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Ambassador Ryan Crocker in Herat Afghanistan in 2011.

What Two Lost Wars Taught Us

Amid the highly political debate over Iran’s nuclear program—which Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney addressed during his visit to Israel over the weekend—it’s important to recall the recent history of two bloody, costly wars we just fought and, let’s … More…

Mitt Romney speaks in Jerusalem

Romney and Bibi Together Again

It was a love fest in Jerusalem Sunday at a morning meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and future Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Netanyahu may be the Israeli-born son of one of the Jewish State’s toughest pioneers, and … More…

President Obama meets Euro Zone leaders at G20 summit in Mexico

It Could Be a Long, Hot Summer for Obama

President Obama has caught a couple of breaks after a bad few weeks in which he lost ground to Republican opponent Mitt Romney.

Last Friday, the president announced a new immigration policy that would accomplish some of the same things … More…

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 2011 Flickr The Prime Minister of Israel

Bibi King of Israel

The astonishing shake-up in Israeli politics this week may have changed the entire game in Israel and the Middle East—and the prospects for war with Iran over its nuclear program.

By forming a unity government with his Likud Party’s principal … More…

Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz

Obama Gains Ground with Israeli, American Jews

The more the issue of peace between Israel and the Palestinians fades into the background, the more popular President Obama gets among both Israeli and American Jews.

That’s what recent polls say, and it’s welcome news for the president’s … More…

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert

Is There Any Hope for Israeli-Palestinian Peace?

As all eyes in the Middle East focus on Iran, the everlasting dispute between Israel and the Palestinians continues, albeit on a low flame on a back burner.

But it flared up orange at the Jerusalem Post conference in New … More…

Former IDF chief of staff Gabi Ashkenazi and former Mossad director Meir Dagan.

Israeli Ex-Military Chiefs Warn: Don’t Attack Iran Now

The rumblings about a possible attack by Israel against Iran’s nuclear facilities have quieted over the last few weeks as negotiations with Iran began. These kinds of talks have gone nowhere in the past, and we’ll see whether it’s different … More…

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US Pushes Iran Hard as Talks Set to Begin

After much hemming and hawing, negotiations with Iran over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program appear ready to start this week in Istanbul.

US officials have leaked the demands they are making along with their European allies, and they are surprisingly … More…

Shaul Mofaz with Tzipi Livni in background

Netanyahu Strengthens His Hand

The stunning victory of former defense minister Shaul Mofaz in the Kadima Party’s primary last week was significant for two reasons: It may have marked the end of US favorite Tzipi Livni’s political career and may help Israeli Prime Minister … More…

Khameini vows to retaliate on oil sanctions.

Iran’s Power Struggle Opens the Door to Talks

An intense power struggle at the top levels of Iran’s government, along with tough sanctions and the threat of US or Israeli military action, may make a diplomatic resolution to the standoff over Iran’s nuclear program slightly more possible.

Mahmoud … More…