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  • Netanyahu and Abbas agree: Blame the UN

    2 days ago

    Benjamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas took plenty of shots at each other.

    But in their dueling dueling speeches to the United Nations General Assembly, the Israeli prime minister and Palestinian Authority president directed much of their fire at the same target: the assembled...

  • Everyone’s talking ISIS at the UN, leaving Netanyahu glaring

    3 days ago

    All anyone attending the United Nations General Assembly opening seemed to want to talk about was the threat posed to the world by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

    That was much to the consternation of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who argued in his speech before...

  • Why are Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and other non-Jewish celebs buying real estate in Israel?

    3 days ago

    After Kanye West performed in Israel on Wednesday night, he presumably had to sleep in a bed that he didn’t own. The declared presidential candidate may not have to suffer that indignity on his next trip to the Holy Land.

    The Kardashian family, into which he is married, is among...

  • In UN speech, Netanyahu keeps focus on Iran

    3 days ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking to the U.N. General Assembly, urged the international community to “check your enthusiasm at the door” regarding the recently finalized agreement on Iran’s nuclear program.

    On Thursday, Netanyahu also criticized Palestinian...

  • Netanyahu to quiz Putin on Russia’s reinforcement of Syria

    2 weeks ago

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Moscow on Monday to seek reassurance from President Vladimir Putin about Russia's military deployment in Syria and to lay out Israel's concerns about the risk of weapons reaching militants on its borders.

    With fighter planes part of the...

  • UN nuclear watchdog rejects plan on monitoring of Israeli sites

    2 weeks ago

    The International Atomic Energy Agency’s General Assembly rejected a proposal to require the monitoring of Israel’s nuclear sites.

    Titled “Israeli nuclear capabilities,” the resolution was defeated Thursday in Vienna by a vote of 61-43. Egypt submitted the proposal to the United...

  • Obama-Netanyahu meeting in DC to discuss post-deal environment

    3 weeks ago

    President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will discuss post-Iran nuclear deal strategies when they meet Nov. 9 in Washington, D.C.

    “The president looks forward to discussing with the prime minister regional security issues, including implementation of the Joint...

  • Protests greet Netanyahu on British visit

    September 9, 2015 | 9:19 pm

    Some 300 demonstrators waving flags and "Free Palestine" banners staged a noisy protest in central London on Wednesday against the two-day visit to Britain this week of Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu.

    Minor scuffles with police broke out as they surged into the main...

  • Khamenei says Israel will not last 25 more years; will not negotiate with U.S. beyond nuclear talks

    September 9, 2015 | 2:28 pm

    Iran's Supreme Leader has said Tehran will not negotiate with the United States on any issue after the landmark nuclear deal with world powers in July and that Israel "will not see next 25 years” and adds that the Jewish state will be hounded until it is destroyed, according to his...

  • Clinton: I’d bomb Iran if it closed in on nukes

    September 9, 2015 | 11:34 am

    Hillary Rodham Clinton said that as president she would strike Iran should it appear to be closing in on a nuclear weapon.

    “I will not hesitate to take military action if Iran attempts to obtain a nuclear weapon,” Clinton said in a foreign policy speech Wednesday delivered at the...

  • Do Jewish organizations alienate young Jews?

    By Dennis Prager

    September 8, 2015 | 4:21 pm

    We are told that Jewish organizations have to recalibrate their messages in order to appeal to young Jews. In particular, the argument goes, the opposition of most American-Jewish organizations to the Iran nuclear agreement has solidified the alienation of most younger Jews from...

  • Kerry reaffirms U.S. commitment to Israel security in call with Netanyahu

    September 8, 2015 | 11:31 am

    Secretary of State John Kerry discussed Iran with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a weekend telephone call and reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to Israel's security, the State Department said on Tuesday.

    "The secretary and the prime minister reiterated the need to...

  • 100,000 sign petition calling for arrest of Netanyahu in Britain

    September 8, 2015 | 9:40 am

    A petition calling for the arrest of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he visits Britain this week has reached more than 100,000 signatures and must be considered for debate in Parliament.

    The online petition was uploaded on Aug. 7 to the United Kingdom Parliament’s...

  • Hillary Clinton email trove shows concern with Netanyahu’s psyche

    September 3, 2015 | 3:09 pm

    As U.S. secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton spent plenty of time in daunting foreign territory.

    No, I’m not talking about Myanmar here. I’m speaking of the mind of Benjamin Netanyahu.

    A batch of emails released this week as part of the trove related to the controversy...

  • Will Obama and Netanyahu reconcile next year?

    September 3, 2015 | 2:49 pm

    Now that enactment of the Iran nuclear deal appears to be a sure thing, the profound and often personal disagreement between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over Iran is not about to go away.

    In the contemplative spirit of the Days of Awe, we...

  • Biden meets Jewish leaders in Florida to defend Iran deal

    September 3, 2015 | 2:00 pm

    Vice President Joe Biden tried to reassure Jewish leaders in south Florida on Thursday that President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran would be a vital step toward making the world a safer place.

