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The Iran-Israel War Flares Up

February 12, 2018  •  Wall Street Joujrnal

The conflict between Israel and Iran may be heating up after a half-decade simmer. On Friday night Iran dispatched a drone from Syria that penetrated Israeli airspace in the Golan Heights. Israel destroyed it with an Apache helicopter. Then on Saturday Israel sent eight F-16s across the border to strike the airfield in the Homs governorate, called the T-4 base, where the drone originated, as well as a handful of other Iranian targets. Although the mission was a success, one F-16 was shot down by Syrian antiaircraft fire—though the pilot made it back to Israel, where he and his navigator ejected successfully.

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Palestinians are taking a huge risk by ignoring Trump's threat to cut off US aid

January 30, 2018  •  Fox News

President Donald Trump threatened Thursday to cut off as much as $700 million in annual U.S. aid to the Palestinians if their leaders don't begin serious peace negotiations with Israel, but the Palestinian leadership remained defiant.

Defiance might make Palestinian leaders feel good momentarily, but it doesn't make much sense to deliberately antagonize their largest donor and the only arbiter of the peace process with Israel. From all appearances, the Palestinians are now digging in for a fight with the Trump administration, and they don't seem to be interested in deviating from their hardline position anytime soon.

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How Trump Can Help the Palestinians and Promote Peace

January 27, 2018  •  Politico

Speaking at a summit with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Davos on Thursday, President Donald Trump ripped into his Palestinian counterpart. He threatened to withhold American assistance if the Palestinians don't return to negotiations. "All that money is on the table," he warned.

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Revelations uncover bitter truths about Hezbollah's dirty money

January 22, 2018  •  Al-Arabiya

The Trump Administration and Democrats in the American Congress can't agree on much these days. We've got a government shutdown in Washington to prove it. But there is at least one area where both Democrats and the President have a meeting of the minds: combatting Hezbollah.

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The Biggest Sanctions-Evasion Scheme in Recent History

January 4, 2018  •  The Atlantic

Yesterday, Turkish banker Mehmet Hakan Atilla was found guilty in a Manhattan courtroom for a range of financial crimes. His dramatic trial revealed that tens of billions in dollars and gold moved from Turkey to Iran through a complex network of businesses, banks, and front companies.

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