indicting her.

Along the way, Ms. Sherman was the State Department’s chief strategist in dealing with the North Korean nuclear program. It was a...

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John Kerry and Bashar Assad — mixed history, muddled policy

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 2:21pm
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A few months ago a picture of John and Teresa Heinz Kerry having dinner with Bashar and Asma Assad in 2009 resurfaced.

The timing was awkward because it came just after the Secretary of State condemned Assad as a “thug,” and compared him to Adolph Hitler for his use of chemical weapons.

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What the White House didn’t report on the Iran nuke deal

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 29, 2013 at 11:45am
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Since the announcement of the Iran nuclear deal and the administration’s release of a fact sheet on the matter, Iran has disputed the White House’s interpretation of the agreement.  While Iran has insisted that the agreement recognizes its right to enrich uranium, Secretary of State John Kerry has said, “

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