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  • Right, Left and Center Condemn the Iran Deal

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    28 minutes ago

    With more and more voices from the right, left and center decrying the deal with Iran, it is not surprising that a majority of American's in recent CNN poll are against the deal. The more you read the agreement, and study the issues, the more you cannot help but realize that this...

  • Kerry warns U.S. Congress that scrapping Iran deal would mean path to nuclear weapon

    14 hours ago

    Secretary of State John Kerry told U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday he wanted to set the record straight on the Iran nuclear deal and equated walking away from the agreement to giving Tehran a fast track to a nuclear weapon.

    "There are conclusions that have been drawn that don't in fact...

  • New poll: U.S. Jews support Iran deal, despite misgivings

    5 days ago

    By a wide margin, American Jews support the recently concluded agreement with Iran to restrict its nuclear program, and a clear majority of Jews wants Congress to approve the deal. In fact, as compared with Americans generally, Jews are more supportive of the “Iran deal,” in large...

  • Rouhani assures critics nuclear deal is good for Iran

    6 days 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...

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  • Stop this Iran deal, get a better one

    By Sam Yebri

    1 week ago

    There’s an old Iranian joke: Ask an Iranian “What’s two plus two?” and he will answer, “It depends on whether I’m buying or selling.” We Iranians take pride in our bazaari mentality. Nothing pleases us more than a successful negotiation. For decades, the Islamic Republic of Iran...

  • Will the nuclear deal impact California’s sanctions against Iran? It appears not

    By Jared Sichel

    1 week ago

    As Congress debates whether to approve the Obama administration’s agreement to lift many of the United States’ sanctions against Iran in return for a temporary curb on its nuclear program, one particular paragraph in the 159-page deal has activists and politicians in California...

  • 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...

  • Obama calls Iran deal historic chance to pursue safer world

    2 weeks ago

    President Barack Obama, seeking to sell the Iran nuclear deal to skeptical U.S. lawmakers and the American public, said on Wednesday the agreement represented a historic chance to pursue a safer world.

    During a White House news conference, Obama said, "Without a deal, the...

  • Israel to lobby Congress — and reconsider a strike

    2 weeks ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decried an agreement over Iran’s nuclear program hundreds of times — most notably in a March speech in Washington, D.C.,  to a joint session of Congress. Now that the agreement is signed, experts say Netanyahu has one way left to block...

  • Deal or no deal? A busy road ahead for Congress

    By Ryan Torok

    2 weeks ago

    The region’s Democratic Congressmen are speaking out about the Iran nuclear deal forged by a Democratic president — with reservation.

    Speaking to the Journal hours after the landmark deal was announced on July 14, Reps. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) and Adam Schiff (D-Burbank)...

  • Birthright group asks alum to lobby Congress against Iran Nuclear deal

    By Tom Tugend

    2 weeks ago

    On Tuesday, a New York-based Birthright Israel alumni group sent an email to all of its members urging them to lobby Congress to reject the nuclear arms agreement between Iran and the United States.

    The email, however, does not speak for the national and global Birthright Israel...

  • Why the Iran nuclear deal is likely to survive its hurdles

    2 weeks ago

    The nuclear deal with Iran, 20 months in the making, is now done — at least as far as negotiations go. The accord, announced early on July 14, still faces hurdles, although they likely won’t keep the deal from going ahead.

    So what happens next?

    We read the laws, perused the...

  • Analysis: Chuck Schumer now the most important man in the world

    By JNi.media

    2 weeks ago

    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who is one of two dozen Republicans racing for the White House, on Tuesday challenged Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), who will become the Senate Democratic leader in 2017, to turn his back on President Barack Obama and help kill the Iran deal.

    “Chuck...

  • U.S. lawmakers step up warnings against ‘weak’ Iran deal

    June 25, 2015 | 9:41 am

    As talks on an Iran nuclear deal enter the final stretch, U.S. lawmakers are sharpening warnings against a "weak" agreement and laying down red lines that, if crossed, could prompt Congress to trip up a carefully crafted international pact.

    Several influential lawmakers said they...

