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  • Bibi must stop an Iran bomb even if it offends Obama

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    2 days ago

    There is nothing wrong with an Israeli prime minister doing his utmost to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, even if it offends the sensibilities of the American president. A nation that has experienced the world’s worst genocide just 70 years ago has not just a right...

  • European Jews, Iranian Jews and Exodus.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    3 days ago

    In the darkness of escalating anti-Semitism, so much has been written on why European Jews should leave.

    There is comfort in the familiar, even when abusive, even when painful.  It’s nearly impossible to understand the lure of wishing to stay oppressed.

    Yet, Exodus is the story...

  • Iran is mankind’s enemy

    By Dennis Prager

    3 days ago

    Iran today is America’s greatest enemy, Israel’s greatest enemy, the Jewish people’s greatest enemy and the greatest enemy of moral civilization.

    There is, apparently, no evil that the Iranian Islamic regime will not engage in to further its ends. 

    It is one of the only...

  • Iran says Israel crossed ‘red lines,’ vows to respond

    4 days ago

    Iran has told the United States that an Israeli air strike which killed an Iranian general in Syria last week had crossed "red lines" and the Islamic Republic will respond, a senior official was quoted as saying by IRNA news agency on Tuesday.

    "We told the Americans that the...

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  • U.S. Democratic senators set resolution countering push for tougher Iran sanctions

    5 days ago

    Democratic U.S. senators introduced a resolution on Monday opposing more sanctions on Iran unless nuclear talks fail or Tehran breaks an agreement, countering a push for tougher sanctions backed by Republicans that President Barack Obama has pledged to veto.

    "For those who agree...

  • Hezbollah says Israel wants to set ‘new rules’ with Syria raid

    5 days ago

    An Israeli attack which killed several prominent members of Lebanon's Hezbollah last week was an attempt by Israel to set "new rules" in the conflict between the two foes, Hezbollah's deputy leader said at a gathering to commemorate those who died.

    Sheikh Naim Qassem's comments...

  • Netanyahu defends planned Congress speech as anti-Iran strategy

    5 days ago

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended on Sunday a planned speech to the U.S. Congress about Iran, saying he had a moral obligation to speak out on an issue that poses a mortal threat to Israel.

    His visit to Washington in March has opened up a rift with the White House and...

  • Argentina suspects rogue agents were behind death of prosecutor

    1 week ago

     Argentina suspects rogue agents from its own intelligence services were behind the death of a state prosecutor investigating the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires.

    Alberto Nisman was found dead in his apartment late on Sunday, a gunshot wound to...

  • Yemen suffers power vacuum after president, premier quit

    1 week ago

    Yemen drifted deeper into political limbo on Friday after President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi resigned in exasperation at a Houthi rebel takeover of the country, a move that appeared to catch the Iran-backed group off balance.

    Hadi, a former general, blamed the Houthis' control of...

  • U.S. says disagreements with Israel do not undermine security commitment

    1 week ago

    Disagreements with Israel over how to contain Iran's nuclear program do not undermine the U.S. commitment to Israel's security, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Friday.

    The United States is negotiating a deal with Iran over its nuclear capabilities, which Israel opposes.

  • Argentina releases Nisman’s evidence on secret Iran-AMIA deal

    1 week ago

    Argentine judicial officials made public the 300-page criminal complaint that details evidence linking Argentina’s senior political echelon to a deal to hide Iran’s role in the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires.

    The complaint prepared by Argentine prosecutor...

  • Boehner invitation to Bibi signals Congress, White House showdown

    By Michael Berenbaum

    1 week ago

    The invitation by Speaker of the House John Boehner to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress on the question of Iran is a crude interference in Israeli election politics. 

    The speech, scheduled for early March, and a fortnight before the...

  • Israel moves Iron Dome batteries to North

    2 weeks ago

    Israel reportedly has deployed Iron Dome anti-missile defense systems in its North preparing for possible retaliation for an alleged Israeli airstrike on Syria.

    The move was reported Monday evening by Sky News Arabia, which cited unnamed Israeli sources.

    An Iranian general and...

  • Israel didn’t target Iranian general in strike, source says

    2 weeks ago

    An Iranian general killed in an Israeli air strike in Syria was not its intended target, and Israel believed it was attacking only low-ranking guerrillas, a senior security source said on Tuesday.

    The remarks by the Israeli source, who declined to be identified because Israel has...

  • My Father’s Story and Martin Luther King Jr.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    2 weeks ago

    My father was a mining engineer.  He lost his father at an early age and assumed the role of a father to his younger siblings and the bread winner to his family.  He climbed his way up to the highest level a Jew had ever achieved as an engineer in Iran.  He was trusted by the...

