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  • Kerry: U.S. will use ‘all tools’ to confront Iranian destabilization

    2 days ago

    The Obama administration will oppose Iran’s bids to destabilize the region “with every national security tool available,” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said, defending the Iran nuclear deal.

    “Have no doubt, the United States will oppose Iran’s destabilizing policies with...

  • Could a ‘broken windows’ policing strategy work for the Iran deal?

    1 week ago

    As Congress weighs the Iran nuclear agreement, confidence that Tehran will comply must be high on its agenda. Because the revolutionary regime has a history of cheating on nuclear deals, the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany have tried to ensure compliance...

  • To live with the Iranian threat

    By Elad Massuri

    1 week ago

    When I was 5 years old,  my mom picked me up from kindergarten and brought me back to our house in North Tel Aviv.

    I asked her a question that seemed so normal: “Mom, at what age do people go to the military?”

    “At the age of 18,” she answered.

    “And what will I need to do...

  • Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez announces opposition to Iran deal

    2 weeks ago

    Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), in a scathing critique of the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by the Obama administration and other major powers, announced on Tuesday that he will vote to kill the pact.

    Speaking in his home state of New Jersey, the former chairman of the Senate...

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  • Trump: Obama, Kerry ‘sold out’ Israel on Iran

    3 weeks ago

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry hurt Israel through the recent agreement on Iran’s nuclear program.

    “Israel was sold out by Kerry and Obama,” Trump said at an Iowa campaign event Saturday, according to ...

  • Iran deal: Anatomy of a rip-off

    By David Suissa

    3 weeks ago

    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,...

  • Kerry: No automatic return of sanctions if Iran breaks arms embargo

    3 weeks ago

    Violations of an arms embargo by Iran or restrictions on its missile program would not force an automatic reinstatement or "snapback" of United Nations sanctions under a landmark nuclear deal, although other options would be available, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on...

  • Dollar could suffer if U.S. walks away from Iran deal: Kerry

    3 weeks ago

    If the United States walks away from the nuclear deal with Iran and demands that its allies comply with U.S. sanctions, a loss of confidence in U.S. leadership could threaten the dollar's position as the world's reserve currency, the top U.S. diplomat said on Tuesday.

    "If we turn...

  • If the Iran deal fails, II

    By Rob Eshman

    August 10, 2015 | 6:21 pm

    The American Jewish establishment has hitched its fate to a questionable strategy of unbending opposition to the Iran deal. That decision will exact a high price if it fails, and perhaps an even greater one if it succeeds.   

    I’m for the Iran deal. No, it’s not great. Secretary...

  • Kerry says Hiroshima anniversary shows importance of Iran deal

    August 10, 2015 | 9:55 am

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday the 70th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of the Japanese city of Hiroshima underscored the importance of a deal reached on Iran's nuclear program last month.

    Ceremonies were held in Hiroshima on Thursday to mark the...

  • Obama, Jewish leaders exchange concerns about distortions and attacks in Iran deal debate

    August 5, 2015 | 10:44 am

    President Barack Obama and pro-Israel leaders exchanged concerns about how each side distorts the other’s arguments in the debate over the Iran nuclear deal, and how the distortions are creating divisions in the Jewish community.

    The meeting Tuesday evening at the White House...

  • Kerry warns U.S. Congress that scrapping Iran deal would mean path to nuclear weapon

    July 28, 2015 | 10:23 am

    Secretary of State John Kerry told U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday he wanted to set the record straight on the Iran nuclear deal and equated walking away from the agreement to giving Tehran a fast track to a nuclear weapon.

    "There are conclusions that have been drawn that don't in fact...

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

    July 27, 2015 | 4:26 pm

    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

    July 23, 2015 | 5:25 pm

    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

    July 23, 2015 | 3:29 pm

    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

    July 23, 2015 | 1:02 pm

    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...

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

    July 23, 2015 | 10:54 am

    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

    July 23, 2015 | 9:39 am

    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

    July 22, 2015 | 5:42 pm

    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

    July 22, 2015 | 3:38 pm

    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’

    July 22, 2015 | 3:06 pm

    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

    July 22, 2015 | 8:43 am

    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

    July 20, 2015 | 4:45 pm

    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

    July 14, 2015 | 9:55 pm

    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

    July 14, 2015 | 7:49 am

    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?

    July 14, 2015 | 1:41 am

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    Do you support the Iran nuclear deal?

    Yes
    No

     

    ...
  • The Iran deal gamble

    By Rob Eshman

    July 14, 2015 | 1:35 am

    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

    July 14, 2015 | 12:14 am

    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

    July 13, 2015 | 9:44 am

    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

    July 10, 2015 | 8:16 am

    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...

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