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Who Benefits Most From a Sabotaged Iran Nuclear Deal

Seyed Hossein Mousavian | Posted 09.07.2016 | Home
Seyed Hossein Mousavian

Ultimately, the cost of the potential downfall of the deal far outweighs the individual gains of a single nation.

Former Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren: Obama Is 'Pro-Israel'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.06.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

While President Obama has reiterated his support for a strong Israeli-American relationship, some have questioned his commitment to the Jewish state, ...

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...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

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

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 01.31.2014 | Home
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.

Obama Will Do Anything for Israel... But He Won't Do That

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 08.04.2013 | Home
MJ Rosenberg

He will allow Congress to pile on sanctions and he will talk about keeping "all options" on the table but he is not going to war, either directly or by allowing Israel to drag him in.

It's Time to Reconsider U.S. Policies That Create Terrorists

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 06.24.2013 | Home
MJ Rosenberg

There is one change that the United States could make in response to the terrorism threat that is never discussed. That is to consider the part U.S. policies have played in creating and sustaining it.

How to Influence Iran's Foreign Policy Debate

Thomas J. Buonomo | Posted 03.31.2013 | Home
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.

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.

Israel Debating Iran and Its Own Soul

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 10.17.2012 | Home
Dr. Josef Olmert

Peres' appearance may indicate, that the opponents of an Israeli military strike have become so desperate in their bid to prevent it, that they are ready to go to the last resort and appeal directly to the public.

In Secret War in Iran, Some Rules Restrain the Mossad

Dan Raviv | Posted 10.08.2012 | Home
Dan Raviv

Aimed -- it seems -- at keeping America's attention firmly on the unacceptable danger of Iran building nuclear weapons, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak are hinting that an Israeli attack on Iran could come at any time.

Playing Chicken With Iran

Carlo Strenger | Posted 10.03.2012 | Home
Carlo Strenger

Imagine a game of chicken, in which the public is involved. The public doesn't want this to end lethally, because it is dangerous for them as well. Now the question becomes who they try to persuade to swerve.

"No Contact" Is the Keystone XL of Iran Policy

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.03.2012 | Home
Robert Naiman

How could we get a clean shot at what the administration is not doing to move the ball forward on Iran diplomacy? We can demand the reversal of the "no contact" policy for U.S. diplomats.

Neocons Do Not Speak for Iranian-Americans

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.27.2012 | Home
MJ Rosenberg

The schedule for the American Jewish Committee conference in Washington coming up in May highlights that Sohrab Ahmari, an Iranian-American, will be a...

A Plea for Peace: Why Social Media Matters

Marlo Thomas | Posted 05.22.2012 | Women
Marlo Thomas

I challenge anyone not to be moved by the video I just saw on YouTube. In it, a 41-year-old Israeli named Ronny -- a graphic designer, a teacher, a father -- looks straight into the camera and speaks.

Case For Bombing Iran Collapses

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.20.2012 | Home
MJ Rosenberg

One critical element leads me to the conclusion that the United States will not go to war with Iran, nor allow Israel to do so. It is this: common sense.

America Recalibrates Its Israeli Alliance

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 05.11.2012 | Home
Sarwar Kashmeri

Even more important than the refusal to open the door to a potential attack by Israel on Iran was a strategic development that has not yet received the illumination it deserves: President Obama's recalibration of the alliance between the U.S. and its closest ally in the Middle East.

Obama's Split Views on Iran's Atom Bomb

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 05.08.2012 | Home
Abraham H. Foxman

If Israel believes it can set back the Iranian program substantially and if it perceives Western efforts to pressure Iran are not progressing fast enough to stop the Iranian program, Israel would be acting first to defend itself. But it also would be serving the interests of the Middle East, the U.S. and the wider world.

An Israeli Military Strike Against Iran Would Be Illegal

Ben Gharagozli | Posted 05.06.2012 | Home
Ben Gharagozli

Any Israeli attack on Iran would violate established principles of international law because Israel has not suffered an Iranian armed attack and is unable to prove that such an Iranian attack is imminent.

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Scolds GOP Presidential Candidates For 'Casualness' In Talk Of War With Iran

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In his most direct attack to date on the Republicans vying for his job, President Barack Obama on Tuesday knocked his GOP challengers fo...

After Iraq Success, Neocons Push Iran War

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 03.27.2012 | Home
MJ Rosenberg

It makes no sense. And yet, due to the pressure of the pro-war lobby, it is diplomacy that is barely on the table, while war, always the direst option, is front and center.

Another War That Nobody Wants

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 03.10.2012 | Home
Leon T. Hadar

Reports that members of the European Union (EU) were planning to impose an embargo on Iranian oil as part of a U.S.-led strategy to force Teheran to end its alleged nuclear military programme should not have come as a major surprise.

Ehud Barak: Iran Nuclear Program Not About Israel

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 01.18.2012 | Home
MJ Rosenberg

Israel's primary concern rightly is its own survival. But it is not an Iranian bomb that threatens that survival nearly as much as the war Netanyahu might launch ostensibly to deter it.

The Obama Administration's Conflicting Messages on Iran

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Alan Dershowitz

In regards to a nuclear Iran, the policy that seems to be emerging from the White House is one called "containment." But what is containment? It is little more than an acknowledgment of failure.