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  • Huckabee tweets that Obama is marching Israelis ‘to the door of the oven’

    22 hours ago

    Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee cited threats from Israel’s enemies in his continued assault on the Iran nuclear deal.

    A series of Twitter posts on Sunday night followed a day after Huckabee said that President Barack Obama will march Israelis “to the door of the...

  • Should American Jews show solidarity with Israel?

    By David Suissa

    1 week ago

    For as long as I can remember, American Jews who have opposed Israeli policies have justified it by pointing to a vigorous opposition inside Israel. In many ways, this was one of their most powerful arguments: Look at all the Israelis who agree with us! 

    Now, suddenly, with the...

  • Iran nuclear deal built on a lie

    1 week ago

    Today is the last day of my long tenure as national director of the Anti-Defamation League. It has been a highly satisfactory and meaningful 28 years as director and 50 years as a professional at this prestigious organization.

    So why am I choosing to write an article on my last...

  • Christian Zionist group launches lobbying fund to oppose Iran pact

    2 weeks ago

    When the last plaintive shofar blast echoed through the Washington Convention Center at the conclusion of the annual Christians United for Israel Policy Conference, it was not the record attendance of 5,000 fired-up pro-Israel Christians that marked a turning point for the...

  • AIPAC to fight White House head to head in battle over Iran deal

    2 weeks ago

    Cancel your summer vacations.

    That was the order AIPAC’s executive director, Howard Kohr, gave his employees in a staff meeting convened this week at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee after the United States announced the Iran nuclear deal.

    With the influential...

  • Israel to lobby Congress — and reconsider a strike

    2 weeks ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decried an agreement over Iran’s nuclear program hundreds of times — most notably in a March speech in Washington, D.C.,  to a joint session of Congress. Now that the agreement is signed, experts say Netanyahu has one way left to block...

  • Deal or no deal? A busy road ahead for Congress

    By Ryan Torok

    2 weeks ago

    The region’s Democratic Congressmen are speaking out about the Iran nuclear deal forged by a Democratic president — with reservation.

    Speaking to the Journal hours after the landmark deal was announced on July 14, Reps. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) and Adam Schiff (D-Burbank)...

  • Local Iranian-Americans respond to nuclear deal

    By Karmel Melamed

    2 weeks ago

    After the announcement July 14 that the United States and other world powers had reached an agreement with Iran that calls for limits on Iran’s nuclear program, Los Angeles-area Iranian Americans of various faiths expressed pessimism at the outcome and disappointment with the...

  • Why the Iran nuclear deal is likely to survive its hurdles

    2 weeks ago

    The nuclear deal with Iran, 20 months in the making, is now done — at least as far as negotiations go. The accord, announced early on July 14, still faces hurdles, although they likely won’t keep the deal from going ahead.

    So what happens next?

    We read the laws, perused the...

  • Netanyahu, Obama have contentious conversation about Iran deal

    2 weeks ago

    President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister had a contentious phone call after the major powers achieved a deal with Iran.

    Netanyahu in a statement said he raising two objections in the phone call.

    “One, the agreement allows Iran to develop extensive capabilities that...

  • Why critics of the Iran deal should hope Obama is like Neville Chamberlain

    2 weeks ago

    It was just a few weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks and suddenly U.S.-Israel tensions were erupting. The White House was furious at Prime Minister Ariel Sharon for essentially comparing President George W. Bush’s efforts to line up Arab support for his war on terror to...

  • White House talking points regarding the Iran Deal

    2 weeks ago

    Read the talking points the White House is giving sympathetic Jews

    12:45 PM: The White House issues Iran-deal talking points based on the recent letter by the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

    wrote the other day about how the Washington Institute convened a panel of...

  • Iran’s president touts gains made by his country in final nuclear deal

    2 weeks ago

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani touted the gains made by the Islamic Republic under the terms of the final agreement with the world powers on its nuclear program.

    “Today is the end of oppressive sanctions. The chain of sanctions is broken,” Rouhani said Tuesday in an address to...

  • Read the full text of the Iran Deal here

    2 weeks ago

    The 159-page final Iran Deal agreement is available online for anyone who's interested in reading it in its entirety. Below is the first part of the document.

    Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

    Vienna, 14 July 2015


    The E3/EU+3 (China, France, Germany, the Russian...

  • Israel likely to turn to congress to fight Iranian nuclear deal

    2 weeks ago

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    There’s a joke making the Facebook rounds of Israelis.