    Biden, on a two-day trip to the political swing state of Florida as he explores...

  • Netanyahu says U.S. public and Israel see eye-to-eye on Iran nuclear issue

    September 3, 2015 | 10:53 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted on Thursday most Americans agreed with Israel over dangers posed by Iran, even as he lost a battle to persuade the U.S. Congress to reject Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers including Washington.

    In remarks at a Jewish New...

  • The Iran deal is done: What history should teach us

    By Michael Berenbaum

    September 2, 2015 | 4:27 pm

    Thirty-four senators — 32 Democrats plus two Independents who caucus with the Democrats — have come out in favor of the Iran deal, enough to sustain a presidential veto, so approval of the deal with Iran and five American partners is a foregone conclusion. The questions to ask now...

  • Switzerland says regrets envoy’s display of Netanyahu cartoon

    August 28, 2015 | 2:49 pm

    Switzerland expressed regret on Friday after its ambassador to Iran displayed a cartoon depicting two doves defecating on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's head, at an event promoting Iranian business opportunities.

    Ambassador Giulio Haas showed the image during a...

  • Obama reassures Jewish groups on U.S.-Israel relationship

    August 28, 2015 | 1:19 pm

    President Barack Obama reassured U.S. Jewish groups on Friday that the U.S.-Israel relationship is strong, despite differences over the nuclear deal with Iran, and called for more talks between the two governments on security cooperation.

    "As soon as this particular debate is...

  • ‘The most dangerous weapons ever invented’: Policy expert talks nukes, Israel and the Iran deal

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 27, 2015 | 11:04 am

    Joe Cirincione is a nuclear policy expert who served for nearly a decade on the staff of the House Armed Services Committee, beginning during the Reagan administration. He has since authored several books on the history of nuclear weapons and nuclear security strategy. Today, he is...

  • Israelis aren’t unified on Iran deal

    By Rob Eshman

    August 26, 2015 | 2:35 pm

    One of the strongest arguments the Jewish opponents of the Iran nuclear deal have wielded is that Israelis are unified in their opposition to it.

    If the famously fractious Israelis all agree that the Iran deal is bad, they argue, it must really be awful. This line of reasoning...

  • Netanyahu pressed for Iran attacks, but was denied, ex-defense chief says

    August 23, 2015 | 8:40 am

    Israel's political leaders pushed to attack Iran at least three times in the past few years but had to back down on the advice of the military and due to concerns about its ally the United States, former defense minister Ehud Barak said.

    In interviews to his biographers aired...

  • Ehud Barak and Netanyahu pushed to bomb Iran in ’10 and ’11

    August 21, 2015 | 2:20 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and former Defense Minister Ehud Barak both wanted to bomb Iran’s nuclear facilities in 2010 and 2011, but other leaders blocked the move, Barak said.

    The retired Labor politician, who was prime minister from 1999 to 2001, revealed the...

  • Obama’s Democrats face intense pressure as they weigh Iran deal

    August 21, 2015 | 1:07 pm

    As he weighed whether to support President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran, Representative Donald Norcross was showered with the sort of attention rarely shown to junior members of the U.S. Congress.

    The New Jersey Democrat, a former labor union leader, met with Obama and...

  • Netanyahu critic Leon Wieseltier says Israeli PM is right on Iran deal

    August 13, 2015 | 12:02 pm

    Political commentator Leon Wieseltier acknowledged that despite his dislike for Benjamin Netanyahu, he believes the Israeli prime minister is right about the Iran nuclear deal.

    “I’ve almost never written a good word about him, so he’s right not to like me,” Wieseltier, a veteran...

  • Israel reaches deal to develop Leviathan gas field

    August 13, 2015 | 9:51 am

    Israel's government said on Thursday it had reached a deal with a U.S.-Israeli consortium on the development of the huge Leviathan gas field and two other offshore wells.

    After weeks of talks over the government's initial proposal in June, the controversial deal will allow...

  • L.A. Jewish Federation sends second email on Iran deal, acknowledging the deal is ‘complex’

    By Ryan Torok

    August 6, 2015 | 5:06 pm

    Following public outcry in response to a community-wide call-to-action email sent July 21 by the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, on Aug. 6 Federation Board Chair Leslie E. Bider and President and CEO Jay Sanderson sent a second email with the subject line “An...

  • Pride Parade slaying sparks calls for change to LGBT protections

    August 5, 2015 | 2:04 pm

    The slaying of a 16-year-old girl at Jerusalem’s gay pride parade has sparked calls for LGBT-rights legislation — as well as pushback from those who oppose it.

    Shira Banki died Aug. 2 after being stabbed while marching in the July 30 parade. Five others were wounded in the...

  • First Israeli jailed without trial in sweep over West Bank arson

    August 4, 2015 | 1:53 pm

    Israel jailed a suspected Jewish militant without trial on Tuesday, the first application of the controversial measure against a citizen in a government-ordered crackdown following the lethal torching of a Palestinian home.

    The suspect, Mordechai Meyer, a resident of a Jewish...

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