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  • Iran begins shutdown of centrifuges

    3 weeks ago

    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...

  • Iran starts taking nuclear centrifuges offline

    3 weeks ago

    Iran has begun shutting down uranium enrichment centrifuges under the terms of a deal struck with six world powers in July on limiting its nuclear program, Tehran's atomic energy chief said on Monday during a visit to Tokyo.

    "We have already started to take our measures vis-a-vis...

  • Condoleezza Rice lambastes Iran deal

    October 30, 2015 | 10:00 am

    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice issued a harsh rebuke of the Iran nuclear deal in first public remarks on the issue on Thursday.

    During a speech Chatham House in London, Rice said that while the deal “has some good elements,” the price that was paid “was pretty high.”

  • 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...

  • Democratic senators to Kerry: respond to Iranian missile test

    October 22, 2015 | 11:18 am

    This post originally appeared at Jewish Insider.

    A group of U.S. Senators sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday in which they expressed ‘profound’ concern about the Iranian ballistic missile test last Sunday. 

    The group includes Senators Chuck Schumer...

  • Everyone’s talking ISIS at the UN, leaving Netanyahu glaring

    October 1, 2015 | 4:03 pm

    All anyone attending the United Nations General Assembly opening seemed to want to talk about was the threat posed to the world by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

    That was much to the consternation of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who argued in his speech before...

  • Kerry and Iranian counterpart meet on nuclear deal, Mideast issues

    September 28, 2015 | 10:13 am

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, in his first meeting with his Iranian counterpart since reaching a nuclear deal, said achieving regional peace was on the agenda.

    “We have a lot of issues to talk about,” Kerry said Saturday before his meeting with Javad Zarif in New York...

  • U.S. to make Iran deal official in a month, no date set for sanctions relief

    September 18, 2015 | 9:17 am

    The formal adoption of the Iran nuclear deal will be Oct. 18, but it is not yet clear how long it will take for Iran to satisfy conditions to relieve sanctions, top U.S. officials said.

    The senior administration officials, speaking Thursday afternoon in a conference call with...

  • Candidates in GOP debate divided on whether to honor Iran deal

    September 17, 2015 | 8:51 am

    Candidates in a Republican presidential debate were divided over whether to honor the Iran nuclear deal.

    The question of whether or not to abandon the deal drew unusually sharp divisions in the CNN debate on Wednesday evening at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum...

  • Democratic Senator Cantwell to support Iran nuclear deal

    September 8, 2015 | 3:19 pm

    Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) said on Tuesday she would back the Iran nuclear deal.

    "I am going to support it and I will have a statement out shortly," the Washington state lawmaker told Reuters.

    Earlier on Tuesday, Democratic Senators Richard Blumenthal, Gary Peters and Ron Wyden also announced they would support the agreement, securing for President Barack Obama the 41 Senate votes needed to block a final vote on a measure of disapproval. (Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Writing by Peter Cooney; Editing by Sandra Maler)

  • Iran’s Nuclear Agreement: To Accept or Not to Accept

    September 1, 2015 | 12:24 pm

    Many provisions of the proposed nuclear agreement with Iran are not satisfactory, which leads to the conclusion that the agreement itself is unacceptable.

    The most important issue is totally intolerable – namely, the proposed 10- to 15-year duration of the agreement. For some...

  • Obama in landmark interview: Hezbollah will be a focus of post-Iran deal

    August 31, 2015 | 12:04 pm

    A focus of security enhancement once the Iran nuclear deal goes through will be neutralizing Hezbollah’s threat to Israel, President Barack Obama said in a landmark interview with The Forward.

    “As soon as this debate is over, we will, I think, be able to invigorate what has been...

  • Wasserman Schultz reportedly nixed Dems’ vote on backing Iran deal, praising Obama

    August 31, 2015 | 9:45 am

    Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz reportedly prevented consideration of a resolution at the party’s summer meeting that praised President Barack Obama and offered backing for the Iran nuclear deal.

    The Washington Post report on Saturday, which cited...

  • More than 900 rabbis sign letter opposing Iran nuclear deal

    By Aron Chilewich

    August 27, 2015 | 10:08 am

    Over the past three weeks, more than 900 rabbis across every major denomination have signed an open letter calling upon the United States Congress to reject the proposed Iran nuclear deal. The letter was written by two Los Angeles rabbis, Kalman Topp of Beth Jacob Congregation and...

  • Chris Christie, appearing with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, slams Iran deal

    August 25, 2015 | 3:58 pm

    Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie at a news conference alongside Jewish leaders including Rabbi Shmuley Boteach urged Congress to block the Iran nuclear deal.

    Christie, the governor of New Jersey, at the Rutgers University Chabad House in New Brunswick, New Jersey,...

  • Israel and Australia: A conversation with Minister Turnbull

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 25, 2015 | 5:37 am

    The Australian Jewish News described my conversation with Australian Communication Minister Malcolm Turnbull as “a vibrant, robust conversation”.  It was a conversation in front of a friendly crowd at the Zionist Federation of Australia’s 2015 plenary. Friendly to me – they invited...

  • Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announces support for Iran nuclear deal

    August 23, 2015 | 6:33 pm

    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced his support for the Iran nuclear deal.

    Reid (D-Nev.) called the deal the “best way” to curtail Iran’s military ambitions in an interview Sunday with the Washington Post.

    “This is the best way, the only way, to keep Iran from getting a...

  • In letter to P5+1, Israel blames Iran for rockets from Syria

    August 21, 2015 | 2:14 pm

    Israel submitted a formal diplomatic complaint to world powers about a recent rocket attack from Syria — blaming a specific Iranian general and warning of increased regional aggression by the Islamic Republic in the wake of the nuclear deal.

    The demarche was sent Friday to the...

  • Only fools play tag with the Iranian-Islamic dragon

    August 20, 2015 | 9:42 am

    I was born in Iran, but I fled when I was just 17, leaving my home for the uncertainty of a life without family or friends, and enduring a dangerous desert crossing that forever changed my life. Although I love Iranians, I love the freedom and choices offered in the West more, and...

  • Rahm Emanuel supports Iran deal

    August 18, 2015 | 3:17 pm

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he supports the Iran nuclear deal.

    Asked about it at a press conference Tuesday, Emanuel, a Democrat who is President Obama’s former chief of staff, said, according to the Chicago Tribune: “The simplest way to say it is, if I was in Congress, I...

  • Two senators defy Obama on Iran nuclear deal

    August 18, 2015 | 12:13 pm

    A second U.S. Democratic senator lined up on Tuesday in opposition to the U.S.-led international nuclear agreement with Iran, defying President Barack Obama.

    New Jersey's Bob Menendez said that, along with New York's Chuck Schumer, he was opposing the deal, which would place new...

  • Huckabee coming to Israel to fundraise, talk Iran

    August 17, 2015 | 9:57 am

    Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee is coming to Israel to raise campaign funds and discuss the Iran nuclear deal.

    The former Arkansas governor will arrive in Israel on Tuesday, according to The Associated Press. A spokesman said the trip would be “brief” and did not...

  • Iran deal: Anatomy of a rip-off

    By David Suissa

    August 16, 2015 | 6:26 pm

    Why am I opposed to the Iran nuclear deal? Because I hate getting ripped off. I would hate to buy a great-looking car and find out the next day that the brakes don’t work.

    Whether you’re Republican, Democrat, Buddhist or Jewish, no one likes getting ripped off. And the Iran deal,...

  • 5 Questions for Robert Satloff on the Iran Deal

    By Rob Eshman

    August 14, 2015 | 2:09 pm

    In all the debate over the Iran nuclear deal, only one expert is taking seriously the challenge of figuring out what will happen if Congress rejects it. 

    Robert  Satloff. 

    Satloff is the executive director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, a think tank founded...

  • What do Eli Broad and Matt Weiner have in common? They’re for the Iran deal

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 14, 2015 | 8:46 am

    “Under negotiated terms, there’s never been a better nuclear deal created in the history of the world,” film producer Lawrence Bender declared from a beach in the Hamptons.

    Bender is one of 98 leaders from L.A.’s Jewish community, including internationally renowned architect...

  • Prominent L.A. Jews announce support for Iran deal

    August 13, 2015 | 1:15 pm

    Nearly 100 prominent Los Angeles Jews, many with close ties to the Hollywood entertainment industry, have affirmed their strong support for the Iran nuclear deal.

    In a full-page ad in the Aug. 14 edition of the weekly Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, 98 signatories,...

  • Netanyahu critic Leon Wieseltier says Israeli PM is right on Iran deal

    August 13, 2015 | 12:02 pm

    Political commentator Leon Wieseltier acknowledged that despite his dislike for Benjamin Netanyahu, he believes the Israeli prime minister is right about the Iran nuclear deal.

    “I’ve almost never written a good word about him, so he’s right not to like me,” Wieseltier, a veteran...

  • The Iran deal: getting to checkmate

    August 12, 2015 | 11:13 am

    The Iran nuclear deal has been likened, ad nauseam, to a game of chess. It is with that model in mind that I favor the deal — though not for the usual reasons. 

    Proponents and opponents of the deal make a number of valid points. Most salient are the following: 

    1) The sanctions...

  • Letters to the editor: The evil you know, racial disparities and more

    August 12, 2015 | 10:56 am

    The Evil You Know …

    I support the views of Rep. Adam Schiff and Rob Eshman that the present deal may be better than no deal (“What If There’s No Deal?” Aug. 7). America, in 1945, taught the world a bitter lesson in atomic warfare, explained in two words: Hiroshima and Nagasaki....

  • Memories of youth breed distrust of Iranian government

    August 12, 2015 | 10:32 am

    When Iranian-born Nazy Rafaeil, 44, a computer engineer from Woodland Hills, was asked about the proposed P5+1 nuclear accord, she started off with a litany of complaints about the current Iranian regime. However, after she finished, she said she wanted to be clear that she’s not...

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