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  • Farrakhan’s ‘truth’: Jews own media, ‘Zionists’ pushing U.S. into Iran war

    February 28, 2012 | 11:28 am

    Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan decried what he called Jewish control of the media and accused “Zionists” of trying to push America into war with Iran.

    Farrakhan spoke for three hours on Feb. 26 before a crowd of thousands at the 82nd annual Saviors’ Day celebration in...

  • Israel’s Technion making its mark in the U.S.

    February 28, 2012 | 11:00 am

    Under Dr. Peretz Lavie’s watch, the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology has invested in more than just science.

    In an effort to increase the school’s number of Arab-Israeli students, Technion’s Landa Equal Opportunities Project provides services like health programs and...

  • U.S. intelligence official: Israel will not warn U.S. on Iran strike

    February 28, 2012 | 10:16 am

    Israeli officials will not warn the United States if they decide to attack Iran’s nuclear infrastructure, according to a report citing an unnamed U.S. intelligence official.

    The decision was passed on in a series of private, top-level conversations, The Associated Press reported...

  • U.S. Jewish leaders call on Knesset to secure Mount of Olives

    February 27, 2012 | 11:19 am

    American Jewish leaders called on the Knesset to tighten security at the Mount of Olives cemetery in Jerusalem in the aftermath of a rock-throwing attack on one of the leaders and two Jewish congressmen.

    During a hastily arranged emergency hearing of the Knesset Committee on...

  • ‘Friends of Syria’ to demand ceasefire

    February 23, 2012 | 6:21 pm

    Western and Arab nations will demand that Syrian forces implement an immediate ceasefire to allow relief supplies to reach desperate civilians in bombarded cities such as Homs when they meet in Tunis on Friday.

    Piling pressure on President Bashar al-Assad, U.N. investigators accused...

  • U.S., Israel coordinated on steps against Iran, U.S. envoy says

    February 23, 2012 | 5:57 pm

    The United States and Israel are coordinated on steps being taken to combat Iran’s perceived nuclear threat and the two allies have been planning to ensure “all other options” are available, the U.S. ambassador to Israel said on Thursday.

    Ambassador Dan Shapiro said both countries...

  • GOP candidates: Make threat against Iran clearer

    February 23, 2012 | 11:51 am

    Three of the four Republican presidential candidates said the United States should make a more explicit threat of military action against Iran.

    Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich agreed in the CNN debate on Wednesday in Arizona that the measures taken by President Obama to...

  • Iran defiant as U.N. nuclear talks fail

    February 22, 2012 | 7:06 pm

    The U.N. nuclear watchdog ended its latest mission to Iran after talks on Tehran’s suspected secret atomic weapons research failed, a setback likely to increase the risk of confrontation with the West.

    The United States criticized Iran on Wednesday over the failure of the...

  • McCain bemoans ‘daylight’ between U.S. and Israel over Iran threat

    February 22, 2012 | 11:06 am

    The United States and Israel clearly have daylight in their assessment of the threat posed by Iran, U.S. Sen. John McCain said in Jerusalem.

    “There should be no daylight between America and Israel in our assessment of the threat. Unfortunately, there clearly is some,” McCain...

  • Russia to Israel: Attacking Iran would be ‘catastrophic’

    February 22, 2012 | 8:04 am

    Russia warned Israel on Wednesday that attacking Iran would be a disastrous and played down the failure of a U.N. nuclear agency mission to Tehran, saying there is still a chance for new talks over the Iranian atomic program.

    “Of course any possible military scenario against Iran...

  • As Syria crackdown intensifies, debate rages over U.S. options

    February 21, 2012 | 2:29 pm

    As the Syrian government intensifies its assault on opposition strongholds, the debate is heating up in Washington over how to end the bloody crackdown and bring about regime change.

    The Obama administration has tried to ratchet up pressure on the Syrian regime through international...

  • Arab Spring inflating Israel’s defense costs, Bibi tells U.S. Jewish leaders

    February 21, 2012 | 10:48 am

    The Islamization of the Arab Spring movement has placed “enormous pressure” on Israeli defenses and progress in the peace process, Benjamin Netanyahu told American Jewish leaders.

    The Israeli prime minister, speaking Sunday night to the Conference of Presidents of Major American...

  • Obama, Netanyahu to meet March 5

    February 20, 2012 | 11:27 am

    President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet early next month.

    A meeting was expected, as Netanyahu is set to be in Washington to address the annual policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee on March 5.

    In a statement Monday, the...

  • Diplomat challenges U.S. Jewish views on France

    By  Tom Tugend

    February 15, 2012 | 5:04 pm

    Francois Zimeray, France’s ambassador-at-large for human rights, was in Los Angeles recently, and during a two-hour breakfast of croissants and assorted fruits, shared two observations:

    First, though Israel has real enemies in the world, it also has a lot of friends, and not...

