By Hilary Leila Krieger
Senator Joseph Lieberman encouraged US President Barack Obama on Monday to clearly define America’s red lines on Iran’s nuclear program.
“I hope he can find a way to really spell out with just a little more detail” what the US is willing to do to prevent Iran from become a nuclear power, Lieberman told The Jerusalem Post following an appearance at a B’nai B’rith conference...read more.
The Obama administration launched training for its diplomats to identify and combat anti-Semitism.
Michael Posner, the assistant secretary of state for human rights, told the B'nai B'rith International policy conference in suburban Washington on Monday that the program had been launched by Hannah Rosenthal, the U.S. special envoy on anti-Semitism, whose term is ending next month...read more.
By Ron Kampeas
Between the red lines, the deadlines, the diplomacy and the dress downs, the vaunted cooperation between Israel and the United States on whether and when to strike Iran seems to be in a free fall...
Israel's U.S. ambassador, Michael Oren, played down the tension in an address Monday to B’nai B’rith International’s annual policy conference.
“Not everything you read in the newspaper is true,” he said. Disagreements were natural because Israel is “located in the backyard of Iran” and is threatened daily, whereas the U.S. is a “big country located far” from Iran and has “vastly better” weapons...read more.
By Andy Soltis and Dan Macleod
Give him the heave-ho!
Activist groups are demanding that the posh Warwick hotel on Sixth Avenue refuse to host America-bashing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad when he comes to talk at the United Nations this month...The Jewish group B’nai B’rith wrote The Warwick twice, urging it to boot the A-bomb-hungry despot.
Allowing him to stay “would leave a serious stain on the hotel’s reputation,” said Daniel Mariaschin, the group’s executive vice president...read more.
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