PARMA, Italy -- Step by step, the European approach has been vindicated. Critical to that outcome, of course, was the U.S. intelligence community's reports that all the evidence pointed to Iran having long ago -- in 2003 -- abandoned concrete plans to develop a nuclear weapon.
Leaving aside whether you agree or disagree with any of this criticism (I think the Republican critiques thus far have been vague so far), the administration must realize that there is a very intense sentiment swirling around that Washington not only got swindled, but swindled in a way that will add more tension to its foreign relations.
Obama is right that negotiation is the only game in town. Even the Israelis and hawkish Republicans have quit pushing non-viable military options as much, but offer no credible alternative to what Obama has been doing.
Every year right before Holocaust Remembrance Day, I reflect upon what might have been, and what the future holds, especially these days, as pre World War II anti-Semitic displays are reemerging, and the political climate is growing stormier concerning the state of Israel.
Yehuda Avner (z''l) is one of the most important of Israel's unsung heroes for Jewish youth today.
The most serious challenge to the nuclear deal may be that it does not at all address the human rights record of the Tehran theocracy or statements challenging the legitimacy of Israel. However, from the perspective of the Obama Administration and most U.S. allies, the nuclear deal is seen as a first step in empowering a more progressive trend with Iran.
While I am not planning on transferring to Bard anytime soon, I hope our university will return to its commitment to dialogue and diversity of opinion, and finally restore the Brandeis University-Al-Quds University partnership.
Thus, Easter morning is the greatest of all news! We are reminded this day that death and suffering have not triumphed, but Christ is victorious over death. Less than a mile away, somewhere in the distance, is Golgotha, the place where Christ was crucified.
While seeing the places you know and are familiar with is all fine and well, sometimes, adventuring into the unknown can be immensely rewarding.
"Now we'll show them!" The oppressed people, beaten down by so many empires, would have their day. The most powerful force anyone had seen in history, which had brutally occupied those poor people, would be humbled.
Tehran continues to export its revolutionary zeal by supporting terrorism and radical organizations such as Hamas and Hezbollah, providing direct financial and military assistance to radical Shiite militias, and maintaining through subversive activities its strong hold on Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon.
The delegitimizers win when we make every conversation about Israel political and confrontational. Let's make this seder a healing seder, a dreaming seder, a homeland seder.
The interventionist 19th century British Prime Minister Lord Palmerston famously said that "Nations have no permanent friends or allies, they only have permanent interests."
The remaining question for Netanyahu and the rest of what will be yet again the most right-wing government in Israeli history is what they really mean by calling the prospect of Iranian Bomb an "existential threat" to Israel.
I kneel in a sort of gasping awe as I read the words of the Kellogg-Briand Pact, a treaty signed in 1928 - by the United States, France, Germany, Great Britain, Japan and ultimately by every country that then existed. The treaty... outlaws war.
Maybe next year in Jerusalem, the government will start treating the African asylum seekers as human beings, as working taxpayers, as asylum seekers, as free people, and not as infiltrators. Let's pray for that at the seder table.