Iran

On Iran, A ‘Third Option’

09/02/2015
Editorial

Is there an alternative to the choice between a flawed but potentially effective Iran deal and another military confrontation in the Mideast? Some very thoughtful voices are saying there is. 

For U.S., A Lost Opportunity For Mideast Stability

08/25/2015
Special To The Jewish Week

The Obama administration’s policy toward Iran — the attempt to engage Tehran in the vain hope that the regime will somehow transform itself into a useful and productive member of the community of nations — represents a lost opportunity. Given the unrest in the Middle East, the administration had the chance to reshape the geopolitical contours of the region in a way that would have advanced American interests and assured regional stability for decades to come. That prospect has been squandered.

Menachem Genack

Prominent Jews Back Iran Deal

More than two dozen prominent Jewish community figures signed an ad in today's New York Times urging Congress to support the Iran nuclear deal.

Captured Hamas Fighter Provides Terror Tunnel Information

08/12/2015

Jerusalem — A captured Hamas fighter has provided information to Israeli security services about the location of tunnels between Gaza and Israel, planned attacks on Israel and the Hamas-Iran connection.

How Not To Influence Friends In Congress

07/29/2015
Editor and Publisher

‘Senator Schumer, I’m looking at you,” conservative talk radio personality Monica Crowley announced defiantly during last Wednesday’s grassroots “Stop Iran Now” rally in Times Square. She was figuratively addressing Chuck Schumer, the key New York politician who could help reverse U.S. approval of the nuclear agreement with Iran.

Gary Rosenblatt

Jews Bitterly Divided On Iran

Deal seen bringing peace or disaster.

07/29/2015
Associate Editor

It was the most haunted time of the Jewish year, the “Three Weeks” leading to Tisha B’Av, when Jerusalem’s walls crumbled, kingdoms fell, exile began, and clocks strike thirteen. “One of the ways God speaks is by way of the calendar, both for good and bad,” Rabbi Benjamin Blech, a Yeshiva University Talmud professor, tells us by phone. It was the time of the Inquisition, Germany’s entry into the First World War (a defeat that is linked to Germany’s precipitating World War II and the Shoah), and the disengagement from Gaza, leading to thousands of rockets and two wars. The changing deadline dates of the Iran deal blew like leaves through a graveyard, from last year’s July to November, to this April, June, and then July 14.

Thousands of protestors gathered in Times Square on to voice their concerns at the Stop Iran rally. Michael Datikash/JW

Netanyahu: Don’t Deal With Iran While It Calls For Death To U.S., Israel

07/20/2015

Jerusalem — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, continuing his attack on the Iran nuclear deal, said the agreement has not changed Iran’s policy of calling for armed struggle against Israel and the United States.

A Deal With The Devil

07/15/2015
Editorial

We are as hopeful for the prospects of a nuclear-free Iran as we are skeptical of the deal announced this week after several years of negotiations.

Israel Facing Agonizing Choice On Iran Deal

Tough line against pact could further isolate Jewish state, as Netanyahu appears to gear up for congressional push.

07/15/2015
Israel Correspondent

Tel Aviv — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s reaction to the deal to curtail Iran’s nuclear ambitions announced on Tuesday in Vienna was swift and unambiguous.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in a tough spot on how to proceed in wake of Iran deal. Getty Images

Steve Israel Can't Count

I wonder if anyone bothers reading politicians' press releases before hitting the send button. 

The latest example is Long Island Congressman Steve Israel.  In his haste to be one of the first to respond to the signing of the Iran nuclear agreement, he engaged in an unexplainable bit of resume inflation.

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