Syracuse, N.Y. — Former Syracuse star Hakim Warrick has signed a contract with a pro team in Israel. Ironi Nahariya, which plays in Israel's Premier Basketball League, announced the signing via Twitter. Warrick, 35, will finish the season with Ironi Nahariya. He last played for the Puerto Rican pro team Leones de Ponces in 2017. In 2016, Warrick was with Olympiacos in the Greek professional league and the EuroLeague. Warrick played at Syracuse from 2002 to 2005. As a sophomore, he was a starter on Syracuse's teams that won the 2003 NCAA championship. He was the Big East's Player of the Year as a senior in 2005. After graduating from Syracuse, Warrick spent eight years in the NBA with six different teams. His last year in the NBA was 2013 when he played for the Charlotte Bobcats. Since leaving the NBA, Warrick has played for pro teams in China, Turkey, Australia, Greece, Puerto Rico and, now, Israel. Warrick also played for Boeheim's Army, a team made up largely of … [Read more...] about Former Syracuse star Hakim Warrick signs with pro team in Israel
Supported by Middle East By DAVID M. HALBFINGER, DAVID E. SANGER and RONEN BERGMANAPRIL 30, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story JERUSALEM — Revealing a huge archive of stolen Iranian nuclear plans, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel accused Iran on Monday of lying for years about its efforts to build a nuclear weapon.Days before President Trump was to decide whether to pull out of the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, Mr. Netanyahu presented records from a secret warehouse in Tehran, making the case that Iranian leaders had deceived the international nuclear agency when they insisted their nuclear program was for peaceful purposes. Israeli spies seized the documents in an overnight raid in January, a senior Israeli official said.But Mr. Netanyahu did not provide any evidence that Iran had violated the nuclear agreement since it took effect in early 2016. That suggests that the Israeli prime minister — who has … [Read more...] about Israel Says Secret Files Detail Iran’s Nuclear Subterfuge
WASHINGTON -- Israel has tried to shake up the debate over the Iran nuclear deal by showing off alleged evidence of Iran's past nuclear weapons program. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said flatly in a dramatic presentation, in English, on Monday that "Iran lied" about its nuclear ambitions. He claimed that a secret archive taken from a warehouse in Tehran includes plans to build atomic warheads. But Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif mocked Netanyahu on Twitter early Tuesday, saying, "the boy who can't stop crying wolf is at it again." Meanwhile, key U.S. ally France -- a signatory to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal -- said that far from proving its illegitimacy, Israel's revelations actually highlight the need to keep the international agreement in place. Ex-CIA chief Hayden: Israel has revealed nothing new on Iran French foreign ministry spokeswoman Agnes von der Muhll called the nuclear deal, formally known by the acronym JCPOA, among the "most comprehensive and … [Read more...] about What do Israel’s details on Iran nuclear program prove?
JERUSALEM -- Israel's prime minister on Monday unveiled what he said was a "half ton" of Iranian nuclear documents collected by Israeli intelligence, claiming it proved that Iranian leaders covered up a nuclear weapons program before signing a deal with world powers in 2015. In a speech delivered in English, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed the material showed that Iran cannot be trusted, and he encouraged President Donald Trump to withdraw from the deal this month. [PRESIDENT TRUMP: Timeline, appointments, executive orders + guide to actions in first year] Netanyahu dramatically pulled a curtain away from a shelf of files that he said were copies of some of the 55,000 documents that Israel had obtained from Iran's secret nuclear archive. "Iran lied big time," Netanyahu declared. In Washington, Trump said it vindicated his past criticism of the nuclear deal. But Netanyahu's presentation, delivered on live TV from Israeli military headquarters in Tel Aviv, did not appear to … [Read more...] about Israel claims Iran-nuke deceit
AMMAN, Jordan -- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict remains a priority for President Donald Trump's administration, despite its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and its planned move of the U.S. Embassy to the holy city. Pompeo also said the U.S. is "fully supportive" of Israel's right to defend itself and declined to criticize the Israeli military for its use of live fire against Palestinian protesters along the Gaza border. He spoke in the Jordanian capital, Amman, as he wrapped up the Middle East leg of his first overseas trip as America's top diplomat. Pompeo called on the Palestinians to return to long-stalled peace talks with Israel. He said the United States is open to a two-state solution to the conflict if both parties agree, calling it a "likely outcome." But he would not agree with Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi's characterization of the conflict as "the main cause of instability" in the … [Read more...] about Pompeo defends Israel on Gaza