An image grab from AFPTV footage shows Jordanian onlookers and security agents standing around the debris of a missile intercepted over Amman amid an unprecedented Iranian drone and missile attack on Israel in the early hours of April 14, 2024

The Israel-Iran Crisis: A Chance to Step Back from the Brink

Israel and its allies fended off almost all the armed drones and missiles fired by Iran on 13 April. This outcome affords both sides a face-saving way out of what could otherwise be a ruinous broader confrontation. 

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