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Poll: Opposition to Iran deal grows among US Republicans
Reuters poll suggests that support for the deal has diminished slightly among Democrats 63% of Americans say Iran cannot be trusted to fulfill obligations under nuclear agreement However, Democrats in Congress are confident deal will survive.
David M. Weinberg | Poof goes the Big Enchilada
The Iran deal must be made politically toxic, and Obama's retreat from the projection of American power must be stopped.
Ruthie Blum | Music to Barenboim's ears
Daniel Barenboim's overall ideology makes him an obvious member of the lunatic Left, which ostensibly champions human rights while apologizing for the greatest abusers of it.
Yehuda Shlezinger | A legal, and kosher, cabinet minister
United Torah Judaism has officially departed for the first time from its long-standing ideology of not joining a Zionist government. But conditions were ripe for such a move.
Hamas video claims IDF mistook terrorist's body for captive soldier
Hamas releases video claiming that in last summer's Rafah battle IDF thought Hamas fighter in IDF uniform was slain soldier Lt. Hadar Goldin, and only began shelling two hours later after realizing mistake Hamas: Israeli soldiers never entered tunnels.
Obama to address US Jewish leaders in live webcast speech
U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to answer American Jewish leaders' questions on disputed nuclear deal "Our top priority is to continue to clarify all aspects of the deal to our community," says Jewish Federations Chairman Michael Siegal.
Iran may have built extension at nuclear site, says UN watchdog
Confidential International Atomic Energy Agency report says Iran has built "a small extension to an existing building" at Parchin nuclear site "Iran doesn't need to ask for the IAEA's permission to do construction work on its sites," says Iranian envoy.
Israeli family removed from Swiss flight over son's autism
Family shocked at being told to leave plane because their 8-year-old autistic son was sobbing uncontrollably Mother doubly shocked to learn return tickets were canceled Swiss airline: "We deeply apologize for the ordeal this family was put through."
The double-edged Syrian sword
Israel faces two dilemmas on Syria, one over the best policy on the raging civil war, and the other on the preferred course of action should hostilities come Israel's way This delicate balancing act poses a growing challenge.
Why are Jerusalem's residents leaving?
A new study reveals that it is not just secular residents of the capital who are leaving in droves, but also the religious and the ultra-Orthodox, all of them for one major reason -- and it is not terrorism or the Shabbat wars.
We got to see Jerusalem rebuilt
An intellectual treat from the Talmud: "God above will enlighten us with his Torah 70 times brighter than the sun and ensure that we get to see Jerusalem rebuilt" -- what is that, if not a vow made by a great Jew in exile?
PM: Power of Israeli technology is stronger than any boycott
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives in Italy on official visit, attends agriculture technology-themed Milan Expo 2015 "Israel is an enormous global powerhouse in the fields of technology and agriculture and in developing new innovations," he says.
German support for Barenboim concert in Iran draws Israeli ire
Berlin State Opera says plans by Israeli-Argentinian musical director Daniel Barenboim to perform in Iran has full backing of German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier Israel calls Germany's state support for the trip a "mistake."
Haredi party breaks from past, agrees to join cabinet
In almost unprecedented decision, Council of Torah Sages rules that Deputy Health Minister Yakov Litzman can become full minister Decision comes after High Court rules current arrangement of having a "deputy minister with status of minister" illegal.
Bereaved parents: Hirsch failed as commander, can't be police chief
"Are there no more completely good and clean people left?" asks bereaved mother Elisheva Tzemach at protest outside Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan's home Bereaved father: "He couldn't manage a division, so now he'll be managing the police?"
IDF sends warning texts in new sanctions plan against deserters
IDF launches new plan to fight desertion phenomenon Deserters to be stopped from renewing driver's licenses or obtaining ID cards or passports, as well as denied housing benefits and scholarships Plan approved by cabinet, pending legislative process.
Monaco seeks forgiveness for deporting Jews during WWII
Seven decades after the Holocaust, Monaco's Prince Albert II makes first clear public apology for Monaco's role in Jewish suffering: "We committed the irreparable in handing over women, men and a child who had taken refuge with us."