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  • Israel (still) loves Iran

    A 2012 viral social media campaign brought Israelis and Iranians together when it seemed like the region was on the brink. With the threat of war looming again, +972 Magazine speaks to Ronny Edry, one of the founders of the 'Israel Loves Iran' campaign. In 2012, Israel and Iran looked to be on the brink of war. Prime Minister Netanyahu told an audience at AIPAC in March of that year, in what became known as his “nuclear duck” speech, that “all options” were on the table to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. Foreign policy analysts, along with regular Israeli…

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  • The Iran war fear factor is starting to settle in

    I’m not the bravest guy around. During the first Gulf War I was a senior in high school. I remember the sirens waking us up in the middle of the night, running to our “sealed room” (yeah, right...) and fumbling with my gas mask straps. And then waiting in terror to hear the booms of the missiles falling around Haifa. Most of my friends were “heroes.” The next day they would always tell me how they went to the roof to see how the Patriot missiles tried to intercept the Saddam’s Scuds. No sealed rooms for them. But me? I…

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  • Attack on Iran? Maybe Bank of Israel has the answer

    Why has Stanley Fischer, the Bank of Israel Governor, been filling his foreign currency reserves with billions of dollars? What do people do when they fear danger from natural disasters or war on the horizon? They stock up. Canned goods, batteries, water - the usual. But what do central banks do? The exact same thing. They stock up on foreign currency. In fact, Stanley Fischer, the governor of the Bank of Israel, has been stocking up so much in the past few years, that Israel is now one of the top five countries in the world when it comes to…

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  • Is Netanyahu misleading his ministers on Iran?

    Former National Security Advisor Uzi Arad claims Prime Minister Netanyahu ordered him to refrain from providing ministers with contradictory data. Yedioth Ahronoth’s weekend supplement published a very long and equally stunning interview with disgraced National Security Advisor Uzi Arad. Arad, who was forced to resign last year, was interviewed by Nachum Barnea and Shimon Shiffer, and told them about the Byzantine court surrounding Netanyahu, and exposed the shocking fact he was interrogated by the Israel Security Agency for hours in the Ben Gurion Airport as he came back from a mission in the US. But there’s one point which should…

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