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  • Federation: Take it back

    By Rob Eshman

    1 day ago

    In the hours immediately following the announcement of the Iran nuclear deal, the Jewish community fell victim to a rare and unbecoming phenomenon:  groupthink.

    The word went out from Zion, when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu castigated the deal before it had even been...

  • 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...

  • Jew vs. Jew (vs. Jew) on the Iran deal

    By Shmuel Rosner

    4 days ago

    The Jews of Israel oppose the agreement with Iran. The Jews of America support it. The just-released LA Jewish Journal survey turns an assumption into a fact: The two largest Jewish communities cannot agree on a major world development that could significantly change the state of...

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  • 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...

  • Stop this Iran deal, get a better one

    By Sam Yebri

    6 days ago

    There’s an old Iranian joke: Ask an Iranian “What’s two plus two?” and he will answer, “It depends on whether I’m buying or selling.” We Iranians take pride in our bazaari mentality. Nothing pleases us more than a successful negotiation. For decades, the Islamic Republic of Iran...

  • Chessmasters: Israel and the Iran deal

    By Rob Eshman

    6 days ago

    Critics of the Iran deal unfailingly say that the American negotiators, including President Barack Obama, were no match for their wily Iranian counterparts.

    The Persians, they remind us, excel at the culture of the bazaar. The Persians, they point out, invented the game of chess....

  • Iran rejects sanctions extension beyond 10 years

    6 days ago

    Iran will not accept any extension of sanctions beyond 10 years, an official said on Wednesday, in the latest attempt by its pragmatist government to sell a nuclear deal with world powers to skeptical hardliners.

    Abbas Araqchi, one of several deputy foreign ministers, also told a...

  • After Israel talks, Pentagon chief says: ‘Friends can disagree’

    6 days ago

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter never expected to win over Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about the merits of the nuclear agreement with Iran but tried to put a brave face on their sometimes blunt, closed-door exchange on Tuesday.

    "We don't agree on everything. And...

  • Biden defends Iran deal in call with Jewish leaders

    1 week ago

    Vice President Joseph Biden defended the Iran nuclear deal in a call with the organized Jewish community that drew a thousand listeners.

    Biden, considered the closest Obama administration official to the Jewish community, said Monday that he has fielded much skepticism among Jews...

  • Germany, Iran pledge to revive economic ties after long freeze

    1 week ago

    Germany and Iran moved tentatively on Monday toward reviving a once close trade relationship, anticipating the lifting of Western economic sanctions against Tehran following a landmark nuclear deal.

    Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel, making the first top level German government...

  • Israel signals may ask for more US military aid over Iran deal

    1 week ago

    Israel signalled on Friday that it would ask the United States for increased military aid to counter any threats that may arise as result of the international agreement on Iran's nuclear program.

    Israel gets $3 billion in annual military aid from Washington under a package due to...

  • Senior Iranian cleric challenges nuclear deal with world powers

    2 weeks ago

    A senior cleric challenged Iran's historic nuclear deal with world powers on Friday, echoing a cautious early assessment of the accord by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, an arch-conservative who has the last word on matters of state.

    Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahedi Kermani...

  • Israel won’t strike Iran alone, no matter how much it hates the nuclear deal

    2 weeks ago

    The day after a nuclear deal with Iran was announced, the sun rose high above Jerusalem's shimmering hills just as it does every July, as if the ancient land shrugged off two decades of apocalyptic warnings from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and decided to go about its...

  • In Israel’s domestic politics, Iran deal is a gift for Netanyahu

    2 weeks ago

    Maybe Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be thanking the Obama administration for the Iran deal.

    Netanyahu called Tuesday’s agreement on Iran’s nuclear program a “stunning historic mistake.” He says it’s going to endanger the Middle East.

    But within Israel, the...

  • Netanyahu and Hammond face off over Iran deal

    2 weeks ago

    An on-camera, testy exchange between British Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu laid bare on Thursday tensions over the nuclear deal between foreign powers and Iran.

    A day after telling Britain's parliament that Israel would not have...

  • Israel: Iran deal ‘naked as emperor with no clothes’

    2 weeks ago

    Israel's nuclear affairs minister said his country was like the boy in the fairy tale who pointed out the emperor had no clothes, heaping scorn on the Iran nuclear deal on Wednesday and emphasising Israel's right to unilateral self-defence.

    Tuesday's agreement between six world...

  • Obama calls Iran deal historic chance to pursue safer world

    2 weeks ago

    President Barack Obama, seeking to sell the Iran nuclear deal to skeptical U.S. lawmakers and the American public, said on Wednesday the agreement represented a historic chance to pursue a safer world.

    During a White House news conference, Obama said, "Without a deal, 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...

  • Birthright group asks alum to lobby Congress against Iran Nuclear deal

    By Tom Tugend

    2 weeks ago

    On Tuesday, a New York-based Birthright Israel alumni group sent an email to all of its members urging them to lobby Congress to reject the nuclear arms agreement between Iran and the United States.

    The email, however, does not speak for the national and global Birthright Israel...

  • Why the Iran nuclear deal is likely to survive its hurdles

    2 weeks ago

    The nuclear deal with Iran, 20 months in the making, is now done — at least as far as negotiations go. The accord, announced early on July 14, still faces hurdles, although they likely won’t keep the deal from going ahead.

    So what happens next?

    We read the laws, perused the...

  • Iran’s nuclear deal puts Saudis on edge

    2 weeks ago

    Iran's nuclear deal with world powers on Tuesday will make the Middle East a "more dangerous part of the world" if it comes with too many concessions, a Saudi official told Reuters, signaling Gulf Arabs' deep unease over the accord.

    The Saudis and their Gulf allies fear that the...

  • Iranian nuclear deal is a win for anti-Semitism

    By Rabbi David Wolpe

    2 weeks ago

    I suppose all hatred has an element of irrationality. Yet some hatreds are more irrational than others. For thousands of years, hatred of Jews has been unique.

    Sometimes acts of hatred, such as confiscating Jewish wealth or property, served utilitarian purposes for rulers or...

  • Iranians dance in streets, thank Rouhani for nuclear deal

    2 weeks ago

    Young Iranian men and women danced in streets in parts of Tehran and motorists honked car horns to cheer an historic nuclear accord with world powers they hope will end years of economic sanctions and decades of international isolation.

    Millions of Iranians had followed the talks...

  • Iran deal reached, Obama hails step toward ‘more hopeful world’

    2 weeks ago

    Iran and six major world powers reached a nuclear deal on Tuesday, capping more than a decade of negotiations with an agreement that could transform the Middle East.

    President Barack Obama hailed a step toward a "more hopeful world" and Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said it...

  • 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?

    Yes
    No

     

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