Iran

Fears Of Iran-Israel Escalation

After New Delhi attack, concerns that the conflict could grow.

02/14/2012

Washington — Iran and Israel appear to be locked in an assassination contest.

Israeli leaders blamed Iran for two assassination attempts late Sunday and early Monday — in Tbilisi, Georgia, and in New Delhi, India. The bomb in Tbilisi was disabled before it could be activated, and the attack in India wounded the wife of an Israeli diplomat and her driver.

Two people were injured when a bomb went off outside the Israeli Embassy Monday in New Delhi, India.

Amid Attack Talk, Israelis Split On Iran Tack

Weighing a preemptive strike or sanctions squeeze.

01/31/2012
Israel Correspondent

Tel Aviv — Before leaving with a carton of milk or a popsicle, customers at Eyal Monarov’s Tel Aviv convenience store usually pause to glance at the latest front-page headlines.

Lately newspapers have been chock-full of headlines about the threat of a nuclear Iran, and Monarov says his customers aren’t shy about sharing their opinions with him.

Prime Minister Netanyahu, left, and Defense Minister Ehud Barak are said to be weighing a strike on Iran’s nuclear program.

Iran Bluster On Campaign Trail Distorts Complex Issue

Rhetoric, reality and the Jewish vote in ‘12 campaign.

01/31/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

In a presidential race even more devoid of foreign policy debate than usual, Iran and its alleged nuclear quest appear to be the exception. Republican contenders are outdoing each other with hints of military action to prevent the Islamic republic from crossing the nuclear threshold, and President Barack Obama promised in last week’s State of the Union address that “I will take no options off the table” in dealing with Iran.

The Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran. getty images

Israel, Iran And The Bomb

01/31/2012
Editorial

The rhetoric and reporting around whether Israel, with or without U.S. involvement, will take military action against Iran this year, is ratcheting up. But that doesn’t make the conclusions any more clear. In fact, based on past history, when Israel takes military action it does so swiftly, suddenly and with no previous drumbeating in the press, as in the successful attacks on the nuclear reactor facilities in Iraq in 1981, and in Syria in 2009.

Panetta: It Would Take Iran One Year To Make Nuclear Bomb

01/30/2012

NEW YORK (JTA) -- U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said it would take Iran approximately one year to build a nuclear bomb.

"The consensus is that if they decided to do it, it would probably take them about a year to be able to produce a bomb and then possibly another one to two years in order to put it on a deliverable vehicle of some sort in order to deliver that weapon,” Panetta said in an interview that aired Sunday on the CBS show “60 Minutes.”

Atlanta Jewish Times Editor Quits Over Obama Assassination Column; Will Sell Paper

01/20/2012

The owner and publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times has resigned and is seeking a buyer in the wake of a column he wrote speculating that Israel would consider assassinating President Obama.

Andrew Adler, in an email obtained by JTA, announced Monday that he is "relinquishing all day-to-day activities effective immediately" following the publishing of his opinion piece saying that Obama's assassination was among Israel's options in heading off a nuclear Iran.

Delegation Led By Rep. Cantor Presses Middle East Allies On Iran

01/15/2012

A congressional delegation led by Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) discussed Iran with U.S. allies in the region.

The group held meetings with foreign officials in Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Delegation Led By Rep. Cantor Presses Middle East Allies On Iran

01/15/2012

A congressional delegation led by Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) discussed Iran with U.S. allies in the region.

The group held meetings with foreign officials in Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Delegation Led By Rep. Cantor Presses Middle East Allies On Iran

01/15/2012

A congressional delegation led by Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) discussed Iran with U.S. allies in the region.

The group held meetings with foreign officials in Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Delegation Led By Rep. Cantor Presses Middle East Allies On Iran

01/15/2012

A congressional delegation led by Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) discussed Iran with U.S. allies in the region.

The group held meetings with foreign officials in Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

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