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  • Proposed nation-state law crosses American Jewish red lines

    By Rob Eshman

    December 4, 2014 | 2:10 pm

    I wish I could draw.

    A few years back, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood before the United Nations General Assembly with a cartoonish drawing of a bomb meant to illustrate Iran’s march toward achieving a nuclear weapon. He pointed to a red line across the top of the...

  • New Year’s Eve: Grand Avenue was great

    By Susan Freudenheim

    January 2, 2014 | 11:18 am

    Note to Los Angeles officials: We do like to party in public.

    Sure, we’re three hours behind the East Coast, but what’s wrong with that? Finally, Los Angeles turned up the heat on New Year’s Eve this year, after being forever the stepsister to New York. Some 25,000 people –...

  • Barack or Bibi? Trust, loyalty and Iran

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 20, 2013 | 1:56 pm

    On Rosh Hashanah 2012, just a few weeks before the presidential election, Sinai Temple’s Rabbi David Wolpe offered his congregants a sermon titled “The Most Important Question in the World Today.” In it, he told his congregation he was, at that moment, a single-issue voter: “I will...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Syria, Obama and America

    By Dennis Prager

    September 11, 2013 | 2:26 pm

    Ten thoughts on the current crisis:

    1. American red lines cannot be crossed.

    President Barack Obama has said that “Assad must go” and that the use of chemical weapons would constitute, in America’s eyes, a “red line.” If proclamations of an American president to other countries...

  • Syria lost

    By Rob Eshman

    September 10, 2013 | 4:32 pm

    You know you live in a whacked world when you wake up one morning and read Nicholas Kristof wants war, AIPAC is throwing its full weight behind President Barack Obama, a man many of its delegates reviled a few years back, and that in a desperate search for answers, the media...

  • Netanyahu says Iran closer to nuclear ‘red line’

    July 14, 2013 | 10:40 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Iran was getting closer to the "red line" he set for its nuclear program and warned the international community not to be distracted by the crises in Syria and Egypt.

    Tehran was continuing enrichment activities and...

  • White House: U.S. intelligence community believes Syria used chemical weapons

    April 26, 2013 | 7:38 am

    The U.S. intelligence community believes Syria used chemical weapons on anti-government rebels.

    The White House on Thursday informed Congress that intelligence shows that Syrian President Bashar Assad ordered government troops to use sarin gas against the rebels.


  • U.S. believes Syria used chemical weapons but says facts needed

    April 25, 2013 | 11:21 am

    U.S. intelligence agencies believe Syria's government has likely used chemical weapons on a small scale, the White House said on Thursday, but added that President Barack Obama needed "credible and corroborated" facts before acting on that assessment.

    The disclosure of the...

  • Iran to cross ‘red line’ this summer, ex-Israeli military intel chief says

    April 23, 2013 | 9:19 am

    Iran will cross Israel's "red line" for nuclear activity by this summer, Israel's former director of military intelligence said.

    "In the summer, Iran will be a month or two away from deciding about a bomb,” Amos Yadlin said Tuesday. "We have about two months to sleep soundly,...

  • Obama, Netanyahu convey broad agreement on Iran, Syria, two state solution

    March 20, 2013 | 12:19 pm

    President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu conveyed broad consensus on Israel’s top security priorities in a statements following a meeting in Jerusalem.

    In the statements, given Wednesday evening, the first day of Obama’s first presidential trip to Israel,...

  • Obama, Netanyahu trade banter as they tread a new ‘red line’

    March 20, 2013 | 8:27 am

    Differences between U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over setting a "red line" for Iran's nuclear project were never a joking matter.

    Until now, when both leaders uncorked some rapid fire one-liners during Obama's tour of a partially...

  • Alleged chemical attack kills 25 in northern Syria

    March 19, 2013 | 4:25 pm

    Syria's government and rebels accused each other of launching a deadly chemical attack near the northern city of Aleppo on Tuesday in what would, if confirmed, be the first use of such weapons in the two-year conflict.

    U.S. President Barack Obama, who has resisted overt military...

  • Netanyahu: Iran shortening the time needed to cross “red line.”

    February 12, 2013 | 6:17 am

    Addressing a delegation from the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations in Jerusalem, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke about the Iranian nuclear threat and said he looked forward to President Obama’s upcoming Israel trip.

    In the Monday...

