Iranian FM spokesman and Hezbollahs Nasrallah Photos Tasnim News Agency LOGODuring their joint press conference on Wednesday, both Trump and Netanyahu agreed that Iran's ambition for nuclear weapons poses a threat to Israel, the Middle East and the West. Lashing back, Tehran named Israel as the "biggest threat to regional and international peace and security." It was a message quickly followed up by the head of Hezbollah with a thinly veiled threat to strike Israel's nuclear power center with its vast arsenal of high-tech Iranian missiles.

Montage Uside Down World Photo by Flávio DemarchiThe reality is that our world is becoming more religious and hateful every day – and almost all of this hate is driven by Islamists. But everywhere, our governments and media call them moderates. It is time to push back.

Montage Netanyahu Trump on 15 Feb 2017 Photos YT screenshots The White House channel PLAY ARROWArguably, the biggest news from the first meeting between PM Netanyahu and President Trump was not anything they said. Rather, it was the warmth between the men. Both are tough, and Trump remains unpredictable. Still, the camaraderie between the two bodes well for their ability to meaningfully negotiate. In this context, then, there are also a number of intriguing issues and policies that directly impact Israel's security: Iran, a regional peace deal, the Palestinians, settlements and more.

Theodore Herzl and his pamphlet Der Judenstaat Photos Israeli GPO and Wikimedia Commons LOGOWhile much of the world celebrates Valentine's Day, Israel remembers a love letter from the "father of modern Zionism," a missive published on this day in 1896, fifty-two years before the Jewish State was reborn.

Montage Abbas embraces Sudan war criminal Omar al Bashir overlayed on globe from DC to Tehran Photos YT screenshot and Google EarthThe Palestinian Authority is pivoting toward Persia while its counterpart in Gaza, Hamas, is pivoting toward ISIS. Not only is the story important in its own right, the details it contains is testimony to the extent of Israeli intelligence. The methods by which it obtained the particulars of this report are an undisclosed but provocative tease. When Israel's enemies secretly meet, their meetings are no so secret as they think.

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