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  • Why does Qatar support Hamas?

    4 days ago

    It was the first Persian Gulf state to establish ties with Israel, the first to welcome Israeli students and the only one to allow direct dialing to Israel. Israeli athletes shine on its courts.

    Now Qatar is on the outs with Israel because of its embrace of another regional...

  • Is a common fear of Iran driving Israel and Saudi Arabia together?

    October 21, 2013 | 12:52 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is hoping the enemy of one’s enemy truly does become a friend.

    In recent years, Netanyahu has said the enmity for Iran shared by Israel and the Arab states could become a spur to regional reconciliation. Last week, in a speech to...

  • May 20, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 20, 2012 | 2:16 am

    The Fight Over Who Fights in ‎Israel

    Jodi Rudoren of the New York Times takes a look at Israel’s divisive issue of national ‎service for Haredi men. ‎

    The resentment, even demonization, of Haredim is deep and growing, most ‎profoundly among the strictly observant Jews known...

  • Dennis Ross: Obama will strike Iran if necessary

    January 11, 2012 | 10:16 am

    Dennis Ross, President Obama’s former top Iran adviser, said the president would strike Iran to keep the Islamic Republic from acquiring a nuclear weapon.

    “The Iranians should never think that there’s a reluctance to use the force,” Ross, who has returned to the Washington...

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  • Persian Gulf tensions mount as U.S. engages Israel on Iran

    January 2, 2012 | 2:40 pm

    The Obama administration is engaged in a full-court press to persuade Israel that Iran’s nuclear threat can be contained short of war.

    The U.S. lobbying has received a mixed reception from Israel, where the Netanyahu government has not ruled out a unilateral strike on Iran.

    ...
  • Revolutionary Guard chief: Iran can hit ships as far away as Indian Ocean

    April 22, 2011 | 10:23 am

    The commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard says his forces are expanding their capabilities to retaliate against possible enemy attacks from outside the Gulf.

    Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari says Iran can strike back against foreign warships launching attacks against Iran from as far away as the Indian Ocean. Jafari made the comments in an interview with the semi-official Fars news agency Friday.

    He made no direct mention of the U.S., but his remarks are a clear reference to American forces in the region.

    Read more at Haaretz.com.

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