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  • Senate Democrats line up behind Iran nuclear deal

    2 hours ago

    Another senator declared support on Wednesday for the U.S.-led nuclear agreement with Iran, providing a crucial 34th vote to protect it from being killed by Republicans in Congress.

    Democrat Barbara Mikulski provided the pivotal commitment to defending the deal negotiated by the...

  • What America will offer Israel after the nuclear deal

    1 day ago

    The moment the Iran nuclear deal becomes law, as seems increasingly likely given growing congressional support for the agreement, the focus of the U.S.-Israel conversation will shift to the question of what’s next.

    What more will Washington do to mitigate the Iranian threat and...

  • Obama in landmark interview: Hezbollah will be a focus of post-Iran deal

    2 days ago

    A focus of security enhancement once the Iran nuclear deal goes through will be neutralizing Hezbollah’s threat to Israel, President Barack Obama said in a landmark interview with The Forward.

    “As soon as this debate is over, we will, I think, be able to invigorate what has been...

  • Could a ‘broken windows’ policing strategy work for the Iran deal?

    5 days ago

    As Congress weighs the Iran nuclear agreement, confidence that Tehran will comply must be high on its agenda. Because the revolutionary regime has a history of cheating on nuclear deals, the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany have tried to ensure compliance...

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  • Obama reassures Jewish groups on U.S.-Israel relationship

    5 days ago

    President Barack Obama reassured U.S. Jewish groups on Friday that the U.S.-Israel relationship is strong, despite differences over the nuclear deal with Iran, and called for more talks between the two governments on security cooperation.

    "As soon as this particular debate is...

  • More than 900 rabbis sign letter opposing Iran nuclear deal

    By Aron Chilewich

    6 days ago

    Over the past three weeks, more than 900 rabbis across every major denomination have signed an open letter calling upon the United States Congress to reject the proposed Iran nuclear deal. The letter was written by two Los Angeles rabbis, Kalman Topp of Beth Jacob Congregation and...

  • Swiss envoy says: invest in Iran, Middle East’s ‘pole of stability’

    6 days ago

    Switzerland's ambassador on Thursday called Iran a "pole of stability" in the Middle East and urged companies to make the most of a lucrative market about to re-open after years of crippling sanctions.

    Ambassador Giulio Haas was addressing some 500 Swiss business people as...

  • Wal-Mart to stop selling AR-15, other semi-automatic rifles

    1 week ago

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the United States' top seller of guns and ammunition, said on Wednesday it would stop selling the AR-15 and other semi-automatic rifles because of sluggish demand and focus instead on "hunting and sportsman firearms."

    Wal-Mart said the decision was unrelated...

  • Is ISIS here to stay?

    1 week ago

    The Islamic State (ISIS) has already outlived predictions of its early demise offered by some US military officials. The Islamist group has survived the near fatal assassination of its leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi by airstrike earlier this year and has continued its voracious march...

  • Withhold U.S. aid over Palestinian teens’ deaths, U.S. lawmaker suggests

    1 week ago

    A Minnesota congresswoman called on State Department officials to investigate whether the killing of two Palestinian teenagers by Israeli soldiers requires the withholding of U.S. military aid.

    Rep. Betty McCollum, a Democrat, in a letter made public Monday sought the probe over...

  • Is U.S. taxpayer money subsidizing Jewish terrorism against Arabs?

    1 week ago

    Taxpayer dollars in the United States and Israel are subsidizing Jewish terrorism against Arabs, a complaint filed with the New York state Attorney General’s Office alleges.

    The accusations follow a recent expose by Israel’s Channel 10 about the work of the 13-year-old Israeli...

  • Wall Street has worst day in four years, S&P now in correction

    1 week ago

    U.S. stock indexes plunged almost 4 percent on Monday as investors, rattled about China's economy, sold heavily in an unusually volatile session that confirmed the S&P 500 was formally in a correction.

    The Dow Jones industrial average briefly slumped more than 1,000 points, its...

  • France honors Americans, Briton who disarmed train gunman

    1 week ago

    French President Francois Hollande on Monday awarded France's highest honor, the Legion d'honneur, to three U.S. citizens and a Briton who helped disarm a machine gun-toting suspected Islamist militant on a train last week.

    "Faced with the evil called terrorism there is a good,...

  • Israel was set to strike Iran in 2012, but joint drill with U.S. interfered

    1 week ago

    Israel was reportedly set to bomb Iran nuclear facilities in 2012, but aborted the operation because it coincided with a joint military exercise with the United States.

    The attack was being readied for January of that year, Israel’s Channel 2 news reported on Friday, until it...

  • Netanyahu pressed for Iran attacks, but was denied, ex-defense chief says

    1 week ago

    Israel's political leaders pushed to attack Iran at least three times in the past few years but had to back down on the advice of the military and due to concerns about its ally the United States, former defense minister Ehud Barak said.

