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Is Israel's Iron Dome Missile Defense Really That Impressive?

Is Israel's Iron Dome Missile Defense Really That Impressive?Let's find out.



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Wider Image: Israel's settlers and the Palestinians they live among

Wider Image: Israel's settlers and the Palestinians they live amongOne is an Israeli settler, the other a Palestinian living across the road. Israel’s settlements in the occupied West Bank are one of the most heated issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Palestinians want the area, captured by Israel in a 1967 war, for a future state.



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Israel's shadow war with Iran bursts into the open

Israel's shadow war with Iran bursts into the openThe long shadow war between Israel and Iran has burst into the open in recent days, with Israel allegedly striking Iran-linked targets as far away as Iraq and crash-landing two drones in Hezbollah-dominated southern Beirut. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is looking to project strength three weeks before national elections, while Iran has taken a series of provocative actions in recent months aimed at pressuring European nations to provide relief from crippling U.S. sanctions. Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Iran-backed Hezbollah, vowed to retaliate after a drone crashed on the militant group’s Beirut media office and another exploded midair early Sunday.



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Tlaib refuses to visit under Israel's set conditions

Tlaib refuses to visit under Israel's set conditionsDiala Shamas of the Center for Constitutional Rights says Israel's decision to ban Tlaib is "troubling," and that the country is treating congresswomen "the same way they deal with all Palestinians."



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How Israel's Travel Ban on Reps. Omar and Tlaib Is Uniting Democrats — Including Their Critics

How Israel's Travel Ban on Reps. Omar and Tlaib Is Uniting Democrats — Including Their CriticsLawmakers who had criticized Omar months earlier leapt to her and Tlaib’s defense



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Secrets: Everything You Wanted to Know About Israel's Nuclear Weapons

Secrets: Everything You Wanted to Know About Israel's Nuclear WeaponsThe Iranian nuclear nonproliferation agreement has been the top foreign policy issue throughout Washington for the past two months.  Approving or disapproving the deal was the first order of business for the U.S. Congress until the very last day of congressional action under the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act (September 17).  Hours of debate have been conducted on the floors of the House and Senate, both chambers have held roll call votes, and Senate Democrats bonded together to filibuster a motion of disapproval — a resolution that would have prevented President Obama from providing the Iranians sanctions relief.The Obama administration’s main selling point for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is based on the theory that forcing Tehran to downgrade its nuclear program will make the threat of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East — the world’s most frenetic and violent region even without nuclear weapons— far less urgent.  Yet we should remember that there is in fact a state in the region that already possesses nuclear weapons. That state happens to be Washington’s closest ally in the Middle East: Israel.(This first appeared in September 2015.)There are a lot of mysteries surrounding Israel’s nuclear arsenal. That is partly due to the Israeli security establishment’s unwritten rule of never speaking about the country’s nuclear weapons program in public in order to preserve the principle of deterrence.  But there are indeed some basic elements of Israel’s nuclear program that are acknowledged by defense analysts in the United States and around the world.1.    The Number is in Doubt:



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Daily Mail defends story linking Israel's Barak to Epstein

Daily Mail defends story linking Israel's Barak to EpsteinThe popular British tabloid The Daily Mail on Thursday defended a decision to publish photos in the US of one of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s election rivals entering the mansion of disgraced American financier Jeffrey Epstein in 2016. Ehud Barak’s lawyers wrote to the British company’s US-based website on Wednesday demanding it remove Tuesday’s story and pay “substantial damages to vindicate his reputation and compensate him”. The newspaper’s US website ran photos of four young women separately entering Epstein’s New York residence around the same time as Barak himself went in.



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As Gulf tensions rise, Israel's Netanyahu warns 'enemies'

As Gulf tensions rise, Israel's Netanyahu warns 'enemies'With tensions rising between Israel’s ally the US and its archfoe Iran, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the Jewish state’s enemies not to test it Wednesday, his office said. “I hear our neighbours from the north, south and east threatening our destruction,” Netanyahu said in a statement released by his office after he observed a large-scale military excercise in the north of the country. “I say to our enemies: The Israeli army has very great destructive power.



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A look at the winners and losers in Israel's election

A look at the winners and losers in Israel's electionJERUSALEM (AP) — After a campaign widely seen as a referendum on his rule, Benjamin Netanyahu is the winner of Israel's election as he heads toward a record-setting fifth term as prime minister.



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The Latest: Israel's Netanyahu praises US move on Iran guard

The Latest: Israel's Netanyahu praises US move on Iran guardWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's stance on Iran (all times local):



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