Sunday Show Roundup

Republicans and Democrats jockey for position on potential government shutdown

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle used the Sunday shows to attempt to shift blame as a government shutdown looms.

Iranian Media Continues to Deny Rowhani Said ‘Holocaust’

State-run Fars News again criticizes CNN translation

The controversy over whether Iranian President Hassan Rowhani actually acknowledged the Holocaust continued on Sunday, when the president’s top aide reiterated the Iranian stance that Rowhani never used the term.

Israeli Security Service Arrests Iranian Spy

Suspect Ali Mansouri was reportedly spying on American interests

JERUSALEM – Israel’s Shin Bet security service yesterday announced the detention in Tel Aviv of an Iranian-born businessman with Belgian citizenship suspected of spying for Teheran. The suspect, named as Ali Mansouri, was arrested on September 11 at Ben-Gurion Airport as he was preparing to board a flight for Belgium. His detention was announced as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was making his way to New York where he is to address the UN.

Stateside

From the Archives: 459th Air Refueling Wing comes home

“Get on the bus,” he screams. He stomps his feet and cups his hands around his mouth. “You get on the bus now.” It’s a twilight zone scene, watching the 30-month-old boy ordering his father onto a school bus. The tarmac tamper tantrum is greeted with laughter from the crowd; tears well in his mother Heather’s eyes. If it was any place else she probably would have scolded him, but Elijah Vibar and his twin sister Laila are waiting to see their father, United States Air Force mechanic Mark Vibar, for the first time in four months. He’s late.

J Street Has History of Lobbying for Pro-Iran Initiative

Pro-Israel insiders criticize the organization for its failure to support Jewish state

The self-described “pro-Israel, pro-peace” lobbying group J Street has spent the majority of its recent time on Capitol Hill lobbying in favor of pro-Iran and pro-Palestinian measures, according to the liberal group’s lobbying disclosure forms.