Iran

Poll: Obama standing sinking in Arab countries, not just Israel

 

In the “Can't win for losing” department, President Obama's abysmal popularity standings in Israeli public opinion polls may soon be matched by low scores across the Arab world.

The 2010 Arab Public Opinion Poll, released today by the Brookings Institution, shows a precipitous drop in optimism about U.S. policy in six Arab countries - Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Jordan, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates.

Mass. Pension Fund to Divest From Iran

08/04/2010

WASHINGTON (JTA ) -- The Massachusetts state Legislature adopted a measure requiring the state’s pension fund to divest from foreign oil and gas companies that do more than $20 million in business with Iran.

The legislation, which passed by a wide margin July 29, is similar to bills adopted in Florida and Ohio.

U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) said the new federal sanctions against Iran encourage the states to pass such bills. Frank, a strong supporter of the bill, wrote letters to the state speaker of the house and Senate president urging them to vote for it.

Iran excepted from Obama’s new nuclear policy

04/06/2010

(JTA) -- President Obama's new strategy to limit U.S. use of nuclear weapons would not apply to "outliers like Iran and North Korea," he said.

NYPD Mulls Iran Terror Scenario

09/17/2008
Assistant Managing Editor
Police officials are assessing whether pro-Iran groups might retaliate against Jewish targets here in the event of a U.S. or Israeli strike against Iranian nuclear sites, the NYPD’s top intelligence analyst announced on Tuesday. Mitchell Silber told Jewish leaders at a pre-High Holy Days security briefing at police headquarters that a team of NYPD detectives and analysts has been sent to Argentina as part of that assessment.

Zakaria Tackles the Taboo Subject: Iran Deterrence

The subject is strictly taboo in pro-Israel circles, but many Iran experts believe now is the time to at least start talking about containment and deterrence as a strategy

if

Iran continues defying the international community and gets its own nukes.

Senate letter slams Goldstone Gaza report

Congress is getting into the “whack-a-Goldstone” game, thanks to an aggressive push by AIPAC, the pro-Israel lobby.

This week a Senate lettter gathered 32 signatures – not up to AIPAC’s usual standards, but nothing to sneeze at, either – on a letter that commended the administration for “criticizing the one-sided mandate directing the Goldstone report and highlighting the real causes of the war betweeen Israel and Hamas.”

New Confusion On Iran As War Option Resurfaces

  Was Vice President Biden’s comment on Israel’s right to attack Iran a gaffe or a reflection of administration thinking?

07/08/2009
Washington Correspondent

A comment by Vice President Joe Biden that may have been a signal or a slipup, growing internal divisions in Tehran and a revived debate about an Israeli military strike stirred political and diplomatic speculation around the world and added new confusion for Jewish groups as the Iran nuclear clock continues to tick.

U.S. Searching For ‘Plan B’ On Iran

08/12/2009
Washiington Correspondent

The Obama administration, frustrated by Iran’s non-response to its diplomatic overtures, is considering policy shifts to ratchet up U.S. pressure on the Tehran regime — while still leaving the door open a crack for negotiations.

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