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Analysis Iran's Entrenchment in Syria Set Back Months After Most Extensive Israeli Strike in Decades

Israel thwarted Iran's revenge attack, struck dozens of Iranian military sites ■ Tehran could still use its big gun, Hezbollah, but is likely to reconsider its policy ■ Israeli politicians' arrogance poses a danger

 

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-iran-s-entrenchment-in-syri...

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Distorting the timeline of events is an longtime Israeli strategy to make its enemies look like the aggressors and pass itself off as the victim

http://mondoweiss.net/2018/05/distorts-dangerous-escalation/

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This is all about politics, about changing the channel - Netanyahu's party is now skyrocketing in the polls, and the GOP are closing the gap with the Democrats for the mid-term elections. It appears to be working, and it seems their goal is regime change in Iran, including dismantling anything nuclear in Iran. Who is going to stop them?

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Analysis Putin Is Giving Israel a Free Hand Against Iran in Syria. But He May Soon Have to Pick a Side

 

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-putin-gave-israel-free-hand...

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Report: U.S. Gives Israel Green Light to Assassinate Iranian General Soleimani

Al Jarida, a Kuwaiti newspaper which in recent years had broken exclusive stories from Israel, says Israel was 'on the verge' of assassinating Soleimani, but the U.S. warned Tehran and thwarted the operation

 

 

 

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/u-s-gives-israel-green-light-to-assa...

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Israel Struck 'Almost All of the Iranian Infrastructure in Syria,' Defense Chief Says

Avigdor Lieberman says Israel does not seek escalation, but won't allow Iran to turn Syria into a 'forward base' against Israel. 'I hope we finished this chapter and everyone got the message'

 

 

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/israel-struck-all-of-iran-s-infrastr...

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Well, we know what Israel got out of the meeting.  Wonder what Russia got. 

Could be financial.  Could be support in international fora.  Or it could be aid from Israel's hasbara disinformation network in discrediting the Mueller investigation.

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Here we go It seems like nothing can stop Trump now

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/05/09/trump-iran-restart-nuclear-program-577375

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It appears times have changed which will become very apparent sooner rather than later 

https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/iran/iran-s-revolutionary-guards-eu-can-t-save-iran-nuclear-deal-1.6074799

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Why Netanyahu Really Wanted Trump to Scuttle the Iran Deal

https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/why-netanyahu-really-wanted...

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One Killed, '700 Palestinians Wounded' in Seventh Week of Gaza Protests

https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/palestinians/.premium-15-palest...

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Regime change in Iran is what it is all about. 

Israel doesn’t want war with Iran – it prefers crisis in Tehran

Despite the airstrikes in Syria, Netanyahu’s preferred strategy is a slow increase in pressure that could result in regime change

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/may/11/israel-war-iran-cr...

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Of course Israel doesn't want to fight a war with Iran.  It wants the U.S. to do it.  But, in terms of internal politics, it suits Netanyahu just fine to make it seems that he does.

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Explosion Damages Vessel Carrying Wheat to Yemen

https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2018-05-11/explosion-damages-...

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The Coming Storm in Israel

A confluence of major events, within the country and beyond, threatens serious violence in the days ahead.

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/05/israel-jerusal...

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Analysis Netanyahu's Longtime Obsession With Iran's Nukes Is Finally Paying Off

With Trump's exit from the Iran nuclear deal, the U.S. Embassy move to Jerusalem and Israel's campaign deep in Syria – these are Netanyahu's glory days

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-netanyahu-s-longtime-obsess...

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Yep, the bastard is in clover.  Not since he incited the murder of Rabin and then was elected the following year have things been this good. 

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Analysis Iran Might Restrain Itself From Striking Israel in Bid to Save Nuclear Deal

The desire to maintain an image of a nonaggressive country will dictate the near future on the Syrian front, as Tehran negotiates with its European partners on the nuclear accord

https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/iran/.premium-iran-may-curb-its...

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Israel Air Force Strikes Gaza Attack Tunnel, Military Says

Reports: Israel fired 7 missiles ■ Explosions heard in Strip's north ■ Attack comes after Israel closed Gaza's only goods crossing

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/israeli-military-strikes-gaza-explos...

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Report: Russia Warned Iran Ahead of Israel's Extensive Strikes in Syria

Russia's deputy foreign minister visited Iran and updated counterpart after Netanyahu met Putin in Moscow, London-based Asharq al-Aswat reports. Israel earlier told Russia in advance of its plans

https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/russia-warned-iran-ahead-of-isr...

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Most EU Envoys Expected to Boycott Jerusalem Embassy Event; Jared, Ivanka to Land in Israel

U.S. ambassador Friedman says people need to 'get on board' with President Trump's policies regarding Jerusalem

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-most-eu-envoys-expected-to-...

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At least 28 Palestinians dead so far today in Gaza demonstrations.

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This looks like the US wants to destabilize or have regime change in Iran 

http://nationalpost.com/news/world/us-hits-head-of-irans-central-bank-with-terror-sanctions

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Syria war: OPCW says chlorine used in February attack

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-44139331

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Turkey Made a Bet Against Assad—And Lost

Back in 2011, Erdoğan supported the rebels against the Syrian regime in hopes of gaining influence across the Middle East. Things haven’t gone according to plan.

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/08/turkey-syria-w...

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