| Nov 24, 2013
| 8:35 PM
GENEVA — Turning the fragile preliminary agreement on Iran's nuclear program into a stringent long-term deal will require even harder negotiations than those in the arduous months leading up to Sunday's signing ceremony in Geneva.
| Nov 26, 2013
Re "Iran agrees to nuclear limits," Nov. 24
No one disagrees that, should Iran fail to meet its obligations under the interim nuclear deal, tougher sanctions should come as a consequence. Why, then, are some members of Congress so adamant about enacting...
| Nov 27, 2013
If economic sanctions were key to forcing Iran to accept limits on its nuclear program, wouldn't more sanctions have an even greater effect?
Critics of last week's interim nuclear deal with Tehran certainly think so.
It didn't take long for them to...
| Nov 28, 2013
When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu drew his red line across a cartoon bomb at the United Nations in September 2012, he highlighted the most pressing issue with Iran's nuclear program: the Islamic Republic's ability to enrich uranium to near-...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 3:07 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Thousands of Arab citizens of Israel and Palestinians in East Jerusalem and the West Bank demonstrated Saturday against an Israeli government plan that in some cases would relocate Bedouins from traditional lands in the Negev desert...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 9:30 AM
JERUSALEM -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry launched his latest round of meetings in the Middle East on Thursday aimed at encouraging Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and discussing negotiations about Iran's controversial nuclear program.
| Dec 6, 2013
| 10:51 AM
JERUSALEM -- U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry, concluding his latest effort to advance Israeli-Palestinian peace talks on Friday, sounding encouraged about progress despite ongoing tension between the parties.
"We are closer than we have been in...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 7:22 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama signaled Saturday that he was prepared to allow Iran to enrich uranium on its own soil, saying that a final deal could be structured to prevent Tehran from developing a nuclear bomb.
Obama also put the odds of...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 11:00 AM
WASHINGTON — In a pointed rebuttal to President Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Iran can be forced to shed its nuclear program and urged the imposition of new economic sanctions.
One day after President Obama...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 1:07 AM
JERUSALEM -- Israel has announced that it is advancing plans to build settlements in the West Bank and Jerusalem amid sharp international criticism that the projects will hurt the peace process with the Palestinians.
Hours after releasing a group of...
| Nov 3, 2013
Re "How to negotiate with Iran," Opinion, Oct. 29
Dennis Ross and his colleagues lay out a sophisticated and nuanced strategy for dealing with Iran at this critical junction, something the Obama administration seems not to have accomplished.