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  • Ukraine separatists reject diplomatic deal to disarm

    April 18, 2014 | 9:50 am

    Armed pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine said on Friday they were not bound by an international deal ordering them to disarm and would not move out of public buildings they have seized until the Kiev government stepped down.

    The agreement, brokered by the United States,...

  • Anti-Semitic fliers in Ukraine: Who is responsible?

    April 17, 2014 | 3:02 pm

    Secretary of State John Kerry condemned as "grotesque" on Thursday the distribution of leaflets in eastern Ukraine that appeared to call on Jews to register with separatist, pro-Russian authorities.

    Though purported authors of the flier described it as a crude attempt to...

  • Israel becomes full member of scientific council CERN

    January 16, 2014 | 2:43 pm

    Israel became a full member of the prestigious European nuclear physics lab CERN.

    In an official ceremony held Wednesday in Geneva, Israel became the 21st country to join and the first non-European member state of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research.

    “Israel is...

  • 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...

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  • Delay in launch of nukes deal gives Iran an edge, some say

    December 3, 2013 | 2:33 pm

    There’s the six-month interim deal on Iran’s nuclear program that trades some sanctions relief for a freeze on Iran’s nuclear program. And then there’s the interim before the interim begins.

    Little noticed in the wake of the historic pact reached last month by Iran and the major...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Kerry to join Iran nuclear talks in bid to reach deal

    November 22, 2013 | 6:18 pm

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will join talks on Iran's contested nuclear program in Geneva on Saturday, as Tehran and six world powers appeared to be on the verge of an elusive breakthrough in the decade-old dispute.

    The French, British and German foreign ministers, Laurent...

  • Iranian Jews hold pro-nuclear rally in Tehran

    November 20, 2013 | 8:51 am

    Iranian Jews holding Torah scrolls demonstrated in Tehran in support of Iran’s nuclear program.

    Demonstrators, who also held signs in English, Hebrew and Farsi, rallied Tuesday in front of the United Nations office in Tehran, according to The Jerusalem Post. They denounced...

  • Iran: World powers should seize an “historic opportunity” to clinch nuclear deal

    November 19, 2013 | 9:28 am

    The protracted dispute over Iran's nuclear program can now be resolved, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in remarks released on Tuesday, and world powers should seize an "historic opportunity" to clinch a deal.

    Iran is to meet the six powers on Wednesday for the...

  • Israel’s Peres warns against feud with U.S. over Iran

    November 15, 2013 | 9:49 am

    President Shimon Peres urged Israelis on Friday to show respect for the United States, seeking to soothe relations with the country's most powerful ally that have been strained over Iran.

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has condemned a proposal, endorsed by Washington, to...

  • Kerry tells senators to disregard Israeli reports on Iran

    November 14, 2013 | 9:55 am

    Secretary of State John Kerry reportedly told U.S. senators to disregard Israeli reports of Iran’s progress in developing a nuclear weapon.

    Also, his spokeswoman dismissed an Israeli Cabinet minister’s account of a proposed deal with Iran as “inaccurate, exaggerated, and not...

  • 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...

  • Obama administration warns: Gov’t shutdown undermining Iran sanctions

    October 15, 2013 | 11:50 am

    Is the U.S. government shutdown undermining the sanctions that helped bring Iran to Geneva this week for talks aimed at ending the standoff over its nuclear program?

    Top administration officials have been emphatically making the case that it is.

    Wendy Sherman, the third-ranked...

  • June 25, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 25, 2013 | 3:24 am

    The US

    Headline: For Kerry, little new traction as yet another visit to Israel awaits

    To Read: Michael Rubin believes that the US' efforts should be focused on Iran, not Syria-

    Alas, in Iraq, Afghanistan, and now in Syria, American strategists advocate extinguishing the...

  • U.S. slams UNHRC for ‘disproportionate’ Israel focus

    March 19, 2013 | 6:47 am

    The Obama administration refused to participate in a U.N. Human Rights Council meeting on Israeli settlements and slammed the body for its "disproportionate" focus on Israel.

    The council, based in Geneva, on Monday debated a January special report on the settlements that called...

  • Fewer anti-Semitic attacks recorded in Switzerland last year

    March 18, 2013 | 8:37 am

    The number of anti-Semitic incidents recorded in Switzerland has dropped from 36 in 2011 to 25 incidents last year.

