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  • Israel, Arabs must break the Mullahs’ rise

    5 days ago

    The movie “Agora” captivatingly depicts the burning of the Great Library at Alexandria in 391 A.D. The city’s elites — torchbearers of science — are shown beset, then overrun, by a vengeful tide of Eastern Christianity. Enabled by an indolent, fattened Rome, the devout, frenzied...

  • Iran rejects sanctions extension beyond 10 years

    6 days ago

    Iran will not accept any extension of sanctions beyond 10 years, an official said on Wednesday, in the latest attempt by its pragmatist government to sell a nuclear deal with world powers to skeptical hardliners.

    Abbas Araqchi, one of several deputy foreign ministers, also told a...

  • Inspired by Iran deal, EU seeks coalition to revive Mideast peace push

    1 week ago

    Inspired by Europe's role in a nuclear deal with Iran, the European Union wants to form a broader, U.N.-backed coalition to revive peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

    Taking up a French proposal, EU foreign ministers agreed on Monday to try to create an...

  • The Iran nuclear deal simplified in seven key points

    By Jared Sichel

    2 weeks ago

    Economic sanctions

    What Iran got: All nuclear-related sanctions imposed by the United States, European Union and United Nations will be removed, many as early as this year. This is expected to quickly release to the Iranian government more than $100 billion worth of assets frozen...

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  • Jewish community reacts to the Iran nuclear deal

    2 weeks ago

    The Jewish community in Los Angeles and nationwide reacted to the news the Iranian nuclear deal had been reached:

    RABBI DAVID WOLPE / SINAI TEMPLE

    This agreement liberates resources to a regime whose core anti-Semitic and declaredly genocidal ideology is manifest. I fear that...

  • Iran: An agreement to empower evil

    By David Suissa

    2 weeks ago

    While everyone else is weighing in on the merits of the Iran nuclear deal, I can name one person who probably hates it: Atena Farghadani.

    Farghadani is a 28-year-old Iranian artist and activist who was sentenced last month to 12 years and nine months in an Iranian prison because...

  • Iran’s Zarif says no nuclear deal expected on Monday

    2 weeks ago

    Nuclear negotiations between Tehran and six world powers will not finish on Monday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said, with diplomats reporting deadlock over a U.N. arms embargo and other sticking points.

    The White House said significant issues remained to be...

  • Iran, powers give themselves to July 7 to strike deal

    June 30, 2015 | 12:19 am

    Iran and six world powers gave themselves an extra week to reach a final nuclear accord after it became clear they would miss a deadline on Tuesday, with U.S. and Iranian officials sounding upbeat even though obstacles remain.

    With all sides accepting that Tuesday's original...

  • Western officials suggest Iran tries to wiggle out of nuclear pledges

    June 28, 2015 | 11:21 am

    Iran is backtracking from an interim nuclear agreement with world powers three months ago, Western officials suggested on Sunday, as U.S. and Iranian officials said talks on a final accord would likely run past a June 30 deadline.

    Securing an historic agreement would end a more...

  • France’s Fabius heads to Mideast to sell peace initiative

    June 19, 2015 | 11:17 am

    France's foreign minister heads to the Middle East this weekend with an initiative aimed at bringing Israel and the Palestinians back to peace talks under an international framework amid growing regional instability.

    U.S.-led efforts to broker peace for a two-state solution...

  • U.N. report cites Israel crimes against children, no consensus on listing

    June 5, 2015 | 3:36 pm

    U.N. agencies in Israel and the Palestinian territories reported an alarming number of child victims in last year's war in the Gaza Strip but were split on whether Israel should be put on a list of violators of children's rights, a U.N. document said.

    The 22-page confidential...

  • Palestinian NGO denies Hamas ties, threatens Israel with lawsuit

    June 2, 2015 | 2:53 pm

    The British-based Palestinian Return Center on Tuesday threatened Israel's U.N. mission with legal action after the Jewish state accused it of having ties to the Palestinian militant group Hamas, an allegation the group said was false.

    The Israeli accusations came after a United...

  • Blair to resign as Mideast peace envoy in June

    May 27, 2015 | 10:36 am

    Tony Blair, the former British prime minister, will step down next month as the special Middle East peace envoy of the Quartet group representing the United States, the European Union, Russia and the United Nations.

    Blair has occupied the post since 2007, but there has been...

  • Israel thanks U.S. for stand on Mideast nuclear arms ban at U.N.

    May 26, 2015 | 10:08 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked the United States for blocking an Egyptian-led drive on a possible Middle East nuclear weapons ban at a major United Nations conference, an Israeli official said on Saturday.

    It was a rare expression of diplomatic harmony with the...

  • Israel’s business community braces for sanctions

    April 16, 2015 | 2:12 pm

    Just one week before the Israeli election, Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat sent an angry letter to French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius. 

