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Bibi Urges Obama To Keep Iran Sanctions

AP | Posted 11.30.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is urging President Barack Obama not to let up on sanctions against Iran. Netanyahu says he a...

Israeli Prez: All Options Open On Iran

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 09.30.2013 | World

AMSTERDAM -- Israeli President Shimon Peres says "all options" are being kept open in forcing Iran to give up its nuclear program, which Iran says is ...

Iran's Charm Offensive Not Always Charming

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 11.25.2013 | World
Evelyn Leopold

The new Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, has mounted a "charm" offensive to convince Americans he's not as heavy-handed as his predecessor. His main goal is to get sanctions lifted. But his speech to the UN was a bit heavy-handed, except for the outreach for talks with the West.

U.S. Tries To Reassure Israel On Iran

Reuters | Posted 11.21.2013 | World

By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Even as it crafts a response to overtures from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, th...

Jewish College Kid on Bus Shows Me My Thinking on Israel Is Ridiculous

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 11.19.2013 | World
MJ Rosenberg

We started to talk, and after I told him I had been in Manhattan for the Jewish holiday, he said that he had been there for the same reason.

The Iran Snafu

John Tirman | Posted 10.02.2013 | World
John Tirman

Those of us who have long been Iran-watchers were elated by the June election of moderate Hassan Rouhani to succeed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as president of the Islamic Republic. But the sad thing is, President Obama is not prepared to take advantage of this golden opportunity.

Jerusalem: Can Our Ancient Collaborations in Science Be Revived?

Hessam Nowzari | Posted 09.16.2013 | World
Hessam Nowzari

Even though Iran and Israel have never shared a common geographic frontier, over the last 4000 years, scientists and researchers of both nations have repeatedly shown their willingness and commitment to interactive learning and collaboration.

Bibi: Iran Has Not Yet Reached 'Red Line'

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 06.29.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's prime minister on Monday said that Iran is steadily edging closer to nuclear weapons capability but has not yet reached the...

Hagel: Israel, U.S. See 'Exactly The Same' Iran Threat

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 06.21.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel held out hope Sunday for a nonmilitary way to ending the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran, but he a...

Senate Resolution: U.S. To Aid Israel In Case Of Defensive Strike Against Iran

The Media Line | Linda Gradstein | Posted 04.17.2013 | World

As Israel celebrated its 65th Independence Day, Israeli officials ratcheted up the rhetoric directed against Iran, warning that Israel has the ability...

Senate Resolution: U.S. Will Go to War With Iran if Israel Does

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 06.17.2013 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The intent of this resolution is to eliminate any Israeli hesitancy about getting into a war it cannot win. Israelis won't do that. Menendez, Graham and company are telling them not to worry. Just do it, and we are in too.

Obama: U.S. Will Do 'What Is Necessary' To Stop Iran Nuclear Weapons

AP | Posted 03.20.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- President Barack Obama is warning Iran that the U.S. will "do what is necessary" to prevent the Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons. O...

Good News for Obama Before His Trip -- Israel Unlikely to Bomb Iran in 2013

Dan Raviv | Posted 05.18.2013 | World
Dan Raviv

Although no one in Israel is leaking any details, it's understood that intelligence agencies -- led by the foreign operations agency, the Mossad -- are highly active in covert operations against Iran's nuclear work. There, too, sources say there is unprecedented cooperation with the United States.

Joshua Hersh

Aipac 2013 Conference Arrives At Tough Time For Budgets, Bipartisanship | Joshua Hersh | Posted 03.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A major gathering of pro-Israel activists and lobbyists that kicks off here this weekend arrives at a time of heightened budget austerit...

Bibi: North Korea's Nuke Test Is Lesson On Iran

AP | Associated Press | Posted 02.18.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- Israel's prime minister says North Korea's recent nuclear test shows that "sanctions alone will not stop" Iran's atomic program. Benjami...

How to Influence Iran's Foreign Policy Debate

Thomas J. Buonomo | Posted 03.31.2013 | World
Thomas J. Buonomo

The political atmosphere surrounding Iran's nuclear developments has become palpably more alarmist over the last year, influencing foreign policy pundits to increasingly view diplomatic negotiations as a check-the-box exercise on the purportedly inevitable road to war.

Israeli Official Hints Pentagon Plans May Make Lone Strike On Iran Unnecessary

New York Times | Posted 01.27.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel’s departing defense minister, Ehud Barak, said that the Pentagon had prepared sophisticated blueprints for a surgical operation...

Israeli Opponents Of Iran Strike Sidelined In Vote

Reuters | Posted 01.27.2013 | World

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, Nov 27 (Reuters) - At least two key advisers helping hold Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanya...

Ex-Mossad Chief Meir Dagan Silenced in Iran Nuclear Debate in Israel

Dan Raviv | Posted 01.06.2013 | World
Dan Raviv

One of the most important debates on the world scene has gone silent. For more than a year, commentators and politicians worldwide had been discussing: How can Iran's suspected nuclear weapons program be stopped, and should Israel be stopped from bombing Iran?

Israeli TV: Barak, Netanyahu Ordered Military To Prepare For Iran Strike

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 01.05.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's prime minister ordered the military to go on high alert for a looming attack on Iran's nuclear program two years ago, but b...

Iran and Israel: A Scientific Collaboration

Hessam Nowzari | Posted 11.02.2012 | World
Hessam Nowzari

For the first time in the recent history of Israel, I believe I am the first non-Jewish Iranian of a Persian heritage to be the keynote speaker at the Israel Dental Association Congress.

The Biberman Deal: A Threat to Israeli Democracy and Security

Guy Ziv | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Guy Ziv

Time will tell whether Netanyahu's gambit will pay off at the polls or result in a net loss of seats for his party. What is certain is that, in elevating Lieberman's status, he is effectively putting Israel's strategic interests in jeopardy while threatening the democratic fabric of society.

Rita Rocks Her Persian Roots

Tom Teicholz | Posted 12.31.2012 | Entertainment
Tom Teicholz

Israel's most popular and enduring pop icon, Rita Yahan-Farouz, known the world over simply as Rita, discusses her life, career and an upcoming concert she will perform in L.A.

New Senate Push to Pledge Unconditional Support for Israeli Preventive War on Iran

Jamal Abdi | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics
Jamal Abdi

The Senate should not be handing out promises to enable foreign leaders to decide whether and when the U.S. goes to war. This would not be a mutual defense pact -- it would be a suicide pact.

A History Lesson From 1010 B.C.E. to Now

Ed Koch | Posted 12.02.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

You can be sure Israel will not go gently into the night but will take all measures available to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran.