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U.S. Should Discourage Israel From Striking Iran

The United States should discourage Israel’s leaders from attacking Iran at this time. President Obama’s speech this weekend at the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee set the right tone and sent the right message.

Under Obama, America is leading aggressive global efforts to take the threat Iran poses seriously, and this initiative has isolated Iran. As President Obama said, the "loose talk of war" only helps Iran by driving up the price of oil—which in turn gives Iran more money to fund its nuclear program.

The above excerpt was originally published in U.S. News and World Report.