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

    3 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...

  • Both sides see latest Iran nuclear talks as substantive

    March 20, 2014 | 9:46 am

    The latest talks on Iran’s nuclear capacity were substantive, both sides said, although gaps remain on some issues, notably uranium enrichment.

    The world powers and Iran “dove more deeply and at more detailed level into the substance of key issues more than we have ever...

  • On Chanukah, four questions

    By Arthur Cohn

    November 26, 2013 | 3:36 pm

    As the beginning of Chanukah and end of the year approach, where does lsrael stand?

    The nuclear threat by lran, the continuing unrest and tragedy in Syria and the troublesome ongoing peace talks between lsrael and the Palestinians, as well as new pressures from the European Union...

  • With Iran on the one-yard line, Obama caved

    By David Suissa

    November 26, 2013 | 2:44 pm

    There are plenty of good reasons to dislike the Iran nuclear deal-- but here are two of my biggest:

    One, knowing that Iran is oh-so-close to getting the bomb, why make a deal that lets them off the hook and buys them more time?

    Iran has invested tens of billions over the past...

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  • White House talks Iran deal with Jewish groups

    November 26, 2013 | 1:33 pm

    The White House held at least two phone calls with Jewish leaders to explain aspects of the interim sanctions-for-nuclear-rollbacks deal between Iran and major powers.

    Among the speakers on the conference calls Monday with the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish...

  • Interim deal on Iran splits Congress on new sanctions

    November 25, 2013 | 2:31 pm

    They want to brandish a new stick against Iran, but hawks in Congress aren’t going to use it — yet.

    For all the disappointment they expressed following the deal on Iran’s nuclear program, skeptics in Congress appear to be willing to give the agreement brokered by the Obama...

  • What's next for Iran?

    By Rob Eshman

    November 25, 2013 | 10:11 am

    By Monday morning, the Israeli reaction to the nuclear deal with Iran had changed from “What happened?” to “Now what?”

    And that reaction makes a lot more sense.

    The interim agreement signed by Iran and the group of negotiating nations known as P5+1 on Saturday night, Nov. 23, ...

  • Iran, six world powers clinch breakthrough nuclear deal

    November 23, 2013 | 8:14 pm

    Iran and six world powers reached a breakthrough deal on Sunday to curb Tehran's nuclear program in exchange for limited sanctions relief, in what could be the first sign of an emerging rapprochement between the Islamic state and the West.

    Aimed at ending a dangerous standoff,...

  • Iran, six powers may be edging toward compromise nuclear deal

    November 22, 2013 | 11:32 am

    Iran and six world powers appeared closer on Friday towards clinching an elusive interim deal under which Tehran would curb its contested nuclear program, with diplomats saying a major sticking point may have been overcome.

    A compromise deal over Iran's insistence that its...

  • U.S. suckers on the loose

    By David Suissa

    November 20, 2013 | 3:38 pm

    When I see the earnest and eager John Kerry globe-trotting the world in his sharp business suits trying to convince mullahs not to build a nuclear bomb, I can’t help but have these politically incorrect thoughts that are loaded with stereotypes.

    The most obvious stereotype is...

  • World powers, Iran in new attempt to clinch nuclear deal

    November 20, 2013 | 9:08 am

    Big powers resumed talks on Wednesday on a preliminary deal to curb Iran's nuclear program with Russia and Britain confident a breakthrough could be clinched and Iran spelling out "red lines" but saying it wanted friendly ties with all nations.

    Keen to end a long standoff and...

  • Senators, after Obama meeting, ready to delay new sanctions

    November 19, 2013 | 11:01 am

    Senate leaders appeared ready to delay intensified sanctions targeting Iran while President Obama seeks a deal to roll back that country’s nuclear program, although several warned not to yield on demands that Iran end its uranium enrichment.

    In comments after the meeting, Sens....

  • Israel’s Peres warns against feud with U.S. over Iran

    November 15, 2013 | 9:49 am

    President Shimon Peres urged Israelis on Friday to show respect for the United States, seeking to soothe relations with the country's most powerful ally that have been strained over Iran.

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has condemned a proposal, endorsed by Washington, to...

  • Sanctions easing can be reversed if Iran does not deliver, Obama says

    November 14, 2013 | 4:55 pm

    President Barack Obama sought to reassure skeptical U.S. lawmakers on Thursday that any easing of sanctions on Iran that emerges from negotiations could easily be reversed and "ramped back up" if Tehran fails to curb its nuclear program.

    In his most direct appeal yet for more...

  • Iran, powers aim to seal deal on ending nuclear standoff

    November 7, 2013 | 3:59 pm

    Iran and six world powers were closing in on a long-elusive deal on Friday aimed at allaying international fears about Tehran's atomic aims and reducing the risk of a new war in the volatile Middle East.

