| Dec 28, 2013
Re "The U.S.-Israel rift that isn't," Opinion, Dec. 24
There is an old prayer: "God protect me from my friends, and I will protect myself from my enemies." That's the way it is with the U.S.-Israel friendship.
In the last U.S. election, Israeli...
| Dec 29, 2013
To err is human. To err twice a week, you have to be a columnist.
In 2012, I cemented my reputation as a pundit by making some notable blunders — predicting, for example, that the presidential election would be too close to call. The race was...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 11:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Sunday that the U.S. is looking for “proof of life” regarding a former FBI agent who went missing in Iran nearly seven years ago during a visit that, according to several news organizations,...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 3:57 PM
WASHINGTON — As they prepare for battle over the new deal to limit Iran's nuclear program, the accord's supporters and foes are calibrating strategies based on their reading of Americans' conflicted views about the Islamic Republic.
| Nov 28, 2013
| 2:16 PM
TEHRAN -- The Iranian capital has long been known for its smog, but pollution in recent days has taken an eye-watering turn for the worse, hampering visibility and causing authorities to shutter schools and curtail the number of cars allowed in the city...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 2:06 PM
WASHINGTON -- Key lawmakers said Sunday they expect to press forward with an Iran sanctions package that can be imposed quickly if the interim accord to freeze Tehran's nuclear program fails to lead to a long-term deal.
Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.),...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 8:00 AM
WASHINGTON — Many paths led to the international agreement to temporarily curb Iran's nuclear program: secret meetings in Oman, formal negotiations in Geneva, and a quiet encounter in New York involving two diplomats and an exquisite silver...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 1:26 PM
WASHINGTON -- A poll sponsored by a liberal group found that a plurality of Americans supported the interim nuclear deal with Iran, 34% to 22%, and 41% had no opinion on the complex agreement.
The poll, conducted by Hart Research for the advocacy...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 11:18 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration’s dispute with Israel over Iran intensified Wednesday, even as Secretary of State John F. Kerry prepared to visit Capitol Hill to ask lawmakers to hold off on new sanctions that could disrupt pending...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:07 PM
WASHINGTON — Iran's new government has slowed expansion of its nuclear program almost to a halt since August, according to the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency, in what experts view as a strong signal of Tehran's desire to resolve a decade-...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 2:08 PM
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