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  • Iran, six powers meet on steps to carry out nuclear deal

    December 9, 2013 | 10:26 am

    Iran and six world powers began expert-level talks on Monday to work out nitty-gritty details in implementing a landmark accord for Tehran to curb its disputed nuclear program in return for a limited easing of sanctions.

    The preliminary accord is seen as a first step towards...

  • After Geneva, Iran’s nuclear deal remains a conundrum

    December 4, 2013 | 11:59 am

    Last month’s nuclear deal with Iran has set off a cacophony of pro and con acrimony pitting public officials, academic experts and pundits against one another.  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the interim accord a “historic mistake.” The Wall Street Journal headlined...

  • Iran Accord: A 'nightmarish' scenario for the Jewish State

    December 2, 2013 | 1:31 pm

    When I visited Israel in the summer of 2012 and the American Presidential campaign was in full swing, my group met with an anonymous source who told us that the highest levels of the Netanyahu government, possibly including the Prime Minister himself, considered an Obama victory to...

  • U.S.: Six-month clock on Iran hasn’t started

    November 27, 2013 | 1:12 pm

    State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters Tuesday that the six-month interim agreement with Iran has not yet started.

    The next step is “a continuation of technical discussions at a working level so that we can essentially tee up the implementation of the agreement,”...

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  • Poll: Plurality of Americans support Iran deal, half say U.S. should defend Israel

    November 27, 2013 | 1:05 pm

    A plurality of Americans support the newly brokered deal with Iran, and half believe that the United States should defend Israel militarily, a new poll found.

    Some 44 percent of Americans support the interim agreement on Iran‘s nuclear program reached between Iran and six world...

  • Reversible Iran deal puts more pressure on final talks

    November 27, 2013 | 11:40 am

    By dropping earlier demands that Iran shut down an underground uranium enrichment plant and ship material out of the country as part of a preliminary deal, nuclear negotiators have kicked some of the toughest questions forward to talks for the next year.

    The curbs to its nuclear...

  • On Chanukah, four questions

    By Arthur Cohn

    November 26, 2013 | 3:36 pm

    As the beginning of Chanukah and end of the year approach, where does lsrael stand?

    The nuclear threat by lran, the continuing unrest and tragedy in Syria and the troublesome ongoing peace talks between lsrael and the Palestinians, as well as new pressures from the European Union...

  • With Iran on the one-yard line, Obama caved

    By David Suissa

    November 26, 2013 | 2:44 pm

    There are plenty of good reasons to dislike the Iran nuclear deal-- but here are two of my biggest:

    One, knowing that Iran is oh-so-close to getting the bomb, why make a deal that lets them off the hook and buys them more time?

    Iran has invested tens of billions over the past...

  • White House talks Iran deal with Jewish groups

    November 26, 2013 | 1:33 pm

    The White House held at least two phone calls with Jewish leaders to explain aspects of the interim sanctions-for-nuclear-rollbacks deal between Iran and major powers.

    Among the speakers on the conference calls Monday with the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish...

  • ZOA: Iran deal is Munich, Obama is Chamberlain

    November 26, 2013 | 10:40 am

    Never an organization to mince words in its criticism of President Barack Obama’s Middle East policies, the right-wing Zionist Organization of America blasted the interim Iran deal in the strongest terms:

    The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has described the...

  • Obama takes on critics of Iran nuclear deal

    November 25, 2013 | 2:38 pm

    President Barack Obama took on critics of a newly brokered nuclear deal with Iran on Monday by saying tough talk was good for politics but not good for U.S. security.

    Top Republicans - as well as U.S. ally Israel - have criticized Obama for agreeing to the deal, which the United...

  • Tough road lies ahead after landmark Iran nuclear deal

    November 25, 2013 | 11:33 am

    President Barack Obama has pulled off a historic deal with Iran on curbing its nuclear program but he and other global leaders now have tough work ahead turning an interim accord into a comprehensive agreement.

    In a sign of how difficult the coming talks will be, some differences...

  • Netanyahu: Deal with Iran a ‘historic mistake,’ Israel not bound by it

    November 24, 2013 | 9:42 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, calling an interim deal with Iran on its nuclear program a “historic mistake,” said Israel “has the right and the obligation to defend itself by itself against any threat.”

    “What was agreed to last night in Geneva is not a historic...

  • White House: Israel’s all-or-nothing proposal on Iran would lead to war

    November 21, 2013 | 11:03 am

    Israel’s proposal that Iran totally dismantle its nuclear capacity in exchange for sanctions relief would likely lead to war, a top White House official said.

    The official, in a conference call Wednesday with think tanks and advocacy groups sympathetic to the Obama...

  • U.S. suckers on the loose

    By David Suissa

    November 20, 2013 | 3:38 pm

    When I see the earnest and eager John Kerry globe-trotting the world in his sharp business suits trying to convince mullahs not to build a nuclear bomb, I can’t help but have these politically incorrect thoughts that are loaded with stereotypes.

    The most obvious stereotype is...

