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  • Israel lobbies U.S. as another Iran nuclear deadline looms

    2 weeks ago

    Israel is lobbying the United States against any Iranian nuclear deal that would let Tehran retain potential bomb-making technology, a senior Israeli official said on Wednesday as another deadline for international diplomacy looms.

    Iran, the United States and five other world...

  • Iran says does not seek indefinite power for Assad

    April 2, 2014 | 2:18 pm

    Iran, Syria's main regional ally, does not see President Bashar Assad staying in power indefinitely but neither does it want "extremist forces" to replace him, a senior Iranian diplomat said on Wednesday.

    Amir Abdollahian, deputy foreign minister for Arab and African Affairs,...

  • Petition Congress: Give shalom a chance!  Give diplomacy with Iran a chance!

    By Rabbi Arthur Waskow

    January 29, 2014 | 11:36 am

    Give shalom a chance! 

    Give diplomacy with Iran a chance!

    Dear friends,

    That is not just a slogan. We need to act on it, because others are acting against it – trying to torpedo diplomacy. And they might win, unless we act.

    If they do win,  they will actually make it more...

  • Obama, Netanyahu discuss Iran, Middle East talks by phone

    October 29, 2013 | 11:11 am

    President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke by phone on Monday and discussed recent developments on Iran, Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, and other regional issues, the White House said on Monday.

    "The two leaders agreed to continue their close coordination on a range of security issues," the White House said.

    Reporting by Roberta Rampton; editing by Christopher Wilson

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  • Lew: Sanctions relief may be ‘proportionate’

    October 21, 2013 | 11:54 am

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew suggested that sanctions relief could come before Iran fully suspends its suspected nuclear weapons program — a tactic rejected by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    Lew, speaking Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” said the United...

  • Freshman congressmen call on Obama to enforce Iran sanctions

    October 8, 2013 | 9:47 am

    A bipartisan group of freshmen congressmen called on the Obama administration to use all the sanctions passed by the House of Representatives against Iran to stop it from obtaining nuclear weapons.

    Many of the 78 legislators who signed the Oct. 4 letter returned recently...

  • Netanyahu warns: If necessary, Israel will stop Iran on its own

    October 1, 2013 | 10:14 am

    If Iran is poised to obtain a nuclear weapon, Israel is prepared to strike it on its own, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the United Nations General Assembly.

    “Israel will not allow Iran to get nuclear weapons,” Netanyahu said Tuesday in his speech, the last...

  • After U.N. speeches, Israel strikes wary tone on Iran

    September 25, 2013 | 9:42 am

    The good news for Israel in President Barack Obama’s speech at the United Nations was his insistence that any steps Iran might take to solve the standoff over its nuclear program must be transparent and verifiable.

    The bad news was that Obama wasn’t clear about what those steps...

  • No ‘half measures’: Bibi’s video message to Iran

    September 24, 2013 | 5:31 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threw down the gauntlet on Iran in a video message for the opening of the U.N. General Assembly.

    “Israel will welcome a genuine diplomatic solution that truly dismantles Iran’s capacity to develop nuclear weapons, but we will not be fooled by half measures that merely provide a smokescreen for Iran’s continued pursuit of nuclear weapons and the world will not be fooled either,” Netanyahu said in the video.

  • Netanyahu: Talking with Iran must result in dismantled nukes

    September 24, 2013 | 3:04 pm

    A diplomatic solution to tensions with Iran must “dismantle” its capacity to develop nuclear weapons, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in response to President Obama’s U.N. address.

    Following Obama’s authorization of engagement with the Islamic Republic in his...

  • The cost of doing nothing in Iran

    By Steve Greenberg

    September 13, 2013 | 1:59 pm

  • U.S. names 4 Iranian companies to sanctions list

    May 10, 2013 | 9:18 am

    The Obama administration added the names of four Iranian companies and an individual to those sanctioned for assisting Iran's suspected nuclear weapons program.

    "Iranian private sector firms should heed the risks incurred by conducting business with those who support Iran’s...

  • 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,...

  • Remarks by Vice President Joe Biden to the AIPAC Policy Conference [FULL TEXT]

    By JewishJournal

    March 4, 2013 | 10:51 am

    Thank you, Mr. President.  (Applause.)  It’s great to be here.  It’s great to be here.  (Applause.)  Hey, Debbie.

    Ladies and gentlemen, oh, what a difference 40 years makes.  (Laughter.)  I look out there and see an old friend, Annette Lantos.  Annette, how are you?  Her...

  • Iranian Guards commander killed in Syria

    February 14, 2013 | 1:01 pm

    An Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander has been killed inside Syria by rebels battling Iran's close ally President Bashar Assad, Iranian officials and a rebel leader said on Thursday.

