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  • Demjanjuk reportedly buried secretly in United States

    April 5, 2012 | 10:50 am

    Convicted Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk reportedly was buried in secret in an undisclosed location in the United States.

    The news that Demjanjuk was buried on March 31, two weeks after he died in a German nursing home, was disclosed Tuesday by Rostyslav Novozhenets, deputy head...

  • 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...

  • Survey: Jewish voters want Obama back, see economy as top concern

    April 3, 2012 | 11:06 am

    Jewish registered voters see the economy as the most important issue, and nearly two-thirds support President Barack Obama’s re-election, according to a new survey.

    The 62 percent of Jewish voters backing Obama’s return was more than twice the number who said they would prefer a...

  • Iran says it could hit U.S. if it came under attack, Iranian newspaper

    April 3, 2012 | 10:53 am

    The United States would not be safe from retaliation if Iran is attacked by Washington, the Iran newspaper quoted a senior Revolutionary Guards commander on Tuesday as saying.

    “In the face of any attack, we will have a crushing response. In that case, we will not only act in the...

  • Australia to ask U.S. to extradite alleged child molester

    April 3, 2012 | 10:17 am

    Australian police plan to ask U.S. authorities to extradite a former teacher at a Melbourne Jewish school over a child sex abuse scandal.

    David Kramer fled Melbourne in the mid-1990s amid accusations that he had sexually abused boys at Yeshivah College, which houses the headquarters...

  • Gerald Estrin, computer pioneer in U.S. and Israel, dies

    April 3, 2012 | 10:08 am

    Gerald (Jerry) Estrin, a computer pioneer in the United States and Israel who built the first computer in the Middle East, has died.

    Estrin died March 29 at his home in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 90.

    Both Gerald Estrin and Thelma Estrin, his wife of 70 years, were born in New York...

  • U.S. won’t budge on Jerusalem, but attorney calls passport ruling ‘full victory’

    April 2, 2012 | 10:40 am

    Nathan Lewin didn’t ask the Supreme Court to come out and say directly that Jerusalem is in Israel, or that it is the capital of Israel. He did, however, get the decision he was seeking for 9-year-old Menachem Zivotofsky.

    The prominent constitutional law attorney represents...

  • Aghast

    By Steve Greenberg

    March 28, 2012 | 6:29 pm


  • U.S. Treasury levels new sanctions against Iran

    March 28, 2012 | 3:01 pm

    The U.S. Treasury Department imposed additional sanctions against Iranian engineering firms linked to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, and individuals and companies linked to the Iranian state shipping line.

    “Treasury is sending a clear signal to the international community...

  • Obamacare’s heated day at Supreme Court: Kagan, Ginsburg attempt to aid defense of the law

    March 27, 2012 | 1:07 pm

    The Supreme Court appeared closely divided along ideological lines during tense arguments over President Barack Obama’s healthcare law on Tuesday, with conservative justices vigorously questioning the Obama administration’s lawyer on whether Congress had the power to require people...

  • Supreme Court decides that Zivotofsky suit remains viable

    March 26, 2012 | 5:31 pm

    On Monday, 9-year-old Menachem Zivotofsky won a resounding, if partial, victory from the Supreme Court in his litigation against the U.S. government. On an 8-1 vote, the Court decided that the courts can decide whether the President must obey a Congressional command to enter...

  • Supreme Court rules federal courts can consider Jerusalem passport issue

    March 26, 2012 | 2:06 pm

    American parents of a boy born in Jerusalem can go to court to argue that their son’s U.S. passport can list Israel as his birthplace, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday in a setback for the U.S. government.

    Since the founding of Israel in 1948, successive American governments...

  • Israeli-built robots shoot for U.S. competition

    March 26, 2012 | 11:43 am

    Forward Omri Casspi made the leap from Israel to the National Basketball Association in 2009, but the latest Israeli hoopsters seeking to compete on American soil aren’t human.

    Earlier this month, several thousand spectators watched student-built robots from across Israel square...

  • French shooter was on U.S. “no fly” list

    March 22, 2012 | 2:02 pm

    The French Islamist gunman suspected of murdering seven people who was killed in a shootout with police on Thursday was on a “no fly” list maintained by U.S. authorities, two American officials said.

    The officials would not disclose precisely when the militant, Mohammed Merah, was...

  • Demjanjuk to be buried in the United States

    March 22, 2012 | 10:52 am

    Convicted Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk will be buried near his home in suburban Cleveland.

