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  • Speak out about Iran — but not so loudly, Netanyahu counseled

    September 30, 2013 | 10:26 am

    Worried that he may be losing the biggest stick in his arsenal when it comes to Iran — the threat of a U.S. strike — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives in Washington for a meeting today with President Obama prepared to speak out.

    But friends, colleagues and outside...

  • With deal struck, pro-Israel groups suspend lobbying for Syria strike

    September 16, 2013 | 2:50 pm

    Pro-Israel groups suspended their high-profile lobbying effort for a strike on Syria now that the United States and Russia have struck a deal to strip the Assad regime of its chemical weapons.

    A spokesman for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, which organized a Capitol...

  • Obama wants to keep pressure on Syria as diplomatic option pursued

    September 10, 2013 | 2:09 pm

    U.S. President Barack Obama and top national security officials urged Congress on Tuesday to keep the pressure on Syria over its chemical weapons arsenal while the United States explores a diplomatic alternative to military strikes.

    A potential diplomatic breakthrough put the...

  • Obama asks Congress to delay vote on Syria military strike

    September 10, 2013 | 12:08 pm

    U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday asked Congress to delay votes on authorizing military strikes against Syria in order to give Russia time to get Syria to surrender any chemical weapons it possesses, according to U.S. senators.

    "What he (Obama) wants is to check out the...

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  • The debate we should be having on Syria

    September 4, 2013 | 12:09 pm

    On Tuesday evening, President Barack Obama boarded Air Force One, departed for Sweden and left behind a looming political disaster. Despite the endorsement of Republican and Democratic House leaders, many members of Congress remain deeply skeptical about the president's proposal to...

  • Republican Jewish Coalition endorses Obama’s Syria call

    September 4, 2013 | 9:48 am

    We hear a lot of rhetoric about putting country above politics, but the Republican Jewish Coalition comes through this week with a robust endorsement of President Obama’s call for congressional backing for a Syria strike.

    The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) issued an...

  • Jewish groups set to back Obama on Syria

    September 3, 2013 | 1:48 pm

    Jewish groups backing President Obama’s call to strike Syria are citing moral outrage and U.S. national security as primary considerations — but concern for Israel, however muted, also looms large in their thinking.

    A lingering sensitivity over misrepresentations of the role of...

  • Jews helping Syrians: Never invited, always welcome

    By David Suissa

    August 30, 2013 | 12:14 pm

    As President Barack Obama and the world deliberate over how to respond to Syria’s murderous decision to use chemical weapons, a group of Israeli Jews have been fighting the humanitarian crisis the old-fashioned way—by smuggling aid into Syria. For these Jews, a life lost is a life...

  • As Israelis mob gas mask distribution centers, army urges calm

    August 29, 2013 | 9:45 am

    Daniela Hayoum arrived at a Tel Aviv post office at 7 a.m. and took a number.

    The line of people waiting for gas masks was long and Hayoum stepped away to run errands. She returned in the afternoon to find hundreds of Israelis crowding under a hot sun on the building’s wide...

  • If U.S. strikes Syria, destroyers likely to deliver the blow

    August 28, 2013 | 3:11 pm

    If President Barack Obama decides to take military action against Syria for using chemical weapons in its two-year-old civil war, the initial blows likely would be delivered by four U.S. guided missile destroyers currently in the Mediterranean.

    Beyond that, the president has a...

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    February 6, 2013 | 8:26 pm

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  • 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...

  • Iran commander: If Israel attacks, ‘nothing will remain’

    September 16, 2012 | 2:03 pm

    Iran’s top Revolutionary Guard commander warned that “nothing will remain” if Israel takes military action against Iran over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear activities.

    “Our response to Israel is clear: I think nothing will remain of Israel” should it attack Iran, Gen. Mohammad...

  • GOP senators plan resolution promising support should Israel strike Iran

    August 28, 2012 | 3:37 pm

    Republican senators plan to introduce a non-binding resolution pledging military, economic and diplomatic backing for Israel should it strike Iran.

    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told JTA on Tuesday that he and Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) were drafting the resolution for introduction...

  • Romney would support Israel strike on Iran, senior aide says

    August 17, 2012 | 2:24 pm

    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would support an Israeli decision to use military force to stop Iran from developing a nuclear weapon, a senior aide said on Sunday.

    Romney met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on the second leg of a trip show...

  • Israel strike on Iran would be disaster, Shaul Mofaz says

    August 17, 2012 | 2:15 pm

    A former deputy of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday a pre-emptive military strike against Iran over its nuclear program could embroil Israel in a “disastrous war”.

    Shaul Mofaz, a parliamentary opposition leader who quit Netanyahu’s cabinet last month where he...

