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

    August 11, 2015 | 11:10 am

    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...

  • L.A. Federation issues strong opposition to Iran nuclear deal

    By Jared Sichel

    July 23, 2015 | 6:17 pm

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles released a statement July 21 expressing strong opposition to the recent nuclear agreement reached in Vienna on July 14 between Iran and the United States, European powers and China, also known as the P5+1.

    “We encourage members of our...

  • Rouhani assures critics nuclear deal is good for Iran

    July 23, 2015 | 9:39 am

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani defended Iran's nuclear deal with world powers after it came under attack from conservatives at home, arguing on Thursday it reflected the nation's will and was "more valuable" than carping over the details.

    While many Iranians hope last week's...

  • U.S. Republicans, pro-Israel groups step up campaign against Iran deal

    July 22, 2015 | 5:42 pm

    Top Republicans vowed on Wednesday to do their utmost to scrap President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran as the biggest pro-Israel lobby geared up for an all-out campaign to pressure wary lawmakers into rejecting the agreement.

    A bigger push against last week's historic...

  • Read the full text of the Iran Deal here

    July 14, 2015 | 10:15 am

    The 159-page final Iran Deal agreement is available online for anyone who's interested in reading it in its entirety. Below is the first part of the document.

    Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

    Vienna, 14 July 2015


    The E3/EU+3 (China, France, Germany, the Russian...

  • A ‘bad’ agreement with Iran: Adjust or fight?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 14, 2015 | 3:23 am

    There is nothing less reassuring than a band of experts telling a nation that there is no reason for panic. And that is exactly the message Israel was getting on Tuesday morning, hours before the expected announcement of an Iran deal. The agreement – officials, ex-officials and...

  • Iran, powers give themselves to Monday for nuclear deal

    July 10, 2015 | 8:16 am

    Iran and major powers gave themselves until Monday to reach a nuclear agreement, their third extension in two weeks, as Tehran accused the West of throwing up new stumbling blocks to a deal.

    Both sides say there has been progress in two weeks of talks, but British Secretary...

  • Iranian nuclear talks expected to go past scheduled deadline

    June 29, 2015 | 12:37 pm

    Negotiations for an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program will go past the scheduled deadline, several officials said from Vienna, where the final round of talks was underway.

    The agreement was scheduled to be concluded on Tuesday.

    On Sunday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad...

  • Anti-Semitic attack in Vienna occurs near far-right gala

    February 3, 2015 | 10:55 am

    Two Jews in Vienna were attacked with anti-Semitic insults, with one sprayed in the face with pepper spray, near a far-right gala.

    The Jan. 30 attack took place on Karntner Street about 500 yards from where Austria’s FPO party was holding its annual ball at the former imperial...

  • Witnesses to Kristallnacht

    By Jane Ulman

    November 6, 2014 | 11:08 am

    On a Wednesday evening in late 1938, the sounds of broken glass shattered the quiet streets of Germany, Austria and the Sudetenland. Over the next 24 hours, Nov. 9-10, rampaging Nazi mobs would torch more than 1,000 synagogues; vandalize Jewish homes, businesses and cemeteries; and...

  • With deadline looming, Kerry heading to Vienna for Iran talks

    July 10, 2014 | 2:49 pm

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Vienna for talks ahead of a July 20 deadline for an Iran nuclear deal.

    In a Twitter post on Tuesday, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said Kerry will head to the Austrian capital for consultations with Catherine Ashton, the...

  • U.S.: Agreement in areas in Iran talks

    February 21, 2014 | 10:55 am

    Areas of agreement have emerged between Iran and the major powers in nuclear talks, a top administration official said, and the United States will keep Israel in the loop.

    The official, speaking Thursday to reporters in Vienna after the latest round of talks, said the...

  • World powers and Iran make ‘good start’ towards nuclear deal

    February 20, 2014 | 10:45 am

    Six world powers and Iran made a "good start" in talks in Vienna towards reaching a final settlement in the decade-old stand-off over Tehran's nuclear program, but conceded their plan to get a deal in the coming months was very ambitious.

    By late July, Western governments hope to...

  • Austria honors Bikel

    By Tom Tugend

    November 7, 2013 | 4:35 pm

    Theodore Meir Bikel and his parents peeked through the drawn curtains of their Vienna apartment watching the street below, where Adolf Hitler, standing in his limousine, slowly rolled by, cheered on by frenzied crowds.

    It was March 15, 1938, and Hitler formally announced that...

  • Anne Frank figure joins Madame Tussauds gallery in Vienna

    September 3, 2013 | 9:26 am

    A life-size wax figure of Holocaust diarist Anne Frank has gone on display at Madame Tussauds in Vienna.

    The display shows Anne writing in her diary at a desk in the attic of the house in Amsterdam where the teenager’s family hid from the Nazis. The diary was discovered after the...

  • Ancient Jewish gravestones unearthed at Vienna cemetery

    July 10, 2013 | 4:15 pm

    Jewish gravestones unearthed at a small cemetery in Vienna were hailed on Wednesday as historically important cultural treasures that could rival the famed Jewish cemetery in Prague.

    Restoration work at the 16th century Seegasse cemetery has discovered 20 gravestones that are...

