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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review

Iran won't nuke missile program

By Paul Richter


Makes demands for limited concessions


JewishWorldReview.com |

GENEVA — (MCT) Iran's foreign minister Tuesday unveiled a widely-anticipated plan for ending the conflict over his country's nuclear program in an hour-long English-language Powerpoint presentation, as two days of talks between Iran and six world powers got underway at a United Nations palace.

Mohammad Javad Zarif's presentation, which he promised would take a new approach to resolving world anxieties about Iran's nuclear program, was titled "Closing an unnecessary crisis — Opening new horizons."


Olle Johansson, Sweden






Neither Iranian nor Western officials commented immediately on the contents of the plan. But officials said it was likely that the Iranians would provide some details on their offer later in the day, and the United States and other Western governments would say if it met their demands.

The U.S. and European allies have been eagerly waiting for Iran's new government to show whether it is more willing than its predecessor to accept curbs on a fast-growing nuclear program that many governments fear is aimed at acquiring a nuclear weapons capability.

In recent days, Iranian officials have promised a far-reaching three-stage "roadmap" plan that would discuss both the early steps and final stages of what is expected to be a complex negotiation. They promised to provide U.N. inspectors a closer look at what they are doing with their uranium processing facilities, and said Iran would halt production of medium-enriched uranium, a material that can be easily converted to nuclear bomb fuel.

But Iranian officials have also insisted they would continue other parts of the program, including low-level uranium enrichment, and wouldn't halt activities at their Fordo plant or their Arak heavy water facility.


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Abolfazi Amouei, of the Iranian foreign ministry, told reporters it was "very possible" that Iranian and U.S. officials would have a face to face meeting later today. But he said such a bilateral meeting hadn't yet been set.

Iranian officials have previously refused direct meetings with their American counterparts since the Iranians began meeting with a six power group in 2006. The group also includes Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany.

The two-day session began with a presentation by the European Union's top foreign policy official, Catherine Ashton. The U.S. diplomats spoke after Zarif and were followed by representatives of the other governments.

The meeting adjourned for the morning shortly before noon. Zarif left the meeting complaining of severe back pains, which he said earlier this week on his Facebook page, had been exacerbated by criticism from hardliners of his government's overtures to the West.

Expectations for the meeting have been high, with some observers predicting that it could open the way to a resolution of the two-decade-old nuclear issue. But U.S. officials have tried to lower expectations, saying that an immediate breakthrough is not likely.

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