JCPA

The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs is a leading independent research institute specializing in public diplomacy and foreign policy. Founded in 1976, the Center has produced hundreds of studies and initiatives by leading experts on a wide range of strategic topics. Dr. Dore Gold, Israel’s former ambassador to the UN, has headed the Jerusalem Center since 2000.

The Center is a multidisciplinary, independent non-profit think tank for Israel policy research and education, bringing together the best minds in the political, strategic, diplomatic and legal arenas, in Israel and abroad.

Prepared for the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
Fri, Jun 22nd 2018 8:49am
(Iran Daily) Responding to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's May 21 statement of 12 preconditions for Iran to follow, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif presented Iran's demands on Wednesday. "The truth is that all U.S. administrations in the past 70 years should be held accountable for their disregard for international law, and their violations of bilateral and multilateral agreements with Iran." "A short list of the rightful demands of the Iranian people from the U.S. government could include the following: The U.S. government...will end its intervention in Iran's domestic affairs....The United States must abandon its policy of resorting to the threat or use of force...as an option in the conduct of its foreign affairs with or against the Islamic Republic of Iran and other States." "The U.S. government should...rescind previous arbitrary and unlawful financial judgments, it should refrain from executing them in the U.S. and extraterritorially. The U.S. government should openly acknowledge its unwarranted and unlawful actions against the people of Iran over the past decades...take remedial measures to compensate the people of Iran for the damages incurred, and provide verifiable assurances that it will cease and desist from such illegal measures and refrain from ever repeating them." "The United States government must...nullify the cruel and extensive primary and extraterritorial sanctions, rescind hundreds of legislations and executive orders...and compensate the Iranian people for the enormous damages to the Iranian economy and its people....The U.S. government should stop its unlimited and unconditional support for the Zionist regime...and support...the establishment of an independent Palestinian State with Al-Quds al-Sharif as its capital."
Fri, Jun 22nd 2018 1:00am
(Radio Free Europe-Radio Liberty) "Iran's aggressive tendencies must not only be discussed, but rather we need solutions urgently," German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on June 21 after meeting Jordan's King Abdullah in Amman. She said that while European countries wanted to maintain the 2015 nuclear accord with Tehran, they remained concerned about Iran's ballistic missile program, its presence in Syria, and its role in the civil war in Yemen. Merkel also expressed support for Jordanian concerns about Iranian activity near its border with southwestern Syria. "You live not just with the Syria conflict, but also we see Iran's activities with regard to Israel's security and with regard to Jordan's border."
Fri, Jun 22nd 2018 1:00am
(Markets Insider) Gina Heeb - Iran's auto industry benefitted when the U.S. lifted sanctions as part of the nuclear deal in 2015. But as companies like PSA Peugeot Citroen, which accounted for nearly 30% of market share last year, withdraw and halt planned investments in Iran, analysts think the country's auto industry could be hurt. Analysts at Fitch's BMI forecast an 18% decline in vehicle production in Iran in 2018.
Fri, Jun 22nd 2018 1:00am
(Bloomberg) Julian Lee - Iran's oil exports fell sharply in the first two weeks of June. Shipments heading toward EU countries fell by a third, while declines were also noted for Turkey and South Korea. At the same time, deliveries to India and Japan were up, while shipments to China were unchanged.
Fri, Jun 22nd 2018 1:00am
(Reuters) Japanese oil refiners may have to stop loading Iranian crude oil from Oct. 1 if Japan's government does not secure an exemption from U.S. sanctions, Takashi Tsukioka, president of the Petroleum Association of Japan, said Friday.
Fri, Jun 22nd 2018 1:00am