    The figures were reported in the annual analysis on anti-Semitism by the Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities. The report states that unlike the previous year, no...

  • Nobel Peace Laureate David Trimble speaks in support of Israel at UN Human Rights council debate on Israeli settlements

    March 18, 2013 | 4:30 am

    Nobel Peace Laureate David Trimble, member of the British House of Lords, will be taking the floor shortly in this morning's UN Human Rights Council debate on a new report by a fact-finding mission on Israeli settlements, to deliver the following statement on behalf of the Geneva...

  • Erdogan at UN forum: Zionism is ‘crime against humanity’ [VIDEO]

    February 28, 2013 | 5:28 am

    Amid rampant hate speech against Jews published in newspapers in Turkey, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said at a United Nations meeting that anti-Semitism, Zionism and Islamophobia were all “crimes against humanity.”

    Speaking Wednesday at the “Fifth Alliance of...

  • U.N.: Israel must withdraw from settlements immediately

    January 31, 2013 | 9:59 am

    A U.N. report on the impact of Jewish West Bank settlements on Palestinians said Israel immediately should begin withdrawing all settlers from the territory.

    The report issued Thursday by the U.N. Human Rights Council based in Geneva said that settlements violate the 1949 Geneva...

  • Israel boycotts scheduled U.N. review of human rights practices

    January 29, 2013 | 1:03 pm

    Israel boycotted a United Nations review of its human rights practices, becoming the first country to do so.

    Israel did not send representatives to its review session on Tuesday at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. The council was conducting its Universal...

  • Dutch police nab suspected stabber of French Jew

    November 13, 2012 | 10:12 am

    Dutch police reportedly arrested and extradited to Switzerland a 22-year-old Briton suspected of stabbing a Jewish man in Geneva.

    The suspect is a member of extreme right circles, according to CICAD, a Swiss watchdog on anti-Semitism, and was arrested last month in the...

  • U.S. wins re-election to U.N. Human Rights Council

    November 12, 2012 | 11:40 am

    The United States succeeded on Monday in its bid for re-election to the 47-nation U.N. Human Rights Council, a Geneva-based watchdog that has been criticized by Washington and Israel for singling out the Jewish state for criticism.

    The 193-nation U.N. General Assembly also...

  • Russia says Iran crucial to success of Syria meeting

    June 26, 2012 | 11:09 am

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday Iran’s participation was crucial to the success of a meeting on the escalating conflict in Syria planned by U.N.-Arab league peace envoy Kofi Annan in Geneva this weekend.

    Lavrov added that regardless of whether representatives...

  • U.N. cancels appearance by Hamas leader in Geneva

    March 19, 2012 | 2:30 pm

    The United Nations canceled an appearance by a Hamas leader at the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva.

    The cancellation Monday of an appearance by Ismail al-Ashqar, a senior official with Hamas, followed an official complaint filed with U.N. officials by Israeli Ambassador Aharon...

  • Syria storms out of U.N. rights meeting

    February 28, 2012 | 1:08 pm

    Syria’s ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva stormed out of the U.N. Human Rights Council Tuesday after demanding angrily that countries stop “inciting sectarianism and providing arms” to opposition forces in his country.

    Faysal Khabbaz Hamoui said sanctions were preventing...

  • Keira Knightley on (early 20th Century) Jews and Aryans in Love

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 26, 2011 | 12:47 pm

    Keira Knightley phoned me on a rare day off from shooting her next film, “Anna Karenina,” to discuss her portrayal of a very different kind of fraught heroine in David Cronenberg’s “A Dangerous Method,” now in theaters. In this period drama based on true events, Knightley...

  • The genesis of psychoanalysis [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 23, 2011 | 12:37 pm

    How the brilliant, disturbed Sabina Spielrein influenced Freud and Jung

    It is the summer of 1912 in “A Dangerous Method” — a film whose storyline is drawn from real-life events — and Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley), a young Russian-Jewish psychoanalyst, is discussing with...

  • EU approves Libya sanctions

    February 28, 2011 | 11:52 am

    The European Union approved wide-ranging sanctions against Libya as world leaders urged Moammar Ghadafi to step down.

    Sanctions levied Monday following a meeting in Geneva include an arms embargo, a visa ban and a freeze on Libyan assets.

    Hundreds and perhaps thousands of...

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