  • Hourglass economics

    By Steve Greenberg

    February 15, 2012 | 3:31 pm


  • ADL issues security alert to U.S. Jewish groups

    February 14, 2012 | 3:52 pm

    The Anti-Defamation League issued a security alert to U.S. Jewish groups in the wake of a series of attempted bombings allegedly targeting Israelis and Jews overseas.

    “We have been, and remain, in very close contact with law enforcement and are not aware of any immediate threats to...

  • In Israel, economic concerns mount, but unclear which party will benefit

    February 14, 2012 | 10:49 am

    “It’s the economy stupid” was how American political strategist James Carville once summed up the defining issue in U.S. presidential elections.

    But in Israel, besieged by enemy nations and locked into an ongoing conflict with the Palestinians, security has traditionally...

  • Medicaid reforms need not undermine services

    February 13, 2012 | 5:22 pm

    During February, Jewish communities across North America observe Jewish Disability Awareness Month. It is an opportunity for us to raise awareness of the needs, strengths, opportunities and challenges of individuals with disabilities in our communities, and to ensure we are building...

  • Poll: Half of U.S. voters back strike on nuclear Iran

    February 9, 2012 | 4:31 pm

    A poll showed that nearly half of likely voters believed the United States should use military force to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon.

    According to the poll, published this week in The Hill, a newspaper that specializes in Congress,  49 percent of respondents stated...

  • Now is the time for a determined course of action on Iran

    February 9, 2012 | 4:02 pm

    Counterpoint: Will AIPAC and Bibi get their war?

    We should not be too surprised that Iran continues to defy international calls to open its nuclear program to greater scrutiny and transparency. Even as the toughest U.S. sanctions yet were enacted, and Europe was considering a ban on...

  • Is Hamas trying to change its stripes?

    February 7, 2012 | 4:52 pm

    Is Hamas trying to change its stripes?

    Terrorist attacks against Israelis appear to be on pause, and rocket fire from Gaza is down significantly. The Hamas leader in Damascus, Khaled Meshaal, is trying to distance himself from the Assad regime and align Hamas with the forces of the...

  • Ahead of March meetings, Israel and the U.S. close ranks on Iran

    February 7, 2012 | 4:49 pm

    It’s one of those coincidences too tempting to believe is a coincidence.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is delivering a speech to AIPAC about what should happen next with Iran and likely meeting with President Obama to discuss Iran options on the same day that the...

  • Iran shrugs off latest U.S. sanctions, trade suffers

    February 7, 2012 | 8:49 am

    Iran castigated its U.S. adversary on Tuesday over new financial measures to disrupt Iranian commerce, and a default on payment for rice purchases highlighted the encroachment of sanctions on the staples of everyday life.

    Lawmakers in Tehran vowed to ban crude exports to European...

  • Egyptians cancel meetings with U.S. lawmakers after aid warnings

    February 6, 2012 | 5:34 pm

    An Egyptian military delegation abruptly cancelled its meetings with U.S. lawmakers to return to Cairo on Monday after warnings from both Congress and the White House that Egypt’s crackdown on non-governmental groups could threaten its $1.3 billion in annual U.S. military aid.


  • U.S.-Israel anti-missile exercise rescheduled for around October

    February 6, 2012 | 12:43 pm

    The United States and Israel have rescheduled their joint military exercise for around October.

    Top U.S. military officials will arrive in Israel later this month to plan the anti-missile exercise, the largest of its kind, after pushing it back in December from a scheduled spring launch. Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak requested the delay for budgetary reasons.

  • Netanyahu to address AIPAC as Iran speculation intensifies

    February 5, 2012 | 11:54 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he will address the AIPAC policy conference as speculation grows about how the United States and Israel will tackle Iran’s suspected nuclear weapons program.

    Netanyahu’s formal Twitter feed announced his decision on Sunday to attend the...

  • Conservative group prays in mixed minyan at Knesset

    February 3, 2012 | 1:07 pm

    A recent trip of American Conservative (Masorti) Jews to Israel included a first for the country, cutting to the heart of an issue that poses a problem for many American Jews — a mixed minyan for Mincha at the Knesset synagogue.

    Religious Jewish rituals in Israel are dictated by...

  • Israel says Iran seeking U.S.-range missile

    February 2, 2012 | 11:39 am

    Israel said on Thursday Iran had been working on developing a missile capable of striking the United States at a military base rocked by a deadly explosion three months ago.

    The blast on Nov. 12 killed 17 Iranian troops, including an officer regarded as the architect of Iran’s...

  • Bipartisan group presses U.S. to pressure Iran

    February 1, 2012 | 3:22 pm

    A bipartisan group of foreign policy hawks called on the Obama administration to intensify pressure on Iran by increasing the U.S. military profile in the Persian Gulf and providing arms to Israel that could facilitate a strike on the Islamic Republic.

    The Bipartisan Policy Center,...

  • Spy boss: Iran more likely to hit on U.S. soil

    January 31, 2012 | 3:30 pm

    Iran’s leadership has shown itself more willing to carry out attacks on American soil, the U.S. intelligence chief told Congress.

    “The 2011 plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States shows that some Iranian officials—probably including Supreme Leader Ali...

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