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  • Jeb Bush: Move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem in signal to Iran

    3 days ago

    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said on Tuesday that the U.S. should move the Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as a signal to Iran in the face of their continued threats.

    During a campaign stop in Greenville, South Carolina, Bush said that his second act on day one...

  • Iran to back Palestinians ‘in any way we can’: Khamenei

    3 days ago

    Iran's supreme leader said on Wednesday that Iran would support the Palestinian uprising against Israel "in any way we can", and rejected U.S. accusations that a recent wave of Palestinian knife and car-ramming attacks amounted to "terrorism".

    Khamenei was speaking a day after...

  • New Argentine president pledges to cancel pact with Iran on AMIA bombing

    5 days ago

    The newly elected president of Argentina said he will cancel the agreement signed with Iran to jointly investigate the 1994 attack on the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires, as he vowed during the campaign.

    “We will propose to the Congress to cancel the pact with Iran as we...

  • Israel says 90 pct of Syria’s ballistic missiles used up on rebels

    1 week ago

    Syria has used up more than 90 percent of its ballistic missiles against rebels during a more than four-year-old civil war but a few were transferred to Hezbollah guerrillas in neighboring Lebanon, a senior Israeli military officer said on Wednesday. 

    Israel, which is expanding...

  • Iran starts dismantling nuclear equipment, U.N. report says

    1 week ago

    Iran has disconnected almost a quarter of its uranium-enriching centrifuges in less than a month, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Wednesday, suggesting it is racing to implement an agreement restricting its nuclear activities. 

    Under the July deal, sanctions against Iran will...

  • Your Reaction to Islam Will Define Who You Are.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    2 weeks ago

    Your relationship with Islam will define you as a person.

    Once, as a child, I asked a poor gardener who lived in a neighbor’s garage with three sick children and an ailing wife, why he always smiled. I loved his wisdom. I saw him daily, and he never complained. “My son, Allah is...

  • Rouhani says U.S.-Iran ties could be restored but U.S. must apologize

    2 weeks ago

    The nuclear deal reached between world powers and Iran could lead to better relations between Tehran and Washington if the United States apologized for past behavior, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was quoted as saying on Thursday.

    The pragmatist president, who championed the...

  • McDonough: Support for Israel’s security – our values in action

    3 weeks ago

    Addressing a mixed Jewish audience in the aftermath of the Iran nuclear deal debate, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough on Tuesday peppered his remarks with Yiddish and Hebrew phrases in an attempt to present a reset in the U.S.-Israel relationship following the meeting...

  • Iran has stopped dismantling nuclear centrifuges, senior official says

    3 weeks ago

    Iran has stopped dismantling centrifuges in two uranium enrichment plants, state media reported on Tuesday, days after conservative lawmakers complained to President Hassan Rouhani that the process was too rushed.

    Last week, Iran announced it had begun shutting down inactive...

  • Russia, Iran have signed contract for missile system delivery

    3 weeks ago

    Russia and Iran have signed a contract for Moscow to supply Tehran with S-300 surface-to-air missile systems, Sergei Chemezov, the chief executive of Russian state-owned defense conglomerate Rostec, was quoted by the RIA news agency as saying on Monday.

    "S-300, the air defense...

  • Disagreements behind them, Obama and Netanyahu get down to business

    3 weeks ago

    It took agreeing to set aside differences on Iran and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process for President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to get down to business on other issues afflicting the region, including the threat of Islamist extremism and the...

  • Iran to meet Rouhani timetable on ending sanctions, Iranian nuclear chief says

    3 weeks ago

    Iran will fulfill its commitments under the July nuclear agreement with major powers in time to have sanctions, that have crippled its economy, lifted by the end of the year, its atomic energy chief said on Thursday.

    President Hassan Rouhani reaffirmed last week he expected...

  • U.S. officials: Israel wants up to $5 billion in annual military aid

    3 weeks ago

    Israel has made an initial request for its annual U.S. defense aid to increase to as much as $5 billion when its current aid package, worth an average $3 billion a year, expires in 2017, U.S. congressional sources said on Wednesday.

    Israel wants $5 billion per year in military...

  • Iran begins shutdown of centrifuges

    November 3, 2015 | 9:07 am

    Iran has begun shutting down centrifuges for nuclear enrichment as part of the nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and six world powers.

    The head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, Ali Akbar Salehi, said Monday on a visit to Japan that Iran had begun the preliminary work...

  • Obama says Syria deployment doesn’t break no ‘boots on ground’ pledge

    November 2, 2015 | 5:57 pm

    President Barack Obama said on Monday the planned deployment of dozens of U.S. special forces to Syria to advise opposition forces fighting Islamic State did not break his promise not to put "boots on the ground" in the Syrian conflict.

    "Keep in mind that we have run special ops...

  • Israel faces threats ranging from rockets to nuclear, defense minister says

    October 27, 2015 | 1:59 pm

    Israel faces a wide variety of threats ranging from Islamic militants wielding missiles and rockets to nuclear attack, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said on Tuesday during a visit to the United States.

