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Rudy Giuliani, Elaine Chao among dozens of U.S. pols paid by Iranian terror group

02/06/2017 6:07 PM Updated: 2 months ago

  Elaine Chao, who was confirmed this week as the Trump administration’s Transportation secretary, received $50,000 in 2015 for a speech to an Iranian exile group

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Watch Paul Ryan on why he doesn’t want to tear up the Iran deal

02/06/2017 12:33 PM Updated: 2 months ago
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Israel: the week in review (1/29-2/4)

02/04/2017 6:00 PM Updated: 2 months ago

The past week in Israel has been a troubled one. The eviction of settlers from the West Bank outpost of Amona turned violent, while the Trump

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(Video) Trump has a ‘change of heart’ on Iran

02/03/2017 12:29 PM
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Read National Security Adviser’s full statement putting Iran “on notice”

02/01/2017 3:31 PM

National Security Adviser Mike Flynn released a statement today directed at the nation of Iran after that country held a missiles test, causing the UN Security

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Hamas military strength rebuilt to pre-2014 levels

02/01/2017 12:03 PM Updated: 2 months ago

  In a worrying trend for Israel, the military capabilities of Palestinian terror group Hamas are now at pre-2014 strength, according to a report Tuesday by

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UN Security Council to hold urgent talks on Iran missile test

01/31/2017 9:10 AM Updated: 2 months ago

United Nations (United States) (AFP) – The UN Security Council will hold urgent talks Tuesday on Iran’s test-firing of a medium-range missile, diplomats said. The United

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Trump, Saudi king back ‘rigorously’ enforcing Iran nuclear deal

01/30/2017 12:15 PM Updated: 2 months ago

Washington (AFP) – President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman want to “rigorously” enforce the Iran nuclear deal, the White House said Sunday, despite the US

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Trump’s immediate immigration ban loses first legal battle

01/29/2017 10:03 AM Updated: 2 months ago

New York (AFP) – US airports braced for fresh protests Sunday against Donald Trump’s temporary immigration ban, which a federal judge partially blocked by ordering authorities

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Trump suspends refugee program, vows to weed out Islamic radicals, protect “religious minorities”

01/28/2017 5:13 PM Updated: 2 months ago

Washington (AFP) – US President Donald Trump unleashed a wave of alarm Saturday with his order to temporarily halt all refugee arrivals and impose tough controls

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Lebanese authorities claim to have exposed Israeli spy cell (that had no actual Israelis)

01/26/2017 1:18 PM

A five-member Israeli spy cell operating in Lebanon was exposed this week by Lebanese security officials, according to a statement Wednesday from Lebanon’s General Security Directorate.

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Official from France’s ultra-nationalist National Front party visits Israel

01/26/2017 12:29 PM

Nicholas Bay, secretary-general of the France’s far-right National Front party, visited Israel Wednesday and met with French community members and David Shayan, a Likud party official. Bay’s trip

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Kuwait executions part of ‘alarming trend’ in Middle East

01/26/2017 9:33 AM Updated: 3 months ago

Kuwait City (AFP) – Human Rights Watch criticized Kuwait on Thursday for ending a moratorium on executions by hanging seven people, saying the action was part

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Trump expected to halt refugee program, restrict Muslim visitors

01/26/2017 9:00 AM Updated: 3 months ago

Washington (AFP) – President Donald Trump is reportedly poised on Thursday to suspend the US refugee program for four months and halt visas for travelers from

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Trump talks terrorism, stability with Egypt’s al-Sisi

01/24/2017 3:25 PM

  Combating terrorism was the subject at hand in a discussion between President Donald Trump and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi Monday. In the call, Trump

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Israeli soldiers rescued by Palestinians

01/22/2017 12:03 PM Updated: 3 months 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: 3 months 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: 3 months 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: 3 months 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: 3 months 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