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Is Iran really complying with the Nuke Deal?

Is Iran really complying with the Nuke Deal? Categories: International Security, Iran     Author: Alan Dershowitz

The evidence is mounting that Iran is not only violating the spirit of the no-nukes deal, but that it is also violating its letter. The prologue to the deal explicitly states: "Iran reaffirms that under no circumstances will Iran ever seek, develop or acquire any nuclear weapons." This reaffirmation

An opportunity to fix a flawed deal

An opportunity to fix a flawed deal Categories: International Security, Iran, Op-eds     Author: Shmuel Levin

The only penalty that can be implemented for violations of the JCPOA is the full re-imposition of sanctions - which automatically ends all restrictions on Iran under the agreement. This has been compared to a legal system with only one punishment - the death penalty - for every crime. The obvious re

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The Last Word: Retro-corrective

The Last Word: Retro-corrective Categories: Antisemitism, Europe     Author: Jeremy Jones

Court judgements in Europe have legitimised acts of violence and vandalism as acceptable political protest - including attacks on synagogues! Some mainstream left and right wing political parties have removed any real stigma from antisemitism, tolerating, rationalising and excusing political allies

Scribblings: Putting the Israeli in Israeli Arab

Scribblings: Putting the Israeli in Israeli Arab Categories: Anti-Zionism, Israel     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

Surveys of Israeli Arabs continue to make one thing perfectly clear - people who say Israel is some sort of "Apartheid" state are flying in the face of the majority view of the people who are supposed to the be the primary victims of that Apartheid - Israel's Arab minority. Israel's Arab citizens ha

AIR New Zealand: Wellington Surprise

AIR New Zealand: Wellington Surprise Categories: Australasia, Israel     Author: Miriam Bell

Ardern's views on Israel are simply unknown. While she spent time in Israel as president of the International Union of Socialist Youth, she hasn't yet made any public comment about Israel-related issues. Balancing out these uncertainties is Peters who will become both Deputy Prime Minister and Fore

Iran and the Fall of Kirkuk

Iran and the Fall of Kirkuk Categories: Iran, Iraq     Author: Jonathan Spyer

Iraqi forces took Kirkuk city from the Kurds in mid-October with hardly a shot fired. Twenty-two Kurdish fighters were killed in the sporadic and disorganised resistance, while seven Iraqi soldiers also lost their lives. It is a remarkable setback for the Kurds, who just a few weeks ago held an inde

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Three things to fix in the Iran Deal

Three things to fix in the Iran Deal Categories: International Security, Iran, United States     Author: Robert Satloff

Two years ago, I urged US Senators to vote "no" on the Iran nuclear deal. My goal was not to have them scrap the accord, which had numerous positive benefits, but to give President Barack Obama leverage to repair its serious flaws. "No," I argued, "doesn't necessarily mean ‘no, never.' It can

Trump’s third way

Trump’s third way Categories: International Security, Iran, United States     Author: Clifford May

US President Donald Trump made a tough call on Oct. 13. European diplomats and an "echo chamber" in the mainstream media were insisting he "recertify" the nuclear weapons deal his predecessor concluded with Iran's rulers in 2015.

A New Deal for Gaza?

A New Deal for Gaza? Categories: Egypt, Israel, Middle East, Palestinians     Author: Amotz Asa-El

Half a year after its arch-rival set out to choke it, Hamas appears to have effectively surrendered. What began with Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas' decision in April to cease paying for Gaza's fuel shipments from Israel has now culminated in Hamas' ostensible agreement to relin

The doomed Palestinian reconciliation plan

The doomed Palestinian reconciliation plan Categories: Fatah, Hamas, Palestinians     Author: Grant Rumley

The likeliest explanation for Hamas' sudden shift is the change in its leadership. Earlier this year, the results of the group's secret internal elections were announced as Ismail Haniyeh, a former prime minister in the unity government of 2007, and Yahya Sinwar, a hardline leader of Hamas' military

Biblio File: Banlieues and Bombs

Biblio File: Banlieues and Bombs Categories: Europe, Terrorism     Author: James Kirchick

Kepel is particularly knowledgeable about the history and process of radicalisation that takes place in his nation's heavily Muslim banlieues (the depressed housing projects ringing Paris and other major cities), and Terror in France is informed by decades of fieldwork in these volatile locales.

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