Tagged: Iran

Obama Defied GOP to Make Peace with Iran—Now It’s Time for Palestine Op-Eds & Analysis
Alex Shams, The Huffington Post

Obama Defied GOP to Make Peace with Iran—Now It’s Time for Palestine

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's vindictive policies are creating a climate in which Palestinians are once again rising up to reject their lack of freedom and equality. Netanyahu's meeting with President Barack Obama Monday involved obfuscation and a resort to blaming Palestinians for the current troubles rather than examining nearly 50 years of Israeli iron rule over Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.

on November 11, 2015
Israel and the Atomic Bomb Fact Sheets
IMEU

Israel and the Atomic Bomb

Israel is currently the only country in the Middle East that possesses nuclear weapons, with an arsenal estimated at 60-400 warheads. With President Obama scheduled to address the United Nations General Assembly on Monday about the Iranian nuclear agreement, the IMEU offers the following fact sheet on Israel’s nuclear program.

on September 25, 2015
A Shifting Perception of Israel: The Divide Between Jewish Americans and Israeli Jews Over Iran Op-Eds & Analysis
Rebecca Vilkomersen, Salon

A Shifting Perception of Israel: The Divide Between Jewish Americans and Israeli Jews Over Iran

In Israel visiting family when the deal with Iran was confirmed, I was struck by the darkening mood there. Much of the world, and most Americans, including American Jews, support the nuclear agreement. We view it as lessening the likelihood of another disastrous war in the region. Yet most Israeli Jews strongly oppose it.

on September 10, 2015
Expert Q&A: The Iranian Nuclear Deal & the US Jewish Community Q&As
IMEU

Expert Q&A: The Iranian Nuclear Deal & the US Jewish Community

Following the Iranian nuclear agreement and the Congressional debate surrounding it, the IMEU offers this expert Q&A with Rabbi Joseph Berman, Government Affairs Liaison for Jewish Voice for Peace, focusing on the US Jewish community’s response to the deal.

on September 8, 2015
US-Palestine Relations After the Iran Deal Op-Eds & Analysis
Mouin Rabbani, Diana Buttu, Ali Abunimah, Al Shabaka

US-Palestine Relations After the Iran Deal

Much of the discussion around the nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 (the five permanent member states of the Security Council plus Germany) has centered on US relations with Israel. What of US relations with Palestine insofar as these are distinct from US-Israeli relations? How will they be impacted by the deal, if at all?

on September 8, 2015
No to the Iran Deal Means No to U.S. Credibility Op-Eds & Analysis
George Bisharat & John V. Whitbeck, Los Angeles Times

No to the Iran Deal Means No to U.S. Credibility

A striking feature of the debate raging among American politicians over the Iran nuclear agreement is the virtual absence of references to international law. Republican presidential candidates compete as to who among them, if elected president, would be quickest to renounce the agreement, as if the United States were utterly free to do as it pleases without consequences.

on September 1, 2015
The Iran Deal: How Far Will Americans Go in Extending “Special Status” to Israel? Op-Eds & Analysis
David Palumbo-Liu, Salon

The Iran Deal: How Far Will Americans Go in Extending “Special Status” to Israel?

This past week saw the horrible murder-by-arson of 18-month-old Ali Dawabsha, killed in the middle of the night by cowardly assassins who set his home ablaze as he and his family peacefully slept. His father died days later, and his mother’s life hangs in the balance. Their crime? Simply existing on their rightful land, a land that Jewish settlers and Netanyahu’s government wish to appropriate.

on August 10, 2015
Expert Q&A: The Iran Nuclear Deal & Palestine/Israel Q&As
IMEU

Expert Q&A: The Iran Nuclear Deal & Palestine/Israel

Following the recently announced agreement concerning Iran’s nuclear program and the ongoing Congressional debate surrounding it, our latest expert Q&A examines the deal’s possible implications for Palestine/Israel and the region as a whole, with analysts Diana Buttu, Mouin Rabbani, and Rami Khouri.

on July 29, 2015
U.S. Pressing France to Postpone UN Resolution on Palestine News Roundup

U.S. Pressing France to Postpone UN Resolution on Palestine

The United States and several other countries – including Arab states – have asked the French government over the past two weeks to postpone its initiative for a United Nations Security Council draft resolution on the Israeli-Palestinian issue – at least until after the June 30 deadline for reaching a comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran.

on April 29, 2015
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