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Jewish Insider Daily Kickoff – Nov 25

Special Report: Behind the scenes of the deal between the ‘Great Satan’ and ‘Axis of Evil’ [Reuters

Longer-Term Deal With Iran Faces Major Challenges: “The euphoria over the signing of a historic nuclear agreement with Iran gave way to sober reality Sunday as the parties clashed over a key element of the deal and congressional skeptics threatened to thwart it.” [WashingtonPost]

Obama called Netanyahu and the two spoke for close to a half hour: [US Embassy]

Israeli Officials Knew White House Was Holding Secret Talks With Iran: [BuzzFeed]

AP – Israel’s options limited: [Associated Press]

Science of Nuclear Capacity Fuels Doubt on Deal’s Impact: “The big question over the agreement forged Sunday in this Swiss lakeside city between Iran and the world’s big powers is this: How much will it delay, if at all, Tehran’s ability to produce enough material for a nuclear weapon? Israel argues that as long as Iran can enrich uranium at even a low level, it can elude detection of any clandestine effort toward making higher-level, weapons-grade fuel, and can quickly restore the capacity that it agreed to reduce.” [WSJ]

Eli Lake – Why the Iranian Nuclear Deal Is Dangerous: [DailyBeast]

Ben Birnbaum – The Iran Deal Is Better Than Nothing—Even for Israel: [New Republic]

Michael Doran – The Hidden Cost Of The Iranian Nuclear Deal: [Brookings]

Al Hunt – Imperfect Iran Deal May Be U.S.’s Least Bad Option: [Bloomberg]

John Bolton – Abject Surrender by the United States: [WeeklyStandard]

Jeffrey Goldberg – In Iran, Obama Achieves 50 Percent of His Goals: U.S. President Barack Obama has had two overarching goals in the Iran crisis. The first was to stop the Iranian regime from gaining possession of a nuclear weapon. The second was to prevent Israel from attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities. [Bloomberg]

Gerald Seib – Allies Fear a U.S. Pullback in Mideast: [WSJ]

U.S. Ambassador Dan Shapiro: Military option still on the table [ToI]

Canada ‘deeply skeptical’ Iran will follow through on nuclear deal: “Striking a distinctly harsher tone than its closest allies, Canada is balking at lifting any of its sanctions against Iran until the Islamic regime fully abandons its nuclear weapons’ ambitions. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said Sunday he is “deeply skeptical” of a weekend deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program signed with six leading powers – the United States, Russia, China, Germany, Britain and France.” [Globe&Mail]

American Jewish Leaders Censure Nuclear Deal: Lauder Says No Way Iran Will Honor Agreement: [Algemeiner]

Senate Reaction — Senator Ted Cruz criticizes Iran nuclear agreement: [Politico] Dem. Senators Schumer and Menendez push for new sanctions: [PoliticoSenator Corker: Iran sees a weak White House: [Politico]

Video: Senator Schumer at the Ohel dinner last night – D’s and R’s United To Oppose Iran Deal: [JPUpdates]

Zeke Miller – Congress, White House Set For Iran Sanctions Showdown: [TimeMag]

Radio Silence from AIPAC and Senator Harry Reid on Iran deal

Iran President’s Tweets Reveal Progress Toward Nuclear Agreement [Mashable]

Top Tweet – FLASHBACK – Oct. ’94, in NYT: ‘Clinton Approves a Plan to Give Aid to N Korea’ in exchange for nuclear “freeze” [NYTimes]

A Rabbi, Senator, Congresswoman & Ambassador walk into Eli’s Restaurant: “Not the start of a joke. Rather, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, Senator Cory Booker, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, and Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer all went out to eat at the famed Eli’s kosher restaurant in Northwest DC.” [JewishInsider]

Harvard journal apologized for Jews, Jesus essay: “A Christian journal run by Harvard University students has apologized for publishing and republishing an essay by an anonymous writer who wrote that Jews deserve to be punished by God for killing Jesus.” [AP]

StartUp Nation: Apple Agrees to $350 Million Acquisition of Israel’s PrimeSense: [Bloomberg]

Israeli Waze goes all Hollywood with celebrity turn-by-turn directions: [TechRadar]

Nochi Dankner in talks to add Nakash brothers to IDB bid consortium: [Globes]

New York Magazine – Meet Jordan Belfort, the Real (Jewish) Wolf of Wall Street: [NYMag]

Boost for Meadowlands – Approval of Bonds Program Renews Hope in the American Dream Development: “The long-delayed retail-and-entertainment complex next to MetLife MET -0.57% Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., is close to clearing a major financial hurdle with government approval of a plan to sell about $750 million in bonds to help fund its completion and expansion. In another positive sign, settlement talks are under way between the project’s owner, Triple Five owned by the Ghermezian family, and New York Jets and Giants over a lawsuit the teams filed relating to Triple Five’s plans to expand the project to include a water park and amusement park, according to people familiar with the matter. A spokesman for Triple Five declined to discuss the legal situation but said that the outcome of the lawsuit will have no effect on the developer’s plans to begin construction in the first quarter of 2014. He said that preliminary site work already has commenced, and the developer is “targeting” the first quarter of 2014 as a construction start date. Triple Crown plans to finance the new construction with the bonds, about $200 million in equity and commercial borrowing. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is working with the company on the bond offering.” [WSJ]

Thats all folks, have a great Monday! 

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