Iran

Don’t Risk Israel’s Security On Obama’s Words

10/12/2012

“Americans who support Israel should take the president at his word,” wrote Haim Saban recently in the New York Times, claiming President Barack Obama is fully committed to the Jewish state.

But is that true? Should we take him at his word?

No, not when Israel confronts the threat of nuclear annihilation by Iran.

Report: U.S. Rejected Iranian Proposal On Nukes

10/05/2012

Iranian officials reportedly offered a nine-step plan to defuse the nuclear crisis with the West that was rejected by U.S. officials.

Will Iranian Nukes Re-Elect Netanyahu?

The Tehran threat could yield political gains for Israel’s PM — or it could blow up his campaign.

10/03/2012
Israel Correspondent

Tel Aviv — For weeks the possibility of an Israeli strike on Iran threatened to upend the presidential race between President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney. But now, it looks more likely that Iran will figure prominently in Israel’s elections next year.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu removed the cloud of possible war with Iran from the U.S. election when he told the United Nations last week (with the help of his by now famous bomb chart) that it would be take at least until spring 2013 to reach the “red line” for a military attack.

Netanyahu with his UN prop: Red-line diagram could be green light for campaign. Getty Images

Obama, Netanyahu Talk About Iran

09/30/2012

Israel and the United States are in "full agreement" on preventing Iran from getting a nuclear bomb, the White House said after a conversation between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

"The two leaders discussed a range of security issues, and the president reaffirmed his and our country’s unshakeable commitment to Israel’s security," a White House statement said. "The two leaders underscored that they are in full agreement on the shared goal of preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon."

‘There Is No Justice Here’

Israel UN ambassador storms out of Ahmadinejad’s speech as political leaders gather to denounce Iranian leader.

09/27/2012
Staff Writer

Unbeknownst to the political and communal leaders who stood outside the United Nations Monday to criticize Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s planned Wednesday speech to the UN General Assembly, the Iranian leader was already inside speaking.

Ahmadinejad had been introduced to speak at a forum on international law when Israel’s United Nations ambassador, Ron Prosor, rose and stormed out of the room as Ahmadinejad approached the rostrum.

Ahmadinejad’s scheduled speech at the UN on Yom Kippur brought criticism from Jewish, Christian leaders. Getty Images

Israel Angst Gets Personal

He may have traveled over 5,700 miles, but my son Zack is just a local call away.

That's because these days, for a relatively modest fee, you can give your kid a cell phone with a "virtual" U.S. number, creating something of a bizarre illusion that he is just a train ride away in the 646 are code rather than on another continent with a 972 country code.

Fears That A Filmmaker’s Lies Have Legs

Fallout from the furor over an anti-Islam movie and its false Jewish connections.

09/20/2012

There was no Israeli-American real estate developer named Sam Bacile, and the 100 Jews he claimed had financed his anti-Islam film were fictitious as well.

Both fabrications were offered to the media apparently to hide the true identity of the Egyptian Christian from Southern California who has since been fingered as the main figure behind the film that sparked violence across the Muslim world.

Palestinians burn an American flag at UN headquarters in Gaza City in protest against anti-Islam film. Photos by Getty Images

As Iran Crisis Mounts, Humility Is In Order

Bibi’s chutzpah, and American Jews’ naivete, when it comes to Iran.

09/19/2012
Editor And Publisher

As the story goes, a visitor to the Biblical Zoo in Israel was amazed when he approached the cage of the wolf and the lamb. There they were, peacefully resting near each other, calling to mind the prophecy of Isaiah, who imagined messianic times of peace.

“How is it possible to have a wolf and lamb live together?” the visitor asked the zookeeper.

“Simple,” the zookeeper said. “Every day a new lamb.”

And so it is in the Mideast, where appearances of stability give way to predators and daily bloodshed.

Gary Rosenblatt

Canada Leads The Way On Iran

09/19/2012
Editorial

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will be addressing the United Nations General Assembly on Yom Kippur, but he won’t be asking for forgiveness. Instead, he will rail against the U.S. and Israel, perhaps repeat his call for the destruction of the Zionists and defend his country’s quest to develop its nuclear program, which he insists is peaceful.

No doubt a few delegates will walk out in protest, but otherwise the Iranian leader’s abhorrent behavior, in violation of the prohibition against incitement to genocide under the Genocide Convention, will go unchecked.

Obama Tells Rabbis He's With Israel On Iran But Rejects Deadline

09/16/2012

President Obama told 1,200 rabbis of all denominations in a pre-Rosh Hashanah conference call that there is "no space" between the United States and Israel on Iran, but added that he would not make public a red line that could trigger a strike against Iran.

"There may come a time" Obama said on the call Friday, that the United States would "exercise a military option" to keep Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon

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