  • Obama’s planned visit to Israel

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 5, 2013 | 3:26 pm

    As you’ve probably heard, President Obama will visit Israel next month, his first time as president. And for those people still upset with him for not visiting during his first term, here’s the good news: Obama’s visit is still much earlier in his second term than when George W....

  • 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...

  • As Iran achieves nuclear weapons capability, a red line is passed

    November 21, 2012 | 11:23 am

    The debate about red lines on Iran appears to be over.

    With its massive increase of operative centrifuges at a secured uranium enrichment site, Iran appears to have moved beyond the question of whether capability to build a nuclear weapon or actual acquisition of a nuclear weapon...

  • Report: Israel, U.S. considering joint ‘surgical strike’ on Iran

    October 9, 2012 | 11:33 am

    Israel and the United States are considering a joint "surgical strike" targeting Iranian uranium enrichment facilities, a former Clinton administration official who is close to the Obama administration said.

    David Rothkopf, an international relations expert writing in Foreign...

  • U.S. should heed call for a clear Iranian red line

    October 2, 2012 | 9:23 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a persuasive case at the United Nations General Assembly Thursday for a clear red line to ward off Iran’s nuclear weapons program. Time is running out and the United States should listen to the Israeli leader and draw a clear line for...
  • When Bibi didn’t meet Barack—a story of comity?

    September 28, 2012 | 11:33 am

    President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not meet, but they ended up sounding not so far apart.

    Netanyahu’s address to the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday in many ways echoed Obama’s speech there on Tuesday, with both ratcheting up the heat on Iran over...

  • Obama, Netanyahu united against Iran nuclear drive, White House says

    September 28, 2012 | 10:25 am

    President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday expressed solidarity on the goal of preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, the White House said, amid signs of easing tensions over their differences on how to confront Tehran.

    Obama, who...

  • Israelis see no Iran war this year after Netanyahu’s speech

    September 28, 2012 | 9:05 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's U.N. speech about Iranian nuclear advances has dampened speculation in Israel that he could order a war this year.

    Analyzing Thursday's address in which Netanyahu literally drew a "red line" on a cartoon bomb to show how close Iran was to...

  • Netanyahu draws “red line” on Iranian nuclear program

    September 27, 2012 | 12:25 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu drew his "red line" for Iran's nuclear program on Thursday - the point at which Iran has amassed nearly enough highly enriched uranium for a single atomic bomb - and voiced confidence that the United States shares his view.

    Addressing the...

  • Obama in rabbis call: No ‘space’ with Israel on Iran, but also no red lines

    September 14, 2012 | 2:39 pm

    President  Obama told rabbis in a pre-Rosh Hashanah conference call that there is "no space" between the United States and Israel on Iran, but added that he would not make public a red line that could trigger a strike against Iran.

    "There may come a time" Obama told 1,200 rabbis...

  • Romney: Same ‘red line’ as Obama on Iran, but a different strategy

    September 14, 2012 | 9:48 am

    Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney suggested that he had the same “red line” as President Obama on Iran but a different strategy to prevent the Islamic Republic from crossing it.

    Romney told George Stephanopoulos of ABC News that his “red line” on Iran was the...

  • U.S. official: Obama did not agree to Netanyahu’s red lines

    September 14, 2012 | 9:45 am

    In their recent phone call U.S. President Barack Obama did not agree to automatic triggers for military action against Iran proposed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to an unnamed senior administration official quoted by The New York Times.

    The senior...

  • The Iran ‘red line’ crisis

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 11, 2012 | 3:14 pm

    That Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided to launch another wave of public criticism of the U.S. administration over Iran in recent days seems puzzling. What does he gain from clashing with President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton? That the administration...

  • U.S., Israel still at odds over Iran ‘red line’

    September 10, 2012 | 5:02 pm

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel and the United States were in talks on setting a "clear red line" for Iran's nuclear program, but the two allies remained at odds on Monday over whether to spell out a clear threshold for military action against Tehran.

    The Israeli...

  • Obama warns Syria’s Assad chemical weapons a ‘red line’

    August 20, 2012 | 1:14 pm

    President Barack Obama bluntly warned Syrian President Bashar Assad on Monday not to cross a “red line” by using chemical or biological weapons in his country’s bloody conflict and suggested that such action would prompt the United States to consider a military response.


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