    Yaalon was speaking with U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter at the...

  • Why the U.S. may still have to go to war against Iran

    October 26, 2015 | 2:14 pm

    Effective enforcement of the Iranian nuclear deal remains a conundrum. Enshrined in the agreement is “snapback” – the restoration of international economic sanctions against Tehran should it violate the deal’s terms. Yet the expected rush of European, Russian and Chinese businesses...

  • Bush: Give Israel bunker busters to deter Iran

    October 26, 2015 | 9:57 am

    The U.S. administration should increase its military assistance to Israel, not only for defense shields but also provide them with weapons that would create a deterrence against Iran in light of the nuclear deal, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said on Saturday.

  • Kasich: Iran ‘Very Close’ to Violating Deal

    October 23, 2015 | 9:10 am

    Republican presidential candidate John Kasich on Thursday blasted the Obama administration over the Iran nuclear deal and its treatment of Israel.

    During a town hall meeting at Dartmouth College aired Friday morning on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program, Kasich said that the initial...

  • I was held in Iran for 13 months: This is why I think Jason Rezaian may be freed

    October 22, 2015 | 1:37 pm

    Everything that's been happening to Jason Rezaian and his family over the past 15 months feels familiar.

    Jason Rezaian is a journalist. I'm also a journalist.

    Rezaian is from Marin County, Calif. My home is right next door in Oakland, Calif.

    I was arrested in 2009 along with...

  • My Grandpa Aghajan.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    October 21, 2015 | 4:58 pm

    Habibollah.  A beloved of God.  Beloved by Allah.  That was my grandfather’s name.  Each time I hear of trouble in Israel, I reach out for his memory as a sinking man to a buoy.

    Habib- the beloved, as his friends referred to him- and Aghajan to me- an endearing name given to...

  • Letters to the editor: BDS and David Myers, Israel’s future, Ben Carson and guns

    October 21, 2015 | 10:51 am

    BDS: Anti-Semitic or Strategic?

    David Myers’ article acknowledges a number of important points about the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, but misses the big picture (“Another Way to Think about BDS,” Oct. 16).

    Myers correctly states that while some BDS activists are...

  • End of the Houthis?

    October 21, 2015 | 9:32 am

    This artice first appeared on The Media Line.

    Thirteen months ago the Iranian-backed Houthi stormed into Sana’a taking control over large swathes of Yemen in the process. Attempts between the group and the incumbent President Abd Rabu Mansur Hadi to cooperate eventually collapsed...

  • Nuclear deal on Iran program to be implemented this year, says Iranian official

    October 19, 2015 | 11:46 am

    Iran's nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi said on Monday he expected a deal with six world powers on shrinking Tehran's atomic program in exchange for sanctions relief to be implemented by year-end.

    "Hopefully before the end of this year certainly we would have the implementation...

  • U.S. confirms Iran tested nuclear-capable ballistic missile

    October 16, 2015 | 1:36 pm

    The United States has confirmed that Iran tested a medium-range missile capable of delivering a nuclear weapon, in "clear violation" of a United Nations Security Council ban on ballistic missile tests, a senior U.S. official said on Friday.

    "The United States is deeply concerned...

  • U.N. says Iran meets deadline for investigation of nuclear past

    October 15, 2015 | 2:34 pm

    Iran has met a deadline to give the U.N. nuclear watchdog information it needs to assess whether Tehran sought to develop nuclear weapons in the past, the agency said on Thursday, a step towards carrying out a deal between Tehran and world powers.

    The apparent progress reported...

  • Sticks and stones and centrifuges

    By Rob Eshman

    October 15, 2015 | 11:10 am

    A month ago, we Jews were frantic over Iranian centrifuges. This month, we’re vexed by Palestinian knives.

    In no time at all, we went from the 21st century to the second. Space-age threats have been swept aside in a rash of Bronze Age bloodshed. 

    On Fareed Zakaria’s Sunday...

  • Gulf states looking to buy Israel’s Iron Dome system for protection against Iran

    October 13, 2015 | 2:37 pm

    Bahrain and several other Gulf states are in negotiations to buy the Israeli-developed Iron Dome defense system for protection from “a growing arsenal of Iranian missiles.”

    Bahrain’s foreign minister, Khalid bin Mohammed, told Sky News that the members of the Gulf Cooperation...

  • Washington Post says Iran’s conviction of its reporter is ‘contemptible’

    October 13, 2015 | 10:46 am

    The Washington Post on Monday denounced the conviction in Iran of the newspaper's U.S.-born Tehran correspondent in an espionage case as an "outrageous injustice" and urged Iranian leaders to overturn it.

    Jason Rezaian, who was arrested in July 2014, had 20 days to appeal the...

  • Iran’s parliament OKs nuclear deal it may have violated

    October 13, 2015 | 10:34 am

    The parliament of Iran voted to approve the nuclear deal that its country’s negotiators reached with six world powers two days after it reportedly may have violated the agreement.

    Lawmakers backed legislation on Tuesday to implement the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or...

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