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Israel and U.S. groups push forward on Iran

By Ron Kampeas, JTA

July 7, 2009 | 5:33 pm

The aftermath of Iran’s election presents the United States, Israel and pro-Israel advocates here with a dilemma worthy of a medical melodrama: Advocates for radical surgery, notwithstanding... read full article

  • Report: Israel fears U.S. ‘no’ on Iran attack

    Jewish Telegraphic Agency

    July 7, 2009 | 2:39 pm

    Israeli leaders have not asked the United States for approval to attack Iran for fear Washington will turn them down, according to a news report.

    The Washington Times reported Tuesday that two unnamed Israeli officials close to Benjamin Netanyahu said the prime minister is concerned...

  • U.S. denies giving Israel ‘green light’ to strike Iran

    By Natasha Mozgovaya, Haaretz Correspondent, and The Associated Press

    July 7, 2009 | 2:20 pm

    From HAARETZ.com:

    Vice President Joe Biden’s statement that Israel can decide on its own whether to strike Iran’s nuclear sites should not be construed as an American “green light” for such an action, the State Department said on Monday.

    “We are certainly not going to give a green light to any kind of military strike, but Israel is a sovereign country and we’re not going to dictate its actions,” State Department spokesperson Ian Kelly said on Monday. Read the full story at HAARETZ.com.

  • Mousavi would shun nuclear weapons, says Iran scholar

    By Amira Hass, Haaretz Correspondent

    June 29, 2009 | 3:59 pm

    Even if the Iranian authorities succeed in suppressing the large demonstrations, the opposition might adopt other forms of protest - such as manifestos, strikes and mass resignations by university professors. That is the assessment of Ervand Abrahamian, a professor of history at the...

  • Iran turmoil likely to benefit Israel

    by Leslie Susser, JTA

    June 22, 2009 | 3:22 pm

    Like the collapse of the Soviet Union nearly two decades ago, the outcome of the post-election unrest in Iran could be of major strategic significance for the Middle East and for Israel.

    Israeli analysts see three possible scenarios:

    * President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the ruling...

  • Twitter won’t make Iran protestors bulletproof

    By Benjamin L. Hartman, Haaretz Correspondent

    June 22, 2009 | 3:12 pm

    Outside of Iran, it’s easy being green these days. The streets of major cities worldwide host swirling masses of light-emerald protestors on a semi-daily basis, the throngs blending into a peaceful mix of nationalities hoisting V signs to the sky.

    It’s hard to remember an international protest movement that received such international coverage, or that awakened such great passions in third-party observers, most of them quite detached from the Middle East or Iran.  Read the full story at HAARETZ.com.

  • ANALYSIS: No one truly knows how the protests in Iran will end

    By Amos Harel and Avi Issacharoff

    June 20, 2009 | 9:30 pm

    A perusal of newspaper headlines this week may lead the reader to the mistaken conclusion that the revolution has already occured. Indeed, a revolution in Iran is an old Israeli hope. For Israel, the end of the ayatollahs’ regime could be seen as belated compensation for the downfall...

  • Mousavi ‘ready for ‘martyrdom’ as fresh Iran protests erupt [VIDEO]

    By Yossi Melman and Zvi Bar'el, Haaretz Correspondents, Haaretz Service, and Agencies

    June 20, 2009 | 9:26 pm

    Defeated presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi declared Saturday he was “ready for martyrdom,” an aide said, in the protests that have shaken Iran and brought warnings of bloodshed from the Islamic Republic’s Supreme Leader.

    The opposition leader’s comments came as police beat protesters and fired tear gas and water cannons at thousands who rallied Saturday in open defiance of Iran’s clerical government, wounding at least 50, witnesses said. Read the full story at HAARETZ.com.

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