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  • Iran, U.S. waiting for other side to make nuclear compromise

    August 7, 2013 | 9:51 am

    The presidency of moderate cleric Hassan Rouhani has opened a window of opportunity in Iran's delicate nuclear diplomacy with the West but Tehran-watchers say that window could close as each side waits for the other to make the first move.

    Cautious optimism about talks between...

  • Russia to send Syria air defense system to deter ‘hotheads’

    May 28, 2013 | 8:00 am

    Russia will deliver an advanced air defense system to the Syrian government despite Western opposition because it will help deter "hotheads" who back foreign intervention, a senior Russian official said on Tuesday.

    Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov also accused the European...

  • The Turkic Islamic world uniting with Israel as a sovereign entity

    March 1, 2013 | 2:36 pm

    Over the last few years, one of the questions that I have been often asked is: Is Turkey leaving the West? Is Turkey's axis shifting? Is Turkey turning its back on the West? The simple answer is no. Turkey is a democratic, free and secular country with a majority Muslim population,...

  • Russia warns West over Syria after Obama threats

    August 21, 2012 | 11:08 am

    Russia warned the West on Tuesday against unilateral action on Syria, a day after U.S. President Barack Obama threatened “enormous consequences” if his Syrian counterpart used chemical or biological arms or even moved them in a menacing way.

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov,...

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  • Iran’s parliament speaker Larijani calls for end to West, Israel

    July 6, 2012 | 10:57 am

    An Iranian official said the West and Israel should disappear.

    “Today, the time has come for the disappearance of the West and the Zionist regime (Israel)—which are two dark spots in the present era—from the face of the universe,” Ali Larijiani the speaker of Iran’s parliament,...

  • Pro- Palestinian ‘fly-in’ protest denied.

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 16, 2012 | 12:49 pm

    This Sunday, a group of 1500 participants of ‘Welcome to Palestine’ fly-in protest planned on flying to Tel-Aviv in an act of solidarity with the Palestinians in the West Bank. Their plan, as reported by them online, was to protest against the so called segregation and inequality,...

  • Iran says it’s ready to resolve nuclear issues

    April 16, 2012 | 11:16 am

    Iran is ready to resolve all nuclear issues in the next round of talks with world powers if the West starts lifting sanctions, its foreign minister said on Monday.

    In an interview with the Iranian student news agency ISNA, Ali Akbar Salehi also hinted that Iran could make...

  • U.S.: Time for reaching diplomatic solution to Iran nuclear standoff limited

    April 9, 2012 | 3:13 pm

    Time is not infinite for nuclear talks between Iran and the West, a White House said on Monday, five days before a planned round of talks was set to begin, adding that the window of opportunity in which a diplomatic solution can be reached is closing.

    In a briefing by White House...

  • A letter to the United Nation’s Human Rights Council

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 25, 2012 | 11:52 am

    Dear members of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council,

    Let me start by saying how important it is, to me, that there is someone out there who’s job is to protect the most valuable thing in the world: human rights. You are here to make the world a safe place for those who can’t...

  • Former IDF chief Ya’alon: West can hit all of Iran’s nukes

    February 2, 2012 | 10:22 am

    The West could carry out a military strike on any of Iran’s nuclear facilities, former Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Moshe Ya’alon said.

    Ya’alon, the country’s deputy prime minister and minister of strategic affairs, told the 2012 Herzliya Conference Thursday that all of...

  • Vice prime minister: ‘Iranian regime should be confronted by the West’

    January 30, 2012 | 12:55 pm

    Intelligence on Iran’s nuclear project is no longer subject to dispute in Israeli government circles, according to Moshe Ya’alon, vice prime minister of Israel and minister of strategic affairs.

    Instead, the focus of the discussion is on how to meet this challenge, Ya’alon...

  • In Burmese Chanukah celebration, signs of Myanmar’s openness to the West

    January 3, 2012 | 12:33 pm

    In almost any other community from Moscow to Washington, it would have been just another public Chanukah menorah-lighting ceremony providing an opportunity for the local government and Jewish community to showcase their strong ties.

