AIPAC

On Iran Deal, A Few False Assumptions

09/16/2015 - 20:00

Now that President Obama has prevailed in his push for the Iranian nuclear deal, much second-guessing is taking place in our community on whether and how Israel, and major American Jewish organizations, should have voiced concerns about it. And some assumptions about winners and losers in this brutal battle deserve to be questioned.

Bibi To Meet Obama, Putin

The White House announced today that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet President Obama at the White House on November 9. they will discuss boosting military aid to Israel and then engage in a lot of empty talk about peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

But first Netanyahu is going to Moscow next week to tell President Vladimir Putin that Russia's increased military presence in Syria and attempts to shore up the Assad regime pose "security" threats to Israel.

With Backing Of 2 More Jews, Senate Can Block Iran Deal Rejection

09/09/2015 - 20:00

Two Jewish senators announced their backing for the Iran nuclear deal, bringing the total of senators supporting to 41 -- enough to block Republicans from advancing a vote against it.

Obama Gets Enough Votes To Sustain Iran Deal

Sen. Barbara Mikulski said she will support the deal, making it impossible to override a veto of a vote to kill it.

09/01/2015 - 20:00

Washington — Sen. Barbara Mikulski said she will support the Iran nuclear deal, effectively ensuring that the agreement will survive attempts in Congress to overturn it.

Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) speaking at a press conference in Baltimore on March 2, 2015. JTA

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.

Obama, Jewish Leaders Exchange Concerns About Distortions And Attacks In Iran Deal Debate

08/04/2015 - 20:00
JTA

Washington — President Barack Obama and pro-Israel leaders exchanged concerns about how each side distorts the other’s arguments in the debate over the Iran nuclear deal, and how the distortions are creating divisions in the Jewish community.

President Barack Obama and Jewish leaders met for two hours at the White House, Aug. 4, 2015. JTA

Freshmen Congress Members Visiting Israel Ahead Of Iran Vote

08/03/2015 - 20:00

Washington — Freshmen Congress members will tour Israel with their party leaders and meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as Congress gears up to consider an Iran nuclear deal that Netanyahu vehemently opposes.

U.S. Jewish Groups Call On Israel To Rein In Its Jewish Extremists

08/02/2015 - 20:00

Jewish groups in the United States called on Israel to more forcefully rein in its Jewish extremists.

Iran Debate Intensifies, Fault Lines Widen

White House-Jerusalem rift playing out among U.S. Jews as pressure builds on Israel defenders.

07/21/2015 - 20:00
Editor and Publisher

Sen. Chuck Schumer, a major supporter of both President Obama and the State of Israel, has become the focus of intense attention among critics of the Iran nuclear deal. With opponents having launched a major and risky campaign this week to convince 13 Democratic senators to buck the White House and kill the agreement in Congress, Schumer, a Democratic leader in the Senate and self-proclaimed protector of Israel, is seen as the swing vote.

Gary Rosenblatt

AIPAC Calls For Rejection Of Iran Deal, J Street Launching Campaign Backing Pact

07/15/2015 - 20:00

Washington — AIPAC called on Congress to reject the Iran nuclear deal, saying it does not meet critical markers that the influential pro-Israel lobby outlined in recent weeks. But the liberal Jewish Middle East lobby J Street announced a multimillion-dollar campaign to support the agreement.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking in Washington, D.C., at AIPAC’s annual conference, March 2, 2015. JTA
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