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An Israeli's Overture To His Palestinian Neighbors

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Friday, May 11, 2018

Last month, dueling guest opinion pieces marking the 70th anniversary of Israel’s birth (according to the Hebrew calendar) appeared in the United States’ two most influential newspapers. The opposing spirits in which the articles were written reflect a recurring asymmetry in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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A Cynical Moan About Leaving The Iran Deal

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Powerline
Friday, May 11, 2018

President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the nuclear deal has produced much hand-wringing from its supporters. Some of the angst is understandable. Former administration officials and many in the foreign policy establishment thought the deal was our best option for dealing with the threat of Iran developing nuclear weapons. I don’t agree, but acknowledge that the path Trump has chosen carries considerable risks (as, of course, did Obama’s).

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Experts: U.S. Exit From JCPOA Could ‘Result In More Protests Against The Regime’

quoting Jamil Jaffervia Breitbart
Friday, May 11, 2018

A series of new protests could occur throughout Iran if millions of citizens feel empowered by President Donald Trump’s decision to walk out of the Iran nuclear deal, according to Mideast experts.

Trump Did Russia’s Troubled Economy A Huge Favor By Shredding The Iran Deal

quoting Michael McFaul
Friday, May 11, 2018

President Donald Trump pissed off America's closest European allies by exiting the Iran deal and reimposing economic sanctions on the Middle Eastern power.

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Why Syria Is The Scene Of Clashes Between Israel And Iran

quoting Fabrice Balanche via Tech2.org
Friday, May 11, 2018
The Jewish state fears the regional influence of Tehran and the establishment of the Iranian army near its borders. The Syrian conflict is also an opportunity for Hezbollah, close to the Islamic Republic, to operate outside Lebanon and to move closer to the Golan Heights, a buffer zone for Israel.
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The Iran Deal Had No Binding Force Under International Or Domestic Law

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Mosaic Magazine
Friday, May 11, 2018
Susan Rice and Ben Rhodes, both former members of President Obama’s National Security Council, have complained publicly that the current president’s decision to withdraw from the 2015 agreement with Iran “undermines the credibility of the United States” and weakens its reputation. But, as Jack Goldsmith explains, the deal had no binding legal status, and these complaints are without merit.
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Iran Parliament Speaker

quoting Abbas Milanivia Eureporter
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Trump pulled the United States out of the deal on Tuesday (8 May), raising the risk of conflict in the Middle East, upsetting European allies and casting uncertainty over global oil supplies.

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Area 45: Iran Nuclear Deal – The Aftermath Of Withdrawing

interview with Abbas Milanivia Area 45
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Abbas Milani explains how the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal affects both the politics of Iran and the Middle East region.

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Rand Paul Tries Hard To Convince Donald Trump To Cut Afghanistan Loose

quoting Jamil Jaffervia Lexington Herald Leader
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Sen. Rand Paul wants to convince President Trump to start ending the war in Afghanistan. Now.


Condoleezza Rice Says U.S. Should Have Not Left Iraq In 2011

interview with Condoleezza Ricevia Bloomberg
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Condoleezza Rice talks about Iraq and the Middle East.