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  • Kerry open to conversation with Iran on ISIS

    2 weeks ago

    The Obama administration is ready to communicate with Iran in the bid to stop ISIS, Secretary of State John Kerry said.

    “We’re not coordinating with Iran, but as I said, we’re open to have a conversation at some point in time if there’s a way to find something constructive,”...

  • Heart of Syria

    By Rob Eshman

    June 6, 2012 | 2:52 pm

    In the constant argument that is Middle East politics it is very rare to achieve anything like universal agreement, but no one can begrudge what Hazem Chehabi did.

    He quit. 

    Since Chehabi resigned last week as honorary consul general of Syria in Southern California, he has...

  • April 4, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 4, 2012 | 5:02 am

    Israel is not the threat, Mr. Obama. Iran is.

    Writing in Christian Science Monitor, John Bolton criticizes President Obama for what he says is his determination to prevent an Israeli strike on Iran at any price.

    Three years of merciless private pressure against Israel having...

  • Brooklyn College reinstates adjunct professor

    February 1, 2011 | 10:07 am

    Brooklyn College has rehired an adjunct professor whose academic work was said to be anti-Israel to teach a seminar on Middle East politics.

    Kristofer Petersen-Overton, 26, will teach the graduate-level course that begins Feb. 3, college President Karen Gould said in a statement...

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  • The Second Lebanon War—one year later

    By Leslie Susser

    July 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    One year after the Second Lebanon War, Israel's northern front is quiet, U.N. forces are patrolling the border area and Hezbollah fighters have been pushed back deep inside Lebanese territory.

    That's the good news.

    On the other side of the equation, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is...

  • ‘Hamastan’ in Gaza is a big challenge for Egypt, too

    By Uri Dromi

    June 28, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The emergence of "Hamastan" in Gaza sent leaders in the Middle East and elsewhere scrambling for an answer: Whose fault is it? Is it reversible? Will the same thing happen in the West Bank? What should and could be done now?

    In this soul-searching process there is plenty of blame...
  • A Pyrrhic victory for Hamas?

    By Gidi Grinstein

    June 21, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The Hamas coup in Gaza last week might seem like a victory for Iran and its followers, who now have a foothold on Israel's doorstep. But if Israel plays its cards wisely, it might turn things around.

    Since the 1979 Israel-Egypt Camp David accords, Israel has been on a quest to end...

  • 1967-2047

    By Rob Eshman

    May 31, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Forty years ago, Israel launched a preemptive attack against belligerent Arab nations and emerged victorious, bringing under its control East Jerusalem, the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and the Golan Heights. It is called the Six-Day War because it was over in six days.

    Yeah, right.
    ...
  • Bittersweet legacy of the Six-Day War

    By Leslie Susser

    May 31, 2007 | 8:00 pm


    Universal Newsreel from 1967 recaps the Six-Day War
    Was the Six-Day War a blessing or a curse for Israel's place in the Middle East and its long-term survival?

    Forty years on, the jury is still out.


    In the war's immediate aftermath, it seemed Israel's sweeping victory would...
  • Rocket attacks pose huge policy dilemma for Israel

    By Leslie Susser

    May 24, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    More than a week of unabated Qassam rocket attacks on Sderot has created a huge policy dilemma for the Israeli government: What should it do to stop radical Gaza-based terrorists from firing missiles on Israeli civilians and causing pandemonium in the border town of 22,000.

    Should...
  • Jews and Muslims unite behind Iran divestment bill

    By Karmel Melamed

    April 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Fourteen national and state Jewish organizations and dozens of Iranian Muslim groups opposed to Iran's regime have found common ground in support of California Assembly Bill 221, which would require state pension funds to divest an estimated $24 billion in investments from more than...
  • Pelosi’s delegation to Syria—who said what to whom?

    By Ron Kampeas

    April 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Did Rep. Nancy Pelosi drop the ball in the Middle East? Was she fouled? Was there a ball at all?