    A German funeral home reportedly said the body of Demjanjuk, who died on March 17, will travel to Cleveland next week. The U.S. Consulate in Munich confirmed that Demjanjuk’s body was...

  • Lawmakers introduce legislation to further assist Iron Dome

    March 22, 2012 | 9:38 am

    Key congressional leaders introduced legislation that would provide further assistance to the Israeli Iron Dome anti-missile defense system.

    The Iron Dome Support Act was introduced by U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Howard Berman (D-Calif.) on Wednesday and...

  • U.S.: Impediments to prosecuting Shalit prisoners remain

    March 20, 2012 | 3:46 pm

    A U.S. Department of Justice official reiterated that there are “significant impediments” to pursuing criminal charges against Palestinian terrorists freed in exchange for captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.

    In a March 16 email sent to members of the Parents Forum for...

  • 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...

  • Opinion: The case for bombing Iran Is quickly collapsing

    March 20, 2012 | 12:32 pm

    One critical element leads me to the conclusion that the United States will not go to war with Iran, nor allow Israel to do so. It is this: common sense.

    It is true, of course, that common sense dictated against invading Iraq. But the very fact that we did invade Iraq, and that the...

  • Khamenei: Iran will attack to defend itself

    March 20, 2012 | 10:33 am

    In the face of aggression from the United States or Israel, Iran will attack to defend itself, Iran’s most powerful figure, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday.

    “We do not have nuclear weapons and we will not build them but in the face of aggression from the enemies, whether from...

  • Israel takes concerns about Iran to key partner China

    March 16, 2012 | 8:46 am

    Israel on Friday took its concern about Iran’s nuclear programme to one of Iran’s main partners, China, and hinted it could launch a preemptive attack on the Islamic Republic despite repeated calls by China to allow diplomacy to take its course.

    China, which has close energy and...

  • Iranian red line already has been crossed

    March 15, 2012 | 11:11 am

    Much has been said lately about red lines for Iran’s nuclear weapons program, but the most important of those lines in the sand already has been crossed. Iran now has the know-how and the means to build nuclear weapons, and aerial attacks by the United States or Israel would not...

  • The quotable Peres on history, women, Zuckerberg, Ben-Gurion and more

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 14, 2012 | 5:35 pm

    When Shimon Peres arrived in Los Angeles, many were looking for comments on Iran, and on the prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace. But what most people really responded to were the thoughts Peres offered on other subjects. Here are a few of the more quotable parts of his speeches....

  • Azerbaijan makes arrests in planned attack on U.S., Israeli embassies

    March 14, 2012 | 10:26 am

    Twenty-two people were arrested in Azerbaijan on suspicion of planning to attack the American and Israeli embassies.

    The arrests Wednesday were announced by the national security ministry, which said the attacks were to be undertaken on behalf of Iran, the French news agency AFP...

  • 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...

  • After Bibi’s U.S. visit, question remains: What’s Israel’s next step on Iran?

    March 13, 2012 | 2:58 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is waiting and watching when it comes to Iran—although for how long, no one knows.

    Analysts and Jewish organizational officials who speak with Israeli and U.S. government say Netanyahu came away from his meeting last week with President...

  • U.S. Treasury looking into Gov. Rendell fees from terror group

    March 13, 2012 | 10:22 am

    The U.S. Treasury Department is investigating speaking fees allegedly paid to former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell on behalf of a State Department-designated terrorist organization.

    The Treasury Department is seeking to subpoena records of payments made by backers of the...

  • U.N., U.S. urge end to Israel, Gaza violence flare-up

    March 12, 2012 | 3:05 pm

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed grave concern on Monday about a recent flare-up in violence between Israel and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, while the United States condemned rocket attacks from the Hamas-controlled enclave.

    At least 74 Palestinians, mostly civilians,...

  • Ex-Mossad head Dagan: Israel should wait on Iran attack

    March 12, 2012 | 11:02 am

    Former Mossad chief Meir Dagan said Israel should hold off on attacking Iran and that he would “prefer” that the United States execute any attack.

    Dagan also said in an interview aired Sunday on the CBS news program “60 Minutes” that he feared an Israeli strike on Iran would lead to...

  • Israel has a legal case for striking Iran

    March 12, 2012 | 10:26 am

    In a world where nuclear weapons could soon be in the hands of a rogue nation like Iran, an Israeli preemptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities would be fully justified. Despite its ban on aggressive war, Article 51 of the United Nations Charter clearly recognizes a state’s...

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