    But in Myanmar, where the government has been run...

  • “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’s” Steven Berkoff:  ‘in yer face’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 18, 2011 | 10:25 pm

    Steven Berkoff, the actor, director and playwright who has achieved notoriety as the bad boy of Britain’s “in yer face” theater, was uncharacteristically apologetic as he arrived on the set of David Fincher’s American movie adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s international best...

  • Opinion: West must find political solution to Iran’s nuclear program

    November 22, 2011 | 4:59 pm

    The Israeli president’s recent threat to bomb Iranian nuclear sites focused world attention on Iran’s nuclear program even before the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) shocking report on the country’s efforts to get the bomb was published.

    Iran’s President...

  • Libya army declares immediate ceasefire as Western powers continue air strikes

    March 20, 2011 | 1:40 pm

    The Libyan armed forces have issued a command to all units to observe an immediate ceasefire, a Libyan army spokesman told a news conference on Sunday.

    “The Libyan armed forces ... have issued a command to all military units to safeguard an immediate ceasefire from 9 p.m. this...

  • We are not the enemy

    February 23, 2011 | 3:08 pm

    To read a response to this essay by Jordan Elgrably, click here.

    If I were in a position to go on Al Jazeera this week and deliver a message to the people of the Middle East, including Israelis, I would proudly declare myself an Arab Jew and remind everyone that Jews have been an...

  • U.S. official stumping Middle East on water issues

    April 15, 2010 | 10:15 pm

    A top U.S. official is traveling to Israel, Jordan and Egypt to promote cooperation in the use and sharing of water.

    The visit this week by Maria Otero, the undersecretary for democracy and global affairs, “will underscore the need to elevate our diplomatic efforts surrounding...

  • Converso cowboys who tamed the U.S. frontier

    June 12, 2008 | 2:33 pm

    "Mustang: The Saga of the Wild Horse in the American West" by Deanne Stillman ($25, Houghton Mifflin).

    In 1998, while finishing up her book "Twentynine Palms: A True Story of Murder, Marines, and the Mojave," Deanne Stillman learned that 34 wild horses had been gunned down outside...

  • Pink Floyd’s Waters Caught Red-Handed

    By Ali Austerlitz

    June 29, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "No thought control."

    The famed lyrics from rock band Pink Floyd's much beloved "Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2" make for a powerful statement regardless of context. Scrawled last week in red paint on a concrete segment of Israel's security fence in the Palestinian town of...

  • Yippie-I-Oy!

    By Tom Tugend

    June 20, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Adolph and Sam Frankel are the official poster boys for "Jewish Life in the American West: Generation to Generation," one of the most ambitious exhibitions ever mounted by the Autry Museum of Western Heritage. The exhibit opens to the public on Sunday, June 23.

    Derived from a photo,...

  • Beyond the Cowboy

    By Tom Tugend

    June 20, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    In the office of John L. Gray, executive director and CEO of the Autry Museum, a large poster of Gary Cooper as the frontier lawman in "High Noon" hangs on the wall.

    Above his sheriff's badge is a small card imprinted with the name of Poland's Solidarity Party, and in his right hand,...

  • In the Name of Sean Ferguson

    By Stephen J. Sass

    June 20, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    One Berel Bienstock, a leading European Yiddish stage actor, had rather limited spoken English abilities. As long as his lip movements approximated the printed dialogue on the screen, Bienstock was not too concerned with diction, and so he was confident he'd soon land a job in the...

  • Couple Fights Harassment

    By Mike Levy

    May 9, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    "Be Careful," Jill Jacobson said.

    An odd warning given to a reporter heading to the relatively safe neighborhood of West L.A., to investigate what might be a matter of bad neighbors, or a more noxious case of anti-Semitism. Jacobson's accusations come at a time when anti-Semitism is...