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The National Security Council has asked Congressmen at a White House briefing to delay passing new Iran sanctions, according to BuzzFeed.
The meeting with top staffers from congressional committees dealing with Iran sanctions was called after the Obama administration launched renewed talks this month with Iran in the wake of pledges from its newly elected president, Hassan Rouhani, to cooperate with major powers in making Iran’s nuclear program more transparent.
Administration officials have said sanctions will remain in place until Iran tangibly shows it is abiding by U.N. Security Council resolutions and suspending uranium enrichment, but some congressional leaders, in line with the policy advised by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, want to intensify existing sanctions as a means of increasing leverage over Iran.
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More ugly anti-Semitism in Europe, with the Gaza war serving as the wick for the firebombs of hatred.
Anyone taking bets on how long this cease fire will last, and how many rockets will be fired up to the last minute?
Shuka Dorfman, head of the Israel Antiquities Authority, has passed away at 64 after a serious illness.
There can only be a finite number of tunnels, but the IDF keeps finding more of them…
Israel’s Chief Rabbis give ruling exempting IDF soldiers from fasting on Tisha B’Av.
8:00pm In the mortar attack on the Eshkol region, 10 people were wounded by a Gazan mortar, 6 in serious condition.
Life Lesson #1: Don’t go outside to photograph the Iron Dome system overhead if you don’t have to…
Obama has chosen shaky ally on the way out over strong ally solidly in the American orbit.
“Pro-Palestinian” activists continue to target Jews around the world; Aussie commentator: Where outrage about beheadings in Syria?
An Israeli-Arab Bedouin Sheikh arrives at Beer Sheva Saroka hospital yesterday to distribute flowers to wounded IDF soldiers. Each flower had a note attached to it, “We’re all in this together”.
Tourism Minister Dr. Uzi Landau likens Hamas and Israel with Al Qaeda and the United States; says “no talks with Hamas.”
Video: Residents of Ma’aleh Adumim catch Palestinians illegally entering Israel, report incident to police.
Eight were wounded midday Thursday when Hamas shelled the Eshkol district near the Gaza border.
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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