Tag Archives: Iran

Into the Fray: The ruinous results of restraint

Israel can no longer enable its citizens to “live normal lives” without retaking Gaza. “Restraint” and “proportionality” have so degraded its deterrence that it can no longer dissuade enemies from attacking almost at will. The ultimate test of this agreement will be a test of blood. If it becomes clear …

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Arlene from Israel – Awful and More Awful

June 23, 2014: The Middle East, with the singular exception of a stable, prosperous, democratic Israel, is in a state of turmoil and transition – with enormous violence and instability the norm.  We are seeing Sunni-Shia tensions, increasing radicalism, and the break down of borders. And the situation is only …

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‘Arlene in Israel’ – Dark Clouds

  In my last posting I wrote about “rays of light,” and indeed they do exist.  But I would be remiss indeed if I were to convey a simple-mindedly optimistic message.  The somber truth is that we are facing down some exceedingly tough situations. For starters, there is Hezbollah.  I’ve …

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News & Views from ‘Arlene in Israel’ – Iran

Written and submitted by Arlene Kushner. Truth be told, I had expected Prime Minister Netanyahu to focus on Iran in his AIPAC talk yesterday.  I had been planning to use his speech as a kick-off point for a discussion about Iran.  Instead, yesterday, I went in various other directions.  And …

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Interim Agreement in Geneva: Iran has won

Friends of Israel Initiative: DISPATCH December 13th. 2013. The interim agreement signed in Geneva last November 24, is a victory for Iran and consequently it does not stop the nuclear program at all. On the contrary, the agreement allows Iran to keep its ability to produce enriched uranium and opens …

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Arlene in Israel – Obama on His Face

Before we get to Obama, who makes me (as most of you) terribly tired, I would like to address other topics.I have been wanting for some time to write about the issue of Bedouin settlement in the Negev, which has sparked enormous controversy and been used as a weapon against …

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The Sharia Bomb

The tidbit below was written by Ron Ben-Yishai and published at Y-Net: The way things look from Israel now, the assumption is that Obama has fortified himself behind a small and closed ideological circle. This circle believes in partial non-interventionism and has an aversion to international conflicts – not only in the …

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Obama Bluffed

In a March, 2012 article by The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg we have this tidbit: In the most extensive interview he has given about the looming Iran crisis, Obama told me earlier this week that both Iran and Israel should take seriously the possibility of American action against Iran’s nuclear facilities. “I think …

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Netanyahu Stands Up

At the United Nations General Assembly, today, Benjamin Netanyahu said the following: Israel will not allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons, even if we have to stand alone. Yet in standing alone, Israel will know that we will be defending many, many others. If Israel hits Iranian nuclear facilities they can expect …

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