Vanishing Red Lines

Obama silent on reports of chemical weapons use in Syria
Barack Obama, Shimon Peres / AP

President Barack Obama did not address reports that chemical weapons had been deployed in Syria during a joint press conference Wednesday afternoon with Israeli President Shimon Peres, who expressed greater concern about the matter.

Peres’s Pledge

Israeli president tells AIPAC Iranian nuclear program
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Israeli President Shimon Peres declared Sunday morning that, one way or another, Iran “will be stopped” from obtaining nuclear arms.