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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.

Iran, Israel and the Failure to Speak Softly

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 02.09.2014 | World
Reese Schonfeld

I am not a member of, nor do I support, the Israeli lobby in Washington, but Iran's flat refusal to recognize Israel or "change its stance" disappoints all of us who hope for some sort of peace in the Middle East and some accommodation between the countries existing there.

Israel, the Palestinians, and the Interim Nuclear Deal With Iran

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 01.31.2014 | World
Robert K. Lifton

The claim by those in Israel and in the American Jewish community that President Obama has "thrown Israel under the bus" in entering the interim deal with Iran just doesn't stand up to scrutiny.

Netanyahu's Mistake

Jeff Danziger | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Israeli Public Gives Iran Deal A Chance

Reuters | Posted 01.26.2014 | World

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Going about their business on Monday, Israelis seemed more accepting than their leader...

Israel Sends Top Security Advisor To U.S. For Iran Talks

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

JERUSALEM, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday he would soon send a team led by his national secur...

Nuclear Deal With Iran: Netanyahu Is Paying a Steep Price for Fanning Fear

Carlo Strenger | Posted 01.24.2014 | World
Carlo Strenger

Netanyahu has always liked to think of himself as a daring leader a la Churchill. He is about to find out that it takes more than cigars and grand rhetoric to actually become a great leader.

Israel: Iran Deal Based On 'Deception'

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister harshly condemned the international community's nuclear deal with Iran on Sunday, calling it a "historic mi...

Iran Negotiations: Thomas Friedman Takes on the Israel Lobby

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Friedman is saying what everyone knows but no one (of his stature) has had the nerve to say. The opposition to an Iran deal in Congress represents "tak[ing] Israel's side against" the American president's, but it's also about campaign contributions.

Give Peace a Chance

Ned Lamont | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Ned Lamont

The anti-war, give diplomacy a chance caucus can not wait until the warm days of spring to put on their marching boots. By then, Congress could have doubled down on sanctions on Iran, the nuclear peace talks wrecked by the hardliners in Tehran and Washington, D.C.

France: Iran Nuclear Talks End Without Deal

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

GENEVA, Nov 10 (Reuters) - French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Sunday that nuclear talks between Iran and global powers had finished with...

FACT CHECK: Israeli Claims About Iran's Nuclear Program

AP | BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 11.06.2013 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Israel's prime minister and other officials are at the forefront of claims about t...

Open Letter to Rabbi Boteach

Trita Parsi | Posted 12.25.2013 | World
Trita Parsi

Adelson's extreme comments are not innocuous, they carry great consequence. They carry political consequence given that Mr. Adelson is a major donor to many politicians, Middle East-focused think tanks and advocacy groups, and prominent Jewish organizations.

Joshua Hersh

Four Ways Iran's Hardliners Are Just Like Their Western Counterparts | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.25.2013 | World

The first round of negotiations between Iran and a collection of Western and other interlocutors over the nation's controversial nuclear energy progra...