Student Union opens ‘hasbara’ room in effort to fill public diplomacy vacuum.
U.S. Senate leaders pledged to revisit intensified Iran sanctions after the Thanksgiving holiday.
“The Senate must be prepared to move forward with a new bipartisan Iran sanctions bill when the Senate returns after Thanksgiving recess. And I am committed to do so,” Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), the majority leader, told The Hill, a Capitol Hill daily, on Thursday. “I believe we must do everything possible to stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons capability.”
Separately on Thursday, a bipartisan slate of 14 senators issued a statement saying they would work to reconcile a number of sanctions bills circulating “over the coming weeks.”
“A nuclear weapons capable Iran presents a grave threat to the national security interest of the United States and its allies and we are committed to preventing Iran from acquiring this capability,” said the statement signed by, among others, Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), a leader in advancing sanctions, and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), the body’s third-ranked Democrat.
The Obama administration is opposed to intensifying sanctions while negotiations with Iran are underway to stop its nuclear program in exchange for an easing of sanctions. Israel’s government and a number of lawmakers favor adding new sanctions as leverage in the talks.
However, the latest statements from senators are not inconsistent with the White House strategy; while the Obama administration has pressed the Senate not to pass new sanctions for now, it has encouraged Congress to make clear such an option is still on the table.
The third round of these talks are taking place now in Geneva.
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The IDF retaliated Monday morning for rocket fire aimed at Ashkelon after hours of quiet on the front.
Calling for a global recitation of the Shema at 12:00 noon EST, 7:00 a.m. PST, 7:00 p.m. in Israel.
The UN Security Council wants a cease fire now. The focus is on the safety of Gaza civilians, but not Israel’s security.
If anti-Israel doesn’t necessarily mean anti-Israel-Semitic, why do anti-Israel protests always seem to be so violent?
Make up your mind: PA Chairman can’t decide whether Palestinians are sovereign state or feeble protectorate
2010 cruise to Gaza ended so well, ‘humanitarian activists’ want to try it all again.
PM Netanyahu gave an interview (in English) and talked about the cease fire violations.
Islamic Republic pledges ongoing support for Hamas, tells Meet the Press that US weapons intended to kill Arab civilians.
Hamas had been preparing a murderous massive assault on Israeli civilian targets during the upcoming Jewish New Year holiday, Rosh Hashanah.
Hamas not only has no respect for the living but it also has no respect for the dead.
Kerry is consistent. He has talked so much and promised so much that, like the peace process, his ceasefire delivered nothing.
Hamas proposed a truce after rejecting it, and true to its principles, continued to fire at rockets at Israel.
Hospital staff at Schneider Children’s Hospital in Petach Tikva gathered up the babies and took them to the stairway for protection after a rocket siren went off this morning.
Wouldn’t a direct wire transfer from the White House to Pyongyang have saved on the wire transfer fees?
A chief rabbi of the Netherlands said unidentified individuals hurled stones at his home in what he said was the second anti-Semitic attack on him in a week. Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs said the latest attack took place at 5 a.m. Thursday, when two stones were hurled through a window of his home in Amersfoort. An earlier incident outside his home […]
Wave of anti-Semitic graffiti, physical attacks spreads, this time to University of Oregon
Police in Berlin say about 1,000 demonstrators, most of them Palestinian, held an unregistered march protesting Israel’s actions in Gaza. Up to ten demonstrators were arrested for breach of the peace and for trying to forcibly free others already arrested in Saturday’s melee, a police spokesperson said. Rocks were thrown during the disturbance and a police officer was struck but […]
Leftists talk “peace” in Tel Aviv, but Arab family won’t accept condolence visit from Peres
38 year old man beaten with metal bars; Third of Malmö residents from Muslim-majority countries
A Jewish-Muslim family from Syria escaped from the country’s civil war to Israel.
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