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  • Kerry: Iran talks could go either way

    1 day ago

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Iran and the world powers have made “genuine progress” in negotiations on a nuclear deal but that it “could go either way.”

    “We are not yet where we need to be on several of the most difficult issues,” Kerry told reporters Sunday in Vienna,...

  • The Iran talks: Where are we now?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    6 days ago

    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...

  • U.S. lawmakers step up warnings against ‘weak’ Iran deal

    2 weeks ago

    As talks on an Iran nuclear deal enter the final stretch, U.S. lawmakers are sharpening warnings against a "weak" agreement and laying down red lines that, if crossed, could prompt Congress to trip up a carefully crafted international pact.

    Several influential lawmakers said they...

  • World’s silent acquiescence of Palestinian Jew-hatred is helping to destroy any chance for peace

    June 8, 2015 | 4:47 pm

    There have been repeated calls for President Barack Obama and the leaders of the P5+1 to denounce the Ayatollah Khamenei’s genocidal threats against the Jewish state. No such public protest has been or is likely to be made in the frantic push leading up to the June 30th deadline...

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  • Kerry to fly home on U.S. military plane after breaking leg

    June 1, 2015 | 8:22 am

    A U.S. military aircraft from a base in Germany will transport Secretary of State John Kerry to Boston from Geneva for medical treatment for a broken leg, his spokesman said on Monday.

    Kerry, 71, broke his right leg on Sunday in an accident while cycling a portion of the Tour de...

  • Is the Obama administration making nice with Israel?

    April 16, 2015 | 12:44 pm

    On Monday, President Barack Obama met with two sets of Jews, and from what we were told, essentially wondered aloud each time why his love for the Jewish people and for Israel is not more widely known.

    The second group comprised donors and strategic advisers, and their answer,...

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

    April 15, 2015 | 8:27 am

    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...

  • Daily Kickoff: Details on Jewish leaders’ W.H. visit | Rubio’s NYC Fundraiser

    By Jewish Insider

    April 14, 2015 | 6:57 am

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    SCENE YESTERDAY -- Jewish leaders and campaign supporters met with President Obama at the White House: President Obama met with two separate groups of Jewish leaders at the Roosevelt Room in...

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

    April 13, 2015 | 1:38 pm

    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...

  • Iran, world powers reach initial deal on reining in Tehran’s nuclear program

    April 2, 2015 | 10:15 am

    Iran and world powers reached a framework agreement on Thursday on curbing Iran's nuclear program for at least a decade, a step toward a comprehensive accord that could end 12 years of brinkmanship, threats and confrontation.

    The tentative agreement, after eight days of marathon...

  • Kerry extends Iran talks, French foreign minister returns

    April 1, 2015 | 3:59 pm

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his German and French counterparts extended marathon talks in Switzerland on Wednesday for a second day beyond a self-imposed deadline to reach a preliminary agreement with Iran on its nuclear program.

    A diplomat close to the talks said late...

  • Closing in on nuclear deal, U.S. demands ‘tough choices’ from Iran

    March 16, 2015 | 2:30 pm

    The United States and Iran inched closer to a political deal that would set the stage for a landmark nuclear agreement, but a U.S. official warned on Monday that Iran must make tough choices to allay fears about its atomic ambitions.

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian...

  • U.S., France ‘on same page’ over Iran, want stronger deal

    March 8, 2015 | 9:27 pm

    The United States and France sought on Saturday to play down any disagreements over nuclear talks with Iran, saying they both agreed the accord now under discussion needed to be strengthened.

    "We are on the same page," U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters after talks...

  • Kerry visits Riyadh to soothe fears of stronger Iran under nuclear deal

    March 3, 2015 | 1:15 pm

    Secretary of State John Kerry flies to Riyadh this week to try to reassure King Salman that any nuclear deal with Iran will be in Saudi interests, despite the kingdom's fears that it may boost Tehran's backing for Shi'ite Muslim groups in the region.

    Convincing Saudi Arabia to...

  • Iran calls Obama’s 10-year nuclear demand ‘unacceptable’

    March 3, 2015 | 9:31 am

    Iran rejected on Tuesday as "unacceptable" U.S. President Barack Obama's demand that it freeze sensitive nuclear activities for at least 10 years but said it would continue talks on a deal, Iran's semi-official Fars news agency reported.

    Iran laid out the position as the U.S. and...

