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Former IAEA Head: Deal Would Let Iran Break Out in 7-8 Months

Former U.S. Intelligence Official: Obama Middle East Policy 'Willful Ignorance'

Obama's 'Next Earthquake': Abandon Israel at the United Nations


I'll Be Different

Hillary Clinton says U.S.-Israel relationship must get back on a 'constructive footing'


Netanyahu Blasts Iran Deal Again

'The emerging agreement in Lausanne sends a message that there is no price to pay for aggression, and conversely, there is a reward for Iran's aggression.'


Finally, Jewish Democrats Hit Back

Congressmen demand Obama stop slamming Israel

White House Official: 'We’ve made our point. The message has clearly been received.'


Good News, Bad News

U.S. antisemitic incidents up, but still among the lowest in decades


Virtual Nazis

Hacker organization Anonymous threatens Israel with 'Electronic Holocaust'


Is Obama More Hostile Than Europe?

E.U. says it is not 'reassessing' its relationship with Israel yet

As European countries refuse to pay for security at Jewish institutions


It's the Jews!

Arab League chief says Israeli 'meddling' is causing regional unrest


Iran Refuses to Ship Out Uranium

Tehran breaks word on key demand. Will Obama capitulate?

ANALYSIS: In any Iran deal, verification will be 'a problem from hell'

ANALYSIS: How Iran could rush to the bomb

ANALYSIS: The deal isn't as bad as it seems

Former IDF General: Deal 'would enable Iran to be a threshold nuclear state that ... will be able to cross this threshold within a relatively short period of time.'

When Less Is More

Western Diplomat: Iran 'more or less' agreed to ship uranium abroad

Analysis: Obama Chooses Dishonor Over War

Israeli Official: The U.S. Will Let Iran Spread Terror


Bombs Away

Saudi Arabia hits Saana overnight

Sunni Arab coalition forms to strike back against Iranian aggression

As Iran-backed terrorists push into Aden

WORLD

Down to the Wire

World powers scramble to reach Iran deal before deadline


Arab States Form Army to Fight Iran

'Unified regional force' announced after summit

Official: 'According to estimates, there are 5,000 Iranians, Hezbollah, and Iraqi militia on the ground in Yemen.'


U.N.: Israel Is World's Worst Violator of Human Rights

Speaking to the Void

Prosor: U.N. should investigate discrimination against minorities in Mideast

Analysis: How Naive Is the White House?

WSJ: Obama Created a Messy Middle East


We're With You

Egypt pledges support for a 'unified Arab force' to counter Iran

More than 20 Arab countries hold summit

Obama expresses support

Western diplomats evacuated as fighting intensifies in Yemen

Hezbollah Howls

Iranian ally unleashes whiny rant against Arab coalition


All Say 'Aye'

U.S. Senate votes unanimously for amendment to send message to Iran

WSJ: Obama Moving Toward Iran and Away From Israel


Yemen New Front in Saudi Arabia-Iran Rivalry

Coalition of Gulf states strike Iran-backed Houthi rebels

Egypt Prepared to Send Troops to Fight Houthis

How the Saudis Took the Lead in Yemen

Arabs Agree to Joint Military Force to Stop Iran


E.U. Keeps Hamas on Terror List

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ISRAEL

Sad Day for Israel

Former prime minister Olmert convicted in fraud case


ISIS in Israel

East Jerusalem man arrested for trying to join barbaric terrorist group


'Incomprehensibly Bad'

Israeli official slams proposed Iran deal

Netanyahu: 'This deal, as it appears to be emerging, bears out all of our fears, and even more than that.'

'The Iran-Lausanne-Yemen axis is very dangerous to humanity, and must be stopped.'

Calls congressmen to express 'deep concern about the emerging agreement.'

Strategic Affairs Minister: 'I say here, this morning, in the name of the government of Israel, this is a bad deal, full of holes.'

Ad in the NY Times: 'Mr. President: Fighting al-Qaeda made you like Churchill. Appeasing Iran will make you like Chamberlain.'

Iranian Defector: 'The US negotiating team are mainly there to speak on Iran’s behalf.'

Chief Rabbi of Efrat: 'The President of the United States is lashing out at Israel just like Haman lashed out at the Jews.'


