Abraham Sofaer

Bibi's Hardline Speech ‘Lifts Veil On The Wolf’

Leaders, analysts largely agree on that Netanyahu had no choice but to take a tough stance in speech on Iran.

10/01/2013
Staff Writer
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Jewish leaders and analysts here largely applauded Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s sobering speech Tuesday to the United Nations General Assembly in which he called for the dismantling of Iran’s nuclear weapons program, although some were critical.

Netanyahu speaking Tuesday at the UN: No softening of his position. Getty Images

Timing, Lobbying Advance New Push for Jonathan Pollard

11/22/2010
JTA

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- A combination of timing, diplomatic considerations and, above all, good old-fashioned nudging has culminated in the biggest push in years to free Jonathan Pollard.

Insiders associated with the push, which resulted last week in a congressional letter to President Obama asking for clemency for the American Jew convicted in 1987 of spying for Israel, say the main factor was one man: David Nyer, an Orthodox activist from Monsey, N.Y.

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