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  • Sunday Reads: Death of a Polish Giant, ‘Egypt’s Pinochet’, Netanyahu’s economic vision

    By Shmuel Rosner

    2 hours ago

    US

    Ann-Marie Slaughter argues in favour of President Obama’s attempts at bilateral engagement with isolated countries:

    Obama rejected his predecessor George W. Bush’s policy of isolating “rogue states,” recognizing that America’s only hope for influencing isolated countries’...

  • Obama: Meeting with Netanyahu only after nuke talks deadline

    By Ryan Torok

    3 days ago

    (JTA) — President Barack Obama reportedly said he will not meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before the June 30 deadline for the Iran nuclear talks.
    Obama told Jewish leaders last week that a face-to-face meeting with Netanyahu would probably end with Netanyahu...

  • Russia says missile deal with Iran will not happen in near future

    3 days ago

    Russia will not sell Iran advanced surface-to-air missiles in the near future, Russia’s deputy foreign minister said.
    Russia earlier this month said it would lift its embargo on the sale of S-300 missile systems to Iran, antagonizing Israel and the United States. The advanced...

  • Major Clinton Foundation backer, a supporter of Jewish causes, trades with Iran

    4 days ago

    The largest single donor to the Clinton Foundation, a Ukrainian businessman who backs Jewish causes, reportedly also trades with Iran, according to Newsweek.

    Victor Pinchuk, a Jewish pipeline magnate, has sold his pipelines to Iran, the magazine reported Tuesday.

    The report...

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  • Israel sentences Belgian-Iranian to seven years’ jail for spying

    5 days ago

    A Belgian-Iranian man was sentenced to seven years in jail in Israel on Tuesday after being convicted of spying for Iran that included photographing the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv from his nearby hotel balcony.

    A court in the central Israeli city of Lod said the information Ali...

  • Letters to the Editor: Obama, Iran and Jews in Egypt

    1 week ago

    Connect. Inform. Inspire.

    Over lunch, I read the April 10 issue of the Jewish Journal cover to cover. The articles were informative, inspiring and gave me pause. The Iran framework offerings pushed me in all directions to think, rethink and re-rethink my position. I found plenty...

  • Clinton weighs loyalty to Obama, distinctions on Israel issues

    1 week ago

    Hillary Clinton does not appear until 90 seconds into the two-minute video rolling out her campaign. No one among the bright and diverse array of everyday Americans in that video mentions foreign policy. Or Barack Obama.

    Jewish Democrats say the video released this weekend is...

  • Iran says nuclear deal depends on lifting of sanctions

    2 weeks ago

    Iran said on Wednesday it would only accept a deal over its contested nuclear program if world powers simultaneously lifted all sanctions imposed on it.

    The comments by President Hassan Rouhani came the day after U.S. President Barack Obama was forced to give Congress a say in...

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

    2 weeks ago

    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...

  • U.S., EU optimistic that Congress will pass Iran deal

    2 weeks ago

    Secretary of State John Kerry made clear at a meeting of G7 foreign ministers that he was optimistic an Iran deal will get through Congress, Germany's foreign minister said, while the EU's foreign policy chief was also upbeat.

    President Barack Obama had agreed on Tuesday that...

  • The Iranian deal panic gap

    By Rob Eshman

    2 weeks ago

    Last week, Foreign Policy magazine released a poll of 921 scholars of international relations at colleges and universities across the United States. By a 7-to-1 margin, the scholars agreed that the proposed deal with Iran will “have a positive impact on regional stability.”

    ...
  • Obama drops objection to letting Congress vote on Iran deal

    2 weeks ago

    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...

  • Netanyahu phones Putin to object to missile sale to Iran

    2 weeks ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Russian President Vladimir Putin to express “grave concerns” regarding the potential future sale of S-300 missile systems to Iran.

    During the phone call on Tuesday, Netanyahu said the sale would encourage Iranian aggression in the...

  • Top U.S. negotiator tells Israeli journalists: Final Iran deal will be signed by June 30

    2 weeks ago

    Iran and the world powers will reach a comprehensive final agreement on curbing Iran’s nuclear program by the June 30 deadline, the top U.S. negotiator in the talks told Israeli journalists.

    A diplomatic negotiated solution is the best option to slow Iran’s nuclear program,...

  • U.S. Holocaust museum rips revisionist cartoon contest in Iran

    2 weeks ago

    The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum slammed a Tehran-based contest that invites contributors to create cartoons questioning the historical truth of the Holocaust.

    The Second Holocaust International Cartoon and Caricature Contest, which is under the supervision of...

  • Israel ‘dismayed’ at S-300 missile deal with Iran

    2 weeks ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday expressed Israel's "dismay" to Russian President Vladimir Putin at Russia's decision to lift a self-imposed ban on supplying S-300 missiles to Iran.