    “Knock knock”

    “Who’s there?”

    “A nuclear Iran.”

    “A nuclear Iran, who?”


    The joke shows the deep skepticism most Israelis have, from officials down to the man in...

  • A ‘bad’ agreement with Iran: Adjust or fight?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    2 weeks ago

    There is nothing less reassuring than a band of experts telling a nation that there is no reason for panic. And that is exactly the message Israel was getting on Tuesday morning, hours before the expected announcement of an Iran deal. The agreement – officials, ex-officials and...

  • Netanyahu: Preventing Iran nukes is this generation’s top challenge

    2 weeks ago

    Keeping Iran from becoming a nuclear weapons power is the “paramount challenge” of this generation, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a pro-Israel conference.

    Netanyahu kept his remarks brief on Monday in a live video feed to the annual conference of Christians...

  • Iran, powers give themselves to Monday for nuclear deal

    3 weeks ago

    Iran and major powers gave themselves until Monday to reach a nuclear agreement, their third extension in two weeks, as Tehran accused the West of throwing up new stumbling blocks to a deal.

    Both sides say there has been progress in two weeks of talks, but British Secretary...

  • High-stakes Iran negotiations leave room for hope, doubt

    By Shmuel Rosner

    3 weeks ago

    In 2007, a report from the American intelligence agencies concluded that Iran had halted its military nuclear program. The program, the report said, had been frozen since 2003, when the Iranians became apprehensive following the war in Iraq and because of the significant presence...

  • Six powers and Iran to continue nuclear talks past deadline

    3 weeks ago

    Iran and six major powers will keep negotiating past Tuesday's deadline for a long-term nuclear agreement as they tackle the most contentious issues, including the continuation of a U.N. arms embargo on Iran, the big powers said.

    "We are continuing to negotiate for the next...

  • The Iran talks: Where are we now?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 1, 2015 | 10:33 am

    Is Iran’s long waiting game ending?

    Even with the extension of the Iran interim nuclear accord until July 7, and negotiations still ongoing, it is clear the Iranians have long known — looking at the actions of the Obama administration — that Iran would not risk much by sticking...

  • Iranian nuclear talks expected to go past scheduled deadline

    June 29, 2015 | 12:37 pm

    Negotiations for an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program will go past the scheduled deadline, several officials said from Vienna, where the final round of talks was underway.

    The agreement was scheduled to be concluded on Tuesday.

    On Sunday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad...

  • Shilling for Iran is unworthy of Senator Dianne Feinstein

    June 17, 2015 | 10:01 am

    The basis of any democracy is trust between the people and their representatives. When that trust is violated not only are the violators seen as lacking legitimacy but so too are the very institutions they represent.
  • U.S. denies Israeli report on Obama inviting Netanyahu to meet

    June 16, 2015 | 9:16 am

    The White House denied an Israeli newspaper report on Tuesday that U.S. President Barack Obama had invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to meet in Washington next month.

    Citing unnamed U.S. State Department sources, Yedioth Ahronoth daily said the two leaders could...

  • With House set to approve Iran deal, options to shape outcome remote

    May 12, 2015 | 3:04 pm

    The Iran deal may not be done, but bids by its opponents to shape it are all but buried.

    Skeptics of the nuclear negotiations have all but given up on a congressional role before the June 30 deadline for an agreement between Iran and the major powers.

    “I’m not sure there’s...

  • As House prepares to take up Iran bill, will spirit of compromise prevail?

    May 11, 2015 | 1:06 pm

    So Congress considers a bill that would grant it review over any Iran nuclear deal. President Barack Obama says, if it ties my hands, I’ll veto it.

    So Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), get together and...

  • Netanyahu offers alternatives to Iran deal following latest Obama criticism

    April 13, 2015 | 10:31 am

    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...

  • White House steps up Iran pitch to Jewish leaders, donors

    April 13, 2015 | 9:13 am

    The Obama administration’s effort to sell the Iran nuclear deal to the Jewish community kicked up a notch with two meetings scheduled on the same day between the president and Jewish leaders.

    President Barack Obama will attend two White House meetings Monday with Jewish leaders...

  • U.S. says Iran sanctions face phase-out, Obama knocks Israel demand

    April 7, 2015 | 9:06 am

    The United States made clear on Monday that sanctions on Iran would have to be phased out gradually under a nuclear pact and President Barack Obama poured cold water on an Israeli demand that a deal be predicated on Tehran recognizing Israel.

    "The notion that we would...

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