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  • What's next for Iran?

    By Rob Eshman

    November 25, 2013 | 10:11 am

    By Monday morning, the Israeli reaction to the nuclear deal with Iran had changed from “What happened?” to “Now what?”

    And that reaction makes a lot more sense.

    The interim agreement signed by Iran and the group of negotiating nations known as P5+1 on Saturday night, Nov. 23, ...

  • Iran, six powers may be edging toward compromise nuclear deal

    November 22, 2013 | 11:32 am

    Iran and six world powers appeared closer on Friday towards clinching an elusive interim deal under which Tehran would curb its contested nuclear program, with diplomats saying a major sticking point may have been overcome.

    A compromise deal over Iran's insistence that its...

  • Iran, powers aim to seal deal on ending nuclear standoff

    November 7, 2013 | 3:59 pm

    Iran and six world powers were closing in on a long-elusive deal on Friday aimed at allaying international fears about Tehran's atomic aims and reducing the risk of a new war in the volatile Middle East.

    After the first day of a November 7-8 meeting, they said progress had been...

  • Syria destroys chemical weapons facilities, watchdog group confirms

    October 31, 2013 | 9:35 am

    Syria reportedly has completed destroying or permanently disabling all of its chemical weapons production and mixing facilities.

    The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which won the Nobel Peace Prize earlier this month for its involvement in the Syrian chemical...

  • Israel finds tunnel dug under its Gaza border, blames Hamas

    October 13, 2013 | 11:54 pm

    Israel displayed on Sunday what it called a Palestinian "terror tunnel" running into its territory from the Gaza Strip and said it was subsequently freezing the transfer of building material to the enclave.

    "The discovery of the tunnel ... prevented attempts to harm Israeli...

  • Beersheva bank attack spurs gun reforms in Israel

    May 22, 2013 | 4:31 pm

    Israel would require security guards to leave their weapons at work under gun reforms unveiled in the aftermath of a Beersheva bank attack that killed four.

    Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch announced the planned reforms on Tuesday, the day after a former Border...

  • U.S. to provide Israel with advanced weapons, Hagel announces

    April 22, 2013 | 3:16 pm

    The United States will make available to Israel advanced new military capabilities, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said.

    The advanced weapons include anti-radiation missiles, advanced radars for its fleet of fighter jets,  KC-135 refueling aircraft  the V-22 Osprey, which the US...

  • Iron Dome upgrade tests called successful

    January 22, 2013 | 10:01 am

    Israel said it successfully completed tests of the Iron Dome missile defense system following a system upgrade.

    The announcement of the successful tests came in a statement from its Defense Ministry issued on Jan. 21.

    "The series of tests is aimed at broadening and improving...

  • An outsider’s viewpoint on the Sandy Hook shooting

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 18, 2012 | 11:39 am

    First and foremost, I would like to say that my heart goes to the victim's family and friends. This is a terrible loss of innocent people whose only crime was to go to school. Here, in Israel, the story reached the first pages of the newspapers, and shock stroke us all. In the name...

  • Jews and guns: A day on the firing range

    By Ryan Torok

    December 5, 2012 | 4:45 pm

    Susanne Reyto carefully loaded her rifle and switched the safety off. Peering into the scope attached to the top of the weapon, she pulled the trigger while former U.S. Army platoon leader Charlie Jasper looked on to ensure she was handling her weapon safely.

    To their right,...

  • Report: Iran nearly done installing centrifuges at nuclear plant

    October 25, 2012 | 2:23 pm

    Iran appears to be nearly finished installing centrifuges at one of its underground plants, drawing it still closer to making weapons-grade uranium.

    Reuters quoted Western diplomats who said they have heard indications that Iran finished putting in place the remaining uranium...

  • Palestinian injures Israeli man with axe

    August 28, 2012 | 10:10 am

    An Israeli man was injured when a Palestinian man attacked him with an axe.

    The Israeli was hit in the chest and taken to a Jerusalem hospital, according to reports.

    The attack occurred near a Palestinian village in the West Bank. The victim, reportedly from a nearby settlement, was documenting Palestinian building violations in the village, according to The Jerusalem Post.

    Onlookers held the attacker until security forces arrived, the newspaper reported.

  • Israel strike on Iran would be disaster, Shaul Mofaz says

    August 17, 2012 | 2:15 pm

    A former deputy of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday a pre-emptive military strike against Iran over its nuclear program could embroil Israel in a “disastrous war”.

    Shaul Mofaz, a parliamentary opposition leader who quit Netanyahu’s cabinet last month where he...

  • U.S.: Iran still not on ‘verge’ of weapon

    August 10, 2012 | 11:07 am

    The U.S. assessment remains that Iran is not on the verge of achieving a nuclear weapon, a U.S. official said, apparently pushing back against claims to the contrary by Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak.

    “We believe that there is time and space to continue to pursue a diplomatic...

  • Jews and guns

    By Dennis Prager

    August 8, 2012 | 11:33 am

    It is a given among liberal and progressive Jews that gun ownership among the general population is a bad thing. The ideal is near-universal disarmament with only a handful of individual exceptions and, of course, the police.

    The majority of Americans have the opposite view. They...

  • Iran closer to attaining nuclear weapon than previously thought, new intelligence reveals

    August 6, 2012 | 4:54 pm

    New intelligence information obtained by Israel and four Western countries indicates that Iran has made greater progress on developing nuclear weapons than the West had previously realized, according to Western diplomats and Israeli officials who are closely involved in efforts to...

  • Major powers and Iran start nuclear talks in Baghdad

    May 23, 2012 | 10:42 am

    The major powers launched a new round of talks with Iran on its suspected nuclear weapons program.

    The sides hope to emerge from the session in Baghdad on Wednesday with the outline of a plan that would lead to increased Iranian transparency in exchange for a degree of relief on...

  • Netanyahu: No sign Iran will stop nuclear weapons path

    May 18, 2012 | 3:33 pm

    Nothing suggests that Iran is ready to stop its nuclear weapons program, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said ahead of talks between Iran and a U.S.-led negotiating coalition.

    “Nothing would be better than to see this issue resolved diplomatically,” Netanyahu said Friday during a...

  • House committee to propose Iron Dome boost

    April 23, 2012 | 2:21 pm

    The House Armed Services Committee reportedly is proposing $680 million in additional funds for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system.

    A number of news outlets reported over the weekend that the Republican-majority Armed Services Committee plans to increase the funding in...

  • IDF Chief of Staff Gantz: Iron Dome a game changer

    March 14, 2012 | 10:30 am

    IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz called the success of the Iron Dome system in intercepting incoming missiles from Gaza a “serious and historical military change.”

    Speaking Tuesday night in the Israeli city of Ashdod via satellite to the New York gala dinner of the Friends of the...

  • My Interview with the Department of Homeland Security!

    By Julia Bendis

    February 1, 2011 | 10:45 am

    Years ago, I had applied for a position with the Department of Homeland Security.  Why would I apply for a position with the Homeland Security?  Who knows…  Remember my post about my ADD, and pins in my ass?  Well, that’s why.  This was right after 9/11, and they just formed this new...

  • Liberal Academics Blind to Terror Threat

    By Avi Davis

    October 14, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The professor narrowed his eyes, leaned back in his chair and yawned.

    "You don't really believe that do you?"

    I stared back perplexed.


    "That there is really some terrorist conspiracy poised against the United States."

    There was a short silence. I took a deep breath, not...