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  • Kerry heads for Egypt and the Gulf to discuss Iran deal, ISIS

    5 hours ago

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Egypt and the Gulf next week for talks on the recent nuclear deal between major powers and Iran and the fight against Islamic State militants, then he will head to Southeast Asia, where countries share U.S. concerns about China's...

  • The Iran deal and the hubris of certainty

    4 days ago

    Admit it: You might be wrong.

    Yes, you have a strong view about whether the nuclear deal signed with Iran last week will spell catastrophe for Israel, or whether it’s the best of a range of bad options for dealing with Iran’s apparent pursuit of a nuclear weapon.

    But we can’t...

  • Kerry: critics of Iran deal spinning ‘fantasy,’ urges approval

    4 days ago

    Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday mounted a furious counterattack against critics of the Iran nuclear deal, telling skeptical lawmakers it would be fantasy to think the United States could simply "bomb away" Tehran's atomic know-how.

    Testifying publicly before Congress...

  • New poll: U.S. Jews support Iran deal, despite misgivings

    4 days ago

    By a wide margin, American Jews support the recently concluded agreement with Iran to restrict its nuclear program, and a clear majority of Jews wants Congress to approve the deal. In fact, as compared with Americans generally, Jews are more supportive of the “Iran deal,” in large...

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  • U.S., Iran both counter-attack critics of nuclear deal

    4 days ago

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani both counter-attacked on Thursday against conservatives at home who are trying to block last week's nuclear deal.

    In Washington, Kerry told skeptical lawmakers that rejection of the accord would give Tehran...

  • Rouhani assures critics nuclear deal is good for Iran

    5 days ago

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani defended Iran's nuclear deal with world powers after it came under attack from conservatives at home, arguing on Thursday it reflected the nation's will and was "more valuable" than carping over the details.

    While many Iranians hope last week's...

  • U.S. Republicans, pro-Israel groups step up campaign against Iran deal

    5 days ago

    Top Republicans vowed on Wednesday to do their utmost to scrap President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran as the biggest pro-Israel lobby geared up for an all-out campaign to pressure wary lawmakers into rejecting the agreement.

    A bigger push against last week's historic...

  • Israel, Arabs must break the Mullahs’ rise

    5 days ago

    The movie “Agora” captivatingly depicts the burning of the Great Library at Alexandria in 391 A.D. The city’s elites — torchbearers of science — are shown beset, then overrun, by a vengeful tide of Eastern Christianity. Enabled by an indolent, fattened Rome, the devout, frenzied...

  • Iran: ‘This deal is not the last step’

    5 days ago

    I have three identities: I’m Iranian, I’m American, and I’m Israeli. Historically, what that has meant is that there are very few places in the world that I’ve found where all my identities have been welcome. Actually, through my extensive travels, including Afghanistan, North...

  • Boehner: We will do ‘everything possible’ to stop Iran deal

    6 days ago

    House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday said he and others in Congress would do "everything possible" to stop a new nuclear deal with Iran from moving forward.

    "Members of Congress will ask much tougher questions this afternoon when we meet with the president's...

  • 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...

  • The Iran nuclear deal simplified in seven key points

    By Jared Sichel

    2 weeks ago

    Economic sanctions

    What Iran got: All nuclear-related sanctions imposed by the United States, European Union and United Nations will be removed, many as early as this year. This is expected to quickly release to the Iranian government more than $100 billion worth of assets frozen...

  • Jewish community reacts to the Iran nuclear deal

    2 weeks ago

    The Jewish community in Los Angeles and nationwide reacted to the news the Iranian nuclear deal had been reached:

    RABBI DAVID WOLPE / SINAI TEMPLE

    This agreement liberates resources to a regime whose core anti-Semitic and declaredly genocidal ideology is manifest. I fear that...

  • POLL: Do you support the Iran nuclear deal?

    2 weeks ago

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    Do you support the Iran nuclear deal?

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  • The Iran deal gamble

    By Rob Eshman

    2 weeks ago

    Here’s what you need to know in order to make up your mind about the Iranian nuclear deal: No one knows.

    The people who have opposed the deal from the beginning, most prominently Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, have no idea whether the deal announced July 14 will allow...

  • Iran: An agreement to empower evil

    By David Suissa

    2 weeks ago

    While everyone else is weighing in on the merits of the Iran nuclear deal, I can name one person who probably hates it: Atena Farghadani.

    Farghadani is a 28-year-old Iranian artist and activist who was sentenced last month to 12 years and nine months in an Iranian prison because...

  • Iran’s Zarif says no nuclear deal expected on Monday

    2 weeks ago

    Nuclear negotiations between Tehran and six world powers will not finish on Monday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said, with diplomats reporting deadlock over a U.N. arms embargo and other sticking points.

    The White House said significant issues remained to be...

  • 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...

  • Iran says Western powers backtracking as nuclear deadline expires

    3 weeks ago

    Iran accused major powers on Friday of backtracking on previous pledges and throwing up new "red lines" at nuclear talks, after the deadline to reach an agreement in time to receive expedited scrutiny from the U.S. Congress expired with no deal.

    Iran's foreign minister Mohammad...

  • ‘Inside Out’ and Iran

    By Rob Eshman

    3 weeks ago

    You want to understand the Iran nuclear negotiations? Read the analyses in Foreign Policy and the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.  Read the pundits and editorials from left to right. Then, basically, ignore the pundits, and instead pay close attention to what the...

  • West ‘unimpressed’ with Iran’s new proposal in nuclear talks

    3 weeks ago

    Iran has offered "constructive solutions" to resolve disputes in nuclear talks with six major powers, the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) reported on Wednesday, but Western officials suggested they had heard nothing new from Tehran.

    Iran and the powers are in the last stretch...

  • Kerry: Iran talks could go either way

    3 weeks 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

    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...

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

    June 25, 2015 | 9:41 am

    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...

  • 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...

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