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The New York Times
The human stain - - Israel squanders political capital and antagonizes even its friends with its naked land grab in the West Bank
By Nicholas Kristof


The Washington Post
An imperfect agreement -- A likely Iran deal would be good for the region.
By David Ignatius


The Washington Post
Benjamin Netanyahu's blinkered view of American politics - - The Israeli prime minister thinks that he has to destroy the U.S.-Israeli bilateral relationship in order to save it
By Daviel W. Drezner


The New York Times
An emerging nuclear deal with Iran - - Iran and the six major powers may be within reach of an agreement to limit Iran’s nuclear program. After months of little apparent progress, the quickening pace of talks suggests that negotiators in Geneva might be able to complete a framework by the end of March, with a final accord reached at the end of June. This isn’t certain, but it offers hope that the protracted nuclear threat from Iran can be resolved peacefully
By Editorial Board


The Foreign Affairs
Undivided Tehran - - To avoid another failed round of nuclear negotiations with Tehran, Washington must understand why Iran is at the negotiating table
By Reza Marashi


The Foreign Affairs
The failure of multiculturalism - - Multicultural policies accept that societies are diverse, yet they implicitly assume that such diversity ends at the edges of minority communities. By forcing people into ethnic and cultural boxes, they help create the very divisions they were meant to manage
By Kenan Malik


The Christian Science Monitor
Iran group's ' secret nuclear site ': legimate or effort to derail talks? - - The exiled National Council of Resistance of Iran on Tuesday claimed to expose a secret nuclear facility in a Tehran suburb. The revelation comes as both the US and Iran signal that they are making progress in talks aimed at reaching an international accord on Iran’s nuclear program.
By Howard LaFranchi


The Guadians
Where does the Iranian nuclear deal leave Benjamin Netanyahu? - - The Israeli prime minister has made it his life's mission to protect the Jewish state from Iranian threats, but now looks sidelined
By Harriet Sherman


           
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Israel - Settlements
The New York Times
The human stain - - Israel squanders political capital and antagonizes even its friends with its naked land grab in the West Bank
By Nicholas Kristof

News Analysis
The Washington Post
An imperfect agreement -- A likely Iran deal would be good for the region.
By David Ignatius

Opinions
The New York Post
Obama's elementary errors on Islam - - “This is not true Islam,” President Obama has again insisted of the Islamic State and other terror groups. That he doesn’t realize this is not for him to say is...
By Amir Taheri

News Analysis
The New York Times
An emerging nuclear deal with Iran - - Iran and the six major powers may be within reach of an agreement to limit Iran’s nuclear program. After months of little apparent progress, the quickening pace of talks suggests that negotiators in Geneva might be able to complete a framework by the end of March, with a final accord reached at the end of June. This isn’t certain, but it offers hope that the protracted nuclear threat from Iran can be resolved peacefully
By Editorial Board

Multiculturalism
The Foreign Affairs
The failure of multiculturalism - - Multicultural policies accept that societies are diverse, yet they implicitly assume that such diversity ends at the edges of minority communities. By forcing people into ethnic and cultural boxes, they help create the very divisions they were meant to manage
By Kenan Malik

News Analysis
The Guadians
Where does the Iranian nuclear deal leave Benjamin Netanyahu? - - The Israeli prime minister has made it his life's mission to protect the Jewish state from Iranian threats, but now looks sidelined
By Harriet Sherman

Health & Science
The New York Times
How to develope new Antibiotics - - A $2 billion prize might get scientists to deal with the superbug crisis
By Ezekiel Emanuel

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
The resistable rise of Valadimir Putin - - Russian President Vladimir Putin’s vaunted “stability” has turned into spoliation. The methods he used to fix the corrupt, dysfunctional post-Soviet state have produced yet another corrupt, dysfunctional state—and unfortunately, there is no end to it in sight
By Stephen Kotkin

