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  • AIPAC holds fire as Iran deadline looms

    2 days ago

    As the United States and other powers negotiate down to the wire on a nuclear deal with Iran, one voice has been unusually quiet – the main pro-Israel lobby in Washington.

    Israel deeply distrusts the attempt to reach a deal at talks in Vienna that would lift harsh international...

  • Obama: Helping terror go nuclear

    3 days ago

    Last Tuesday’s terror attack on a Jerusalem synagogue killed five people: four rabbis (including three born in the USA) and a Druze police officer. Two Palestinians entered during morning prayers and attacked worshipers with knives, meat cleavers, and a handgun. Congress showed...

  • Palestinian Authority must face U.S. trial over terror support

    3 days ago

    U.S. victims of bombings and shootings in Jerusalem more than a decade ago have cleared a final hurdle to take the Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization to trial in New York for supporting the attacks.

    U.S. District Judge George Daniels in Manhattan...

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  • U.S. says it is ‘deeply concerned’ about Israeli settlement decision

    2 weeks ago

    The United States said on Wednesday it was "deeply concerned" about an Israeli decision to approve construction of 200 new homes in East Jerusalem.

    State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the decision impeded attempts to reach a two-state solution between the Israelis and...

  • At D.C. confabs, U.S. and Israel present a united front

    2 weeks ago

    Joe and Bibi? Still buddies. U.S. and Israel? Still allies. Agreement on Iran and the Palestinians?

    Well.

    The governments of President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were back on joshing terms this week, but the deep differences that led to recent...

  • Netanyahu: Iran is U.S. enemy, not partner

    2 weeks ago

    The United States should treat Iran as an enemy and not as a partner, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Jewish leaders.

    “Iran is not part of the solution, it’s a huge part of the problem,” Netanyahu said Tuesday, referring to reports that the United States may be...

  • Israelis in the U.S.A.

    By David Suissa

    2 weeks ago

    When your ancestors yearned for 19 centuries to return to their homeland of Israel, and you were fortunate enough to be born there but still decide to move to America, it’s natural that somewhere deep inside, you might feel a little guilty. How could you not? Regardless of how...

  • Israel, U.S. say it’s business as usual as warplane plant unveiled

    3 weeks ago

    Israel and the United States used the inauguration of a joint warplane project on Tuesday to stress it was business as usual in an alliance hit by acrimony over Israeli settlement building and strategy against Iran.

    At a ceremony at the Israeli manufacturer of wings for Lockheed...

  • U.S. Supreme Court divided on Jerusalem passport case

    3 weeks ago

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday appeared closely divided as it weighed the constitutionality of a law that was designed to allow American citizens born in Jerusalem to have Israel listed as their birthplace on passports.

    The case concerns the longstanding U.S. policy that the...

  • Carr Super Pac tries to draw connection between Lieu and Hamas

    By Ryan Torok

    3 weeks ago

    The race to represent the 33rd California District in the United States House of Representatives took a nasty turn recently.

    Residents in the district have received mailers claiming that Democratic candidate Ted Lieu is sympathetic to the Palestinian terror group Hamas. The...

  • The Netanyahu ‘chickenshit’ slander: Friends and allies shudder … despots and bullies rejoice

    October 29, 2014 | 12:55 pm

    A top, unnamed Obama administration official calls an important leader a “chickenshit.” Was this a hard-nosed warning aimed at Ayatollah Khamenei to pressure Iran to destroy those 23,000 centrifuges before next month’s nuclear negotiating deadline? Perhaps it was a signal to the...

  • Netanyahu fumes at ‘chickenshit’ slur

    October 29, 2014 | 10:05 am

    An anonymous U.S. official's reported description of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a "chickenshit" drew a sharp response on Wednesday from the Israeli leader – no stranger to acrimony with the Obama administration.

    The American broadside, in an interview in The Atlantic...

  • Ebola cases in the United States

    October 28, 2014 | 12:49 pm

    Nine cases of Ebola have been seen in the United States since the beginning of August. A Liberian man who died Oct. 8 in a Dallas, Texas, hospital was the first person diagnosed with the virus on U.S. soil.

    The latest case is a doctor in New York City who was diagnosed on Oct. 23...

  • U.S. reports more air strikes against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq

    October 24, 2014 | 10:49 am

    U.S. aircraft carried out six strikes against Islamic State militants near the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani on Thursday and Friday, the U.S. military's Central Command said.

    It also said U.S. and allied forces had launched 12 air strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq, including near Mosul Dam, near the Baiji oil refinery and near Falluja, since Thursday.

    Reporting by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Jim Loney

  • My travels with the Wong family

    October 24, 2014 | 8:58 am

    My experience is that those of us who believe—albeit with qualifications—in multiculturalism don’t always have the opportunity to put theory into practice.

