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  • 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...

  • A mindless week

    By  Tom Tugend

    January 22, 2012 | 12:19 am

    Last week was one of those times when it appeared that the human race is losing its collective marbles.

    The Republican primary debates were weird enough, followed by the tragicomedy of Captain Francesco Schettino of the jolly cruise ship Costa Concordia, who reportedly and...

  • U.S. report on Iran forces Israel to alter strategy

    By Leslie Susser

    December 13, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    After the shock of last week's U.S. intelligence estimate that found that Iran halted its nuclear weapons program in 2003, Israel is reshaping its Iran strategy.

    Israel essentially is arguing that the U.S. assessment is dangerously misleading and that Tehran is as determined as ever...

  • 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...

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  • Was Israeli strike in Syria a repeat of 1981 Iraq anti-nuke mission?

    By Leslie Susser

    September 20, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    With Israel refusing to discuss the apparent airstrike two weeks ago against Syria, observers have begun to suggest that a major event may have taken place.

    The apparent bombing run might have been akin to Israel's bombing of the Iraqi nuclear reactor at Osirak in 1981, if...

  • L.A. Persian Jews and Muslims oppose bombing Iran

    By Karmel Melamed

    June 28, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    In recent weeks, calls for possible strikes against Iran by Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) and other government officials have caused alarm among some local Iranian Jews and Muslims familiar with the Tehran regime.

    Iranian American experts on Iran's fundamentalist Islamic...
  • Cooling down the the Iran rhetoric can help get real results

    By James D. Besser

    June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The Jewish community is just as concerned as ever about the menace of a nuclear Iran, but it is starting to temper its red-hot rhetoric on the issue.

    The reason: a growing sense that calling Iran the new Nazi Germany, its madman leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Hitler reborn, is hurting...
  • Iran nuclear threat: What to do?

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    As the wild ride known as the Bush Administration careens toward its end, the only question remaining is whether the president will order an attack on Iran. Mired in the endless quagmire of Iraq, desperate for some military success, Bush might try to salvage his wounded sense of...
  • A Nuclear Iran: Still the Greatest Threat

    By Rep. Jane Harman

    June 6, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    President Bush has just completed a historic series of meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    In Moscow, and a few days later in Italy, they signed accords to reduce each nation's nuclear stockpiles and increase Russian cooperation with NATO. Much was accomplished, but a...