Student Union opens ‘hasbara’ room in effort to fill public diplomacy vacuum.
Posted on: March 4th, 2014News & Views → Middle East → Iran
Did Congress intentionally remove from the table the military option against Iran?
Posted on: March 3rd, 2014News & Views → Middle East → Iran
U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew on Sunday at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference reiterated the Obama administration’s opposition to new Iran sanctions during the interim nuclear deal, and said the temporary relief that the six-month interim agreement gives Iran has not undone the impact of existing sanctions. New sanctions could derail […]
Posted on: March 2nd, 2014News & Views → Israel → Government
The Obama administration pressured Israel to stop assassinating Iran’s top nuclear scientists, according to a CBS News report. Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency ran an assassination campaign for several years, during which time at least five Iranian scientists were killed, most by bombs planted on their cars, national correspondent Dan Raviv reported Saturday on the CBS […]
Posted on: February 25th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Holocaust
The foreign minister of Iran was summoned to a closed session of the country’s parliament to clarify public comments he made condemning the Holocaust. Some 54 hard-line lawmakers signed the petition summoning Mohammad Javad Zarif to the session, Reuters reported, citing the official Iranian news agency IRNA. The Holocaust was “tragically cruel and should not […]
Posted on: February 23rd, 2014News & Views → Middle East → Iran
Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman said “The objective here is to ensure that Iran cannot obtain a nuclear weapon."
Posted on: February 23rd, 2014News & Views → Middle East → Iran
The Los Angeles City Council approved a law that bars people investing in Iran’s energy sector from bidding on or holding contracts with the state of California or its local governments. Friday’s 13-0 vote makes Los Angeles the first city in California to be in full compliance with the Iran Contracting Act of 2010, according […]
Posted on: February 20th, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe
How did smugglers of arms to Iran escaped the law for 10 years. How could Israeli Jews even think of helping the enemy?
Posted on: February 20th, 2014News & Views → Eye on Palestine
The agenda for thousands of American Israel Public Affairs Committee activists who will meet with lawmakers next month includes Iran’s nuclear ambitions and Israeli-Palestinian talks. “From March 2-4, more than ten thousand AIPAC activists will be in Washington for our annual policy conference,” according to an email the group sent this week to lawmakers. The […]
Posted on: February 18th, 2014News & Views → Israel → IDF
The Golan Heights “divides the good from the bad,” meaning Iran, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday during a visit to the region along with Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon and IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz. “On the day when talks between the major powers and Iran are being opened in Vienna, it is […]
Posted on: February 18th, 2014News & Views → Middle East → Iran
Rep. Eric Cantor, the House majority leader, cited the lateness of American actions against the Nazis in critiquing President Obama’s foreign policy. In a speech Monday to the Virginia Military Institute, Cantor (R-Va.), who is Jewish, described leading a congressional delegation recently to Auschwitz to mark the 69th anniversary of the Nazi death camp’s liberation. […]
Posted on: February 17th, 2014News & Views → Middle East → Iran
Greek authorities have intercepted arms shipments apparently sent by an unnamed Israeli and intended for Iran, in violation of international sanctions, the Greek newspaper Kathimerini reported. Greek officials, working together with the American Homeland Security Investigations agency, uncovered two shipments of spare parts for F4 Phantom jets in December 2012 and again in April 2013, […]
Posted on: February 12th, 2014News & Views → Middle East → Iran
The White House on Wednesday confirmed that President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will meet on March 3 and added that the Prime Minister’s visit “is a demonstration of the deep and enduring bonds between the United States and Israel, and our close consultations on a range of security issues.” That was White […]
Posted on: February 10th, 2014News & Views → Middle East → Iran
Iran reportedly will allow the United Nations to investigate possible military uses for the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. The agreement reported by news services on Sunday was among seven accords made by Iran during meetings with the United Nations nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency. The talks began Saturday. Iran reportedly also agreed to […]
Posted on: February 8th, 2014News & Views → Middle East → Iran
Iran is serious in its intention to improve relations with Saudi Arabia, hoping that both sides will try to revive the lost trust, Ali-Akbar Salehi, head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said last week, IRNA reported. “I believe Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey are three major countries in the region with special positions,” […]
Posted on: February 8th, 2014News & Views → Eye on Palestine
The PA has renewed ties with Iran and is threatening to bring back suicide bombers. Does this concern anyone?
Posted on: February 3rd, 2014News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
President Barack Obama will fly to Saudi Arabia next month in an effort to repair a deteriorating relationship following his failure to significantly improve ties in his 2011 trip to Riyadh and in the wake of differences over relations with Egypt, Iran and Syria. Obama will visit the Vatican on the same junket, as well […]
Posted on: February 3rd, 2014News & Views → Middle East → Iran
The Al Qaeda terrorist network reportedly is breaking ties with the Islamic State of Iraq and greater Syria (ISIS) Syria that has been balking at orders from Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri. The terrorist group also is known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). An unconfirmed website message from Al Qaeda […]
Posted on: February 2nd, 2014News & Views → Eye on Palestine
Would the Saudis consider hiring Tzipi Livni away?
Posted on: January 30th, 2014News & Views → Middle East → Hezbollah
No one wants a third war in Lebanon, but everyone expects it. Next time, the IDF wants no surprises.
Posted on: January 29th, 2014News & Views → Eye on Palestine
Jibril Rajoub, a senior leader in the Fatah party headed by Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas, visited Iran Tuesday, the first time a PA official has traveled to the Islamic Republic in several years. He told Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Fatah “will not stop the resistance until the establishment of an […]
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