Top Khamenei adviser: Iran will never recognize Israel

By: Eli Leon, Daniel Siryoti, Yoni Hersch, Israel Hayom— Iran will never recognize Israel, a top aide to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei reiterated on Sunday. “Iran will not recognize Israel,” Ali Akbar Velayati said. “We still emphasize that Israel is a usurper and occupying regime.” Last week, another top Iranian official said Iran’s anti-Israel policies remain in…

More than 900 rabbis sign letter opposing Iran nuclear deal

By: Aron Chilewich, Jewish Journal— Over the past three weeks, more than 900 rabbis across every major denomination have signed an open letter calling upon the United States Congress to reject the proposed Iran nuclear deal. The letter was written by two Los Angeles rabbis, Kalman Topp of Beth Jacob Congregation and Yonah Bookstein of…

Dermer: Israel ‘not eager’ to battle Obama on Iran deal, but has no choice

By Times of Israel— Israel’s ambassador to the United States said in a television interview aired Saturday that Jerusalem was not in any way eager to go up against Washington on the contentious Iranian nuclear agreement reached last month, but felt it had no choice. There is no question that it is the most important…

Obama warns Putin “Israel is next” after historic Iran nuke agreement

By EU Times-— A stunning report circulating in the Kremlin today prepared by the Ministry of Defense (MoD) states that President Barack Obama’s “unexpected” telephone call to President Putin yesterday not only thanked the Federation’s leader for the nations help in reaching a Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) agreement with Iran, but…

Jews stood up to the U.S. government 40 years ago, and should again on Iran

By Natan Sharansky, Washington Post— These days, like many Israelis and American Jews, I find myself in a precarious and painful situation. Those of us who believe that the nuclear agreement just signed between world powers and Iran is dangerously misguided are now compelled to criticize Israel’s best friend and ally, the government of the…