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The Oslo Accords | History Lessons

CFR: The Oslo Accords | History Lessons – CFR’s James M. Lindsay discusses the signing of the Oslo Accords on September 13, 1993, including th… (more)  http://ow.ly/1mp3Qp

English: Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin,...

Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, U.S. president Bill Clinton, and PLO chairman Yasser Arafat. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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Russia: Iran attack will be disastrous

European Geopolitical Forum: Russia warned Israel and other nations not to attack Iran over its nuclear programme, saying the use http://ow.ly/1mjZk0

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Europe and Egypt Should Launch an Israeli-Palestinian Peace Deal

Carnegie Inst: Europe and Egypt Should Launch an Israeli-Palestinian Peace Deal http://ow.ly/1mgm5q

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A Conversation on Iran with Israeli Brigadier Gen. Eliezer Hemeli

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Locator map that shows both Israel and Iran (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By , Foreign Policy Association, August 31, 2012

(The following was taken by FPA from Jspace.com.  The article was written by Jspace Foreign Affairs Correspondent, Rob Lattin, who also blogs about Israeli and Middle Eastern foreign policy for Foreign Policy Blogs.)

I recently had the opportunity to catch up with Israeli Brigadier General (res.) Eliezer Hemeli, who spent a large portion of his life on the battlefield in Lebanon and Syria. I asked him a few questions on his views toward the Iranian nuclear dilemma. Over the last year Israeli leadership, both political and military, have been divided on how best to handle Iran. Major figures such as the previous military chief of staff Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, former defense minister and military chief of staff Shaul Mofaz, and the previous head of Mossad Meir Dagan have all expressed concern over the way the current Israeli administration is handling things. General Hemeli generally agrees with the aforementioned leaders, and told me that while war might be necessary, there are other non-violent ways at this point to force Iran to comply… (more) http://ow.ly/1memwh

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War in Iran may turn Caspian Sea region into arena of military operations

Iran (Persia) with Black, Caspian and Arabian ...

Iran (Persia) with Black, Caspian and Arabian seas around (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Arzu Naghiyev (Trend commentator), European Geopolitical Forum, August 29, 2012

If the U.S. and Israel begin massive air attacks on Iran, Tehran can clearly respond to these actions. Border countries can be the target of some missiles, which it will use in the conflict. That is why, it is necessary to place modern radar systems in the countries bordering with Armenia and Iran, as well as along the coast of the Caspian Sea.

Of course, Azerbaijan must protect itself from Armenia and its military allies till a peace agreement is signed. Certainly, one must not rule out that Iran under the pretext of the cooperation with various countries at any time may subject the Azerbaijani territories to rocket fire or air attack… (more) http://ow.ly/1mbSTc

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Israel, Iran, and the Military Option

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Bernard Gwertzman and  Richard N. HaassCouncil on Foreign Relations, August 28, 2012

Given that diplomacy to end Iran’s nuclear program has “come up empty,” Richard N. Haass, a veteran Middle East expert, says that he takes Israeli talk of a possible preventive attack “at face value.” He says the United States has tried to calm the Israelis, but “one of the many unknowns is whether any degree of U.S. reassurance can persuade the Israelis, given what the Israelis see as the stakes.” Overall, he says, this is a situation where there are no obvious or easy choices, and while a nuclear-armed Iran presents “a terrible outcome strategically,” a U.S. or Israeli military attack carries unforeseeable risks… (more) http://ow.ly/1maPiW

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Brookings: The Military Uncertainties of an Attack on Iran

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Map of Iran (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Michael E. O’HanlonBrookings Institute, August 15, 2012

Military strikes against the uranium enrichment facilities at Natanz and Qom, together with other possible targets related to Iran’s nuclear infrastructure, could last for a single day and single sortie – or they could last for several days or even weeks. The latter possibility of course implies American participation too, and probably requires the use of air bases in one or more Gulf states as well, given the likely U.S. interest in using stealthy planes that at present don’t fly from aircraft carriers (though B-2 bombers could fly from Diego Garcia, for example)…. http://ow.ly/1m1eZM

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ISW: Threat And Response – Israeli Missile Defense

By Christopher HarmerInstitute for the Study of War, August 16, 2012

Today the state of Israel contends with the threat posed by state and non-state actors who possess short and medium range surface-to-surface strike capabilities.  Hezbollah and Hamas persistently launch mortar and rocket strikes from southern Lebanon and Gaza.  Simultaneously, Iran has significantly increased the quantity and quality of its medium range surface-to-surface missile inventory.  These two threat streams have encouraged a fundamental shift in Israel’s defense strategy… (more) http://ow.ly/1m0cyf

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WPI: Israeli Settlements: Sooner or Later Concessions Must be Made

WPI: Israeli Settlements: Sooner or Later, Concessions Must be Made http://ow.ly/1lUTXK

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CFR: Scandinavia and the Jews

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By Elliot Abrams, Council on Foreign Relations, August 8, 2012

Originally published in the Weekly Standard

Scandinavia is boring. People living there apparently have little to do. And as European history teaches, when there is nothing much to do you may as well amuse yourself by attacking the Jews… (more)  http://ow.ly/1lU59l

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