Iran

Is Israel going it alone in Iran?

By Anshel Pfeffer, November 17, 2011

A large explosion that killed a senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander near Tehran last Saturday has been attributed by various intelligence sources to Mossad.

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Iran Attack: The board game

By Nathalie Rothschild, November 17, 2011

Can't wait for Israelis to make their mind up about how to deal with Iran? Now you can take command of the Israeli Air Force and plan the obliteration of its nuclear facilities - all from the comfort of your own home.

Persian Incursion, a strategic war game, lets players explore the political and military ramifications of an Israeli military campaign against Iran.

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Iran: No more doubts

By Emanuele Ottolenghi, November 10, 2011

After two weeks of speculation about a possible Israeli strike against Iranian nuclear installations, the Israeli government went silent - the onset of winter makes any military operation unlikely until the spring anyway and the media hype appeared to be a bluff.

The reasons for the bluff were made available on Tuesday afternoon when the International Atomic Energy Agency released its much anti

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Understand Iran

November 10, 2011

It is difficult for the modern, secular West to comprehend the mindset of the Iranian mullahs. We think - or so we like to assume - rationally.

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Will the world act on Iran?

By Anshel Pfeffer, November 9, 2011

The release of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s report on Iran’s nuclear programme this week has ended talk of an independent Israeli strike on Iran — for now.

Israel’s leadership is now waiting to see how the international community — and specifically the Obama administration — react to the report.

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IAEA report: Russia, Pakistan 'assisting Iran's nuclear plans'

By Jennifer Lipman, November 8, 2011

A report looking at Iran's nuclear plans is expected to reveal that the country has been receiving help from Russia, Pakistan and North Korea.

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Iranian soldier asks Israel to 'rescue him'

November 4, 2011

Israeli officials are working on an unusual request from an Iranian soldier who wants to leave the regime which said this week it was "ready for war" against Israel and the West.

The Iranian soldier has sought help from the Knesset for him and his family to make aliyah from Iran.

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Clegg won't rule out strike on Iran

By Jonathan Kalmus, November 3, 2011

The Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, described the escalating situation in Iran as "grave" and said the British government would not rule out any action against the country.

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General in Israel for secret Iran talks

November 3, 2011

High-level defence talks - with Iran at the top of the agenda - took place this week in Britain and Israel as reports of a possible strike against Iran's nuclear programme intensified.

Defence Minister Ehud Barak arrived in London on Wednesday for talks with his UK counterparts, immediately after a visit to Israel by the Chief of the Defence Staff, General Sir David Richards.

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Iranian chess player expelled after Israel boycott

By Jennifer Lipman, October 27, 2011

An Iranian chess player has become the latest person from the country to refuse to compete against an Israeli player in an international championship.

Iranian Grandmaster Ehsan Ghaem Maghami announced he would boycott the match against Israel's Ehud Sachar. The two had been scheduled to compete in the fourth round of the Corsica Masters competition.

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