As European countries struggle to absorb the flood of migrants from the war-torn Middle East, Joel Golovensky asks why wealthy Arab countries aren’t opening their doors—and sees similarities with the same countries’ past refusal to absorb or settle Palestinian refugees:
Why Aren’t Refugees Fleeing to Other Arab Countries? And Why Does Nobody Expect Them to be Welcomed There?
Whatever Their Cause, the Recent Explosions at Iranian Military Bases Are a Setback for the Ayatollahs’ Race for Nuclear Weapons
On Thursday, there was a fire—apparently caused by an explosion—at the uranium-enrichment facility in the Iranian city of Natanz. The incident followed closely on the heels of an explosion at the Parchin military facility, also connected to the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program, and another at a building in Tehran that left nineteen dead. While Israel has not commented on any of these incidents, there are reports that it was behind at least one. A few weeks earlier, Tehran set off an exchange of cyberattacks between the two countries. Yoav Limor analyzes the situation: