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File picture shows Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu sitting next to his wife Sara during a visit at the Expo 2015 global fair in Milan

Netanyahu’s Wife Abused Household Staff, Israeli Court Finds

Labor court: Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife Sara insulted and raged at household staff, creating an abusive working environment at the official residence.

February 10, 2016
French Foreign Minister Fabius attends the session "The New Climate and Development Imperative" during the Annual Meeting of the WEF in Davos

France To Recognize Palestinian State Unless Deadlock With Israel Broken

The United States, European Union and the United Nations have issued unusually stern criticism of Israel.

January 29, 2016
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Israel Licks Wounds As Iran Sanctions End, Looks To Future U.S. Aid

Netanyahu calls on world powers to impose “harsh, aggressive sanctions” for any nuclear violations by Iran.

January 17, 2016
Still image taken from video of a man purported to be the reclusive leader of the militant Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi making what would be his first public appearance at a mosque in Mosul

Israel Worries About Threat From Islamic State

Well before the latest threat from Islamic State, Israel’s military had stepped up intelligence and preparedness efforts with the militant group in mind.

December 29, 2015
Turkish riot police walk outside the Israeli consulate before a protest against Israel's military action in Gaza, in Istanbul

Turkey Sees No Normalization Of Israel Ties Without End To Gaza Blockade: Spokesman

Turkey sees no normalization in ties with Israel unless its conditions for ending the Gaza blockade and compensation for the deaths of 10 Turkish activists in 2010 are met, a presidential spokesman said on Monday.

December 28, 2015
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Israel Presses Brazil To Accept Pro-Settler Envoy

Brazil’s reluctance to accept an Israeli ambassador who is a West Bank settler has set off a diplomatic crisis.

December 27, 2015
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Israel’s U.S. Ambassador Makes Political Point With Settlement-Made Gifts

Ambassador sending items made in the occupied West Bank and Golan Heights, to counter divestment movement.

December 23, 2015
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Israelis Strike Gaza Strip After Rocket Lands Across Border

Israeli aircraft struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip Sunday night, hours after a rocket fired from the territory exploded in Israel, the military told the Times of Israel.

December 13, 2015
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Republican Presidential Candidate Trump Postpones Israel Trip

The decision comes just days after Trump provoked an international uproar by calling for Muslims to be blocked from entering the United States.

December 10, 2015
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Furor In Israel As Trump To Be Hosted By Netanyahu After Remarks On Muslims

A government official said Netanyahu and Trump would meet on Dec. 28.

December 9, 2015
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers the keynote address at the Brookings Institution Saban Forum at the Willard Hotel in Washington

Clinton Aims To Take U.S. Relationship With Israel ‘To The Next Level’

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Sunday she would take the relationship between the U.S. and Israel “to the next level,” but warned that solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict would not be enough to stabilize the entire region.

December 6, 2015
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Israeli Spy Pollard Freed After 30 Years In U.S. Prison

Pollard will be required to wear an electronic bracelet so his movements can be monitored at all times.

November 20, 2015
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Israeli Policeman Given Community Service For Beating Palestinian-American Boy

Tariq Khdeir was visiting from Florida as protests erupted over the abduction and killing on July 2, 2014, of his 16-year-old cousin Mohammed Abu Khudeir, allegedly by three Israeli Jews.

November 18, 2015
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Netanyahu Says Time For U.S. Jews To Heal Rifts Over Iran Deal

Netanyahu tells American Jews: “Now more than ever we must work together to unite the Jewish people and secure the Jewish state.”

November 10, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House in Washington

Netanyahu Expects More Military Aid From Meeting With Obama

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned meeting with President Barack Obama in Washington on Monday is being billed as a fence-mending visit after their dispute over the Iran nuclear deal — but analysts see the meeting as something of a victory lap for Netanyahu.

November 8, 2015
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton speaks during the Clinton Global Initiative's annual meeting in New York

Bill Clinton Urges Israelis To Finish What Yitzhak Rabin Started

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton urged Israelis to continue supporting the moribund peace process with the Palestinians, despite the setbacks of the past two decades.

November 1, 2015
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After Netanyahu Comments, Germany Says Responsibility For Holocaust Is Ours

After Benjamin Netanyahu alleged that Palestinians forced Hitler into committing the Holocaust, now even Germany is speaking up.

October 21, 2015
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Netanyahu Says Hitler Didn’t Really Want To Kill The Jews — Palestinians Made Him Do It!

It’s not often you hear the argument made in international dialogue that Hitler wasn’t such a bad guy — he was just following orders, perhaps?

October 20, 2015
U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Dunford shakes hands with Israeli army officers in Tel Aviv

Israel, U.S. Signal Security Ties Back On Track After Iran Feud

Israel and the United States signaled on Sunday they were starting to put disputes over the Iran nuclear deal behind them, announcing resumed talks on U.S. defense aid for Israel as it hosted Washington’s top general and a joint air force drill.

October 18, 2015
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U.S. ‘Excessive Force’ Comment Touches Nerve In Israel

Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon accused Washington of “misreading” the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying shooting knife-wielding Palestinians was self-defense.

October 15, 2015
An Israeli policeman performs a security check on a Palestinian man at a checkpoint in Jabel Mukaber, in an area of the West Bank that Israel captured in a 1967 war and annexed to the city of Jerusalem

Israel Calls In Army To Try To Halt Wave Of Stabbings

The Israeli government moved to dispatch soldiers to Israeli cities and weighed posting checkpoints outside Arab neighborhoods in Jerusalem after Palestinian assailants carried out multiple attacks Tuesday, leaving three Israelis dead and more than a dozen wounded.

October 14, 2015
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Israeli-Palestinian Violence Intensifies; Arabs And Jews Stabbed

There are few signs of the tension and violence dying down.

October 9, 2015
A Palestinian youth carries a flag during clashes in the east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Issawiya

Violence Intensifies In Jerusalem, West Bank, Raising Security Concerns

Violence intensified in Jerusalem and the West Bank on Sunday after Israelis were targeted in two stabbing attacks and a Palestinian was killed in a clash with Israeli troops, officials said.

October 4, 2015
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6 Things That Happened At The U.N. This Week That Weren’t About Syria

Cuba, Palestine, Iran, Ukraine, Yemen.

October 2, 2015
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Israel Undermines U.S. Peace Effort, Palestinian Abbas Tells U.N

In address to the United Nations, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas cited Israel’s continued settlements in the West Bank, refusal to release Palestinian prisoners.

September 30, 2015
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