Five Years On, Israel’s Warnings about the Nuclear Deal with Iran Have Proved Prescient

March 10 2020

On March 3, 2015, Benjamin Netanyahu, amid much controversy, addressed a joint session of Congress to argue that the agreement the Obama administration was then negotiating with Tehran would dangerously empower the Islamic Republic while putting it on the path to developing nuclear weapons. Events since then have shown him to be right, explain Yaakov Amidror, Jacob Nagel, and Jonathan Schachter:

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Hizballah Bears Responsibility for the Beirut Blast

According to the Lebanese government, the explosion in its capital city on Tuesday that left over 100 dead and many more injured or homeless was caused by the accidental detonation of some 2,750 of ammonium nitrate, a fertilizer often used for making bombs. (Less than one-thousandth of that amount was used by Timothy McVeigh to destroy the Oklahoma City federal building in 1995.) Previously, police have discovered Hizballah warehouses in London and Germany storing many tons of the same explosive. Hussein Ibish comments:

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