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Arab Peace Initiative: 10 Years Later

Arab Peace Initiative: 10 Years Later | Israel | Scoop.it
We recognize the challenges we face, but know that for there to be peace, there must be a constituency that supports and advocates for peace. And we remain committed to working toward that goal.
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IDF: Israel’s “Iron Dome” Performing Well-The Israel Project

IDF: Israel’s “Iron Dome” Performing Well-The Israel Project | Israel | Scoop.it

78% success rate on taking out Gaza rockets.

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irit H's curator insight, August 6, 2014 10:21 AM

That was an investment worth while

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Let Israel Be Israel

Let Israel Be Israel | Israel | Scoop.it
Suppose, Mr. President, Iran gave a war and you didn't notice? Starting in 1979 with the seizure of our embassy in Tehran and the 444 days of captivity for our 52 hostages, Iran has been engaged in acts of war against the United States.
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Devan Brooks's curator insight, November 2, 2015 4:42 PM

i like this article because it talks about how Israel should be allowed to do what they want as a country.

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AJC: Harvard’s One-State Conference A Non-Starter - American Jewish Committee

AJC today voiced deep concerns about the One-State Conference that will take place atHarvardUniversityfrom March 3-4.

“The one-state idea is a recipe forIsrael’s destruction,” said AJC Executive Director David Harris. “Those promoting this proposition, including the Harvard conference organizers, should be honest and transparent about their motives. They are not remotely offering a peace option.”

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IAF to conduct joint exercise with Polish air force

IAF to conduct joint exercise with Polish air force | Israel | Scoop.it
Joint drill, involving simulated aerial combat and navigation exercises, to be held at the Ovda air force base in the Negev in mid-March • IDF sees such cooperative efforts as opportunities to “bolster relations with foreign air forces.”...
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Israel Safest as Investors Discount War Threat

Israel, under threat of war from its neighbors since being founded in 1948, produced better risk- adjusted returns than all other developed stock markets in the past decade as the technology-driven economy attracted global investors.
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Does AIPAC Want War? Lieberman "Capability" Red Line May Tip AIPAC's Hand

Does AIPAC Want War? Lieberman "Capability" Red Line May Tip AIPAC's Hand | Israel | Scoop.it
Sponsors of the Lieberman resolution deny that it is an "authorization for military force," and in a legal, technical sense, they are absolutely correct: it is not a legal authorization for military force.
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Aggressive Acts by Iran Signal Pressure on Its Leadership

Aggressive Acts by Iran Signal Pressure on Its Leadership | Israel | Scoop.it
A flurry of actions and statements by Iran this week suggest its leaders are responding frantically, and more unpredictably, to the tightening of sanctions by the West.
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The Ticking Clock - By Robert Haddick

The Ticking Clock - By Robert Haddick | Israel | Scoop.it

Four reasons why -- this time -- you should believe the hype about Israel attacking Iran.

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Why Would Israel Attack Iran, Really?

Why Would Israel Attack Iran, Really? | Israel | Scoop.it
Even if the Iranians did manage to make a handful of nuclear weapons, why should we believe they would ever use them against Israel? They know that Israel already has 100 to 200 nukes of its own -- enough to destroy every major city in Iran.
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French official: J'lem to be capital of ‘Palestine’

French official: J'lem to be capital of ‘Palestine’ | Israel | Scoop.it

The head of the French Consulate in Jerusalem told French and  Palestinian municipal officials late last month that Jerusalem will be the  capital of an independent Palestinian state.

“Welcome to Jerusalem,  capital of the future State of Palestine,” Frédéric Desagneaux said at a  conference in the city, the French-language online news outlet JSS  wrote.

