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  • Americans disapprove of Iran deal 2-to-1

    February 18, 2016 | 2:03 pm

    The implementation of the Iran nuclear deal earlier this year appears to have done little to allay the American public’s concerns about a nuclear-armed Iran, a new Gallup poll released on Thursday showed. 

    According to the survey, 57 percent of U.S. adults disapprove the...

  • U.S. planned major cyber attack on Iran if diplomacy failed

    February 17, 2016 | 10:21 am

    The United States had a plan for an extensive cyber attack on Iran in case diplomatic attempts to curtail its nuclear program failed, The New York Times reported on Tuesday, citing a forthcoming documentary and military and intelligence officials.

    Code-named Nitro Zeus, the plan...

  • ‘Zero Days’ director says U.S. government secrecy trend ‘appalling’

    February 17, 2016 | 10:07 am

    The director of a new documentary outlining U.S. plans for an extensive cyber attack on Iran said on Wednesday he was angry and appalled by the rapidly growing trend towards secrecy in the U.S. government. 

    Veteran documentary maker Alex Gibney was speaking to reporters in...

  • Obama urges Senate to act on court nominee despite Washington’s rancor

    February 16, 2016 | 3:34 pm

    President Barack Obama on Tuesday vowed to pick an indisputably qualified nominee to the Supreme Court and urged the Republican-led U.S. Senate to move forward on the nomination despite the rancor of Washington politics.

    Obama did not promise to nominate a moderate to fill the...

  • Hillary Clinton meets with black leaders in New York City

    February 16, 2016 | 11:52 am

    Hillary Clinton met with black civil-rights leaders in New York City on Tuesday as she seeks to maintain a crucial edge in popularity among black voters over her Democratic rival for the presidency, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.

    "I thought that the secretary demonstrated an...

  • Jeb: Bad feelings cannot jeopardize U.S.-Israel alliance

    February 16, 2016 | 11:45 am

    Something as personal as bad feelings between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may have broken the special U.S.-Israel relationship, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush charged on Tuesday.

    During a town hall meeting in Columbia, South...

  • Bill Clinton meets Jewish leaders in Palm Beach

    February 16, 2016 | 11:00 am

    Former President Bill Clinton met with over hundred Jewish community leaders, rabbis, elected officials, and supporters in South Florida on Monday to discuss issues important to the Jewish community and the importance of a strong U.S.-Israel relationship. 

    The “Jewish Americans...

  • Scalia’s death boosts legal chances for Obama’s climate plan

    February 16, 2016 | 10:49 am

    A vote to block the Obama administration's ambitious climate regulation was one of Antonin Scalia's last acts as a Supreme Court justice. His sudden death may have opened a new path to the rule's survival.

    Scalia died Saturday. Four days earlier, he voted with the other...

  • U.S. blacklists prominent Islamic State preacher, two others

    February 11, 2016 | 2:15 pm

    The United States blacklisted three people on Thursday for working for Islamic State, including the militant group's most prominent ideologue and a senior oil official.

    Turki al-Bin'ali was sanctioned for helping Islamic State recruit foreign fighters, the U.S. Treasury said in a...

  • U.S.-Iranian businessman’s jailing sends chilling message to investors

    February 9, 2016 | 10:54 am

    When Iran and the United States sealed the implementation of a deal to curb Tehran's nuclear program with a prisoner exchange last month, Siamak Namazi was among the detainees some expected to be freed by the Iranian authorities.

    The businessman with dual U.S.-Iranian citizenship...

  • Rubio: Election by itself will reset U.S.-Israel relationship

    February 8, 2016 | 11:22 am

    The relationship between the U.S. and Israel will be reset by itself with the election of a Republican president in the fall, Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio said on Monday.

    Addressing national security at BAE Systems Inc., an aerospace company headquartered in...

  • Israel without Hebrew

    February 4, 2016 | 2:31 pm

    Israel, like the United States, was a nation founded by immigrants. To this day Jews from around the world (or certain parts of it, more precisely) continue to ‘make aliyah’ (immigrate) to begin a new life in the Holy Land.

    A number of challenges await the new immigrant. Brits...

  • The Kotel compromise: A time for rejoicing

    February 3, 2016 | 3:52 pm

    The time for singing has come …

    It is a time for singing and rejoicing! 

    The historic vote by the Israeli Cabinet to create and fund an egalitarian prayer space at the Kotel, and the ongoing negotiations by the Reform movement in Israel and the United States are cause for...

  • Sanders, citing email controversy, questions Clinton’s electability

    February 1, 2016 | 11:44 am

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Sunday took a jab at rival Hillary Clinton's electability, pointing to the controversy surrounding her use of a private email server as evidence of potential damage to the front-runner's campaign.

    "In terms of what people are...

  • Navy: Iranian drone flew over U.S. carrier in ‘unprofessional’ move

    January 29, 2016 | 10:25 am

    An unarmed Iranian drone flew directly over a U.S. aircraft carrier operating in international waters in the Gulf this month in a move that was "abnormal and unprofessional," the U.S. military said on Friday.

