Meir Panim implements programs that serve Israel’s neediest populations with respect and dignity. Meir Panim also coordinated care packages for families in the South during the Gaza War.
The international focus on the collapse of Israeli/Palestinian negotiations and Israel’s ongoing Operation Protective Edge seems to have diverted attention from concern over the extraordinarily important issue of Iran’s march toward becoming a nuclear power.
Indeed, in recent weeks there has been scant reporting on the negotiations in Vienna between Iran and the U.S. and five other world powers to agree on limits on Iran’s nuclear program. Yet there are few problems that carry as much significance for future international stability. Unfortunately, however, Iran continues to hoodwink the world community.
July 20 is the deadline that was set early this year for an interim agreement on limiting the Iranian nuclear effort. It will be recalled that the talks followed President Obama’s stated desire to give diplomacy another chance to address the problem – which he characterized at the time as urgent – and his statement that possible military action was not off the table should the negotiations fail.
Unfortunately, after six months of talks the chief Iranian negotiator is still making fundamental demands to minimize restrictions on Iranian nuclear production and is rejecting outright the Western notion of a rollback. Just as important, the Obama administration seems to have lost its sense of urgency.
Despite the July 20deadline, an extension seems probable. Secretary of State John Kerry now says he is “returning to Washington…to consult with President Obama and leaders of Congress over coming days about the prospects for a comprehensive agreement as well as a path forward if we do not achieve one by the 20th of July, including whether or not more time is warranted.”
Many of us thought Mr. Obama’s diplomacy strategy was simply a device to dodge a decision that force was necessary to ensure the rogue state of Iran would not get its hands on nuclear weapons and thereby pose an existential threat to world peace.
Letting deadlines casually pass does nothing to reassure. Can anyone say with any certainty that we won’t wake up one morning in the not too distant future to a declaration by Iran that it has the bomb – and then what?
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Myth #1: It is easy to be a B’nai Noach. It is extraordinarily hard to be a B’nai Noach.
The question of anti-Semitism in Europe today is truly tied to the issue of immigration.
Polls indicate that the Palestinians are much more against a two state solution than the Israelis.
Emigration from Israel is at an all-time low, far lower than immigration to Israel from Europe.
Leon Klinghoffer’s daughters: “‘Klinghoffer’ is justified as ‘a work of art’…This is an outrage.”
Do you seriously think that as you kidnap our children we should medically treat and help yours?
Sometimes collective action against the heinous acts of the majority is not enough. The world should not only support the blockade of Gaza; it must enforce the dismantling of Hamas.
The Arab Spring has challenged Jordan with the task of gradual reform with regard to its monarchy.
Israel offered Syria the entire Golan Heights, only to find that the Syrians were demanding MORE!
Israeli hasbara too can be described at best as pathetic, at worst non existent.
A ‘good news’ story from the Nepal avalanche disaster to warm your heart. Take out your Kleenex.
Journalists see the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as morality play: Israel=evil; Palestine=innocent
Warsaw Ghetto: At its height, the Nazis walled in some 500,000 Jews within the1.3 square mile area.
While police officers face dangers every day on the job, Jews also face danger in their daily lives.
That key is the disarming of Hamas and the demilitarization of Gaza – as the U.S., EU, and others agreed to in principle at the end of Operation Protective Edge.
Given the vitality of Hamas, Israel can hardly rely on the commitments, even if sincere, of PA President Mahmoud Abbas for its security.
Is the president oblivious to polls saddling him with some of the lowest presidential popularity rankings in recent history?
There is not even a hint of recognition that Hamas deliberately fires rockets at civilian targets in Israel while storing arms and rocket launchers among its own civilians in Gaza.
No one with any sanity would dream of rationalizing or justifying the depredations perpetrated on the Arab world by ISIS.
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