    A transplant from Los Angeles to San Diego, I lived in a confirmed bachelor’s not-so-splendid isolation, with my...

  • Contemplating hypocrisy and double standards

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 22, 2014 | 8:51 am

    Hypocrisy – the ability to do certain things and then criticize others for doing the exact same thing, is part of being a human being. We do it constantly, and in the age of social networks –we have no shame in sharing our hypocrite thoughts with the world. We try to hide it behind...

  • U.S. denies it prevented FBI from aiding search for Israeli soldier

    October 20, 2014 | 10:50 am

    A U.S. official denied a report published by Israel Hayom that the U.S. prevented the FBI from aiding Israel in the search for IDF soldier Oron Shaul, who was initially feared kidnapped during Operation Protective Edge. Shaul was later deemed to be killed in battle.

    “There was...

  • Ramped up air strikes stall Islamic State advance on Kobani

    October 16, 2014 | 9:44 am

    Two days of heavy air strikes by U.S. warplanes have slowed an advance by Islamic State militants against Kurdish forces defending the Syrian border town of Kobani.

    Last week Turkish and U.S. officials said Islamic State were on the verge of taking Kobani from its heavily...

  • Second Texas nurse with Ebola had traveled by plane

    October 15, 2014 | 10:01 am

    A second Texas nurse who tested positive for Ebola after caring for a patient with the virus had traveled by jetliner a day before she reported symptoms, U.S. and airline officials said on Wednesday.

    The worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas had taken a Frontier...

  • U.S. funds to fight Ebola now top $1 billion, may rise

    October 13, 2014 | 3:14 pm

    The U.S. government now has more than $1 billion available to fight the spread of Ebola from West Africa and is proceeding with plans to deploy up to 4,000 military personnel to the region by late October.

    Key congressional committee leaders signed off last week on the transfer...

  • Iranian president says nuclear deal with West ‘certain’

    October 13, 2014 | 3:05 pm

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday a nuclear deal with the West was bound to happen and he believed it could be achieved by a Nov. 24 deadline.

    "We have reached consensus on generalities and there are only the fine details to be worked out: whether we would reach an...

  • Khamenei blames United States, ‘wicked’ Britain, for creating Islamic State

    October 13, 2014 | 1:34 pm

    Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Monday blamed the United States and the "wicked" British government for creating the Islamic State in his first speech since undergoing prostate surgery last month.

    The sharp remarks were a reminder of Iranian suspicions about the...

  • Iran: nuclear talks might be extended if November deadline missed

    October 10, 2014 | 9:48 am

    Talks over Iran's nuclear program might be extended if disagreement over remaining issues cannot be resolved by a November deadline, Iran's top negotiator was quoted as saying on Friday, in the first hint an extension was being contemplated.

    "Iran and the P5+1 (major world...

  • First person diagnosed with Ebola in U.S. dies in Texas hospital

    October 8, 2014 | 10:40 am

    A Liberian man who was the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States died in a Texas hospital on Wednesday, his case having put health authorities on alert for the deadly virus spreading outside of West Africa.

    About 48 people who had direct or indirect contact with...

  • American fighter joins Kurds in battle against Islamic State

    October 7, 2014 | 1:40 pm

    After months in which the United States and European countries issued warnings about their citizens traveling to Syria fight on behalf of Islamic State, there are new reports of Westerners going to fight on the other side, against the militants.

    A man who said he is a U.S....

  • White House rejects Netanyahu’s criticism with withering response

    October 6, 2014 | 4:01 pm

    The White House rejected criticism from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with a withering response on Monday, accusing him of refusing to acknowledge how much help the United States has been to Israel over the years.

    A long-time split between President Barack Obama and...

  • Israel’s anti-rocket hit ‘Iron Dome’ a slow sell abroad

    October 6, 2014 | 1:23 pm

    Normally, an advanced new weapon system with a battle-proven success rate of 90 percent would have global defense procurement agencies on the phone in minutes. But Israel's Iron Dome rocket interceptor is yet to prove a hit with buyers abroad.

    In terms of operational achievement,...

  • BREAKING: CDC confirms first ebola case diagnosed in United States

    September 30, 2014 | 2:00 pm

    U.S. health officials said on Tuesday the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus had been diagnosed in the country.

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the diagnosis. No additional details were immediately available.

    Texas Health...

  • U.S., Kurds strike at Islamic State in Syria

    September 29, 2014 | 10:45 am

    U.S. warplanes attacked Islamic State targets in Syria overnight, in raids that a group monitoring the war said killed civilians as well as jihadist fighters.

    The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strikes hit mills and grain storage areas in the northern...

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