    After the first day of a November 7-8 meeting, they said progress had been...

  • Adelson: Nuke Iran to get it to talk business

    October 24, 2013 | 9:27 am

    Sheldon Adelson, a top backer of Republican and right-wing pro-Israel causes, advocated bombing Iran with a nuclear device as a means of negotiation.

    “You pick up your cell phone and you call somewhere in Nebraska and you say ‘OK, let it go,’ and so there’s an atomic weapon goes...

  • Netanyahu urges action on Iran after meeting Putin

    June 25, 2012 | 11:17 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday it was time to ramp up sanctions against Iran to try to curb its nuclear program after discussing the matter with visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    In his first public comments on the inconclusive round of talks in...

  • Amid new Iran nuke rumors, Barak and Panetta to meet

    May 16, 2012 | 4:18 pm

    Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak will meet with his U.S. counterpart, Leon Panetta, in Washington amid reports that Iran may have achieved the capability to build a nuclear bomb.

    Israel has said that such a capability is a “red line” that could trigger military action.

    The...

  • Are Netanyahu and Barak bluffing on Iran?

    May 2, 2012 | 12:40 pm

    Has Israel’s game of chicken with Iran jumped the shark?

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak in recent months have been more explicit than ever about the likelihood of an Israeli strike on Iran to keep it from obtaining nuclear weapons...

  • Kerry tells Peres: Obama is committed to keeping nukes from Iran

    May 1, 2012 | 11:43 am

    U.S. Sen. John Kerry told Israeli President Shimon Peres that there is “no doubt” about President Obama’s commitment to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

    Kerry (D-Mass.), the chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, met Tuesday morning in Jerusalem with...

  • Divided by common foe, Israel and U.S. tangle over Iran

    February 23, 2012 | 7:54 am

    Ever since their first awkward encounter - a hastily arranged meeting in a custodian’s office at a Washington airport in 2007 - Iran has been one of the few issues on which Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu have been able to find some common ground.

    Nearly five years ago, neither...

  • Senators to urge Obama to make Iranian nukes ‘capability’ a red line

    February 9, 2012 | 10:21 am

    A bipartisan slate of U.S. senators will present a resolution calling on the Obama administration to make a “nuclear-weapons capability” by Iran a red line.

    The non-binding resolution, to be introduced Thursday by Sens. Robert Casey (D-Pa.), Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Lindsey...

  • Panetta: Iranian nuke is a ‘red line’

    December 20, 2011 | 2:57 pm

    An Iranian nuclear weapon would be a “red line” for Israel and the United States, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said.

    “We share the same common concern,” Panetta told CBS News in an interview broadcast Monday. “The United States does not want Iran to develop a nuclear weapon....

  • Dump Iranian minister, German foundation told

    November 28, 2011 | 11:26 am

    Iran critics are calling on a German foundation to cut ties with a board of trustees member who has called for Israel’s destruction.

    The Stop the Bomb campaign has called for the ouster of Mostafa Dolyata, Iran’s acting vice minister, from the board of the Schloss Neuhardenberg...

  • Report: Increased activity at suspected Iranian nuke site

    November 21, 2011 | 10:53 am

    Satellite pictures reportedly are showing increased activity at an Iranian site suspected of housing secret work on the country’s nuclear weapons program.

    The disclosure was made Monday by The Associated Press, which cited officials from member countries of the United Nations...

  • Israel test-fires ballistic missile: Israel Radio

    November 2, 2011 | 9:15 am

    Israel test-fired a ballistic missile on Wednesday, Israel Radio said, amid a heightened public debate over the possibility of an Israeli attack against Iran’s nuclear program.

    “Israel today carried out the test-firing of a rocket propulsion system from the Palmachim base (in...

  • Anger greets Olmert’s concessions on Golan, West Bank, Iran

    By Leslie Susser

    October 6, 2008 | 7:32 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA)—A Rosh Hashanah-eve interview in which outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Israel should give up the Golan Heights for peace with Syria and nearly all of the West Bank for peace with the Palestinians has sparked a political storm in Israel.

    Prime...

  • Ahmadinejad spews same old hate at U.N.

    September 24, 2008 | 12:54 pm

    NEW YORK (JTA)—Iran’s president delivered a scathing attack on Zionists at the United Nations.

    In an address replete with classical anti-Semitic motifs, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday that Zionists are criminals and murderers, are “acquisitive” and “deceitful,” and dominate...

  • Thousands protest Ahmadinejad in New York—no Clinton, no Palin [VIDEO]

    By Ben Harris

    September 22, 2008 | 9:33 pm

    NEW YORK (JTA)—Thousands of protesters filled Dag Hammarskjold Plaza opposite the United Nations for a rally against Iran’s president, who came to town to address the General Assembly.

    “The message to him is please go home,” Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel said at Monday’s...

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