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  • Obama: Iran must end anti-American, anti-Israel postures to be accepted

    August 10, 2015 | 3:03 pm

    President Barack Obama said Iran must drop its anti-American and anti-Israel postures before it transitions into the international community.

    Obama defended the Iran nuclear deal in an interview posted Monday at Mic.Com, a news website aimed at millennials.

    “There’s going to...

  • Israel and India in throes of a new romance

    July 13, 2015 | 11:11 am

    This article firsta ppeared on The Media Line.

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will become the first Indian head of state to visit Israel, in the latest demonstration of the growing romance between Israel and India. Arms sales are on the increase, and India even recently...

  • With Europe drifting away, is Israel making new friends in the U.N.?

    July 10, 2015 | 9:24 am

    While significant, the vote by European countries in favor of adopting the latest United Nations report accusing Israel of possible war crimes in the 2014 Gaza war is neither unique nor particularly surprising.

    More noteworthy were the abstentions by Indian and four other...

  • Israelis fret about risk of isolation but concern may be overdone

    March 23, 2015 | 9:27 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's re-election last week has prompted alarmed chatter in the cafes of Tel Aviv and on talk shows about the risk of Israel losing the support of its closest allies and being left isolated in the world.

    It is clear Netanyahu still has fences to mend...

  • McCain: Obama-Netanyahu relationship ‘worst ever’

    February 2, 2015 | 3:06 pm

    Sen. John McCain called President Barack Obama’s relations with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “the worst that I’ve ever seen in my lifetime.”

    “And that in itself is a tragedy because it’s the only functioning democracy in the entire Middle East,” McCain (R-Ariz.) told...

  • Obama tells Netanyahu he wants immediate humanitarian cease-fire

    July 28, 2014 | 10:51 am

    President Obama told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu he wants an “immediate, unconditional humanitarian” cease-fire in the war with Gaza, based on a process Israel has made clear it opposes.

    The statement Sunday afternoon from the White House describing a phone call...

  • A transformative journey through the West Bank

    February 21, 2014 | 8:51 am

    It took a bus with Palestinian plates, a Palestinian driver and about 60 minutes to begin our transformative journey to the West Bank. Aside from the traffic on the way to the border crossing, our group of 10 Reform rabbis (on a trip sponsored by the Central Conference of American...

  • NATO says ‘Our bad’ over Quran burnings in Afghanistan

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 22, 2012 | 10:44 am

    NATO officials have apologized for disposing of unwanted copies of the Quran in Bagram, Afghanistan, by burning them. Talk about a mea culpa, via the New York Times:

    About 2,000 Afghans descended on the largest American air base in their country in the bitter cold to protest what is...

  • Bush’s Arab world tour significant for Israel

    By Leslie Susser

    January 17, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    With its focus on strengthening the moderate Arab coalition against Iran, President Bush's tour of the Persian Gulf countries, Saudi Arabia and Egypt could prove extremely significant for Israel.

    From an Israeli perspective, the three key elements were isolating Iran, coaxing...

  • Anti-Israel Ortega returns to power in Nicaragua

    By Brian Harris

    November 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The return of Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega after his victory in Nicaragua's presidential election has the country's tiny Jewish community on edge.

    During Ortega's last stint in power, as head of the left-wing revolutionary government from 1979-90, the entire Jewish community...

  • National and World News Briefs from JTA

    July 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Rallies Demand Gilad Shalit's Return

    Thousands of Jews around the world gathered Monday to protest the recent kidnapping of an Israeli soldier by Palestinian gunmen. The largest gathering was in New York City, where a crowd of several hundred, including Jewish leaders and their...

  • Israel 101

    By Steven L. Spiegel

    January 18, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    As Israel faces a continuing crisis, people who reach different conclusions about what course the country should take seem to agree on one point: not enough people, Jews and non-Jews, know the basics about Israel, the Palestinians, and the conflict in which they are locked. For...