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  • On Chanukah, four questions

    By Arthur Cohn

    November 26, 2013 | 3:36 pm

    As the beginning of Chanukah and end of the year approach, where does lsrael stand?

    The nuclear threat by lran, the continuing unrest and tragedy in Syria and the troublesome ongoing peace talks between lsrael and the Palestinians, as well as new pressures from the European Union...

  • With Iran deal signed, what’s Netanyahu’s next move?

    November 25, 2013 | 10:54 am

    With an interim agreement on Iran’s nuclear program in place, President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu each face formidable challenges ahead.

    For Obama, the goal will be to move from the interim agreement to a broader and more permanent deal within six...

  • Ahmadinejad calls Holocaust denial major achievement of his presidency

    July 8, 2013 | 10:08 am

    Outgoing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said during a farewell ceremony that publicizing his Holocaust denial was a major achievement of his presidency.

    “That was a taboo topic that no one in the West allowed to be heard,” Ahmadinejad said in a speech Sunday, according to...

  • Iran’s president-elect Rohani: More of the same or a bridge to the West?

    June 18, 2013 | 9:40 am

    Former national security adviser, former nuclear negotiator, a decades-old friendship with the supreme leader — Hassan Rohani is as Iranian establishment as it gets.

    Which is why, some Iran watchers say, he may be an invaluable asset in the quest to reduce tensions between the...

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  • Iran election offers choice, but little change

    June 11, 2013 | 3:49 pm

    Friday's presidential election in Iran is unlikely to bring significant change to the Islamic republic, whose supreme leader has ensured hardline candidates dominate the field. But the sole moderate could yet upset the race.

    World powers embroiled in talks with Iran over its...

  • Iran, world powers ‘far apart’ after new nuke talks

    April 8, 2013 | 9:11 am

    The world powers will pursue further talks with Iran over its nuclear program, but will not continue them indefinitely, John Kerry said a day after another round of talks failed to produce any new proposals.

    The talks between Iran and six world powers - the United States,...

  • Iran clerics take Ahmadinejad to task for hugging Chavez’s mother at funeral

    March 12, 2013 | 1:43 pm

    Senior Iranian clerics have scolded President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for consoling Hugo Chavez's mother with a hug – a physical contact considered a sin under Iran's strict Islamic codes.

    The rebuke follows a widely published photo showing Ahmadinejad embracing Chavez's mother at...

  • Long the bane of Venezuelan Jews, Chavez is gone. Now what?

    March 6, 2013 | 9:34 am

    For more than a decade, Venezuelan Jews have been holding their breath, subject to the whims of a mercurial president who used his bully pulpit to intimidate, rail against Israel and embrace Iran.

    There was the police raid of a Caracas school in 2004, allegedly to search for...

  • Iran’s supreme leader rejects direct talks with U.S.

    February 7, 2013 | 10:04 am

    Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of Iran, rejected a U.S. proposal for direct talks between the two countries.

    Khamenei was responding to offers from the United States, including last week by Vice President Joseph Biden at the Munich security conference, to hold a...

  • Ross, Abrams and Jeffrey see strike by ‘14 if Iran does not comply

    December 10, 2012 | 1:59 pm

    Three former high-ranking U.S. foreign policy advisers agree that if Iran does not halt its suspected nuclear weapons program by the end of 2013, the United States or Israel will act militarily.

    Dennis Ross, until a year ago President Obama’s top Iran policy adviser, and Elliott...

  • October 11, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 11, 2012 | 3:07 am

    In-depth

    The Kingdom Boils

    Protesters in Saudi Arabia are becoming bolder, writes Steven Miller in the National Interest.

    On September 10, dozens of prisoners’ relatives descended upon the public prosecutor’s office in Riyadh, where they staged a two-day sit-in until the...

  • Dennis Prager: Netanyahu’s U.N. speech

    October 3, 2012 | 1:38 pm

    In the eyes of many, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before the United Nations General Assembly was a masterful statement of the moral state of the world, not to mention the existential threat Iran poses to Israel.

    In the eyes of many others, the speech was...

  • Iranian police clash with protesters over currency plunge

    October 3, 2012 | 9:24 am

    Riot police clashed with demonstrators and arrested money changers in Tehran on Wednesday in disturbances over the collapse of the Iranian currency, which has lost 40 percent of its value against the dollar in a week, witnesses said.

    Police fired tear gas to disperse the...

  • Iran’s Ahmadinejad says election, not war, solution for Syria

    October 2, 2012 | 9:48 am

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said a national dialogue leading to elections was the way towards a solution to Syria's crisis, in remarks broadcast on Tuesday.

    He told Al Jazeera television that war was not the way forward, adding: "There is another way to find a solution,...

  • September 30, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 30, 2012 | 1:00 am

    In-depth

    Hate-Speech Hypocrites

    William Satelan of Slate asks why it is acceptable to ban hate speech against Jews while defending mockery of Muslims. 

