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  • Letters to the Editor: Obama, Iran and Jews in Egypt

    1 week ago

    Connect. Inform. Inspire.

    Over lunch, I read the April 10 issue of the Jewish Journal cover to cover. The articles were informative, inspiring and gave me pause. The Iran framework offerings pushed me in all directions to think, rethink and re-rethink my position. I found plenty...

  • Clinton weighs loyalty to Obama, distinctions on Israel issues

    1 week ago

    Hillary Clinton does not appear until 90 seconds into the two-minute video rolling out her campaign. No one among the bright and diverse array of everyday Americans in that video mentions foreign policy. Or Barack Obama.

    Jewish Democrats say the video released this weekend is...

  • Is the Obama administration making nice with Israel?

    1 week ago

    On Monday, President Barack Obama met with two sets of Jews, and from what we were told, essentially wondered aloud each time why his love for the Jewish people and for Israel is not more widely known.

    The second group comprised donors and strategic advisers, and their answer,...

  • Iran says nuclear deal depends on lifting of sanctions

    1 week ago

    Iran said on Wednesday it would only accept a deal over its contested nuclear program if world powers simultaneously lifted all sanctions imposed on it.

    The comments by President Hassan Rouhani came the day after U.S. President Barack Obama was forced to give Congress a say in...

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  • Israel happy at compromise deal on Iran between Congress-Obama

    1 week ago

    Israel is pleased at a compromise deal on Iran achieved between the United States Congress and the administration of President Barack Obama, Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz said on Wednesday.

    In what was seen as a setback for Obama, the U.S. president agreed on...

  • Obama drops objection to letting Congress vote on Iran deal

    2 weeks ago

    President Barack Obama dropped his opposition on Tuesday to a bill giving Congress a voice on a nuclear deal with Iran after members of his Democratic Party negotiated changes to the bill that had won strong support from both parties.

    White House spokesman Josh Earnest said...

  • Obama tells Congress he plans to remove Cuba from terrorism list

    2 weeks ago

    President Barack Obama told Congress on Tuesday he intends to remove Cuba from a U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, clearing the way for restoring diplomatic relations and reopening embassies shut for more than half a century.

    Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro sat down...

  • White House doesn’t say whether Obama will support Senate bill on Iran

    2 weeks ago

    The White House said on Tuesday it could not state definitively whether President Barack Obama will support the U.S. Senate's bill on Iran's nuclear capabilities until all changes are made.

    White House spokesman Josh Earnest said there is reason to think a Senate panel working on the bill may address some areas of concern the White House has had over the bill, which Obama has said threatens to undermine an international deal with Iran to curb its nuclear capabilities.

  • Kerry to ask Congress for more time and space on Iran deal

    2 weeks ago

    Secretary of State John Kerry will make the case this week to skeptical Republicans and Democrats that the U.S. Congress should give him another two and a half months to secure a final nuclear deal with Iran.

    In closed briefings with the full House of Representatives on Monday...

  • Hillary Clinton’s White House bid sparks examinations of her Israel record

    2 weeks ago

    Hillary Rodham Clinton, whose complex dealings with Israel date back to her days as first lady of Arkansas, announced her second bid for the White House.

    Clinton’s announcement Sunday made headlines in Israel, with newspapers running front-page chronologies of her relations with...

  • Obama income falls to $477,000 in 2014 as book sales slow

    2 weeks ago

    President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle earned $477,383 in 2014, a decline over the past few years as sales of the president's biographies declined, according to their tax return released by the White House on Friday.

    Obama is paid $400,000 for his position as the U.S....

  • Obama is selling us a lemon

    By David Suissa

    2 weeks ago

    It’s easy to be lulled or seduced by President Barack Obama’s confident demeanor. He always appears so reasonable. 

    Obama will need all of his persuasive powers to sell us on his “framework” agreement with Iran because the agreement is a lemon — a dangerous lemon.

    At its best,...

  • The Iranian deal: Cause for skepticism, concern and disappointment

    By Sam Yebri

    2 weeks ago

    Americans who are Iranian and Jewish cannot help but view the recently announced nuclear understanding between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the P5+1 with skepticism, concern and disappointment.  

    First, we are skeptical because there is no “deal.” Nothing was signed in...

  • A third of Republicans support Iran nuclear deal

    2 weeks ago

    Thirty-one percent of U.S. Republicans favor a new nuclear deal with Iran, creating a challenge for their party's lawmakers who largely oppose the framework accord sealed between Tehran and world powers, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Wednesday.

    Another 30 percent of Republicans...

  • Middle East prepares for Iran nuclear deal

    3 weeks ago

    This story originally appeared at The Media Line.

    The signing of the framework agreement to end Iran’s nuclear program is having repercussions throughout the Middle East. In Israel, itself a nuclear power, there is deep skepticism that Iran will comply with the terms of the...

  • Obama: nuclear deal not predicated on Iran recognizing Israel

    3 weeks ago

    President Barack Obama on Monday poured cold water on an Israeli demand that a nuclear deal between world powers and Iran be predicated on Tehran recognizing Israel.

