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Saul Singer, a columnist and former editorial page editor at the Jerusalem Post, is co-author of the forthcoming book, Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle. He has also written for the Wall Street Journal, Commentary, Middle East Quarterly, Moment, the New Leader, and bitterlemons.org (an Israeli/Palestinian e-zine). Before moving to Israel in 1994, he served as an adviser in the United States Congress to the House Foreign Affairs and Senate Banking Committees. He is also on Twitter. Close.

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Jerusalem, Israel

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Stiffer Sanctions for Iran

Jerusalem, Israel - Three top Israeli officials were widely discredited in the public's eye by their handling of last summer's war in Lebanon -- Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Defense Minister Amir Peretz, and IDF Chief of Staff Dan Halutz. I predict that at the end of 2007 Olmert will still be premier, but Peretz will be out of the cabinet or hold a different post, and Halutz will have resigned.

I also predict that in 2007 U.S. and European sanctions against Iran will tighten significantly, but not enough for Iran to give up its nuclear program. Further, if a war is renewed between Israel and Hamas, Hezbollah, or Syria, or if there are further 9/11-style attacks, this will accelerate rather than deter the West's sanctions campaign.

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