  • je suis

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    3 weeks ago

    je suis

    these were the first words i uttered as a child

    in a french school, in a muslim country, in iran

    je suis afshine

    i left that land of kings, of poets, of miniature art, of silk

    je suis malade

    i forgot the language, escaped the country, because

    je suis kosher

    ...
  • Merry Christmas!

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    December 24, 2014 | 7:45 am

    Not “happy holidays.”  It’s Christmas!  I don't like tofu wishes; I wish for flavor and truth.

    This is the holiest day of the Christian calendar.  I would not want someone wishing me “happy holidays” for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

    As a child in Iran, I attended the French...

  • Iran hackers may target U.S. energy, defense firms, FBI warns

    December 12, 2014 | 4:21 pm

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation has warned U.S. businesses to be on the alert for a sophisticated Iranian hacking operation whose targets include defense contractors, energy firms and educational institutions, according to a confidential agency document.

    The operation is the...

  • Israel not pushing for tougher Iran sanctions as talks go on

    December 11, 2014 | 11:31 am

    Israel will not press Washington to tighten sanctions on Iran while nuclear negotiations continue for the next six months, but will push for tough action if the talks' June deadline is not met, a senior Israeli official said on Thursday.

    Intelligence Ministry Director-General...

  • In Search of a Better Life.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    December 8, 2014 | 9:52 am

    He was only twelve years old.  All he had was a bike and a kiss from his parents.  He left his village in Iran to travel to the capital in search of a better life.  He died surrounded by his children and a loving community at 86.

    If you showed up late to his memorial and missed...

  • Proposed nation-state law crosses American Jewish red lines

    By Rob Eshman

    December 4, 2014 | 2:10 pm

    I wish I could draw.

    A few years back, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood before the United Nations General Assembly with a cartoonish drawing of a bomb meant to illustrate Iran’s march toward achieving a nuclear weapon. He pointed to a red line across the top of the...

  • Cartoon: The Iranian slight-of-hand

    By Steve Greenberg

    December 3, 2014 | 1:23 pm

  • Iran seeks post on key U.N. committee, Israel deems it ‘absurd’

    December 2, 2014 | 3:54 pm

    Iran is seeking a senior post on a United Nations committee that decides accreditation of non-governmental organizations, a move that Israel on Tuesday compared to gangster Al Capone running the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation.

    Iran was elected to the 19-member committee in...

  • Netanyahu sees positive side to missing Iran nuclear deadline

    November 24, 2014 | 11:52 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the likelihood that Iran and six world powers would fail to meet a deadline on Monday for a nuclear agreement.

    "No deal is better than a bad deal. The deal that Iran was pushing for was terrible. A deal would have left Iran with...

  • Kerry: Progress in Iran talks, tough road ahead

    November 24, 2014 | 11:16 am

    Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday Iran and the six world powers had made substantial progress toward a final deal over its nuclear program, but the talks would remain difficult in coming months despite new ideas being presented.

    "If we can do it (get a deal) sooner, we...

  • Obama: Helping terror go nuclear

    November 21, 2014 | 10:54 am

    Last Tuesday’s terror attack on a Jerusalem synagogue killed five people: four rabbis (including three born in the USA) and a Druze police officer. Two Palestinians entered during morning prayers and attacked worshipers with knives, meat cleavers, and a handgun. Congress showed...

  • Sunday Reads: Accepting America’s decline, Iran’s peacemaking efforts, Power on anti-Semitism

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 16, 2014 | 4:21 am

    US

    Rosa Brooks argues that admitting American power is in decline is essential for the formation of a coherent foreign policy:

    Unfortunately, American political leaders share a bipartisan inclination to deny these realities. Mostly, they succumb to the Lake Wobegon effect:...

  • ‘Rosewater’ reveals journalist’s ordeal in an Iranian prison

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 12, 2014 | 12:19 pm

    Iranian-born journalist and filmmaker Maziar Bahari’s life was compelling long before he became the plotline for the movie “Rosewater.” 

    Bahari had traveled to nearly 70 countries to report on the issues of the day, some of them conflict zones, and nearly lost his life once, when...

  • At D.C. confabs, U.S. and Israel present a united front

    November 11, 2014 | 3:47 pm

    Joe and Bibi? Still buddies. U.S. and Israel? Still allies. Agreement on Iran and the Palestinians?

    Well.

    The governments of President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were back on joshing terms this week, but the deep differences that led to recent...

  • Netanyahu: Iran is U.S. enemy, not partner

    November 11, 2014 | 3:19 pm

    The United States should treat Iran as an enemy and not as a partner, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Jewish leaders.

    “Iran is not part of the solution, it’s a huge part of the problem,” Netanyahu said Tuesday, referring to reports that the United States may be...

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