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  • Nadler supports Iran deal following Obama letter

    August 21, 2015 | 8:28 am

    Despite recognizing perceived faults in the Iran nuclear deal, Congressman Jerrold Nadler announced his support for the agreement, citing “in large part” his support for Israel.

    The Democrat Jewish lawmaker from New York had withheld his support for the deal for over three weeks,...

  • Israel to lobby Congress — and reconsider a strike

    July 15, 2015 | 10:02 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decried an agreement over Iran’s nuclear program hundreds of times — most notably in a March speech in Washington, D.C.,  to a joint session of Congress. Now that the agreement is signed, experts say Netanyahu has one way left to block...

  • Deal or no deal? A busy road ahead for Congress

    By Ryan Torok

    July 15, 2015 | 9:52 am

    The region’s Democratic Congressmen are speaking out about the Iran nuclear deal forged by a Democratic president — with reservation.

    Speaking to the Journal hours after the landmark deal was announced on July 14, Reps. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) and Adam Schiff (D-Burbank)...

  • Pelosi says Netanyahu speech to Congress could hurt Iran talks

    January 29, 2015 | 9:04 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's scheduled speech to the U.S. Congress in March could damage the Obama administration's attempts to broker a deal with Iran on nuclear weapons development, the senior U.S. House of Representatives Democrat said on Wednesday.

    "Such a...

  • A Bump in the Road to Jerusalem

    By Matthew Dorf

    June 24, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Four years after the U.S. Congress overwhelmingly passed a law that required the United States to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the mission remains firmly rooted outside the Jewish state's capital city.

    President Clinton last Friday blocked the embassy move by...