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Israeli soldiers rescued by Palestinians

01/22/2017 12:03 PM Updated: 1 day ago

Three IDF soldiers and an Israeli civilian were rescued by two Palestinians after an altercation broke out between the four Israelis and local villagers. According to

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Israel: the week in review

01/22/2017 9:08 AM Updated: 2 days ago

Anxiety in Israel about possible embassy relocation A lot happened in Israel this past week, most of it revolving around the election of Donald Trump and

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Netanyahu briefed on violent scenarios if U.S. embassy is relocated

01/20/2017 11:33 AM Updated: 4 days ago

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been briefed by Shin Bet, the army, and police on the possibility of violence breaking out in the event of

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Iranian Foreign Minister warns Trump “will be surprised” if he tears up nuclear agreement

01/20/2017 11:03 AM Updated: 4 days ago

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif warned Wednesday that President-Elect Donald Trump “will be surprised” if he annuls the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran. Speaking at

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Israel just needs US approval to annex settlements, says Defense Minister

01/19/2017 3:32 PM Updated: 4 days ago

The election of Donald Trump, whose cabinet appears to have a more favorable stance towards Israeli settlements than the Obama administration, has stirred the hopes of

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Obama warned Trump that relocating embassy could be “explosive”

01/19/2017 12:48 PM

Relocating the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem has been a campaign pledge of several U.S. presidents, including George W. Bush and Bill

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Pentagon preps Middle East military options for Trump

01/19/2017 9:33 AM Updated: 5 days ago

Washington (AFP) – He wants to frantically bomb the Islamic State group and has slammed White House micromanagement of America’s warfighting generals, but President-elect Donald Trump

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Obama warns Trump not to jettison Iran nuclear deal

01/17/2017 9:15 AM Updated: 1 week ago

Washington (AFP) – US President Barack Obama marked the first anniversary of the nuclear deal with Iran by emphasizing its “significant and concrete results” and warning

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Britain’s Johnson wants to maintain Iran nuclear deal

01/16/2017 2:03 PM Updated: 1 week ago

Brussels (AFP) – British foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Monday the Iran nuclear accord that US President-elect Donald Trump has threatened to tear up must

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Trump confirms that Kushner will serve as peace broker in Israel-Palestinian conflict

01/16/2017 11:33 AM Updated: 1 week ago

President-Elect Donald Trump appeared to confirm in an interview with the Times of London Sunday night that his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, will serve as a peace

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Damascus says Israel missiles, likely targeting Hezbollah, caused airbase explosions

01/13/2017 10:22 AM Updated: 1 week ago

Damascus (AFP) – The Syrian army said on Friday that Israeli missile strikes caused a series of explosions at an airbase outside Damascus before dawn. “In

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Iran to buy over 100 tons of uranium

01/13/2017 9:02 AM Updated: 1 week ago

Tehran (AFP) – Iran has received authorization from world powers to import 130 tons of natural uranium, Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi said Thursday.

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Israel approves bill banning foreigners boycotting Israel or its settlements

01/12/2017 5:32 PM

An Israeli parliamentary committee approved Thursday legislation preventing foreigners from entering the country if they’ve called for boycotts against Israel, or any of its settlements. The

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New charges for World Vision official accused of aiding Hamas

01/12/2017 3:02 PM Updated: 1 week ago

Jerusalem (AFP) – Israel on Wednesday announced new charges against the Gaza head of a major US-based NGO accused of diverting millions of dollars in aid

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Mattis cagey on Israel at confirmation hearing, will not break Iran Deal

01/12/2017 12:30 PM

General James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of defense, has faced scrutiny for his surprisingly critical comments on Israel. Today, Mattis testified before

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Israeli Arabs strike in protest at house demolitions

01/11/2017 2:58 PM

Jerusalem (AFP) – Arabs across Israel closed businesses and schools on Wednesday in a one-day strike to protest against the demolition of Arab homes built without

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President Barack Obama says Bibi Netanyahu’s settlement support is obstacle to peace

01/11/2017 1:32 PM Updated: 1 week ago

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s support of Israeli settlements is an obstacle to the creation of a Palestinian state, President Barack Obama told Israel’s Channel 2

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Nazi war criminal and Eichman’s right-hand man died in Syria basement

01/11/2017 9:16 AM Updated: 1 week ago

Paris (AFP) – Nazi war criminal Alois Brunner, who was responsible for the deaths of an estimated 130,000 Jews, died in 2001 at the age of

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Most Israelis believe Obama was unfavorable towards Israel

01/10/2017 4:00 PM

Most Jewish Israelis believe President Barack Obama had an unfavorable attitude towards Israel during his tenure in the White House, according to a poll released Tuesday

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Thousands throng funeral of former Iran president Rafsanjani

01/10/2017 10:11 AM

Tehran (AFP) – Hundreds of thousands of mourners attended the funeral on Tuesday of Iran’s ex-president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, whose death leaves a hole in the