  • Obama, on Marc Maron’s podcast, blames gun lobby ‘grip’ on Congress for lax U.S. gun laws

    June 22, 2015 | 10:58 am

    President Barack Obama blamed public apathy combined with the tight "grip" on Congress of the National Rifle Association, the powerful U.S. gun lobby, for blocking stricter gun laws.

    Speaking during an interview recorded on Friday, just two days after the mass shooting at a black...

  • Appeals court rules with states challenging Obama’s immigration action

    May 26, 2015 | 1:28 pm

    The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday in favor of 26 states challenging President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration, potentially paving the way for a Supreme Court decision on the issue.

    Two judges on the three-judge panel ruled that the executive...

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

    April 15, 2015 | 8:33 am

    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

    April 14, 2015 | 4:27 pm

    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...

  • Schumer backing bill allowing Congress to review Iran nuclear deal

    April 7, 2015 | 9:24 am

    Sen. Chuck Schumer is backing a proposal that would allow Congress to approve or reject any deal signed with Iran on curbing its nuclear program.

    In backing the legislation introduced by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Schumer (D-N.Y.)...

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

    April 3, 2015 | 9:09 am

    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...

  • Schiff ponders the lure of the senate seat

    By Bill Boyarsky

    March 25, 2015 | 11:28 am

    Rep. Adam Schiff is facing hard choices these days. As an influential Jewish congressman, he must decide what to do about Iran, Israel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. At the same time, he is making a career-wrenching decision on running for the U.S. Senate in 2016.

    But...

  • Israeli officials deny report that Israel spied on U.S.-Iran talks

    March 24, 2015 | 10:42 am

    Israeli officials denied a report that Israel spied on closed-door talks held between the United States and Iran over the latter’s nuclear program.

    Israel provided the inside information to Republican members of Congress in order to turn them against the deal, The Wall Street...

  • Boehner to visit Israel this month

    March 20, 2015 | 8:16 am

    Republican John Boehner, House speaker and an ardent backer of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, will visit Israel at the end of this month, diplomatic sources said on Friday.

    The visit will follow Netanyahu's surprise election victory this week and his speech to...

  • Obama: GOP senators in effective ‘coalition’ with Iran hard-liners

    March 10, 2015 | 12:20 pm

    President Barack Obama said Republican senators who wrote Iran’s leaders to warn them that the United States might not always abide by a nuclear deal were effectively in a coalition with that country’s hard-liners.

    “I think it’s somewhat ironic to see some members of Congress...

  • In Israel, Netanyahu’s rival campaigns on U.S. Congress controversy

    By Simone Wilson

    March 4, 2015 | 1:41 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s March 3 speech to the United States Congress regarding Iranian nuclear ambitions — one of the most talked-about, divisive and politicized events in the recent history of U.S.-Israel relations — has also become a key talking point for...

  • What will history tell us of Netanyahu’s speech?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 4, 2015 | 11:32 am

    On May 26, 1967, President Lyndon Johnson met with Israel’s Foreign Minister Abba Eban to discuss a great tension in the Middle East. Johnson repeated America’s warnings against an Israeli attack on Egypt. Eban restated Israel’s position: The international community would have to...

  • Netanyahu’s speech to Congress gets mixed reception in Israel

    March 3, 2015 | 12:36 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may have made an argument that many Israelis support in warning Congress on Tuesday about a potential nuclear deal with Iran, but critics asked whether it was worth the widening rift with the White House.

    The address was broadcast live on...

  • Bibi to Congress: Don’t be suckers

    By David Suissa

    March 3, 2015 | 12:22 pm

    As I watched from the press gallery in Congress on Tuesday morning as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu let loose with a cry of the heart, one thought kept popping up: If Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei is watching this, he must be very, very happy that he’s not...

  • Iran: Netanyahu speech to U.S. Congress on Tehran’s nuclear work ‘boring and repetitive’

    March 3, 2015 | 12:18 pm

    Iran on Tuesday rejected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to the U.S. Congress on Tehran's nuclear programme as "boring and repetitive, the state news agency IRNA said.

    In his address, Netanyahu warned U.S. President Barack Obama against negotiating a nuclear...

  • Congressman Sherman’s reaction to Netanyahu speech

    March 3, 2015 | 12:09 pm

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Calif.), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and a selected member of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s escort Committee, released the following statement after Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a speech to a joint meeting of...

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