    A statement from Netanyahu's office said he "expressed Israel's dismay at the decision... (and) told President Putin that this step will only increase Iran's aggression in the region and will destabilize security in the Middle East."

    Putin lifted the ban on delivering the air defense system to Iran on Monday.

  • White House doesn’t say whether Obama will support Senate bill on Iran

    2 weeks ago

    The White House said on Tuesday it could not state definitively whether President Barack Obama will support the U.S. Senate's bill on Iran's nuclear capabilities until all changes are made.

    White House spokesman Josh Earnest said there is reason to think a Senate panel working on the bill may address some areas of concern the White House has had over the bill, which Obama has said threatens to undermine an international deal with Iran to curb its nuclear capabilities.

  • Russia opens way to missile deliveries to Iran, starts oil-for-goods swap

    2 weeks ago

    Russia paved the way on Monday for missile system deliveries to Iran and started an oil-for-goods swap, signalling that Moscow may have a head-start in the race to benefit from an eventual lifting of sanctions on Tehran.

    The moves come after world powers, including Russia,...

  • Kerry to ask Congress for more time and space on Iran deal

    2 weeks ago

    Secretary of State John Kerry will make the case this week to skeptical Republicans and Democrats that the U.S. Congress should give him another two and a half months to secure a final nuclear deal with Iran.

    In closed briefings with the full House of Representatives on Monday...

  • Netanyahu offers alternatives to Iran deal following latest Obama criticism

    2 weeks ago

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel offered alternatives on the nuclear framework agreement with Iran.

    Netanyahu released a statement on Sunday with the changes to the deal signed earlier this month, a day after President Barack Obama told reporters that Netanyahu had not...

  • Competing views of Iran deal highlight challenges ahead

    2 weeks ago

    Now that the outline for an Iran nuclear agreement has been released — or, more precisely, two outlines, one by Iran, the other by the Obama administration — major gaps have emerged that will need to be resolved ahead of a June 30 deadline for a final deal, including when sanctions...

  • Iran, Israel cooperate in nuclear test detection drills

    2 weeks ago

    Iran and Israel have been cooperating under the auspices of an international body set up to monitor a ban on nuclear bomb tests, its director said on Monday.

    Negotiated in the 1990s, the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty enjoys wide global support but must be ratified by...

  • Obama is selling us a lemon

    By David Suissa

    2 weeks ago

    It’s easy to be lulled or seduced by President Barack Obama’s confident demeanor. He always appears so reasonable. 

    Obama will need all of his persuasive powers to sell us on his “framework” agreement with Iran because the agreement is a lemon — a dangerous lemon.

    At its best,...

  • Iran deal could stumble on sensitive nuclear monitoring

    2 weeks ago

    Beefing up international monitoring of Iran's nuclear work could become the biggest stumbling block to a final accord between Tehran and major powers, despite a preliminary deal reached last week.

    As part of that deal, Iran and the powers agreed that United Nations inspectors...

  • Iran’s Khamenei breaks silence in nuclear deal, says sanctions must go

    2 weeks ago

    Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Thursday demanded that all sanctions on Iran be lifted at the same time as any final agreement with world powers on curbing Tehran's nuclear program is concluded.

    Khamenei, the Islamic Republic's most powerful figure and who has...

  • The Iranian deal: Cause for skepticism, concern and disappointment

    By Sam Yebri

    3 weeks ago

    Americans who are Iranian and Jewish cannot help but view the recently announced nuclear understanding between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the P5+1 with skepticism, concern and disappointment.  

    First, we are skeptical because there is no “deal.” Nothing was signed in...

  • The Iranian deal: Accept an imperfect deal, then make it better

    3 weeks ago

    In “King Lear,” William Shakespeare cautioned against “striving to better, oft we mar what’s well.” French philosopher Voltaire wrote that “perfect is the enemy of the good.” What each of these maxims tells us is that efficiency is a worthy objective. In striving to reach 100...

  • Maybe Obama knows what he’s doing

    By Rob Eshman

    3 weeks ago

    At our seder this year, one guest, an Israeli of Iraqi origin, told me her family has a very different way of recounting the Ten Plagues God sent to Egypt.

    Instead of spilling a little wine at the mention of each plague — blood, boils, hail, frogs, the likeher father would...

  • A third of Republicans support Iran nuclear deal

    3 weeks ago

    Thirty-one percent of U.S. Republicans favor a new nuclear deal with Iran, creating a challenge for their party's lawmakers who largely oppose the framework accord sealed between Tehran and world powers, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Wednesday.

    Another 30 percent of Republicans...

  • Middle East prepares for Iran nuclear deal

    3 weeks ago

    This story originally appeared at The Media Line.

    The signing of the framework agreement to end Iran’s nuclear program is having repercussions throughout the Middle East. In Israel, itself a nuclear power, there is deep skepticism that Iran will comply with the terms of the...

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