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Britain condemns Israeli settlements as “deliberate vandalism”

As Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is on an official visit to the UK, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg made some of Britain’s strongest comments on the Middle-East conflict. “Once you place physical facts on the ground which make it impossible to deliver what everyone has for years agreed is the ultimate destination, then you do … Continue reading

Royal Navy sends its mightiest ship to take on the Iranian show of force in the Gulf

The British Navy’s most formidable warship is being sent to the Gulf for its first mission as tensions rise in the strategically vital region, it can be disclosed. The Daily Telegraph, United Kingdom Click here for the full story

Slamming of Europe stirs tempest in Israel

The Foreign Ministry’s statement on Wednesday slamming four European countries for their condemnation of Israel stirred a mini-tempest on Thursday… but in Israel, not Europe. Defense Minister Ehud Barak, in an Israel Radio interview, characterized the angry Foreign Ministry statement as an example of being right, but not smart. Jerusalem Post, Israel Click here for the full … Continue reading

Tehran’s foreign schools shut after embassy attack

International schools in Iran have shut their doors after hardline students stormed the British embassy last week, stoking ordinary Iranians’ fears that foreigners are about to pull out of the Islamic Republic ahead of a U.S. or Israeli-led attack. Reuters, United States Click here for the full story

European Union approves new sanctions against Iran and Syria

The European Union agreed to new sanctions against Iranian entities Thursday in the wake of a report alleging that Tehran had pressed ahead with its ambitions to build a nuclear weapon. EU foreign ministers, meeting in Brussels, also increased sanctions on Syria to protest the ongoing crackdown by the Damascus regime on pro-democracy protesters. Los Angeles … Continue reading

Biden: No indication Iran orchestrated embassy attack

Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday he had no evidence the attack on the British embassy in Tehran was orchestrated by Iranian authorities, but it was another example of why the country was a “pariah.” Reuters, United States Click here for the full story

After the Embassy Attack: Are Iran and the West Lurching Toward War?

The prospect of Iran and its Western adversaries stumbling into a military confrontation that neither side wants seems worryingly less improbable by the day. And if they do, each side will have plenty of evidence at hand to blame the other for instigating the conflagration. Time Magazine, United States Click here for the full story

Islamic Jihad Leader Hails Iranian Students for Raiding British Embassy

A senior leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement praised the Iranian university students for their ‘courageous’ occupation of the British embassy in Tehran, saying that it is natural for any given country to expel its enemies. Fars News Agency, Iran Click here for the full story

UK orders closure of Iranian embassy

Relations between Britain and Iran descended to their lowest level in more than 20 years on Wednesday when the UK government ordered the immediate closure of the Iranian embassy in London and closed its own mission in Tehran. In a hard-hitting response to the storming of the British embassy in Tehran by hundreds of Iranian students this week, … Continue reading

UK pulls diplomats out of Iran after embassy attack

Britain began pulling its diplomats out of Iran on Wednesday, a day after protesters stormed and ransacked its embassy and residential compound in the capital Tehran. Both properties were severely damaged, with official and personal possessions seized or destroyed, sources who had spoken to staff at the embassy told Reuters. Britain said it was outraged by … Continue reading

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Debate: Is there a rift between the Prime Minster and the security establishment, and how might it affect his chances of re-election?

Interview: Dr. Einat Wilf, Israeli MP, Chair of the ‘Independence’ faction

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