Mitt Romney in Jerusalem affirmed the strong alliance between the United States and Israel.
Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, in meetings Sunday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres also spoke of the threat a nuclear Iran would pose to the U.S. and Israel. He had arrived in Israel the previous evening from London.
Former prime minister calls for caution on Iran and more respect for Obama at Jerusalem Post conference here.
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There was a time when “Israeli politics stopped at the Mediterranean,” Danny Ayalon, Israel’s deputy foreign minister, told the large crowd Sunday morning at the first annual Jerusalem Post conference in New York.
Sanctions and diplomacy have not stopped Iran's nuclear push, and Israel cannot wait much longer for these efforts to succeed, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.
"I appreciate President Obama's recent efforts to impose even tougher sanctions against Iran, and these sanctions are hurting Iran's economy, but unfortunately Iran's nuclear program continues to march forward," Netanyahu said in his address Monday evening to the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee annual policy conference.
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.”
Israel's Mossad assassinated an Iranian scientist in a bomb attack, Time Magazine reported, citing unnamed Western intelligence sources.
The report Saturday came as Iranian state television reported that the Islamic Republic had evidence that the United States was behind the Jan. 11 attack, that it said was "planned, guided and supported" by the Central Intelligence Agency.
The Time report also intimated that Israel was behind the deaths of three other Iranian nuclear scientists in the last two years.
The Obama administration condemned an attack in Tehran that killed a nuclear scientist, and Iran threatened Israel with revenge.
Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, 32, was killed Wednesday when a bomb placed on his car by a motorcyclist exploded. Roshan reportedly was a supervisor at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility, in addition to being a professor at Tehran's technical university.
"We condemn any assassination or attack on an innocent person, and we express our sympathies to the family," Victoria Nuland, the State Department spokeswoman, said Wednesday.
Just a few weeks ago, I wrote a piece for this paper about Pilgrims and Native Americans. It spoke of how the legacy of the Thanksgiving story often falls prey to deconstructionists, who value historical truth over cultural myth at all cost. Rather than have children- and, for that matter, adults- celebrate a cherished American belief in a common appreciation of blessings, they would argue that historical reality in all of its messiness- or at least, the probability of its being reality- must trump exercises in feel-good nostalgia rooted in legend.