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Why Israel is fighting Obama's Iran deal

February 26, 2015
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
Days before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial address to Congress, Israeli officials are citing a little-understood element of the Iran nuclear talks as their chief concern about a potential deal.
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U.S. Won’t Back Egypt’s Attacks on ISIS

February 19, 2015
Nancy Youssef | The Daily Beast
Two longtime allies are attacking ISIS—and growing frustrated with one another. That’s good news for the so-called Islamic State.
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Fear of Israeli Leaks Fuels Distrust Over U.S. Talks With Iran

February 19, 2015
David Sanger | The New York Times
With the Obama administration racing to negotiate the outlines of a nuclear deal with Iran by the end of March, aides to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel have charged in recent days that they are being deliberately left in the dark about the details of the talks. The Americans have said that is untrue, but even one of Washington’s closest negotiating partners reports being warned about being too open with the Israelis, “because whatever we say may be used in a selective way.”
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United Arab Emirates Resume Airstrikes Against ISIS

February 10, 2015
Helene Cooper | The New York Times
The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday launched a series of airstrikes in Syria, returning to combat missions against the Islamic State for the first time since December.
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Ire over Netanyahu's speech, but Dems hope to limit fallout

February 9, 2015
Charles Babington | Associated Press
The Israeli prime minister's upcoming speech to Congress without President Barack Obama's blessing has angered Democratic lawmakers, but they see little remedy except to hope for minimal damage to their party and U.S.-Israel relations.
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Republicans Court Kissinger, Instability in Yemen, Spying on Wall Street and Gov't Intervention in Hand Washing

February 6, 2015
A coup in Yemen, Henry Kissinger's influence in the 2016 race, and should the government mandate food workers wash their hands?

Fighting the Islamic State, U.S. Considers Arming Ukraine, Signs of Economic Improvement and Vaccination Politics

February 6, 2015
Jordan steps up its fight against ISIS, Russian aggression in Ukraine picks up, and the U.S. economy shows more signs of life
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Jordan Vows to Crush ISIS After Pilot’s Killing

February 5, 2015
Martha Raddatz | ABC News
Martha Raddatz discusses the reaction of King Abdullah and his country to the brutal killing of a Jordanian pilot.
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Jordan finds ‘no compromise is possible’ with Islamic State

February 3, 2015
For Jordanians wishing for the freedom of a pilot captured by the Islamic State, hope turned to despair and outrage when the militant group released a video of the man being burned alive. Gwen Ifill talks to Rod Nordland of The New York Times and Jordan’s former Foreign Minister Marwan Muasher about Jordan’s reaction and why the Islamic State is employing these tactics.
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