    Erekat was furious that Paris-based Société Anonyme Française d’Etude de Gestion et d’Entreprises (SAFEGE), an engineering...

  • Daily Kickoff: Deadline Day Delay | “Support for Palestinian state hits two-decade low in U.S.”

    By Jewish Insider

    April 1, 2015 | 2:07 pm

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    TOP TALKER: "As Nuclear Talks Drag on, U.S. and Iran Find It Harder to Hear Each Other" by David E. Sanger: “We are all about quantifiables: how many centrifuges can spin, how much plutonium can come...

  • U.S. says ready to work past deadline for Iran nuclear deal if needed

    March 31, 2015 | 10:07 am

    The United States said it was prepared to work past a midnight deadline into Wednesday if progress was being made towards clinching a preliminary nuclear deal between Iran and global powers.

    Negotiations appeared to be bogged down on an outline agreement aimed at curbing...

  • Is U.S.-Israel crisis a speed bump or sign of a long-term conflict?

    March 30, 2015 | 10:16 am

    President Barack Obama’s refusal to accept Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ostensible recommitment to a two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has watchers of the U.S.-Israel relationship wondering if the recent crisis is a mere speed bump or a sign of a...

  • Beyond the toxic rhetoric: Obama, Bibi and prospects for peace

    March 25, 2015 | 4:11 pm

    President Barack Obama remains furious at Benjamin Netanyahu. He and many European leaders were counting on Israelis to get rid of an intractable "hawk" and replace him with Yitzak (Bougie) Herzog, the more flexible "dove.” With Bibi out of the way, the path would have been cleared...

  • Obama: Differences with Israel’s Netanyahu not personal

    March 24, 2015 | 1:26 pm

    President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that his differences with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are not personal but are based on fundamental policy differences over Middle East peace.

    Obama said it was hard to envision a path to a...

  • EU joins Arab delegations in pressing Israel to cooperate with Gaza investigation

    March 24, 2015 | 11:39 am

    The European Union joined Palestinian and Arab delegations in asking Israel to allow a United Nations human rights investigator access to the Gaza Strip.

    “We call on Israel to grant access to the special rapporteur without delay,” EU policy officer Jerome Bellion-Jourdan said at...

  • U.N. envoy calls for investigation into civilian Gaza deaths

    March 4, 2015 | 12:12 pm

    A United Nations envoy called for an investigation into the civilian deaths during the Israel-Gaza conflict and the implementation of the Gaza reconstruction plan.

    Makarim Wibisono, who recently took over as the special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories,...

  • Kerry to defend Israel as Netanyahu readies critique of Iran talks

    March 1, 2015 | 3:44 pm

    Secretary of State John Kerry will defend Israel at a U.N. human rights body on Monday as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepares to criticize nuclear negotiations with Iran that the top diplomat is leading.

    Kerry landed in Geneva late on Sunday for up to three days of...

  • U.N. ex-envoy: Months left to avoid a one-state reality

    February 6, 2015 | 2:35 pm

    Robert Serry, the United Nation’s outgoing special coordinator for the Middle East peace process, said Israel and the Palestinian territories have months to avoid a one-state reality.

    Serry, a Dutch diplomat who has served in his post for the past seven years, made the statement...

  • U.N. says cash to repair Gaza homes will run out by month’s end

    January 22, 2015 | 10:55 am

    The U.N. agency in charge of aiding Palestinians will run out of money by the end of January to repair homes in Gaza damaged in the 2014 war with Israel, worsening an already dire humanitarian situation, an agency spokesman said on Thursday.

    The United Nations Relief and Works...

  • UN vote means we can’t choose democracy

    December 31, 2014 | 1:12 pm

    The conventional wisdom assumes that if Israelis and Palestinians cannot work out a two-state solution, the Jews will someday have to choose between democracy and independence. The specter of that choice has upset many of my fellow center-right, centrist, and left-of-center Zionist...

  • We MUST Abandon the Lies and Advocate for Truth!

    By Beit T'shuvah

    December 26, 2014 | 11:51 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz,

    I am concerned! Each week I write about Redemption, each day I move one grain of sand closer to the redemption of others and myself, yet it seems as if the world wants to stay stuck! We have become a world that wants to live in Self-Deception! The UN is...

  • Palestinian U.N. statehood bid at heart of Kerry-Netanyahu talks

    December 15, 2014 | 9:00 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said before talks on Monday with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that he would defy any United Nations move to "dictate" a time frame for withdrawal from land Palestinians seek for a state.

    The pair met in Rome for nearly three hours....

  • 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...

  • Internal Palestinian tensions could threaten Palestinian Authority

    December 4, 2014 | 12:07 pm

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    The Palestinian unity government that was meant to put an end to the long-time rivalry between the Islamist Hamas movement, which controls Gaza, and the Fatah movement, in charge in the West Bank, has expired, say Hamas leaders....

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