  • Kerry decries Human Rights Council’s ‘obsession’ with Israel

    March 2, 2015 | 8:53 am

    There is an “unbalanced focus” on Israel by the United Nations Human Rights Council, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told its members.

    “No one in this room can deny that there is an unbalanced focus on one democratic country,” Kerry said in an address to the council on Monday...

  • Kerry cautions Israel not to undercut Iran diplomacy as talks resume

    March 2, 2015 | 8:09 am

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry quietly cautioned Israel not to undercut Iran nuclear negotiations that resume on Monday as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepared to make the case against his diplomacy before the U.S. Congress.

    Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister...

  • Kerry to defend Israel as Netanyahu readies critique of Iran talks

    March 1, 2015 | 3:44 pm

    Secretary of State John Kerry will defend Israel at a U.N. human rights body on Monday as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepares to criticize nuclear negotiations with Iran that the top diplomat is leading.

    Kerry landed in Geneva late on Sunday for up to three days of...

  • Iran nuclear talks advancing, no deal likely next week

    February 27, 2015 | 2:22 pm

    Negotiations on an agreement to curb Iran's nuclear program have advanced substantially, but difficult issues remain and a senior U.S. official said he did not expect a deal in the coming week.

    U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will join in talks next week between U.S. Secretary...

  • How not to bomb Iran

    By Rob Eshman

    February 25, 2015 | 3:59 pm

    Oh, to be in Geneva right now, facing the Iranians across a long polished table in a quiet hotel room--  because everywhere else the debates over their nuclear ambitions are raging, and the anxiety, accusations and intrigue are exasperating. Never have so many weighed in on so much...

  • Kerry questions Netanyahu’s judgment as U.S.-Israel row deepens

    February 25, 2015 | 3:32 pm

    U.S. officials on Wednesday questioned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's judgment and said his outspoken condemnation of efforts to secure an Iranian nuclear deal had injected destructive partisanship into U.S.-Israeli relations.

    In an escalation of hostile exchanges...

  • Kerry appears to take swipe at Netanyahu over Iran nuclear talks

    February 24, 2015 | 11:33 am

    Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday appeared to take a swipe at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying critics of an emerging nuclear deal with Iran did not know what they were talking about.

    Speaking to senators, Kerry also said he expected to know soon whether...

  • Kerry: Russia is lying when it denies its troops are in Ukraine

    February 24, 2015 | 10:42 am

    Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday Russia was lying when it said there are no Russian troops or equipment in Ukraine, where pro-Russian separatists are fighting government troops.

    Fighting has abated in eastern Ukraine in recent days, raising hope that a ceasefire that...

  • Kerry says will know soon if U.S., Iran can reach nuclear deal

    February 24, 2015 | 9:18 am

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday he expected to know soon whether Iran is willing to agree to a nuclear deal, and he appeared to take a swipe at Israel's prime minister over the issue.

    "We expect to know soon whether or not Iran is willing to put together an...

  • Kerry warns on viability of Palestinian Authority if Israel blocks funds

    February 23, 2015 | 8:46 am

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday expressed concern about the viability of the Palestinian Authority if it does not soon receive tax revenue which has been withheld by Israel.

    The funds have been held back from the Authority since last month in retaliation for...

  • With flowers and fluent French, Kerry pays respects to France

    January 16, 2015 | 12:12 pm

    Bearing flowers and his fluent French, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry offered his condolences and "a hug" to France on Friday for the deaths from last week's Islamist attacks.

    Kerry's visit came after the United States failed to send a top official to attend Sunday's march in...

  • The Kerry-Netanyahu meeting in Rome and the shadow of Carter

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 15, 2014 | 3:48 am

    When Israeli officials ponder the possibility of the United States deciding not to veto a United Nations Security Council resolution on settlements and the occupied territories, they go back and think about Security Council Resolution 465. In part, that resolution, passed in 1980,...

  • Kerry to meet Netanyahu in Rome for Middle East talks

    December 10, 2014 | 10:33 am

    Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Rome on Sunday for talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on developments in Israel and the West Bank, the State Department said on Wednesday.

    "John Kerry will travel to Rome on Sunday to meet with Prime Minister...

  • Cartoon: The Iranian slight-of-hand

    By Steve Greenberg

    December 3, 2014 | 1:23 pm

  • Israel goes to new elections

    December 3, 2014 | 9:53 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Just 20 months after the current government was sworn in, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired two of his top cabinet ministers, leading their parties to pull out of the government and the Knesset, or parliament, to vote to...

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