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Israeli-built Colombian jets slice through Tucson skies

If you've seen some new shapes in the sky over Tucson lately, you're not alone. Delta-winged Kfir fighter jets from the Colombian Air Force are making a training stop at Davis-Monthan before heading to Nevada for an air show later this month.... Read more»

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GOP lawmakers say Trump should make good on campaign pledge on Jerusalem

President Donald Trump’s first official trip overseas this week took him to the capital cities of Riyadh, Brussels, Vatican City and Tel Aviv – but some Arizona lawmakers think he went to the wrong capital city while in Israel.... Read more»

Teen in Israel linked to bomb threats against Jewish community centers

An Israel-American teenager has been arrested by Israeli police after an investigation that linked him to the rash of bomb threats against nearly 150 Jewish community centers in the United States — which may include two threats that put the Jewish Community Center in Tucson on lockdown late February and early March. ... Read more»

VP nominee Mike Pence stumps for Trump in Tucson

Republican VP nominee Mike Pence promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act, renew the economy and deal with "Islamic terrorism" during a speech at the Fox Theatre in Tucson on Tuesday afternoon. ... Read more»

McSally takes Israel junket

U.S. Rep. Martha McSally traveled to Israel this week, meeting with Israeli and Palestinian officials to "hear first-hand about the region’s most pressing national security issues."... Read more»

Kerry, Cotton spar over Iran

Secretary of State John Kerry and Sen. Tom Cotton each claimed the other distorted the facts regarding the role of Congress in a possible international deal on Iran’s nuclear program:... Read more»

Analysis

Israeli gov't has exaggerated Iranian nuclear threat for years

Analysis: A leaked Mossad report suggests Israel's own spy agency disagrees on the threat posed by Iran. ... Read more»

7 important stories you may have missed while celebrating Thanksgiving

The news doesn't stop just because you're eating turkey and sneaking leftovers.... Read more»

U.S. firms supply eavesdropping gear to Central Asian autocrats

American companies are supplying technology that the governments of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan are using to spy on their citizens’ communications and clamp down on dissent, according to a new report from the U.K.-based advocacy group Privacy International.... Read more»

Raytheon to produce parts for Israel's Iron Dome missile defense

Raytheon Missile Systems has been awarded a $149 million contract to produce parts for the Tamir interceptor used in Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system. Raytheon plants in Tucson and Huntsville, Ala., will work on the contract, along with two other Arizona companies.... Read more»

Analysis

How British promises sowed the seeds of today's Israel-Palestine bloodshed

Gaza and Jerusalem were promised to both the Arabs and the Jews. They're still fighting nearly a century later.... Read more»

Europe has a growing anti-Semitism problem

The war in Gaza is drawing attention to growing anti-Semitism in Europe.... Read more»

Why Latin American diplomats are pulling out of Israel

More and more of the region's governments are yanking their ambassadors out of Israel in protest.... Read more»1

Analysis

Sarajevo centennial: Today's turbulence a legacy of WWI

The tinderbox of circumstances and realities that required only the tiniest of sparks to plunge the world into thirty years of global chaos a century ago are in many ways still with us today.... Read more»

Commentary

Sonoran Ramblings: Cocaine is evil?, border artists & Israel immigration

In our immigration news roundup and border media criticism column, Sonoran Ramblings, we’re looking at a recent Slate piece on cocaine trafficking, a New York Times piece on artists living in the Texas-Mexico borderlands, and the recent protests of undocumented Africans living in Israel. ... Read more»

Analysis

Another hard year ahead for U.S. efforts in Middle East

As US President Barack Obama made abundantly clear in his end-of-year press conference — his body language even more eloquently than his actual language — it's a good year to see the end of. It was a year that most inhabitants of the Middle East are surely glad to see end, though 2014 isn't likely to turn out any better for most of them.... Read more»

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