    This debate between East and West, between respect and pluralism, isn’t a crisis. It’s a stage of global progress. The...

  • Dinner with Ahmadinejad

    September 28, 2012 | 1:14 pm

    We could have been in Tehran.

    Men in dark suits and earpieces stood outside the doors of the hotel, keeping watch for protesters and anybody else who didn’t belong. Inside, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad prepared to meet a group of university students.

    Except this was...

  • Ahmadinejad meets Farrakhan, other religious leaders

    September 28, 2012 | 9:41 am

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad met with Nation of Islam leader the Rev. Louis Farrakhan and other religious leaders.

    The meeting on Tuesday in New York City was reported in an English translation of the Iranian president’s Web page, according to the Daily Caller, an online...

  • Iran under military threat from ‘uncivilized Zionists,’ Ahmadinejad tells U.N.

    September 27, 2012 | 9:51 am

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told the U.N. General Assembly that his country is under military threat from "uncivilized Zionists."

    Ahmadinejad spoke to the assembly Wednesday at the United Nations in New York. The delegations from Israel, the United States and Canada...

  • September 27, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 27, 2012 | 12:36 am

    In-depth

    First New York's Jews, Then America's?

    There has been a fundamental shift in the make-up of New York's Jewish community, which could act as a bellwhether for the rest of the country, writes Jack Wertheimer in Commentary Magazine

    Barring a mass defection from...

  • Israel quiet on Ahmadinejad as Yom Kippur descends

    September 25, 2012 | 9:58 am

    Israeli leaders made no comment on Tuesday over the latest outburst from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, maintaining near-total silence as the country closed down for the holiest Jewish day of the year, Yom Kippur.

    The Day of Atonement runs from Tuesday afternoon through...

  • September 25, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 25, 2012 | 12:10 am

    In-depth

    Stopping Tehran's Nuclear March

    Writing in the National Interest, Peter Brookes warns that the U.S. must toughen its policy if it really wishes to halt Iran's atomic program. 

    Unfortunately, after nearly ten years of negotiating with Iran over its previously...

  • N.Y. Post thwarted in gag gift delivery to Ahmadinejad

    September 24, 2012 | 1:59 pm

    The New York Post said it was rebuffed in its attempt to hand-deliver a basket with Jewish-themed gifts to the New York hotel room of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

    A Post reporter and photographer attempted to deliver the goods on Saturday night to the Warwick Hotel in...

  • September 24, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 24, 2012 | 1:08 am

    In-depth

    Between the Egyptian Hammer and the Iranian Anvil

    Writing for the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Dr. Jacques Neriah traces the history of Sunni hostility to the Shia minority in Egypt. 

    The “politicization” of the Sunni-Shia divide through the proxies of...

  • Ahmadinejad calls ‘Innocence of Muslims’ film an Israeli plot

    September 21, 2012 | 9:20 am

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Friday produced another anti-Israel conspiracy theory by saying the film “Innocence of Muslims,” which has been linked to protests throughout the Arab world, was a plot by the Jewish state to “divide [Muslims] and spark sectarian conflict,”...

  • Israel protests to U.N. over Iranian rhetoric

    August 21, 2012 | 2:44 pm

    Israel submitted a letter to the United Nations Security Council protesting recent statements by Iranian leaders against Israel.

    “Over the past several days, the most senior Iranian leaders have issued yet another series of outrageous statements, which called for the destruction of...

  • EU’s Ashton condemns ‘hateful’ Iran remarks on Israel

    August 21, 2012 | 12:10 pm

    The EU foreign policy chief said on Saturday that comments by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who called Israel a “cancerous tumor” with no place in a future Middle East, were “outrageous and hateful”.

    Catherine Ashton’s language was unusually forthright for the West’s chief...

  • Iran stirring tensions in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province

    August 21, 2012 | 10:46 am

    In the restive city of Qatif in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, the older Shiites are quiet. They had once cheered the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran and had hoped their time had come for greater equality in the kingdom. But that dream has faded.

    The younger generation is...

  • Ahmadnejad: Israel an ‘insult to all humanity’

    August 17, 2012 | 12:38 pm

    In another sharp verbal attack on the Jewish state, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that Israel’s existence is an “insult to all humanity.”

    The charge, reported by the Associated Press, comes amidst open discussion by leading Israeli policy makers as to whether...

  • Iran closer to attaining nuclear weapon than previously thought, new intelligence reveals

    August 6, 2012 | 4:54 pm

    New intelligence information obtained by Israel and four Western countries indicates that Iran has made greater progress on developing nuclear weapons than the West had previously realized, according to Western diplomats and Israeli officials who are closely involved in efforts to...

  • Ahmadinejad says world’s effort should be the ‘annihilation’ of Israel

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 3, 2012 | 10:28 am

    It’s been a while since I’ve mentioned a plea from Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to erase Israel. I feel like that used to be a regular feature on The God Blog. JTA reports on the latest:

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the objective of the world must be the “annihilation” of...

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