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As an Iran vs Israel arena, Gaza is not what it used to be

Numerous things were learned from the recent Israel – Hamas war in Gaza.

One of them was that when it comes to being an arena where Iran and Israel faced each other off, Gaza is losing its importance.

Hamas has got a new Qatari patron and its not clear whether Iran will be able to woo it back.

Its even less clear that Hamas will want to leave its current richer and better connected patron for Iran.

My latest article explains. If you enjoyed it, please share on Facebook and Twitter.

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/08/iran-qatar-israel-hamas-gaza.html


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Posted on : Sep 01 2014
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#Iran – #Russia energy deals no threat to nuclear talks

Israel and the United States do not have much cause for concern about reports of two multi billion dollar deals being negotiated between Iran and Russia.

Neither deal is likely to increase Iran’s leverage so it could ignore the nuclear negotiations. Nor is it likely that the deals will boost Iran’s leverage at the talks.

My latest article explains why.

To read click below
http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/04/iran-russia-energy-deals-no-threat-nuclear-talks.html

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Posted on : May 01 2014
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Iran, Israel and the politics of gesture

We are witnessing something which has rarely been seen in recent Iran-Israel tensions: a series of goodwill gestures by both sides.

Difficult to believe, but true.

You can find out more from my latest article.

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/02/iran-israel-politics-gesture.html

Posted on : Feb 06 2014
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An Israeli debate about Iran’s nuclear program

How do Israelis see the latest deal between Iran and the P5+1? Can Iran be trusted? As far as Israel is concerned, what should a final deal with Iran look like?

These are some of the questions which Emily Landau and I discuss in Tel Aviv. Dr Landau is an expert on Iran’s nuclear program at the INSS institute in Tel Aviv.

http://bloggingheads.tv/videos/23959?in=00:00&out=41:00


Posted on : Dec 15 2013
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Nuclear deal with Iran: Implications for Iran and Israel

My two recent articles describe the implications of the latest Iran nuclear deal for:

Israel

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2013/11/netanyahu-wrong-iran-deal-enrichment-centrifuges-plutonium.html

Iran’s supreme leader

http://www.i24news.tv/en/news/international/131124-the-domestic-consequences-of-the-iran-deal


Posted on : Nov 26 2013
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Rouhani: Between the question of Holocaust and Khamenei

Iran’s president has reportedly decided to take Iran’s Jewish MP with him to the upcoming UN General Assembly session in New York.

My latest article describes the internal dynamics behind this decision.

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2013/09/iran-hassan-rouhani-steps-away-from-holocaust-denial.html

 


Posted on : Sep 23 2013
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Rouhani: A new era for Iran?

Ghanbar Naderi from Tehran and yours truly from Tel Aviv discuss the presidency of Rohani and what it means for Iran.

You can watch the debate here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNAxrcFfXgM

Plus my latest article on the latest sanctions being proposed by the House of Representatives and what they mean for Israel and Iran

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2013/08/iran-sanctions-israel-us-netanyahu-nuclear-rouhani-congress.html


Posted on : Aug 04 2013
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On Iran, Israel Can Trust Obama

While we in the West obsess over Israel’s red line vs America’s red line for Iran’s nuclear program, there are two other red lines which are extremely important but are not being discussed.

They are Iran’s red lines.

Obama has proved himself to be the master of manipulating Iran’s red lines to our advantage, which is one reason among others why we in Israel can trust him.

My article explains more:

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2013/03/obama-visit-israel-iran-nuclear-red-lines.html


Posted on : Mar 20 2013
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