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  • Netanyahu in Washington: an attempt at having a dispassionate discussion

    By Shmuel Rosner

    January 26, 2015 | 4:01 am

    You probably know the basic facts. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was invited last week by the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives John Boehner to speak about Iran before a joint session of Congress. The Obama administration had no clue this was going...

  • Oren: Netanyahu’s Iran anxieties misread as election interference

    December 12, 2012 | 2:01 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's pleadings regarding the Iranian nuclear threat were misinterpreted as interfering in the U.S. election, Israel's ambassador to Washington said.

    "One of the great challenges we faced was that everything in this country was seen through...

  • Once upon a time: Barack Obama and Mitt Romney agree on Israel

    By Rob Eshman

    October 23, 2012 | 11:18 am

    Israel had a starring role in the third and final presidential debate last Tuesday night. How big? China, a country of 1 billion people to which America owes $1 trillion and whose military and economic decisions will affect us for years to come, rated 32 mentions. Israel, a country...

  • Obama to tell U.N.: Nuclear Iran poses existential threat to Israel

    September 25, 2012 | 7:24 am

    President Barack Obama declared on Tuesday the United States will "do what we must" to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon as U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned against threatening attacks whose consequences would be devastating.

    Taking the podium at the United...

  • Will Israel attack Iran? 5 notes following Netanyhau’s Sde Boker address

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 5, 2011 | 1:43 am

    “Great statesmen as well as friends of the Jews and of Zionism” warned Ben-Gurion that declaring a Jewish state in 1948 would bring about “grave and difficult battle… He understood full well that the decision carried a heavy price, but he believed not making that decision had a...

  • Peres: Military option to deal with Iran is nearer

    November 4, 2011 | 5:26 pm

    Israeli President Shimon Peres added to a debate raging in Israel over whether to attack Iran, when he said on Friday that a military option to stop the Islamic republic from obtaining nuclear weapons was nearer.

    Asked by Channel Two News if “something was bringing us closer to a...

  • Q & A With Bruce Feiler

    By Gaby Friedman

    October 20, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    "Where God Was Born: A Journey by Land to the Roots of Religion" by Bruce Feiler (William Morrow, $26.95).

    With daily reports of suicide bombings in Iraq, never-ending violence between Israelis and Palestinians and Iran's nuclear threat, it can be hard to imagine the Middle East as...

  • Iranian Leader Nixes Israel Ties

    By Dan Baron

    June 30, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Few people in Israel expected a positive turnaround in Iran, but the election of hard-liner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as president of the Islamic republic has raised eyebrows among even the more pessimistic pundits.

    Even before giving his first media conference, the fundamentalist mayor...