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Diplomacy

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Three leading members of the House of Representatives – Reps. Steve Israel (D – N.Y.), Nita Lowey (D – N.Y.), and Ted Deutch (D – Fla.) – today became the first three Democratic Jewish members of Congress to go on record opposing the nuclear deal with Iran. Rep. Israel, the chair...

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Diplomacy

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The sanctions regime imposed on Iran for its illicit nuclear program has been destroyed and cannot easily be re-instituted, Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Monday. Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency reported: “The structure of the sanctions that the US had built based on the UN Security Council’s...

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Diplomacy

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu laid out the case against the nuclear deal with Iran in a presentation streamed over the internet today. The video is embedded below. After saying that “the deal doesn’t block Iran’s path to the bomb, it paves it,” Netanyahu discussed the “three fatal flaws” of the deal....

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Europe

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A controversial new anti-Israel curriculum has been “temporarily” pulled from British schools, The Jewish Chronicle reported today. The National Union of Teachers has “temporarily” pulled a new educational resource which aimed to “illustrate the daily struggles experienced by Palestinian children”, following public outcry that it was one-sided and unbalanced. In...

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Iran

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Forces loyal to ousted Yemeni president Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi drove Iran-backed Houthi rebels out of Yemen’s largest military base, the BBC reported today. Pro-government forces in Yemen have retaken the country’s largest airbase in a battle with Houthi rebels, a spokesman for the forces told the BBC. Heavy casualties have...

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Iran

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President Barack Obama’s plan to bring about a peaceful solution to the Syrian Civil War essentially hinders his ability to protect Israel from Iran and its terrorist proxies, Jackson Diehl, the deputy editorial page editor of The Washington Post, argued in an op-ed Monday. Both of his goals are valid,...

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Iran

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The nuclear deal with Iran must not allow Iranian perpetrators of terror to escape justice, former Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau wrote in a commentary for Reuters today. Put simply: Iran sponsors terrorism. I am convinced I could prove that proposition in a court of law, and indeed some Americans...

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Iran

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The nuclear deal with Iran will lift international sanctions on Gen. Qassen Suleimani, the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force, Iran’s elite foreign special forces division. This decision is a “shameful betrayal” of the “the American families of Suleimani’s casualties, and … those of us who lost friends and comrades” to Suleimani, Lt. Gen. (ret.) Michael...

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Human Rights

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Iran has launched a campaign to discredit Ahmed Shaheed, the United Nations special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, featuring coordinated media coverage of fabricated documents, The Guardian reported Sunday. Iran has launched a sophisticated smear campaign against the UN special rapporteur investigating its human rights violations by widely spreading...

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Diplomacy

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A new poll released today shows that Americans are overwhelmingly opposed to the pending nuclear deal with Iran. 57 percent of Americans surveyed in a Qunnipiac University poll said that they disapprove of the deal, more than twice as many as the 28 percent in favor. The vast majority of respondents said...

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