The deal is in fact good for Israel's security. A sober analysis of the agreement announced last week confirms this judgment.
When the Iran nuclear deal was reached last week, many around the world hailed it as a breakthrough in Iran's relations with the international community, a diplomatic achievement and a nonproliferation success. But now what?
The Palestinian-Israeli conflict might get an unexpected shot in the arm as a result of the recently concluded Iran nuclear agreement. While the P5+1 talks in Vienna focused only on the issue of Iran's nuclear capability, many are looking for how this agreement will effect regional conflicts.
The United Nations Security Council has scheduled a Monday vote to approve the Iran deal, giving it the force of international law and relegating opposition in the U.S. Congress to a secondary role. It is unclear what wwill happen next. But in many ways the ball game is over for those opposing the agreement.
In the end, if the current agreement goes forward and proves better than expected, Israeli leaders would, I hope, admit they erred and offer suitable apologies. But if it goes worse than advertised, then it will be Israel, plus its Arab neighbors, that will pay the heaviest price.
A violent display of racism by extreme nationalist supporters of storied Israeli football club Beitar Jerusalem coupled with recent Ethiopian Israeli protests against discrimination and the government's handling of the capture of two Israelis by Hamas has moved racist attitudes towards dark-skinned Jews and Israeli Palestinian up the government's agenda.
Time and again, Jews are persecuted and terrorized. Being Jewish myself, I often ponder the purpose of this relentless agony. Some believe that the atrocities of WWII are unimaginable today.
Although the deal will be signed soon, and although it has been described as a good deal by the relevant parties, there exist several crucial ambiguities and unanswered questions about the IAEA's role and the military dimension of Iran's nuclear program.
Israel's prime minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu declared his intention to throw his yarmulke into the ring as a GOP candidate for President over coffee at Café Yakna in Jerusalem.
Although Jerusalem today is awash in cultural events -- including a light festival, an arts festival in the Musrara neighborhood and the Israel Festival -- there is none as engaging, nor as engaged in the fabric of the city, as the Jerusalem Season of Culture (JSOC).
I am writing you now because you have had a profound impact on my life; because I have listened to, and embraced your music -- which touches my soul in the deepest of ways -- for more years than I can remember.
When Alina Khalaman moved from Kazakhstan to Israel 18 months ago, she never imagined she would find herself learning to become a chef at Tel Aviv's...
Three years ago, the United Nations issued a report predicting that the Gaza Strip would be uninhabitable by 2020. Thanks to Israel's recent attack, this warning appears to have arrived sooner than expected.
One year after the 2014 war that killed more than 2,000 Palestinians and destroyed thousands of houses, people in Gaza are struggling to survive under a crippling blockade.
"The Amnesty reports were just Israeli propaganda, or the best face one could put on the horror Israel inflicted on Gaza."
Let's not kid ourselves. The deal with Iran that President Barack Obama so proudly announced on Tuesday does not prevent the Islamic Republic from becoming a nuclear power. Far from it. The unasked, and unanswered, question in all the predictable hubbub and blather is how much that matters.