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The psychology of why we’re so gung ho about war with Iran

Two polls published Tuesday show that a majority of Americans support a pre-emptive strike on Iran. Why? According to a new paper, the way we talk about Iran might have something to do with it.

How do Israelis and Americans feel about the drumbeat toward war with Iran?

How do Israelis and Americans feel about the drumbeat toward war with Iran?

The smell of gunpowder is in the air. Polls show war-weary Americans have a surprisingly large appetite for war with Iran. Israelis, however, feel much differently.


Iran may be much closer to nuclear weapons than we thought. What happens next?

Israelis are furiously debating the possibility of an air strike on Iran after reports that the regime is nearing a nuclear bomb. Is war with Iran a possibility?


Israeli-Palestinian prisoner swap threatens to upend Middle East politics

The prisoner swap between Israel and Hamas could push the Palestinian government further toward its bid for statehood at the U.N.


Republican rift on foreign policy widens as Pawlenty criticizes ‘isolationist’ rivals

The Republican party is deeply split on America’s wars, and that rift widened Tuesday as Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty criticized his rivals for appealing to “isolationist sentiments.”


  An actor’s life: Israeli-Palestinian theater advocate murdered

A look at the life and work of Juliano Mer-Khamis, the Israeli Palestinian actor and the director of the Jenin Freedom Theatre recently killed by unknown gunmen. He was a controversial figure who believed that art and theater could be used for social change.


What Mubarak’s ouster means for the Arab world and the Middle East peace process

Activists speculated that a new Egyptian government might permanently open the Rafah crossing to Gaza.


What should we take away from the ‘Palestine Papers’?

In order to revive the peace process, observers say, both sides must do more to educate the public about the concessions needed to achieve a two-state solution.


Palestinians insist leaked memos from peace process reveal nothing new

In interviews, observers close to the Palestinian Authority said the leaked memos only show how ‘uncooperative’ the Israelis and Americans have been.

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