    "The notion that we would condition Iran not getting nuclear weapons in a verifiable deal on Iran recognizing Israel is really akin to saying that we won't sign a deal unless the nature of the Iranian regime completely transforms," Obama said in an interview with National Public Radio (NPR).

    "That is, I think, a fundamental misjudgment," he said.

  • Obama makes pitch for Iran deal, promises to stand by Israel

    3 weeks ago

    President Obama promised to defend Israel in making his most comprehensive case yet for a diplomatic resolution of the standoff over Iran’s nuclear program.

    In a lengthy interview Saturday with Thomas Friedman of The New York Times, Obama made his pitch for the framework accord...

  • Many Iranian expats in California have doubts about nuclear deal

    3 weeks ago

    Many members of the Los Angeles-area Iranian community, the largest in the United States, are skeptical about a preliminary nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, even though a pact could end decades of international isolation for their homeland.

    The prevailing sentiment...

  • Conflicting U.S., Iranian accounts on sanctions relief

    3 weeks ago

    After Iran and world powers agreed last week to a framework deal on curbing Iran's nuclear program in return for sanctions relief, Tehran and Washington seem to have different interpretations over how that will be done.

    Many details must still be hammered out, including the pace...

  • White House seder includes Ashkenazic, Sephardic traditions

    3 weeks ago

    Moroccan charoset balls, savory holiday brisket and carrot souffle were on the menu at the annual White House seder.

    The guests finished the meal with raspberry ganache marjolaine and triple layer chocolate macaroon cake, according to the White House.

    The guest list for Friday...

  • Netanyahu seeks better deal on Iran; Obama says it is best hope on nuclear issue

    3 weeks ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the United States on Sunday to seek a better deal to curb Iran's nuclear program and said he would press American lawmakers not to give Tehran "a free path to the bomb."

    President Barack Obama, hoping to sway skeptics at home and...

  • Netanyahu says in any nuclear deal Iran must recognize Israel’s right to exist

    3 weeks ago

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday that any final nuclear deal with Iran must include a commitment from Tehran recognizing Israel's right to exist.

    Netanyahu, whose address to the U.S. Congress last month failed to stop the United States and five other major powers...

  • Obama calls Netanyahu about Iran deal

    3 weeks ago

    President Barack Obama called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday to discuss the agreement reached with Iran to limit its nuclear program, the White House said.

    Obama told Netanyahu that the deal represents significant progress toward a lasting solution that cuts off all of Iran’s pathways to a nuclear weapon, the statement said.

    Obama also said the progress on the nuclear front did not diminish concerns about "Iran’s sponsorship of terrorism and threats towards Israel," the White House said.

  • Obama says ‘historic’ Iran framework could make world safer

    3 weeks ago

    President Barack Obama on Thursday said a framework agreement reached at talks in Switzerland on Iran's nuclear program is "a good deal" that would, if fully implemented, prevent Tehran from obtaining a nuclear weapon and help make the world safer.

    Speaking at the White House...

  • This Passover, raging anti-Semitism, ascendant Iran stand between Jews and the promise of Elijah the Prophet

    3 weeks ago

    This post originally ran on Fow News.

    On Friday night Jewish families in Israel and throughout the world will celebrate our Passover Seder, a wondrous interactive event remembering we were once slaves unto Pharaoh and celebrating our freedom and first baby steps as a nation. In...

  • Is U.S.-Israel crisis a speed bump or sign of a long-term conflict?

    3 weeks ago

    President Barack Obama’s refusal to accept Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ostensible recommitment to a two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has watchers of the U.S.-Israel relationship wondering if the recent crisis is a mere speed bump or a sign of a...

  • Let’s leave Obama out of our seders

    By David Suissa

    3 weeks ago

    Jews have big mouths. Put those big mouths in a society that reveres freedom of speech and it’s a sight to behold. On the whole, it’s a wonderful attribute. We analyze everything, we criticize endlessly, we kvetch, we yell, we do everything but shut up. It’s as if we’re taking...

  • Daily Kickoff: Hillary talks to Malcolm | O’Malley learns Heschel | Obama’s favorite Iowa hotel

    By Jewish Insider

    March 30, 2015 | 11:37 am

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    2016 WATCH: Hillary talks to Malcolm: "Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in a telephone discussion with Malcolm Hoenlein... that she thinks “we need to all work together to return the...

  • Is U.S.-Israel crisis a speed bump or sign of a long-term conflict?

    March 30, 2015 | 10:16 am

    President Barack Obama’s refusal to accept Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ostensible recommitment to a two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has watchers of the U.S.-Israel relationship wondering if the recent crisis is a mere speed bump or a sign of a...

  • Beyond the toxic rhetoric: Obama, Bibi and prospects for peace

    March 25, 2015 | 4:11 pm

    President Barack Obama remains furious at Benjamin Netanyahu. He and many European leaders were counting on Israelis to get rid of an intractable "hawk" and replace him with Yitzak (Bougie) Herzog, the more flexible "dove.” With Bibi out of the way, the path would have been cleared...

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