Suing Hamas

Israeli NGO to bring lawsuit against terrorist group for violating international law


The Documents

U.S. assessments of Israel's nuclear arsenal declassified


Abbas: Israel doesn't want peace

Fatah head says election results have resulted in a reevaluation of 'economic, political, and security ties with Israel.'

NORTH AMERICA

Persona Non Grata

Can Israel's ambassador to the U.S. repair relations with the White House?

Alienated

Congressional Black Caucus enraged at Netanyahu because of his speech to Congress, remarks about Israeli-Arabs

'It’s going to be very difficult to bring them back.'


Pontiff to Visit America

In September, Pope Francis will stop in New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.


Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid to Retire

Decision will make for hotly contested Nevada Senate race in 2016


Bush on Obama: Doesn't Know Friend From Foe

'With the White House, not even half a minute of grace was given.'


Video Sting

Cornell student activities dean caught welcoming ISIS and Hamas onto campus


Americans Arrested for Allegedly Conspiring to Support ISIS

U.S. soldier, Chicago resident arrested in plot to attack Illinois military base


Heard on The Hill

House members request added funding for U.S.-Israel missile defense systems

Funding also requested for U.S.-Israel water, energy program

VIDEOS

Netanyahu to Birthright Visitors: 'This Is Your Homeland'


Commentator Bill Maher Defends Bibi


Palestinian Preacher Calls for IS to Destroy Israel


How Secure Do Berlin Jews Feel?


Iran Unveils New Long-Range Missile

'Soumar' would extend range to Europe

COMMENTARY
ARTS & CULTURE

Not Funny

TV star Lena Dunham publishes article comparing her Jewish boyfriend to a dog


Turkey Restores Great Synagogue, But There Are No Worshipers


Texas Comes to Tel Aviv

Artists' exhibit on display at Machon Hamayim Municipal Gallery in Givatayim


Israel's Playlist

Eight popular bands worth listening to


At Long Last, Justice

El Greco painting looted by Nazis returns to heirs


Jewish Book Recommendations for Spring


Warsaw Zoo Gave Safe Harbor to 300 Jews

Museum will pay tribute to heroism of zoo's director


Who Would Want This?

Los Angeles gallery auctioning floral still life painting by Hitler


Masada Novel to Become TV Miniseries

Alice Hoffman's 'The Dovekeepers' will premiere on CBS

JEWISH LIFE

'We Better Stand Up!'

Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein calls for action against antisemitism

Head of WJC Calls on U.S. to Fight Antisemitism

'The United States can and must speak loudly and clearly to condemn this evil for what it is – the radical Islamic hatred of Jews.'


The Pink Slip

Yeshiva University plans mass layoff warnings to Einstein Med School staff


Halachic Prenup/Postnup Party in Brooklyn

First Haredi party planned to help solve agunah crisis


NYU Students Protest Israel Apartheid Week

Pro-Israel quote from pop star Lady Gaga front and center


Teen Charged With Hate Crime in Staten Island


Jewish Frat Shut Down at UMichigan

Sigma Alpha Mu president faces misdemeanor charges


Mob Attacks British Synagogue

Under Siege

Antisemitism skyrockets in British city of Manchester

The Mob Attacks

BDS 'activists' trash South African store carrying Israeli products

As Australian theater refuses to hold Jewish cultural event

And Jewish graves are horribly desecrated in Hungary


South African Jews Organize 'Yarmulke' Protest

After three Jewish teens are assaulted in Johannesburg mall, citizens urged to wear head coverings at the movies


Inspiring American Rabbis

The Forward publishes list of 33 men and women who guide us


Yehuda Avner, Advisor to Four Israeli Prime Ministers, Dies

Speechwriter wrote memoir about his government service; remembered as 'true servant of the Jewish people'


Boca Synagogue Wins Guinness World Record

Prayer shawl made by Florida congregants measures 1471.74 square feet


Why Is This Ice Cream Different From All Others?

Ben & Jerry's founders make big splash with charoset ice cream--found only in Israel


Pro-Israel Students Fight Back

University of New Orleans students launch petition to divest from P.A.


Swarthmore Hillel Renamed Kehilah

Campus Jewish organization drops its affiliation with Hillel International

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