Following Iran Deal, Israel To Lobby Congress — And Reconsider A Strike


Tel Aviv — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decried an agreement over Iran’s nuclear program hundreds of times — most notably in a March speech to a joint session of Congress. Now that the agreement is signed, experts say Netanyahu has one way left to block it: Go to Congress again and persuade it to reject the deal.

Some of the diplomats who negotiated the accord on Iran’s nuclear program preparing for a photo in Vienna, July 14, 2015. JTA

‘Wonder Woman’ Speaks Hebrew at San Diego Comi-Con

The actress, who hails from Rosh HaAyin, was ecstatic when a fan asked a question in her native language.

Editorial Intern

As the largest entertainment and comic convention in the world, San Diego Comi-Con is full of surprises: elaborate character costumes worn by dedicated fans, exclusive clips from upcoming movies and shows, and revealing interviews with their stars. But at Entertainment Weekly’s “Women Who Kick Ass” panel featuring Gwendoline Christie (“Game of Thrones”), Hayley Atwell (“Agent Carter”), Jenna Coleman (“Doctor Who”), Kathy Bates (“American Horror Story”), and Gal Gadot (“Wonder Woman”), one fan’s question for Gadot surprised many more than her answer.

Gal Gadot at a Comic-Con 2015 panel in San Diego. Via

U.S. Forensic Pathologist: Nisman Case More Likely A Homicide


Buenos Aires, Argentina — A U.S. forensic pathologist believes that the late Argentine special prosecutor Alberto Nisman likely was murdered.

Iran, World Powers Reach Final Nuclear Deal


Tel Aviv — Iran and world powers including the United States reached a final agreement limiting Iran’s nuclear program.

Six world powers; US, UK, France, China, Russia and Germany reached a deal with Iran on limiting Iranian nuclear activity. JTA

Iran, World Powers Reach Nuclear Agreement

Terms will limit Iran’s uranium enrichment for up to 15 years in exchange for lifting sanctions.


TEL AVIV — Iran and world powers including the United States reached a final agreement limiting Iran’s nuclear program.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif leaves a final press conference of Iran nuclear talks in Vienna. Getty Images

Watchdog: Anti-Semitic Attacks In France Climbed 84% After Kosher Shop Killings


The number of anti-Semitic attacks recorded in France during the first quarter of 2015 increased by 84 percent over the corresponding period last year, a watchdog group said.

Canadian-Israeli Woman Returns From Fighting ISIS In Syria, Iraq


Jerusalem — A Canadian-Israeli Jewish woman who joined Kurdish forces in their fight against the Islamic State has returned to Israel.

Gill Rosenberg. Via

After Tel Aviv, Snapchat Highlights West Bank

Checkpoints, separation wall featured in social media initiative.

Editorial Intern

Two days after Snapchat received negative social media backlash for its “Tel Aviv Live” feed, it chose to feature The West Bank in its global “story” initiative.

Three images featured as part of "West Bank Live." Via Snapchat.

German Prosecutors Seek Jail Time For Auschwitz Guard

Asking for 3 ½ years for Oskar Groening.

Staff Writer

In closing arguments at the trial of former Nazi SS sergeant Oskar Groening, German prosecutors asked that he be sentenced to 3 ½ years in prison after he admitted guarding prisoners at the Auschwitz death camp and collecting and counting their money before sending it to Berlin.

The court of five judges is expected to announce its verdict in the trial of the 94-year-old Groening later this month. It began hearing testimony in April, and there was a delay in proceedings when Groening became ill.

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