    Pelosi, the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, earned White House vituperation -- unusual for its intensity in even these partisan times -- after delivering what she said was...
  • At Odds

    By Steve Greenberg

    April 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

  • Iran’s Jewish legislator criticized during L.A. appearance

    By Karmel Melamed

    December 14, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    A group of local Iranian Jewish activists spoke out in protest of the Dec. 4 appearance of Maurice Motamed, the only Jewish representative to the Iranian parliament, at the Iranian American Jewish Federation (IAJF) synagogue in West Hollywood, where he provided an update on the...
  • Films: Oscar buzz surrounds Israel ‘Disengagement’ documentary

    By Tom Tugend

    December 14, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    "Storm of Emotions," a documentary on the agonizing evacuation of Jewish settlers from their Gaza Strip homes, is the first Israeli production in decades to have a serious shot at Oscar honors. A close-up and personal account of the "disengagement" operation in August 2005, the film...
  • Depression grips Sderot as rockets continue to fall

    By Dina Kraft

    December 7, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    A warm, late-autumn sun spills over empty swing sets and slides. The children of this working-class border town have no time to play. Listening for alerts of falling rockets from Gaza, they scurry between home and school.

    It's a routine that has intensified in recent weeks, with the...

  • Wary Olmert takes chance on Gaza cease-fire

    By Leslie Susser

    November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Disappointed by cease-fires so often in the past, but casting an eye to a better future, Israelis greeted this week's cease-fire announcement in the Gaza Strip with a mixture of skepticism, fear and hope.

    Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is determined to give the truce a chance in the...

  • Israelis prod Shoah Claims Conference for bigger share

    By Uriel Heilman

    November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    An Israeli coalition, including the Jewish Agency for Israel, Israeli Holocaust survivor organizations and the Knesset's pensioner affairs minister, is calling on the Claims Conference to give Israel a larger share of Holocaust restitution funds and more control over distribution...
  • An AIPAC ‘stranglehold’ on US foreign policy? Huh?

    By Neal Sher

    November 22, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Fascinating, isn't it, to watch professors Stephen Walt (Harvard University) and John Mearsheimer (University of Chicago) attain near rock star status by resurrecting the tired and discredited canard that U.S. foreign policy is dictated by a devious, dangerous and disloyal cabal...
  • Ahmadinejad Dismisses Israeli Threats; Cluster Bombs Under Scrutiny

    November 22, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Ahmadinejad Dismisses Israeli Threats

    Iran's president shrugged off Israeli threats to attack his country's nuclear facilities as psychological warfare.

    "This is a media campaign, because the Zionist regime is weak. We have faced stronger countries in the past," an official Iranian...

  • Olmert Promises Students: Iran ‘Danger Will Be Removed;’ Sderot Children’s Heartfelt Drawings Come t

    November 22, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Olmert Promises Students: Iran 'Danger Will Be Removed'

    In a spirited but brief Nov. 15 speech at the Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told an enthusiastic crowd of 500, including 400 Orthodox Jewish high school students and luminaries, that...

  • Dems win won’t hurt Israel but could impact Iran

    By Ron Kampeas

    November 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The tone of the U.S.-Israel relationship remains the same whoever controls Congress, but Democratic pledges to stringently oversee the Iraq war could affect how the United States confronts Iran. Democrats won control of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate in Nov. 7...
  • Briefs: Dershowitz debates; Ben-Gurion for sale; Federation campaign nets $20 million for Israel

    November 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Dershowitz Debates Israel-Palestinian Issue

    Sinai Temple drew a large crowd Nov. 8 for a debate titled, "America, Israel and the Middle East: Can There Be Reconciliation?" Participants were Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz and Hussein Ibish, a senior fellow of the American Task...

  • GA News: Netanyahu compares Iran nuke threat to Hitler’s Germany

    By Tom Tugend

    November 13, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The Iran missile program calls for developing 25 nuclear weapons per year, ultimately with a range to reach the East Coast of the United States, Likud Party leader Benjamin Netanyahu warned the annual summit meeting of North American Jewish leaders Monday afternoon.

    "It's 1938 --...

  • Victory in Iraq Key for Israel

    By Leslie Susser

    March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The war in Iraq may not be Israel's war, as Prime Minister Ariel Sharon likes to say -- but the stakes for Israel could hardly be higher. If the United States wins a convincing victory, it could assure Israel's place in a more stable Middle East for years to come. If it does not,...

  • Preparing for War

    By Loolwa Khazzoom

    February 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    "Hi, uh, I need to prepare for the war," I awkwardly told the clerk at the Tel Aviv branch of Home Center. Somewhere in my tree-lined Northern Califonia brain, I expected him to have no idea what I was talking about. Instead, he efficiently led me to a section replete with full...

  • Muslim-Jewish Discord Debated

    By Tom Tugend

    May 31, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Two of the keenest American academic minds on the politics of the Middle East -- one Jewish, the other Arab -- debated the present and future of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Monday evening, and reached agreement on at least three points.

    Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is...

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