    Iranian state television said a surveillance drone flew over a U.S....

  • U.S. Customs renews order labeling Israeli settlement products

    January 28, 2016 | 4:37 pm

    Is the U.S. joining the EU in labeling Israeli settlement products?

    On January 23, the U.S. Customs released a statement reminding American importers that goods produced in the West Bank should not be allowed to be imported if labeled as “Made in Israel.”

    “Goods produced in...

  • WATCH: President Obama at Righteous Among Nations Awards Ceremony

    January 28, 2016 | 4:08 pm

    President Obama delivered remarks at the Righteous Among Nations Award Ceremony at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C. This is the first time this ceremony has been held in the U.S. 


    THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Good...

  • Canada to lift Tehran sanctions, allow Bombardier to export to Iran

    January 26, 2016 | 1:26 pm

    Canada confirmed for the first time on Tuesday that it plans to lift its sanctions on Tehran and said that if Airbus is allowed to sell to Iran, then its aircraft maker Bombardier Inc should be allowed to export there as well.

    "If Airbus is able to do it, why Bombardier will not...

  • Hillary: U.S.-Israel alliance more important than ever

    January 25, 2016 | 11:03 am

    Strengthening the U.S.-Israel relationship in a new world and a homeland facing new challenges of global terror is more important than ever, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Monday.

    “The alliance between Israel and the U.S. in now more important than...

  • Jeb: Israel is under attack

    January 22, 2016 | 11:23 am

    The United States needs to restore its relationship with Israel to confront the challenges she faces from terrorist attacks to the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said on Thursday. 

    “Israel is under attack. We are negotiating with Iran...

  • Wall St hammered; S&P 500 hits lowest since Oct 2014

    January 15, 2016 | 11:34 am

    U.S. stock indexes notched deep losses in volatile trading on Friday, with the S&P 500 hitting its lowest since October 2014 and the Dow losing more than 500 points, as oil prices dived below $30 per barrel.

    All 10 major S&P sectors were in the red and all 30 Dow components...

  • In his final State of the Union, Obama pleads for multilateralism

    January 13, 2016 | 8:12 am

    President Barack Obama in his final State of the Union address called on the United States to sustain a foreign policy that emphasized multilateralism after his presidency ends.

    Obama devoted a significant chunk of his speech Tuesday night to defending his insistence throughout...

  • Pot doesn’t need kosher certification, Canadian agency says

    January 8, 2016 | 1:45 pm

    On the day kosher-certified medical marijuana first went on sale in New York, Canada’s largest kashrut agency said it believes such certification is unnecessary.

    Following a debate Thursday, the Kashruth Council of Canada announced that medication need not be kosher, The Canadian...

  • Saudi-Iran crisis latest reality check for Iran deal backers

    January 8, 2016 | 1:04 pm

    Just months after the conclusion of a nuclear deal with Iran that the Obama administration hoped would help defuse a volatile region, the Middle East seems ready to spiral out of control.

    Protests have erupted across the region this week in the wake of Saudi Arabia’s execution of...

  • Jews in the West, Jews on the left

    January 7, 2016 | 10:46 am

    Regardless of the exact rationale, Jews of the West are politically and ideologically different from those in the rest of the United States.

    For more than a century, the American West has held a special place in the hearts and minds of Americans; its allure as a frontier played...

  • Democratic lawmakers call for immediate sanctions on Iran

    January 6, 2016 | 3:24 pm

    Democratic lawmakers – opponents and supporters of the Iran nuclear deal – on Wednesday called on the Obama Administration to impose punitive sanctions on Iran without delay.

    In a letter sent to President Barack Obama, House Representatives Nita Lowey, Eliot Engel, Debbie...

  • Hillary Clinton: Taking the U.S.-Israel relationship to the next level

    January 6, 2016 | 11:49 am

    In this time of terrorism and turmoil, the alliance between the United States and Israel is more important than ever.  To meet the many challenges we face, we have to take our relationship to the next level.

    Israel needs a strong America by its side, and America needs a strong...

  • This is probably Israel’s choice for the 2016 election

    By Shmuel Rosner

    January 5, 2016 | 12:00 pm

    It’s been a long long, time since Israel had a year prior to a presidential election in the United States when Israel didn’t have to worry. Of course, Israel does not get to have a “candidate” in a US election, but it does have preferences. And it’s been a long time since Israel’s...

  • How Jewish groups got spied on by Obama

    January 5, 2016 | 9:02 am

    At first blush, it appears like a bombshell: The United States listened in on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s phone calls.

    But on closer examination, the revelations reported Dec. 29 by The Wall Street Journal might not be so far reaching. Spying on allies is both...

  • Obama: New gun control measures are legal, could save lives

    January 4, 2016 | 4:19 pm

    President Barack Obama said on Monday his new executive actions to tighten gun rules were "well within" his legal authority and consistent with the U.S. right to bear arms, a warning to opponents who are likely to challenge them in court.

    Speaking to reporters in the Oval Office,...

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