  • Vienna Archbishop opposes recognizing Jewish, Muslim holidays

    April 4, 2013 | 6:08 am

    The Archbishop of Vienna has advised Austria’s government not to add Jewish and Muslim dates to the list of national holidays.

    “Both the Jewish and the Muslim community are not big enough in Austria that their holidays should be holidays for the entire population,” Cardinal...

  • Vienna Philharmonic acknowledges honoring Nazi war criminal

    March 11, 2013 | 6:37 am

    The famed Vienna Philharmonic has acknowledged that many of its musicians were Nazi party members during Hitler's rule and that its director may have delivered a prestigious orchestra award to a Nazi war criminal two decades after the end of World War Two.

    The orchestra, which...

  • Protesters reportedly chant ‘kill the Jews’ in central Vienna

    December 3, 2012 | 9:25 am

    Protesters in Vienna reportedly called out “death to the Jews” at a demonstration near the Austrian chancellor’s office.

    About 400 people participated in the demonstration on Nov. 30, according to reports by the Coordination Forum for Countering Anti-Semitism, an international...

  • Vienna street named for anti-Semitic mayor renamed

    July 6, 2012 | 10:23 am

    Vienna city councilors removed the name of a notoriously anti-Semitic mayor from a section of the elegant Ring boulevard that encircles the heart of the city.

    City Councilor Andreas Mailath Pokorny on Wednesday formally exchanged the street sign “Dr. Karl-Lueger-Ring” for one named...

  • Vienna removes anti-Semitic mayor’s street name

    April 20, 2012 | 11:28 am

    Vienna is removing the name of a notoriously anti-Semitic mayor from a section of the elegant Ring boulevard that encircles the heart of the city.

    A city official announced Thursday that the section now known as Dr. Karl-Lueger-Ring, will be renamed Universitaetsring (University...

  • Austria rightist leader slammed over ‘Jews’ remark

    January 31, 2012 | 12:30 pm

    Austria’s Jewish community accused the country’s leading far-right politician on Monday of a “monstrous provocation” for what a newspaper said were comments likening anti-fascist protests to the persecution of Jews during the Holocaust.

    Rival politicians also attacked...

  • Austrian politician slammed for comparing protests to Kristallnacht

    January 31, 2012 | 10:57 am

    The leader of an Austrian far-right political party was condemned for comparing protests by students in Vienna with the Nazi persecution of Jews during Kristallnacht.

    The Anti-Defamation League on Monday slammed the comments made Jan. 27 by Austrian Freedom Party leader...

  • Barak predicts fall of ayatollahs

    December 12, 2011 | 10:47 am

    Iran’s clerical regime is waning but would be boosted by gaining nuclear weapons, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said.

    Addressing a Vienna conference Sunday, Barak repeated calls for world powers to crack down on Iran’s nuclear program with “paralyzing” sanctions.

    “This regime...

  • The genesis of psychoanalysis [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 23, 2011 | 12:37 pm

    How the brilliant, disturbed Sabina Spielrein influenced Freud and Jung

    It is the summer of 1912 in “A Dangerous Method” — a film whose storyline is drawn from real-life events — and Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley), a young Russian-Jewish psychoanalyst, is discussing with...

  • Arabs, Israel to attend nuclear talks, Iran uncertain

    November 16, 2011 | 6:07 pm

    Arab states and Israel plan to attend a rare round of talks next week on efforts to free the world of nuclear weapons but Iran has yet to say whether it will take part, diplomats said on Wednesday.

    The November 21-22 forum, hosted by the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna,...

  • Bachelor Pad:  Melissa Needs a Bunny & a Stove, Not a Rose

    By Ilana Angel

    August 30, 2011 | 1:32 am

    It’s Monday night and that means it’s Bachelor Pad night.  Let the blogging begin!  We start off with Jake getting the boot, which we knew was coming, but still, you have to wonder how dumb these people are that they do not vote off Casey and Vienna.  The power couples always...

  • Bachelor Pad: Casey Sings, Melissa Implodes & Jake Makes Out With a Girl!

    By Ilana Angel

    August 23, 2011 | 1:53 am

    I love this show.  Love it.  Love.  Love this show.  Seriously. Love it.  This week was brilliant.  We start off with everyone talking about Melissa and the fact that she is insane.  This is a woman who is unstable and needs to be medicated.  She looks like a meth addict, has...

  • At Maccabi Games in Vienna, symbolism—and girls

    July 11, 2011 | 3:32 pm

    The symbolism was unmistakable.

    Four thousand Jews stood just a few hundred yards away from the spot where a quarter-million Austrians cheered Adolf Hitler in March 1938 as he announced Nazi Germany’s annexation of Austria.

    This time, however, the Jews had come to celebrate, as...

  • For native Austrians, a symbolic swim ‘to show the Nazis’

    July 11, 2011 | 2:18 pm

    When he come to the 13th European Maccabi Games in Vienna, John Benfield didn’t return to his native Austria for any medals.

    “I’m not a competitive swimmer,” said Benfield, 80, of Los Angeles. “But when I heard that the European Maccabi Games were being held in Vienna, I knew it was...

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