Iran’s supreme leader backs ‘holy intifada’ to destroy ‘cancer’ Israel

By Raphael Ahren, Times of Israel— Calling Israel a “cancerous tumor,” Iran’s supreme leader on Tuesday expressed support for a “holy intifada” to eradicate the Jewish state, arguing that the international community is headed toward confrontation with the “Zionist regime.” In the opening address of the regime’s sixth international conference in support of the Palestinian…

Former Israeli Defense Minister Outlines ‘Grand Proactive’ Middle East Strategy for Trump Administration

By Barney Breen-Portnoy, Algemeiner— US President-elect Donald Trump will need to “formulate a grand strategy for the Middle East” with the primary question being “whether the United States intends on playing a more active or even more proactive role” in the region than it did during outgoing President Barack Obama’s time in office, a former…

Netanyahu in Kazakhstan warns Iran: We’re a tiger, not a rabbitNetanyahu in Kazakhstan warns Iran: We’re a tiger, not a rabbit

By Raphael Ahren, Times of Israel— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used a visit to Kazakhstan Wednesday to send a warning to arch-enemy Iran: Don’t underestimate us, we are tigers, not rabbits. During a meeting Wednesday morning in Astana with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, the host asked Netanyahu whether he could deliver a message to Iran’s…