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  • Netanyahu arrives in U.S., signs of some easing of tensions over Iran speech

    13 hours ago

    The United States and Israel showed signs of seeking to defuse tensions on Sunday ahead of a speech in Washington by Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu when he will warn against a possible nuclear deal with Iran.

    Policy differences over the negotiations with Iran remained firm,...

  • Obama: Honoring Iran, dissing Israel

    By David Suissa

    13 hours ago

    While all eyes will be on Bibigate this week, there's another drama brewing in Washington that's even more consequential. This is a new bill introduced on Friday that would give the U.S. Congress the power to approve or kill any nuclear deal President Obama makes with Iran.

    The...

  • House rejects stopgap security agency funding, partial shutdown looms

    2 days ago

    The House of Representatives on Friday failed to approve a stopgap funding bill for the U.S. domestic security agency in an embarrassing setback for Republican House Speaker John Boehner, increasing the threat of a partial agency shutdown at midnight.

    With just hours left before...

  • Boehner defends Netanyahu’s upcoming speech to Congress

    3 days ago

    House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Thursday challenged an assertion by the Obama administration that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming speech to Congress about Iran's nuclear program would be destructive to U.S.-Israeli relations.

    "The president's...

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  • Our annual Purim cover: Kanye interrupts Bibi, Foxcatcher gets sequel and Lyft offends with new logo

    4 days ago

    Click on cover image to enlarge.

    Cover design by Lynn Pelkey. Headlines by Jewish Journal staff, Esther D. Kustanowitz and Elon Gold.


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  • How not to bomb Iran

    By Rob Eshman

    4 days ago

    Oh, to be in Geneva right now, facing the Iranians across a long polished table in a quiet hotel room--  because everywhere else the debates over their nuclear ambitions are raging, and the anxiety, accusations and intrigue are exasperating. Never have so many weighed in on so much...

  • Shaming the murderers

    By David Suissa

    4 days ago

    A religious Muslim who murders an innocent person in the name of the Quran desecrates his own religion. I wish that idea had been the theme of last week’s White House Conference on Violent Extremism. 

    Instead, President Barack Obama went out of his way to take religion out of...

  • Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

    5 days ago

    President Barack Obama on Tuesday swiftly delivered on his vow to veto a Republican bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, leaving the long-debated project in limbo for another indefinite period.

    The Senate received Obama's veto message and Senate Majority...

  • Obama rejects as ‘ugly lie’ the notion that West is at war with Islam

    2 weeks ago

    President Barack Obama on Thursday urged countries to tackle violent Islamist militancy around the world and rejected as "an ugly lie" suggestions that the West was at war with Islam.

    Obama said there was a complicated history between the Middle East and the West and no one...

  • How Bibi could surprise the world

    By David Suissa

    2 weeks ago

    When the eyes of the world are on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu on March 3 as he speaks to the U.S. Congress, he’ll have an opportunity to shock them all – Congressmen, Israeli voters, the foreign press, European leaders, Arab dictators, the United Nations and...

  • Speaking to American Jewish leaders, Netanyahu holds firm on Congress speech

    2 weeks ago

    Speaking to a group of American Jewish leaders, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated his intention to address Congress next month, despite calls for him to cancel the speech.

    On Monday night, Netanyahu told a delegation from the Conference of Presidents of Major...

  • Iranian leader Ayatollah Khamenei sent Obama secret letter

    2 weeks ago

    Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has responded to overtures from U.S. President Barack Obama amid nuclear talks by sending him a secret letter, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

    Citing an Iranian diplomat, the paper said the Iranian cleric had written to...

  • Senate approves Carter as new defense secretary

    2 weeks ago

    The Senate voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to confirm Ashton Carter as President Barack Obama's next secretary of defense.

    Carter, 60, who was approved in a 93-5 vote, served as deputy defense secretary, the Pentagon's No. 2 position, from 2011 to 2013. He was also the Defense...

  • The not-so random ‘deli’ shootings

    3 weeks ago

    It just so happens that Simon Wiesenthal Center Associate Dean Abraham Cooper was in Paris for talks with Jewish leaders and government officials about the time the news broke of President Obama’s interview with Matt Yglesias in online Vox magazine.

    Complaining that the media...

  • Why Bibi should give his speech

    By David Suissa

    3 weeks ago

    Like many other American Jews, I’ve had serious reservations about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu’s decision to speak to Congress on March 3, against the wishes of President Barack Obama. I’m in that camp of Israel supporters who are obsessed with keeping the most...

  • State spokesperson unaware Jews killed in Paris

    3 weeks ago

    The State Department is backing up President Barack Obama’s assertion in an interview with Vox that the victims of a terrorist attack on a kosher deli in Paris last month were targeted at “random.” The lead spokesperson for the State Department, Jen Psaki, said Tuesday: “They were...

  • ‘CyberCaliphate’ hacks Newsweek Twitter account, threatens Obama

    3 weeks ago

    Newsweek magazine's Twitter account was the victim of hackers on Tuesday who posted a threat to U.S. President Barack Obama and his family and the words "CyberCaliphate" and "Je suis IS," a reference to Islamic State and the French magazine Charlie Hebdo.

    The group, which also...

  • Obama says Iran must show ‘political will’ at talks

    3 weeks ago

    President Barack Obama said an extension in nuclear talks with Iran was unlikely and that an agreement depended on the “political will” of Iran’s government.

    “I don’t see a further extension being useful if they have not agreed to the basic formulation and the bottom line that...

  • Israeli prime minister determined to speak in Washington

    3 weeks ago

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    More than two weeks after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accepted an invitation from Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner, Netanyahu insists he will not back out despite a wave of criticism in both the US and...

  • Obama to seek new authority for force against the Islamic State next week

    3 weeks ago

    President Barack Obama will ask Congress for new authority to use force against Islamic State fighters next week, congressional aides said on Thursday.

    A House Democratic aide said lawmakers had been told they would receive the White House request next week.

    And an aide to...

  • Bibi: Call off the play

    By Rob Eshman

    February 4, 2015 | 1:39 pm

    Liberal Democrats are the soft underbelly of American support for Israel, and John Boehner and Benjamin Netanyahu just gave them a swift kick.

    When the Republican speaker of the house went around President Barack Obama to issue an invitation to the prime minister of Israel to...

  • Obama proposes $3.99 trillion budget, draws scorn from Republicans

    February 2, 2015 | 4:42 pm

    President Barack Obama on Monday proposed a $3.99 trillion budget that drew scorn from Republicans and set up battles over tax reform, infrastructure spending, and the quest to prove which party best represents the middle class.

    In his fiscal year 2016 budget blueprint, a...

  • McCain: Obama-Netanyahu relationship ‘worst ever’

    February 2, 2015 | 3:06 pm

    Sen. John McCain called President Barack Obama’s relations with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “the worst that I’ve ever seen in my lifetime.”

    “And that in itself is a tragedy because it’s the only functioning democracy in the entire Middle East,” McCain (R-Ariz.) told...

  • Iran’s leaders wonder who’s really in charge in the U.S. They may be surprised.

    February 2, 2015 | 12:30 pm

    From the moment President Barack Obama took office, the Iranian government had its doubts about his administration. There were two schools of "doubt." The first questioned his intentions. They believed his rhetoric and promises were just that - empty words. In deeds, the argument...

  • Showdown on the Beltway

    By David Suissa

    January 28, 2015 | 10:15 am

    Do you know why the whole Bibi-Obama-Boehner-Iran mess gives me such a headache? There are too many moving parts: Bibi shouldn’t tick off Obama; Obama should be tougher on Iran; Boehner shouldn’t go behind Obama’s back; Bibi shouldn’t interfere with American politics; Obama...

  • TV satire burns bright as Israeli election ‘campfire’

    January 27, 2015 | 9:41 am

    When Israelis gather around the water cooler to discuss their March 17 election, odds are the conversation will turn to a television satire that has caught even President Barack Obama's notice in the past.

    Eretz Nehederet ("Wonderful Country"), which airs weekly on Israel's...

  • U.S. Democratic senators set resolution countering push for tougher Iran sanctions

    January 26, 2015 | 1:24 pm

    Democratic U.S. senators introduced a resolution on Monday opposing more sanctions on Iran unless nuclear talks fail or Tehran breaks an agreement, countering a push for tougher sanctions backed by Republicans that President Barack Obama has pledged to veto.

    "For those who agree...

  • Rebels press Ukraine offensive, Obama promises steps against Russian-backed ‘aggression’

    January 26, 2015 | 11:42 am

    Pro-Moscow rebels, backed by what NATO says is the open participation of Russian troops, pressed on with their offensive on Sunday after restarting the war in eastern Ukraine with the first all-out assault since a truce five months ago.

    U.S. President Barack Obama said Washington...

  • Foxman: Obama and Hollande won’t name Islamist threat

    January 26, 2015 | 10:55 am

    The national director of the Anti-Defamation League, Abraham Foxman, said President Barack Obama and his French counterpart Francois Hollande were refusing to name Islamists as a threat to society.

    Foxman made the assertion during a panel discussion Monday in the Czech capital to...

  • Invitation to Netanyahu to address U.S. Congress: When bipartisan means partisan

    January 23, 2015 | 3:28 pm

    When U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, a Republican, jolted Washington this week by inviting Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress, his office said it had been done "on behalf of the bipartisan leadership."

    In reality, it was among the...

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