Turkey
The Daily Telegraph
How Turkey's democracy came under attack from two men's rivalry - - They were once allies but since 2013, the feud between exiled preacher Fethullah Gulen and Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoðan has been steadily escalating
By Raziye Akkoc

Analysis
The National Review
The last thing the Middle East needs is more democracy - - Voting violent extremists into office is an unreliable cure for violent extremism Voting violent extremists into office is an unreliable cure for violent extremism Voting violent extremists into office is an unreliable cure for violent extremism Voting violent extremists into office is an unreliable cure for violent extremism
By David Harsanyi

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Dispute over Iran's nuclear program arrives in the halls of a U.S. university - - After consultation with the State Department, the university announced this week that it has reversed its decision
By David Francis

Afghanistan
The Daily Telegraph
Afghan government confirm new Taliban peace talks - - Dr Abdullah Abdullah confirms Afghan government to hold peace talks with Taliban leadership in coming days
By Dean Nelson & Zubair Babakarkhail

Afghanistan
Daily Telegraph
U.S. may slow Afghan withdrawal amid Taliban fears - - Ashton Carter, US defence secretary, makes his first trip to Kabul and says Barack Obama is re-considering timetable that would remove last troops by end of 2016
By Bob Grilly

News Analysis
The Washington Post
The U.S. - Israel divide on Iran - - Two steps Obama could take to assuage Netanyahu’s fears
By Dennis Ross

Analysis
The National Review
Muslims against Islamism - - A reformer stresses that they must be equally for liberty A reformer stresses that they must be equally for liberty A reformer stresses that they must be equally for liberty
By Kathryn Jean Lopez

Israel & Internal Affairs
The Christian Science Monitor
Israel elections 101: Can country risk another fragile coalition? - - The country must navigate an array of security and diplomatic challenges. But the weakening of Israel's largest parties has eroded coalition stability and policymaking
By Jashua Mitnick

U.S. -- Israel
The Washington Post
Israel's side of the Iran dispute - - Steinitz, who helps oversee Iran strategy for Netanyahu, said he understands the United States wants to tie Iran’s hands for a decade until a new generation takes power there
By David Ignatius

News Analysis
The New York Times
Egypt's crisis across the border with Libya - - Cairo's airstrike against the Islamic State could endanger the United Nations' fragile peace effort
By The Editorial Board

Analysis
The New York Times
U.S. Muslims take on ISIS' recruiting machine - - The rise of the Islamic State and its recruitment efforts have jolted Muslim communities in the United States into action
By Laurie Goodstein

Argument
The Foreign Policy
Iran's Shiite militias are running amok in Iraq - - And the White House is still pretending it hasn’t unleashed demons on the country it once could have saved
By Ali KHedery


Gaza/ Rebuilding Cost
Guardian
Lost limbs & shattered lives: The British doctors on the frontline in Gaza - - Ever since the ceasefire, UK doctors have been travelling to Palestine to treat people who have been hurt in bomb attacks. The things they see every day shock them, but the work they do is too important for them to stop
By Homa Khaleeli

News Analysis
The Washington Post
Benjamin Netanyahu's blinkered view of American politics - - The Israeli prime minister thinks that he has to destroy the U.S.-Israeli bilateral relationship in order to save it
By Daviel W. Drezner

Education
The New York Times
How to make college cheaper - - Tuition deferment should replace loans to students and parents
By Steve Cohen

News Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Undivided Tehran - - To avoid another failed round of nuclear negotiations with Tehran, Washington must understand why Iran is at the negotiating table
By Reza Marashi

Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
Iran group's ' secret nuclear site ': legimate or effort to derail talks? - - The exiled National Council of Resistance of Iran on Tuesday claimed to expose a secret nuclear facility in a Tehran suburb. The revelation comes as both the US and Iran signal that they are making progress in talks aimed at reaching an international accord on Iran’s nuclear program.
By Howard LaFranchi