    In interviews to his biographers aired...

  • Obama’s Democrats face intense pressure as they weigh Iran deal

    2 weeks ago

    As he weighed whether to support President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran, Representative Donald Norcross was showered with the sort of attention rarely shown to junior members of the U.S. Congress.

    The New Jersey Democrat, a former labor union leader, met with Obama and...

  • Former President Jimmy Carter says cancer has spread to his brain

    2 weeks ago

    Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said on Thursday that his cancer has spread to his brain and he will start radiation treatment for it later in the day, adding that his fate was "in the hands of God."

    Carter, 90, held a news conference on his condition barely a week after...

  • AP: Iran has side agreement with UN allowing it to do its own nuke inspections

    2 weeks ago

    Iran has a secret agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency enabling it to choose its own experts to inspect its Parchin nuclear site.

    In a finding that could have implications for the nuclear deal negotiated between Iran and six world powers, including the United...

  • U.S. Western wildfires stretch resources thin

    2 weeks ago

    Dozens of large wildfires roared largely unchecked across several Western states on Monday, stretching resources thin for agencies struggling to contain the flames amid a heat wave gripping the drought-parched region.

    Among the areas hardest hit was northern Idaho, where an...

  • Bernie has it.  Trump has it.  Joe has it.  Does Hillary?

    By Marty Kaplan

    2 weeks ago

    As Joe Biden polls family and friends about entering the presidential fray, he’s getting two kinds of advice – personal and political.  The personal is about his life, his values and what he can give to his country.  The political is about Hillary Clinton’s vulnerability.

    Honesty...

  • 340 U.S. rabbis sign letter supporting Iran deal

    2 weeks ago

    In a letter to Congress, 340 U.S. rabbis from the major streams of Judaism expressed support for the Iran nuclear deal.

    The letter sent Monday urges the House of Representatives and Senate to endorse the agreement, in which sanctions are lifted in exchange for restrictions on...

  • Russia steps up demand for U.S. to drop European missile shield

    3 weeks ago

    Russia urged the United States on Friday to scrap plans to station parts of a missile shield system in Europe now that Iran has reached an agreement with world powers to limit its nuclear program.

    Moscow has long opposed the plan, which it sees as a threat to its nuclear...

  • Between Los Angeles and Tel Aviv: missing Israel

    By Elad Massuri

    3 weeks ago

    It will soon be two years since I moved to the United States. What began as a study-related visit in the cool climate of Washington, D.C., turned into a permanent stay in the warm climate of Los Angeles. I’d always heard about the perfect California weather, but now that I’m here,...

  • Responses to 20 of the president’s arguments for the nuclear deal

    By Dennis Prager

    3 weeks ago

    There are many reasons the Israeli political left is opposed to the American nuclear deal with Iran, just as there are many reasons that Haim Saban, one of the Democratic Party’s and Barack Obama’s leading fundraisers, has come out against the deal. It is terrible for America,...

  • Turkey steps up assault on PKK

    3 weeks ago

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to intensify its crackdown on PKK Kurdish troops in Turkey “until not one terrorist is left,” after a series of attacks that targeted security forces and a US consulate left at least six people dead. The violence in Turkey comes...

  • Kerry: No automatic return of sanctions if Iran breaks arms embargo

    3 weeks ago

    Violations of an arms embargo by Iran or restrictions on its missile program would not force an automatic reinstatement or "snapback" of United Nations sanctions under a landmark nuclear deal, although other options would be available, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on...

  • The unending cost of killing the Iran deal

    3 weeks ago

    In his 2006 book, “The Accidental Empire,” Gershom Gorenberg writes of Israel’s breathtakingly subtle, yet relentlessly evolving occupation of the West Bank, Gaza, and the Golan.  He points out that a then young Amoz Oz warned of the “moral destruction” and corruption that comes to...

  • Dollar could suffer if U.S. walks away from Iran deal: Kerry

    3 weeks ago

    If the United States walks away from the nuclear deal with Iran and demands that its allies comply with U.S. sanctions, a loss of confidence in U.S. leadership could threaten the dollar's position as the world's reserve currency, the top U.S. diplomat said on Tuesday.

    "If we turn...

  • Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will support Iran deal

    3 weeks ago

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who is scheduled to appear tonight at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, has announced his support for the Iran nuclear deal.

    Sanders, an independent senator from Vermont, offered his backing in a statement Friday following a...

  • Brad Sherman opposes Iran deal

    By Aron Chilewich

    August 7, 2015 | 12:40 pm

    Brad Sherman, a Jewish Los Angeles Congressman and the second-ranking Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced Friday that he plans to oppose the Iran nuclear deal. Sherman represents much of the largely Jewish San Fernando Valley and is widely known as a strong...

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