New Senate Bill Mandates Congress Have Oversight on Iran Deal

Bill comes as lawmakers express frustration of extension in talks
Hassan Rouhani

A group of senators unveiled new legislation late Wednesday that would force President Barack Obama to go to Congress for approval on any potential nuclear deal with Iran and that would bar the White House from granting any further extension in the talks, according to Senate sources familiar with the bill.

The Iran Nuclear Negotiations Act of 2014—jointly sponsored by Republican Sens. Bob Corker (Tenn.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), John McCain (Ariz.), and James Risch (Idaho)—would require the president to submit any nuclear agreement with Iran to Congress within three days of the deal being struck, according to sources briefed on the bill.

Iran Could Still Achieve Nuclear ‘Breakout’ in Two Months

U.S. still has no ability to detect nuclear activity
Hassan Rouhani

Iran could still produce enough nuclear material to fuel a bomb in as little as two months, a timeframe that has not been prolonged under the recently struck agreement to extend nuclear talks through November, according to experts.

U.S. to Give Iran Another $2.8 Billion, Concedes Enrichment

Just a matter of how much, White House says
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to the media after closed-door nuclear talks on Iran taking place in Vienna

The United States will give Iran access to another $2.8 billion over the next several months and appears to have conceded to Iran’s demand that it be permitted to domestically enrich uranium, the key component in a nuclear weapon, according to senior Obama administration officials.

Diplomat: UN Gave Hamas Rockets to the Palestinian Government

Dispute over who the missiles were given back to
Palestinian children attend a class at the UNRWA elementary school in Shati refugee camp in Gaza City

United Nations officials handed Hamas missiles found last week in a U.N.-run school in Gaza to the Palestinian government, according to a Western diplomat familiar with the case who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon.

Turkish Paper: ‘God Bless That Hitler’

Pro-Erdogan paper calls on all ‘good’ Jews to apologize for Israel
Anti-Israel protest in Turkey (AP)

A Turkish columnist at a pro-government newspaper celebrated Hitler in a recent column on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and demanded that Turkey’s Jewish leaders apologize for “genocide” committed by the “‘Zionist/Jewish terror base’ that is Israel,” according to a translation of the controversial op-ed.

State Dept. Backtracks After Kerry Suggests New Iran Sanctions Needed

Kerry told group of Jewish lawmakers administration is open to new sanctions bill
Hassan Rouhani

Lawmakers came out swinging on Thursday afternoon after the State Department issued a blanket denial regarding statements that Secretary of State John Kerry made to members of Congress earlier that morning about the potential need for new sanctions on Iran.

Hamas Firing Rockets? There’s an App for That

New app gives world a view into Hamas’ non-stop terror campaign
A rocket fired by Palestinian militants from inside Gaza Strip makes its way towards Israel

English speakers across the globe are getting a real-time glimpse of what it is like to live under the constant threat of terrorist rocket attacks thanks to a hugely popular smartphone app that beams a “red alert” whenever Israel is targeted.

Inside Brandeis’s Anti-Israel Listserv

Brandeis Officials distance themselves from list
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Brandeis University officials are working to distance themselves from a virulently anti-Israel internal listserv that shows a group of professors lashing out at the Jewish state in bizarre terms and attacking Brandeis’ Jewish leadership.

Professors on the faculty listserv shared false stories about Israel harvesting organs, claimed the Benghazi attacks were “not terrorism,” and used staunchly anti-Semitic terms to describe Brandeis’s Jewish leaders.