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  • Palestinian baby burned to death, Israel searches for Jewish extremists

    1 day ago

    After a Palestinian baby was burned to death in a West Bank arson attack by suspected Jewish extremists, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered a manhunt to track down the perpetrators.

    Netanyahu said in a statement that the arson Thursday night in the Palestinian West...

  • Jewish terror draws Netanyahu’s focus homeward

    1 day ago

    Ahead of what may be the toughest diplomatic battle of his career, a final bid to kill the Iran nuclear deal, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has suddenly found himself facing down a terrorist threat – apparently from Jews.

    The flow of Iran messaging from the Prime...

  • Russia modernizing S-300 missile system for Iran: RIA, citing Putin aide

    2 days ago

    Russia is modernizing its S-300 missile system to supply to Iran, an adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday, RIA news agency reported.

    "It has partially been updated, separate elements are still being updated," said Vladimir Kozhin, a presidential adviser on...

  • Russia reassures Israel over Iran nuclear deal

    2 days ago

    Russian President Vladimir Putin told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday that the deal on Iran's nuclear program would improve security in the Middle East and guaranteed that Tehran would not acquire nuclear arms.

    Israel plans to lobby the U.S. Congress not to...

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  • Religious assailant attacks Jerusalem Gay Pride parade, wounding six

    2 days ago

    Six marchers were stabbed at Jerusalem’s annual gay pride parade — allegedly by the man who stabbed three people at the parade in 2005.

    One victim in Thursday’s stabbings was in critical condition and two were in serious condition.

    [Jewish community reacts to the attack]

    The...

  • NBA player Omri Casspi says Adelson-funded Israel trip not about politics

    By JNi.media

    3 days ago

    Although it might seem like a nice off-season vacation shared by Israel’s first NBA player, Omri Casspi, forward for the Sacramento Kings, with his teammates, the funding for the Israel trip was generously provided by casino tycoon and Republican super donor Sheldon Adelson, and...

  • What Huckabee could learn from Bibi about Holocaust analogies

    3 days ago

    Much of the outrage over Mike Huckabee’s Holocaust-Iran analogy was about sense and sensibility.

    First, sensibility. Sure, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu compares the ayatollahs to the Nazis all the time — and warns that permitting them a pathway to the bomb is opening the...

  • Cyprus and Israel agree to strengthen ties on energy, security

    4 days ago

    Israel and Cyprus agreed on Tuesday to expand their cooperation on energy issues, including the use of pipelines and electricity grids to link to European markets, as both countries develop natural gas fields off their coasts.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Cypriot...

  • Huckabee’s gas chamber reference to Iran deal draws Israeli criticism

    4 days ago

    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee drew rare criticism from Israel on Tuesday for comments in which he accused President Barack Obama of marching Israelis "to the door of the oven" in a nuclear deal with Iran.

    Israeli Transport Minister Yisrael Katz said on...

  • Mossad: All 11 Jews missing after fleeing Iran in the 90s were murdered

    By JNi.media

    5 days ago

    One year after determining that eight Jews who tried to escape from Iran in 1994 were murdered on their way to Israel, the Mossad has recently found that three other Jews who left Iran three years later were also murdered, Ynet reported. The new determination enabled the Rabbinical...

  • Federation: Take it back

    By Rob Eshman

    6 days ago

    In the hours immediately following the announcement of the Iran nuclear deal, the Jewish community fell victim to a rare and unbecoming phenomenon:  groupthink.

    The word went out from Zion, when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu castigated the deal before it had even been...

  • The Iran deal and the hubris of certainty

    1 week ago

    Admit it: You might be wrong.

    Yes, you have a strong view about whether the nuclear deal signed with Iran last week will spell catastrophe for Israel, or whether it’s the best of a range of bad options for dealing with Iran’s apparent pursuit of a nuclear weapon.

    But we can’t...

  • Rouhani assures critics nuclear deal is good for Iran

    1 week ago

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani defended Iran's nuclear deal with world powers after it came under attack from conservatives at home, arguing on Thursday it reflected the nation's will and was "more valuable" than carping over the details.

    While many Iranians hope last week's...

  • Iran: ‘This deal is not the last step’

    1 week ago

    I have three identities: I’m Iranian, I’m American, and I’m Israeli. Historically, what that has meant is that there are very few places in the world that I’ve found where all my identities have been welcome. Actually, through my extensive travels, including Afghanistan, North...

  • Chessmasters: Israel and the Iran deal

    By Rob Eshman

    1 week ago

    Critics of the Iran deal unfailingly say that the American negotiators, including President Barack Obama, were no match for their wily Iranian counterparts.

    The Persians, they remind us, excel at the culture of the bazaar. The Persians, they point out, invented the game of chess....

  • After Israel talks, Pentagon chief says: ‘Friends can disagree’

    2 weeks ago

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter never expected to win over Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about the merits of the nuclear agreement with Iran but tried to put a brave face on their sometimes blunt, closed-door exchange on Tuesday.

    "We don't agree on everything. And...

  • Biden defends Iran deal in call with Jewish leaders

    2 weeks ago

    Vice President Joseph Biden defended the Iran nuclear deal in a call with the organized Jewish community that drew a thousand listeners.

    Biden, considered the closest Obama administration official to the Jewish community, said Monday that he has fielded much skepticism among Jews...

  • Israel signals may ask for more US military aid over Iran deal

    2 weeks ago

    Israel signalled on Friday that it would ask the United States for increased military aid to counter any threats that may arise as result of the international agreement on Iran's nuclear program.

    Israel gets $3 billion in annual military aid from Washington under a package due to...

  • Israel won’t strike Iran alone, no matter how much it hates the nuclear deal

    2 weeks ago

    The day after a nuclear deal with Iran was announced, the sun rose high above Jerusalem's shimmering hills just as it does every July, as if the ancient land shrugged off two decades of apocalyptic warnings from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and decided to go about its...

  • In Israel’s domestic politics, Iran deal is a gift for Netanyahu

    2 weeks ago

    Maybe Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be thanking the Obama administration for the Iran deal.

    Netanyahu called Tuesday’s agreement on Iran’s nuclear program a “stunning historic mistake.” He says it’s going to endanger the Middle East.

    But within Israel, the...

  • Netanyahu and Hammond face off over Iran deal

    2 weeks ago

    An on-camera, testy exchange between British Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu laid bare on Thursday tensions over the nuclear deal between foreign powers and Iran.

    A day after telling Britain's parliament that Israel would not have...

  • Israel: Iran deal ‘naked as emperor with no clothes’

    2 weeks ago

    Israel's nuclear affairs minister said his country was like the boy in the fairy tale who pointed out the emperor had no clothes, heaping scorn on the Iran nuclear deal on Wednesday and emphasising Israel's right to unilateral self-defence.

    Tuesday's agreement between six world...

  • Why critics of the Iran deal should hope Obama is like Neville Chamberlain

    3 weeks ago

    It was just a few weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks and suddenly U.S.-Israel tensions were erupting. The White House was furious at Prime Minister Ariel Sharon for essentially comparing President George W. Bush’s efforts to line up Arab support for his war on terror to...

  • Obama relishes Iran deal, warns Congress not to stop it

    3 weeks ago

    President Barack Obama heralded a nuclear agreement with Iran on Tuesday as an opportunity to shift direction in the Middle East, and warned he would veto any attempt by deeply skeptical Republican lawmakers to overturn the deal.

    Obama, relishing a foreign policy win that...

  • Israeli security cabinet unanimously rejects Iranian nuclear deal

    3 weeks ago

    Israel's security cabinet met on Tuesday to discuss the nuclear deal between world powers and Iran and said Israel was not bound by it, a statement from the prime minister's office said.

    The announcement echoed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's own statement before the meeting, in which he described the deal as a "stunning, historic mistake" and added: "Israel is not bound by this deal with Iran because Iran continues to seek our destruction. We will always defend ourselves."

  • Iran deal reached, Obama hails step toward ‘more hopeful world’

    3 weeks ago

    Iran and six major world powers reached a nuclear deal on Tuesday, capping more than a decade of negotiations with an agreement that could transform the Middle East.

    President Barack Obama hailed a step toward a "more hopeful world" and Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said it...

  • Israel’s Netanyahu calls Iran nuclear deal ‘historic’ mistake

    3 weeks ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described the agreement reached on Tuesday by Iran and major world powers on Tehran's nuclear programme as a historic mistake and said he woud do what he could to block Iran's nuclear ambitions.

    "Iran is going to receive a sure path to...

  • Netanyahu tweets in Farsi against Iran nuclear deal

    3 weeks ago

    In an 11th-hour escalation of his lobbying against an expected nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu turned to the Iranian public on Monday with a new Farsi-language Twitter account.

    An Israeli official said Netanyahu aimed to...

  • ‘Inside Out’ and Iran

    By Rob Eshman

    3 weeks ago

    You want to understand the Iran nuclear negotiations? Read the analyses in Foreign Policy and the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.  Read the pundits and editorials from left to right. Then, basically, ignore the pundits, and instead pay close attention to what the...

  • Why are liberals bashing Michael Oren?

    By David Suissa

    July 7, 2015 | 5:28 pm

    After interviewing former ambassador Michael Oren last week at the Museum of Tolerance, and reading countless articles attacking him, I think I’ve figured out why his new book, “Ally,” has struck such a sensitive nerve, especially with pro-Obama liberal Zionists.

    In case you’ve...

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