Congressman Chris Smith Fighting For Release Of Americans Held In Iran

Congressman Chris Smith told News12 that he will personally bring the cause of Princeton University graduate student Xiyue Wang to the attention of Vice President Mike Pence and that he will have Wang’s wife, Hua Qu, testify before his Congressional Committee as part of his effort to secure the release of the American student, and others, from prison in Iran.

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Posted: May 16th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Human Rights, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

OpEd: Jews who Demonize Bannon and Legitimize Iran

By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Rabbi Shumley Boteach

Rabbi Shumley Boteach

There are few Jewish journalists I like and respect as much as Samuel Freedman, a distinguished professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Pulitzer-prize nominee, which is why if he criticizes me I take it seriously.

Sam wrote a lengthy feature on me and my friend Peter Noel when we co-hosted WWRL 1600 AM’s morning show in 2002-2003. It was a ground-breaking radio program on America’s legacy black radio station that featured a renowned African-American journalist and a Rabbi dueling it out for four hours every morning. Peter became a brother to me and remains so till today, veritably one of the truly fine people I know amid our myriad political disagreements. Sam’s lengthy feature in The New York Times captured the vibrancy of our morning program and the capacity of people from different backgrounds to find common ground and love each other.

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Posted: December 16th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Elections, 2016 Presidential Politics, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on OpEd: Jews who Demonize Bannon and Legitimize Iran

Why the great gas decline of the past year is nearing an end

assetContent (64)The decline in gas prices has slowed as prices dropped just two cents in the past week, and some gas stations with the cheapest prices could actually see prices start to increase. If there… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 22nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Why the great gas decline of the past year is nearing an end

N.J.’s Pallone backs Obama on Iran

Congressman Frank Pallone and Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik. photo via facebook

Congressman Frank Pallone and Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik. photo via facebook

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. on Friday became the fourth New Jersey Democratic member of Congress to endorse the agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear program for at least a decade in exchange for lifting economic sanctions. In a statement, Pallone called the deal “the most effective means available to monitor Iran’s nuclear program and… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 6th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Frank Pallone, Iran, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | 6 Comments »

Barack Obama’s Frenemy: Democratic Senator Bob Menendez

menendezJust across the Hudson River from Manhattan lies Union City, New Jersey. With 68,000 citizens it’s gritty, working class and a beautiful piece of Americana. For decades it had the largest concentration of Cuban-Americans outside of Miami. Some came to the town before the Cuban revolution in 1959 that put Fidel Castro and his Marxist government… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: February 7th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Barack Obama, Bob Menendez, Cuba, Iran | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Barack Obama’s Frenemy: Democratic Senator Bob Menendez

Israel slams ‘bad’ deal between Iran, world powers

Israel slams ‘bad’ deal between Iran, world powers (via AFP)

A nuclear deal struck between Iran and world powers in Geneva was “bad” as Tehran had obtained “what it wanted”, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said Sunday. “This is a bad agreement that gives Iran what it wanted: the partial lifting…

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Posted: November 24th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Iran, Israel, News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Israel slams ‘bad’ deal between Iran, world powers

Iran, world powers agree nuclear deal

Iran, world powers agree nuclear deal (via AFP)

World powers on Sunday reached an agreement with Iran over its nuclear programme, their chief negotiator Catherine Ashton and Iran’s foreign minister said. “We have reached agreement between E3+3 and Iran,” Ashton’s spokesman Michael Mann quoted her…

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Posted: November 23rd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Iran, News | Tags: , | Comments Off on Iran, world powers agree nuclear deal

Netanyahu: You want these fanatics to have nuclear weapons?

Those who say a nuclear Iran would stabilize the Middle East “have set a new standard for human stupidity.”

In an interview to be aired on NBC’s Meet the Press this morning, Israeli Prime Ministers Benjamin Netanyanhu likened the government of Iran to the terrorists that have been killing American citizens and destroying American property in 21 Middle Eastern countries this week:

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Posted: September 16th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Art Gallagher, Benjamin Netanyahu, Iran, Middle East | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »