The Fate of Benjamin Netanyahu and the Future of the Israel

March 11 2019

With national elections scheduled for April 9, the attorney general pursuing an indictment against the prime minister on charges of corruption, and the Trump administration planning to unveil its long-awaited peace plan, Israeli politics seem very much in flux. Added to this mix are concerns that support for Israel is ceasing to be a subject of bipartisan consensus in the U.S. Douglas Feith and Aaron David Miller discuss these issues and others in conversation with Brian Hanson. (Audio, 43 minutes.)

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More about: Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel & Zionism, Israeli politics, Peace Process, US-Israel relations

The Logic of Iran’s Global Terror Strategy

During the past few weeks, the Islamic Republic has brutally tried to crush mass demonstrations throughout its borders. In an in-depth study of Tehran’s strategies and tactics, Yossi Kuperwasser argues that such domestic repression is part of the same comprehensive strategy that includes its support for militias, guerrillas, and terrorist groups in the Middle East and further afield, as well as its pursuit of nuclear weapons. Each of these endeavors, writes Kuperwasser, serves the ayatollahs’ “aims of spreading Islam and reducing the influence of Western states.” The tactics vary:

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