Israel
The Daily Telegraph
I am ready to be Israel's next prime minister, declares Isaac Herzog - - Isaac Herzog, Israel's opposition leader, vowed on Tuesday to "reignite" peace talks with the Palestinians and recapture the spirit of Zionism from Right-wingers as he confidently declared he would be the country's next prime minister
By Robert Tait

Iran - Internal Affairs
The New York Times
Rebirth of the cool: American music returns to Iran - - A concert in Tehran, the country’s first by an American musician since the 1979 revolution, would normally draw protests. But now that Tehran and Washington are engaged in talks, there is a softened stance toward Americans who want to visit
By Thomas Erdbrink

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
From the welfare state to the Caliphate - - How a Swedish suburb became a breeding ground for foreign fighters streaming into Syria and Iraq
By Magnus Ranstop, Linus Gustafsson & Peder Hylengren

Iran & Israel
The Daily Telegraph
Israel's Netanyahu exaggerated Iranian nuclear threat - - PM told UN back in 2012 that Iran was one year away from nuclear bomb, but new report suggests he ignored Mossad intelligence
By Agencies

Sri Lankan
The New York Times
Sri Lanka premier starts with fixing civil war ills - - Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said he has only just begun to grapple with the profound issues of releasing political prisoners and handing back land seized mostly from minority Tamils
By Gardiner Harris

ISIS - Iran
The Christian Science Monitor
Islamic State steps up Libya attack targets Iran ambassador - - Attacks by the Islamic State affiliate in Libya are growing more frequent and brazen
By Omar Fhmy & Mehrdad Balali

Analysis
The Washington Post
Meet the undrdog Israeli candidate who might dethrone ' king Bibi ' - - Netanyahu’s pitch is that he is the only adult in the room. His critics see a bully who spots threats everywhere and opportunities nowhere, who seeks to manage an unsustainable status quo rather than take Israel to the next place
By William Booth

News Analysis
The Washington Post
Five reasons Netanyahu should not address congress - - U.S. congressional leaders probably should have given this invitation more thought. Although not a violation of the letter of the Constitution, it certainly seems to violate the idea that the nation speaks with one voice on foreign policy and that foreign leaders cannot choose whether they prefer to deal with Congress or the president
By Robert Kagan

Opinions
The New York Times
What would Malcolm X think? - - My father would urge today's activists to move from slogans to actions
By Ilyasah Shabazz

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Obama's Libya debacle - - The U.S. intervention in Libya was a complete failure. Libya has not only failed to evolve into a democracy; it has devolved into a failed state. Violent deaths there have increased, and the country now serves as a safe haven for terrorists
By Alan J. Kuerman

Iran & Human Rights
The Guardian
Washington Post journalist held in Iran denied access - - The new lawyer for Jason Rezaian has not been allowed to drop off the necessary paperwork to formally represent him despite several attempts
By Lauren Gambino

Technology
The New York Times
Auto team is forming at Apple - - The company has collected about 200 people over the last few years to develop technologies for an electric car, according to two people with knowledge of the company's plans
By Brian X. Chen & Mike Isaac

Saudi Arabia - Internal Affairs
The New York Times
Saudi king unleases a torrent of money as bonuses flow to the masses - - No measure since King Salman ascended the throne has caused as much buzz as the post-coronation giveaway that will cost an estimated $32 billion
By Ben Huybbard

News Analysis
The National Review
' Jobs for ISIS ' Isn't quite as stupid as you think - - We cannot win this war by killing them
By Tom Rogan

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Hamas nears the breaking point - - At a rally for Hamas in Gaza, a spokesman for the group warned that the continued blockade on the area “will push Hamas to carry out actions which could be described as crazy.” When it comes to Hamas, such rhetoric is par for the course—except for one thing: the target of the group's threat was not Israel. Demonstrators were there to protest Egyptian policies
By Beneditta Berti & Zack Gold



    
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