NY Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize winning author of Lexus and the Olive Tree and From Beirut to Jerusalem.

Thomas L. Friedman: How to judge the Iran nuclear deal

post-gazette.com — I can think of many good reasons to go ahead with the Iran nuclear deal and just as many reasons not to. So, if you're confused, let me see if I can confuse you even more.

Thomas Friedman: On Iran deal: Yes, no, maybe

timesunion.com — The proposed deal to lift sanctions on Iran - in return for curbs on its bomb-making capabilities so that it would take at least a year for Tehran to make a weapon - has to be judged in its own right.

Look Before Leaping

nytimes.com — I can think of many good reasons to go ahead with the nuclear deal with Iran, and I can think of just as many reasons not to. So, if you're confused, let me see if I can confuse you even more.

Israel’s Best Friend

nytimes.com — The only question I have when it comes to President Obama and Israel is whether he is the most pro-Israel president in history or just one of the most. Why? Because the question of whether Israel has the need and the right to pre-emptively attack Iran as it develops a nuclear potential is one of the most hotly contested issues on the world stage today.

Thomas Friedman: Middle East gaps are too big to ignore

timesunion.com — None of us would be human if we didn't occasionally get so wedded to our wishes that we failed to notice - or outright ignored - the facts on the ground that make a laughingstock of our hopes.

Middle East offers only bad choices

mysanantonio.com — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made an impressive 11th-hour surge to give himself a chance to stay in office and form the next government. The insane, worthless Gaza war that Hamas initiated last summer that brought rockets to the edge of Israel's main international airport and the Palestinians' spurning of two-state offers of previous Israeli prime ministers (Ehud Barak and Ehud Olmert) built Netanyahu's base as much as he did.

JERUSALEM LISTENS TO THE VICTIMS OF MENGELE

Bibi Will Make History

nytimes.com — Well, it's pretty clear now: Benjamin Netanyahu is going to be a major figure in Israeli history - not because he's heading to become the longest-serving Israeli prime minister, but because he's heading to be the most impactful.

Column: Go ahead, ruin my day

tampabay.com — None of us would be human if we didn't occasionally get so wedded to our wishes that we failed to notice - or outright ignored - the facts on the ground that make a laughingstock of our hopes. Only when the gap gets too wide to ignore does policy change.

Thomas L. Friedman: Go ahead, ruin my day

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