  • Securing Syria chemical weapons may take tens of thousands of troops

    August 16, 2012 | 4:40 pm

    The United States and its allies are discussing a worst-case scenario that could require tens of thousands of ground troops to go into Syria to secure chemical and biological weapons sites following the fall of President Bashar Assad’s government, according to U.S. and diplomatic...

  • Peres says Israel can’t go it alone in Iran, trusts Obama

    August 16, 2012 | 11:00 am

    Israeli President Shimon Peres on Thursday came out against any go-it-alone Israeli attack on Iran, saying he trusted U.S. President Barack Obama’s pledge to prevent Tehran from producing nuclear weapons.

    His comments appeared to challenge Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and...

  • Egypt fires intelligence chief, militants hit

    August 8, 2012 | 4:43 pm

    President Mohamed Morsi fired the intelligence chief on Wednesday and Egyptian aircraft hit targets on the border with Israel in the biggest assault in the area in nearly 40 years after a deadly attack by militants on Egyptian border police.

    It was unclear how far Morsi - who must...

  • Israel hits Gaza weapons facilities

    June 6, 2012 | 11:28 am

    Israel’s Air Force attacked what it said were two weapons storage facilities in the Gaza Strip.

    Direct hits were identified in the early Wednesday morning attacks, according to statement from the Israel Defense Forces spokespersons’ office.

    The statement said that the sites were...

  • Israel wary of expected Iran nuclear deal

    May 22, 2012 | 8:34 am

    Israel expressed deep suspicion on Tuesday about an expected deal between the U.N. nuclear agency and Iran, suggesting Tehran’s aim was to wriggle out of sanctions rather than make real concessions ahead of wider atomic talks with world powers.

    “Iran has proven over the years its...

  • Israel’s Air Force strikes tunnel in northern Gaza

    May 2, 2012 | 10:16 am

    Israel’s Air Force fired on a tunnel in the northern Gaza Strip that the military said is used for terrorist purposes.

    A direct hit on the tunnel was confirmed early on Wednesday morning, the Israel Defense Forces Spokesperson’s Unit said in a statement.

    The strike was in...

  • IDF chief: Other countries are prepared for possible Iran strike

    April 26, 2012 | 5:20 pm

    Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz said on Thursday that other countries have readied their armed forces for a potential strike against Iran’s nuclear sites to keep Tehran from acquiring atomic weapons.

    Gantz did not specify which nations might be willing to...

  • Clinton: Strike on Iran is ‘not in anyone’s interest’

    April 4, 2012 | 6:21 pm

    A unilateral strike by Israel on Iran’s nuclear facilities is not the best course of action, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said.

    “It’s our very strong belief, as President Obama conveyed to the Israelis, that it is not in anyone’s interest for them to take unilateral...

  • U.S. simulation projects war resulting from Iran strike

    March 20, 2012 | 3:42 pm

    A potential Israeli military strike to halt Iran’s nuclear program could cause a regional war and draw the United States into the conflict, according to a simulation played out by the U.S. military.

    A classified war game called “Internal Look” held earlier this month...

  • POLL: Most Americans would back US strike over Iran nuclear weapon

    March 13, 2012 | 3:25 pm

    A majority of Americans would support U.S. military action against Iran if there were evidence that Tehran is building nuclear weapons, even if such action led to higher gasoline prices, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Tuesday.

    The poll showed 56 percent of Americans would support...

  • Obama: ‘Premature’ strike on Iran would have consequences for U.S.

    March 6, 2012 | 12:40 pm

    A premature Israeli strike on Iran would have consequences for the United States, President Barack Obama said.

    “Israel is a sovereign nation that has to make its own decisions about how best to preserve its security,” Obama said Tuesday in a press conference.

    But, he added: “This...

  • Iran election highlights deepening power struggle

    February 28, 2012 | 10:30 am

    Iran’s parliamentary election this Friday is a potentially decisive battle in the struggle between political and religious hardliners, but it is unlikely to alter Tehran’s stand on its deadlock with the West over its nuclear program.

    It will be the first poll since the country’s...

  • Israel public sector strike ends

    February 12, 2012 | 12:30 pm

    An Israeli public sector strike that has disrupted public transportation and closed banks, the stock market and government offices ended on Sunday with a new wage package for low-earning contract workers.

    The Finance Ministry announced the deal with the Histadrut labour federation,...

  • Poll: Half of U.S. voters back strike on nuclear Iran

    February 9, 2012 | 4:31 pm

    A poll showed that nearly half of likely voters believed the United States should use military force to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon.

    According to the poll, published this week in The Hill, a newspaper that specializes in Congress,  49 percent of respondents stated...

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