In the fight over sanctions and the nuclear deal, how did the supposedly all-powerful pro-Israel lobby lose to the slick operatives of the National Iranian American Council?
The argument over the nuclear deal pits Israel’s paranoid essentialism against Obama’s reformist belief in the possibility of change
The nuclear age began 70 years ago today
The fantasy is that sanctions halt economies. The reality is that enforcement requires tedious bookkeeping, painstaking forensic work, and the ability to stay a step ahead of experienced middlemen.
The West is weak. Say it with me now: concessions, concessions, concessions.
A comparison of the White House’s political use of fairy tales in negotiating the terms of a nuclear program
Nevermind the finer points of the bargain being struck with Iran. Here’s why the entire premise is faulty—and dangerous.
Why the idea that economic and social pressure can keep Hezbollah in check is deeply flawed
Does the president understand the depths—and destructive implications—of the ayatollahs’ radical views on Jews?
There will be snacks, if you can get in
Why did Obama send a lowly vice-presidential adviser to inform American Jewish leadership about his Iran deal?
Was his comment really worse than American politicians’ electioneering?
The difference between Big America and Small America, and between Obama and Netanyahu
Netanyahu spoke effectively, if predictably. But what impact will he have?
The much-talked about address begins at 11 a.m. EST
Ahead of speech, 45 percent of Americans view the prime minister positively
Bomb-makers of tomorrow gain access to U.S.-funded graduate education
How the flare-up on the Israel-Lebanon border may portend a larger conflict
Las Vegas Sands targeted after casino magnate’s comments on nuking Iran
In an excerpt from ‘Nuclear Iran,’ calculating, with scientific precision, just how far Iran has come in its quest for the bomb
‘We’ve been reminded many times that our world still needs repair’
Says she has no ‘illusions’ about Iran, laying potential 2016 groundwork
The groups have resumed talking in Geneva though
Last week’s assassination of Hezbollah commander Hassan Laqqis in Beirut was a taste of what may come
Plus Operation Israeli Weather 2.0, and more in the news
Administration still unconvinced of the danger of Iran’s regional ambitions
In Washington, the president and his allies are using the nuclear issue to drive a wedge between Israel and its U.S. interlocutors
Meanwhile, new settlement plans create a new crisis
Plus this year’s Forward 50 announced, and more in the news
The Guardian and others think only Israel opposes Iran nuclear deal