    Syrian rebels have repeatedly accused Tehran of sending fighters to help Assad crush the...

  • U.N. nuclear inspection team to visit Tehran

    December 13, 2012 | 11:14 am

    A nuclear inspection team from the United Nation's nuclear watchdog agency will make a one-day visit to Tehran to try to jumpstart talks on Iran's nuclear program.

    The seven-member team from the International Atomic Energy Agency was scheduled to meet with Iranian nuclear...

  • Iranian nuclear challenge must be tackled in 2013, Netanyahu says

    December 10, 2012 | 4:45 pm

    Iran is getting ever closer to being able to build a nuclear bomb and the problem will have to be confronted in 2013, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday.

    Israeli officials would like the United States to take the lead in a military assault on Iran's nuclear...

  • 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...

  • Do Iran sanctions work?

    March 12, 2012 | 4:01 pm

    To this point, the U.S. administration and the rest of the international community has responded to the perceived threat of a nuclear Iran with diplomacy and economic sanctions.

    President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made their pitches for and against the...

  • Russia to Israel: Attacking Iran would be ‘catastrophic’

    February 22, 2012 | 8:04 am

    Russia warned Israel on Wednesday that attacking Iran would be a disastrous and played down the failure of a U.N. nuclear agency mission to Tehran, saying there is still a chance for new talks over the Iranian atomic program.

    “Of course any possible military scenario against Iran...

  • Opinion: History lessons

    By Rob Eshman

    January 18, 2012 | 10:58 am

    Imagine you are a developing country in the heart of the Middle East. The entire world suspects you are starting to build nuclear weapons, but you deny it. The one country in the world that has the diplomatic, economic and military might to stop you — the United States of America...

  • U.S. official says no sign Iran shot down drone

    December 4, 2011 | 5:24 pm

    Iranian media reported on Sunday that their country’s military had shot down a U.S. reconnaissance drone in eastern Iran, but a U.S. official said there was no indication the aircraft had been shot down.

    NATO’s U.S.-led mission in neighboring Afghanistan said the Iranian report...

  • Iran: Explosion occurred during research on weapons that could strike Israel

    November 16, 2011 | 9:06 am

    A massive explosion that killed 17 troops including an officer regarded as the architect of Iran’s missile defenses last week took place during research on weapons that could strike Israel, the Islamic Republic’s military chief said on Wednesday.

    Iran has insisted the blast at a...

  • Iran assisting Syria in crackdown, according to U.S. intelligence

    April 14, 2011 | 11:13 am

    Iran reportedly is providing material assistance to the Syrian government in its effort to quell protests.

    The Wall Street Journal on Thursday quoted Obama administration officials as saying that they have intelligence showing that Iran is providing the Assad regime in Syria with...

  • Russia ratifies START nukes pact

    January 27, 2011 | 10:13 am

    Both houses of Russia’s parliament ratified the START nuclear arms reduction treaty.

    The upper house Federation Council ratified the treaty on Wednesday, a day after the Duma, the lower house.

    The U.S. Senate ratified the treaty in December, overcoming resistance from a faction within the Republican Party that said its terms were too loosely defined.

    The Obama administration solicited backing from Jewish groups for passage, saying it was critical to getting Russia’s cooperation in isolating Iran.

    The pact will reduce arsenals by about 30 percent.

  • Will Jews give Obama a chance?

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    March 13, 2008 | 6:00 pm


    Excerpts from Barack Obama's meeting at an Ohio Jewish Community Center on February 24, 2008


    If the Democrats decide to sponsor re-votes in Florida and Michigan, we will soon be thinking about how Jewish voters see Illinois Sen. Barack Obama. While most Jewish Democrats voted on Feb....

  • Iran report stirs concern, doubt among L.A. Persians

    By Tom Tugend

    December 13, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The Iranian Jewish community in Los Angeles is reacting to a U.S. intelligence report that Iran halted its nuclear weapons program in 2003 with emotions ranging from deep suspicion to utter disbelief.

    A sampling of often-opposed activists in the largest Iranian Jewish concentration...

  • Israel and U.S. Jews intensify efforts to isolate Iran

    By Ron Kampeas

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    A renewed push from Jewish organizations for tougher sanctions against Iran is facing tough obstacles in Washington and capitals throughout the world.

    American Jewish groups are aggressively attempting to rally support for isolating Iran until it ends its suspected nuclear weapons...

  • Let Us Work to Rid World of A-Weapons

    By Rabbi Or N. Rose

    June 22, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The threat of nuclear weapons is once again a part of the American consciousness. Terrorist groups are seeking to acquire unsecured weapons and mercurial nations like Iran and North Korea want to join the nuclear club. Military experts warn of the possibility of a nuclear strike on...

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