George Osborne under fire over plan to lead trade delegation to Iran

By Sandy Rashty, September 25, 2015

Experts have rounded on Chancellor George Osborne’s decision to lead a business delegation to Iran next year.

British and Israeli researchers say that Mr Osborne is prioritising trade over Iranian human rights abuses and the ongoing threat the county poses to the Jewish state.


Wasserman backs Iran deal

September 10, 2015

Democratic Party Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said on Sunday that she would vote for the nuclear agreement with Iran, ending speculation about whether a top party leader would support President Barack Obama on the agreement.

Mrs Wasserman Schultz's 23rd district in Florida is heavily Jewish.


UK must keep up pressure on Iran over terror links, warns Board of Deputies leader

By Marcus Dysch, August 25, 2015

Supporters of Israel have given a lukewarm response to British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond’s comments on Iran’s relationship with Israel.

Reopening the British embassy in Tehran at the weekend, Mr Hammond suggested President Hassan Rouhani had a more “nuanced” approach to dealing with Israel than his predecessors.


Britain to reopen embassy in Iran after four-year closure

By Naomi Firsht, August 20, 2015

The UK is set to reopen its embassy in Tehran after a four-year closure.

Foreign secretary Philip Hammond will reopen the embassy in the Iranian capital this weekend. At the same time, the Iranian embassy in London will also re-open.


Nuclear deal paves Iran's path to a bomb, Netanyahu tells US leaders

By Anshel Pfeffer, August 6, 2015

As the lobbying intensifies over the upcoming vote in Congress on the nuclear deal with Iran, both President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been making their opposing cases to the American Jewish community.

Speaking via a special web-video feed viewed by around 100 Jewish communities across the US, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought to downplay the fact that most


Bibi and Obama engage in Iran deal lobbying wars

By Jessica Weinstein, August 5, 2015

In direct appeals to American Jewish leaders, US President Barack Obama has warned that Israel would suffer if a nuclear deal with Iran was blocked, while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged them to fight the deal.


Iran agreement contains 'secret side deals that Kerry has not seen'

By Orlando Radice, July 30, 2015

Two Republican members of the US Congress claim that the nuclear deal with Iran hinges on two secret side agreements that the Obama administration has not seen.


Lessons of the long Pollard affair

By Azriel Bermant, July 30, 2015

Finally, Jonathan J Pollard, a former US navy intelligence analyst, is to be released after languishing in prison for 30 years.

Pollard, an American Jew, was imprisoned on charges of passing on highly sensitive military secrets to Israel. He is the only person in US history to be handed a life sentence for spying for an ally.