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US policy on Iran: Wedged between Russia and the GCC?

In the international drive to curb Iran’s nuclear program, the U.S. may find itself increasingly being pulled in two different directions — not only by Israel and Europe, the former inching more and more toward military action while the latter insists on using sanctions — but by two other players with high stakes in the … Continue reading

Six things to watch on Iran before a possible Israeli hit

The flurry of recent speculation over where Iran’s nuclear program is heading and what Israel and the West will do about it has dominated local and international media to the point where Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had to ask his ministers this week to “stop the frantic chatter over the Iranian issue” lest efforts to … Continue reading

Israel vs Iran: the movie

A new fight between Iran and Israel is heating up. Israel, equipped with innovative minds and several years of experience on the battlefield, has been able to produce some of the best weapons the world has ever encountered. But Iran will not go down without a fierce fight and may even have the upper hand, … Continue reading

Cyber vigilantism – deterrent or provocation?

A new team of warriors has recently volunteered to help Israel battle its adversaries in the Arab world. Emerging from the cybershadows, the warriors are anonymous, highly tech-savvy, and determined to put up a ruthless fight against anti-Israel hackers, do-it-yourself style. But are these vigilantes doing more harm than good? It depends on who you … Continue reading

Start up, nation!

Israelis may be surprised to learn that the recent breaches of Israeli cyberspace by foreign hackers could actually be a positive development for the country. A team of self-described Saudi hackers managed to expose the details of more than 20,000 Israeli credit cards over the Internet, and threatened to expose more, unleashing panic among card … Continue reading

Kadima’s fate lies in Lapid’s hands

The Israeli political system may face a major shakeup after Yair Lapid announced last week that he is entering politics. The popular Channel 2 news anchor and darling of the secular public resigned from his long-time journalism career on Sunday, igniting a great deal of media buzz about his rumored plans to establish a new … Continue reading

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