 
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In Israel, Talk of Attacking Iran Transcends Idle Chatter

In Israel, Talk of Attacking Iran Transcends Idle Chatter | Israel | Scoop.it
Few who have spent time with Israel’s decision makers recently have come away believing that the talk of a military assault on Iran is merely a scripted act of public diplomacy.
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Pro-Israel Groups’ Differing Approaches on Iran

Pro-Israel Groups’ Differing Approaches on Iran | Israel | Scoop.it
Some see President Obama’s statements of support as insufficient and are pushing for a more aggressive approach and stronger support of Israel, while others urge diplomacy.
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As Israel-Gaza truce takes hold, propaganda war continues online

As Israel-Gaza truce takes hold, propaganda war continues online | Israel | Scoop.it
Both sides are sharing old photos and videos purporting to be from the current fighting.
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Netanyahu Visits a Different Washington, He Hopes

Netanyahu Visits a Different Washington, He Hopes | Israel | Scoop.it
And so it is that the tables appear to have been turned in the Washington that will greet the Israeli leader. He will not be pressured to do what he has long been loathe to do -- address Palestinian rights.
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On Iran Strike, Israelis Trust Obama Over Bibi

On Iran Strike, Israelis Trust Obama Over Bibi | Israel | Scoop.it
A new poll suggests that the reason that the majority of Israelis do not support an Israeli military strike on Iran without U.S. approval is that they share the cautions of U.S.
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Israel Won't Warn U.S. Before Strike On Iran: AP Source

Israel Won't Warn U.S. Before Strike On Iran: AP Source | Israel | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — Israeli officials say they won't warn the U.S. if they decide to launch a pre-emptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities, according to one U.S. intelligence official familiar with the discussions.
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US, Britain urge Israel not to attack Iran

US, Britain urge Israel not to attack Iran | Israel | Scoop.it
The U.S. and Britain on Sunday urged Israel not to attack Iran's nuclear program as the White House's national security adviser arrived in the region, reflecting growing international jitters that the Israelis are poised to strike.
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Israeli Strike On Iran 'Not Prudent,' Gen. Martin Dempsey Says

Israeli Strike On Iran 'Not Prudent,' Gen. Martin Dempsey Says | Israel | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- A military strike against Iran's nuclear facilities is "not prudent" at the present moment, America's top military official, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, told "CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS" in an interview set to air Sunday morning.
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Can Obama avert war with Iran?

Can Obama avert war with Iran? | Israel | Scoop.it
The contradictions of Obama's policy toward Iran went unnoticed in the US, but not in Iran and Israel, writes Porter.
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Iran accuses Israel of setting up attacks on its own diplomats

Iran accuses Israel of setting up attacks on its own diplomats | Israel | Scoop.it
After Israeli diplomats were targeted in India and Georgia yesterday, Iran blamed Israel for staging the attacks to heighten international opprobrium against Tehran.
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India, Georgia Bombings Target Israeli Diplomats

India, Georgia Bombings Target Israeli Diplomats | Israel | Scoop.it
NEW DELHI — Assailants targeted Israeli diplomats in India and Georgia in near-simultaneous strikes Monday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed on archenemy Iran, and its Lebanese proxy, Hezbollah.
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Rock Center with Brian Williams - Israel teams with terror group to kill Iran's nuclear scientists, U.S. officials tell NBC News

Rock Center with Brian Williams - Israel teams with terror group to kill Iran's nuclear scientists, U.S. officials tell NBC News | Israel | Scoop.it

By Richard Engel and Robert WindremNBC News
Deadly attacks on Iranian nuclear scientists are being carried out by an Iranian dissident group that is financed, trained and armed by Israel’s secret service...

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World News - Israel PM: Palestinian reconciliation deal abandons 'way of peace'

World News - Israel PM: Palestinian reconciliation deal abandons 'way of peace' | Israel | Scoop.it

Israel's prime minister says it will be impossible to hold peace talks if the Palestinians go through with a new reconciliation deal, The Associated Press is reporting.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has chosen to "abandon the way of peace" by reaching a power-sharing deal with the Hamas militant group, according to the AP.

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