  • Netanyahu urges Kerry to reject rumored deal with Iran

    November 8, 2013 | 9:13 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the United States to reject a deal that reportedly would ease sanctions on Iran in exchange for limiting uranium enrichment to 3.5 percent purity.

    Netanyahu said Israel “utterly rejects” the deal, details of which were reported...

  • A deal with Iran can strengthen U.S.-Israel relationship

    October 16, 2013 | 10:35 am

    The beginning of talks with Iran this week in Geneva follow dramatic developments at the United Nations General Assembly last month that culminated in a phone call between President Barack Obama and President Hassan Rouhani. But the new atmosphere of at least minimal dialogue has...

  • Meeting Clinton, Netanyahu demands ‘long-term’ Gaza deal

    November 20, 2012 | 1:26 pm

    Israel is prepared to escalate its Gaza Strip offensive but would prefer a long-term diplomatic solution to the threat of rockets from the Palestinian enclave, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday.

    "If there is a possibility of achieving a long-term solution to this...

  • Fatah: Iran paid Hamas to block Palestinian deal

    March 20, 2012 | 12:07 pm

    Iran paid the Islamist group Hamas to block a deal with the rival Fatah movement that would have ended a five-year rift between the two main Palestinian factions, a Fatah spokesman said on Tuesday.

    He said Tehran recently resumed financial aid to Hamas which it had suspended six...

  • Israel, Hamas reach Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange deal, officials say

    October 11, 2011 | 1:22 pm

    Israel and Hamas reached a prisoner exchange deal that will secure the release of abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit, officials at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said on Tuesday.

    Officials in the Prime Minister’s Office said that “a brief window of...

  • Netanyahu aide denies Mubarak asylum offer

    August 4, 2011 | 9:03 am

    An aide to Benjamin Netanyahu denied an Israeli lawmaker’s assertion that the prime minister had offered Hosni Mubarak asylum in Israel.

    “The prime minister never offered Mubarak asylum,” the aide, Roni Sofer, told the Associated Press on Wednesday.

    Sofer was responding to...

  • Gabrielle Giffords returns to House, votes for debt limit deal [VIDEO]

    August 1, 2011 | 5:15 pm

    From CBS.com:

    Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona made a surprise return to Washington Monday to vote in favor of an agreement to raise the debt limit.

    “Gabrielle has returned to Washington to support a bipartisan bill to prevent economic crisis,” her office said in a Tweet.

    Lawmakers offered Giffords a standing ovation on the House floor when she showed up in the chamber.

    Read more at CBSNews.com.

  • Israeli deal in Ireland could lead to more

    March 30, 2011 | 1:14 pm

    An Israeli property company has struck a multi-million dollar deal in Ireland that could herald further Israeli involvement in the country.

    Ravad is doubling its first major investment in Ireland in a deal worth $18.3 million. The Israeli firm, which is controlled by investor and...

  • U.S. quits effort on settlement freeze

    December 7, 2010 | 2:36 pm

    The Obama administration reportedly has abandoned efforts to have Israel freeze its settlements.

    “After consulting with the parties, we have determined that a moratorium extension will not at this time provide the best basis for resuming negotiations,” a number of media quoted a...

  • Why The New Jersey Rabbi Sting Stings

    By Rob Eshman

    July 23, 2009 | 5:25 pm

    Does it matter that so many of the men arrested today in New Jersey and New York on charges that include money laundering and organ trafficking are Jewish?  And not just Jewish but rabbis and community leaders?

    Of course it matters to Jews.  This is big news from New York to LA,...

  • Steven Spielberg dreams anew

    By Tom Teicholz

    October 1, 2008 | 10:49 pm

    Over the last two weeks, lost amid Wall Street's financial turmoil, came the announcement that Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks was leaving Paramount, having found financing from The Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group ("Reliance"), one of India's largest private companies.

    What does...
  • New Shoah pension deal gives survivors ‘recognition of suffering’

    By Toby Axelrod

    September 8, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    For Aviva G., the significance of last week's announcement that more Holocaust survivors like her will be eligible for pension payments from the German government was not about the money. It was about principle and the notion that a certain degree of justice may now be done.

    Aviva,...

  • Tentative Deal to Save Valley Cities JCC

    By Marc Ballon

    July 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The Valley Cities Jewish Community Center received a new lease on life late last week when its parent organization agreed in principle to sell the center property to a local partnership that will keep the JCC going. Without the agreement, the center could have shut down at the end of...

  • Behind Kitchen Door No. 1

    By Beverly Levitt

    March 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Monty Hall spent 27 years making outrageous deals with anxious contestants on his TV game show, "Let's Make a Deal." But the sweetest deal he ever made with his mishpachah was for a plate of pickled herring if they'd join him for Passover seder.

    Such a deal! The odds are all in...

  • Geneva Accord Stirs

    By Leslie Susser

    December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    After its gala launch in Switzerland this week, the unofficial Israeli-Palestinian peace proposal known as the Geneva accord is rapidly picking up international support.

    Monday's festive launch was designed to generate international and grass-roots pressure on leaders on both sides...

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