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Jessica Schulberg

Netanyahu Claims Iran Is 'Like ISIS. Just Much Bigger.' | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Iran is like the Islamic State, only bigger and more powerful, according to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “No one wou...

Four Israeli Experts Discuss Bibi, Iran And The Nuclear Negotiations

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.11.2015 | World

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has emerged as one of the fiercest critics of the international effort to reach an agreement with Iran over ...

Military Action Against Iran Still Possible, Says Israeli Official

AP | ALON BERNSTEIN | Posted 06.06.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — A senior Israeli government minister on Monday warned that taking military action against Iran's nuclear program is still an option...

Israel Prepares Lobbying Strategy Against Iran Deal

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 06.05.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Sunday urged world powers to step up pressure on Iran as they finalize a nuclear deal in the coming mont...

Netanyahu: Israeli Cabinet United In Opposition To Iran Nuclear Deal

AP | Posted 06.03.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he and his Cabinet are united in "strongly opposing" an emerging framework agreement...

Netanyahu: Emerging Iran Deal 'Bears Out All Of Our Fears'

Reuters | Posted 03.29.2015 | World

JERUSALEM, March 29 (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned on Sunday the framework Iranian nuclear agreement being sought by ...

Jennifer Bendery

GOP Pushes Ahead With Bill Requiring Congressional Approval Of Potential U.S.-Iran Deal | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that the Senate will vote next week on a controversial bill that would requi...

Let's Get Complicated: Bibi Versus DD, Part I

Mitchell Cohen | Posted 05.03.2015 | Politics
Mitchell Cohen

Bibi has alienated more people around the world, including old friends, than any leader in Israeli history. His address to Congress is just one example. Another was choosing Ron Dermer, ex-Republican operative, as ambassador to Washington. How many Democrats does Bibi want to estrange?

Jessica Schulberg

The Toughest Job At AIPAC: Selling Iran Diplomacy | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Selling nuclear diplomacy with Iran was perhaps the toughest job at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's annual conference thi...

Obama, Netanyahu Clash Over Iran Diplomacy

Reuters | Jeff Mason, Dan Williams and Matt Spetalnick | Posted 05.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 2 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu clashed over Iran nuclear diplomacy on Monday on the eve of the Israel...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Netanyahu: Everything's Fine! | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made his most detailed comments yet here on Monday about his spat with the Obama administratio...

Former Israeli Spy Chief Slams Netanyahu's Handling Of Iran Threat

AP | Posted 02.27.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — A former chief of Israel's Mossad spy agency is slamming the prime minister's handling of the Iranian nuclear threat. Ahead of Ben...

An Unnecessary War of Words Between Bibi and Barack

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 04.28.2015 | World
Daniel R. DePetris

Reading the headlines over the past three days, you would be forgiven for thinking that the half-century old strategic relationship between the United States and Israel was collapsing under its own weight.

Obama Chief Of Staff: Benjamin Netanyahu Didn't Spit In The Face Of The White House

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough on Sunday downplayed reports that the White House was furious with Israeli Prime Minister Ben...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Netanyahu Plays Nice On Iran, Arabs In Washington Speech | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wondering who to thank for international progress on reining in Iran's nuclear program? It's Israel, hardly Iran's best friend, that is ...

Ali Watkins

Biden To Israel: Trust Us On Iran | Ali Watkins | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden defended the Obama administration’s nuclear talks with Iran to a room full of Israeli government officials, p...

How Israel Can Escape the Gaza Trap

Shlomo Ben-Ami | Posted 09.28.2014 | World
Shlomo Ben-Ami

Contrary to what Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu believes, the main existential threat facing the country is not a nuclear-armed Iran. The real peril is to be found at home: the corrosive effect of the Palestinian problem on Israel's international standing. The devastation caused by Israel's periodic asymmetrical confrontations, combined with the continuing occupation of Palestinian lands and the ever-growing expansion of settlements, has fueled a growing campaign to undermine Israel's legitimacy.

The Usual Suspects Aim To Spoil Iran Nuclear Deal

John Tirman | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
John Tirman

The longtime pattern of the U.S.-Iran relationship: spoilers never go away, they just regroup and try to despoil again and again.

Young Jews Are the Key to Solving the Arab-Israeli Conflict

David Cahn | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
David Cahn

The students addressed four issues pertaining to peace: Iran, Settlements, West Bank/Jerusalem, and the Right of Return. They also discussed the role of the rabbinate is Israel politics, a domestic issue.

Israeli President Sends Iranians Traditional Greeting

AP | Posted 03.20.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli president has sent Iranians his traditional greeting for the Persian New Year despite tensions between the two countrie...

Pro-Israel Group Trying To Regain Footing After Bucking Obama

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

(Repeats with no changes to text or headline) By Matt Spetalnick and Jeffrey Heller WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM, Feb 28 (Reuter...

Krauthammer Admits What Senators Pushing Iran Sanctions Won't

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim & Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Backers of a controversial Senate bill to tighten sanctions on Iran in the midst of nuclear negotiations have consistently argued that their motivatio...

Awesome! Chris Hayes Brilliantly Explains Lobby's Effort to Sabotage Iran Deal

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

Last night Chris Hayes described why 16 Democratic senators are trying to undo President Obama's most significant foreign policy achievement -- the nuclear agreement with Iran -- by imposing new sanctions on Iran to torpedo the deal.

George Washington Spinning In Grave Over Senate Iran Resolution

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Worst of all is the fact that this resolution would empower Israel to make the decision to go to war for us. Israel would decide it feels threatened and we would have to back an attack on Iran with "military force," not to mention all the other forms of support the resolution spells out.

Israel: The Chimera of Friendship

John Tirman | Posted 02.16.2014 | World
John Tirman

Israel's belligerent and persistent obstructionism is not the action of an ally. It is time to lay that mythology to rest, and allow Israel to seek its best friends elsewhere.