Saturday, September 5, 2015
Israel
Spectator waves a Palestinian flag during the first leg of the Palestine Cup final soccer match between Gaza Strip's Shejaia and Hebron's Al-Ahly at al-Yarmouk stadium in Gaza

Israel Slams Palestinians’ Push To Fly Their Flag At U.N.

General Assembly is expected to vote on Sept. 10 on a Palestinian resolution that says the flags of non-member observer states “shall be raised at the United Nations Headquarters and Offices following the flags of the member states of the United Nations.”

September 1, 2015
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Oops: Israeli Newspaper Misidentifies Al Franken As ‘Gay Jewish U.S. Senator’

The Israeli newspaper “Haaretz” had an embarrassing gaffe Thursday, in its effort to track the latest congressional vote count on the Iran nuclear deal.

August 13, 2015
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Jimmy Carter: Netanyahu Decided To Deprive Palestinians Of Equal Rights

Former president Jimmy Carter is offering a bleak appraisal of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

August 13, 2015
Obama delivers remarks on a nuclear deal with Iran at American University in Washington

Why Israel’s Security Experts Support The Iran Deal — And Why Iran’s Hardliners Don’t

On the Iran deal, mainstream opinion in Israel’s military and intelligence circles is more closely aligned with Barack Obama than Bibi Netanyahu — as two former chiefs of the Jewish state’s spy services have publicly declared.

August 6, 2015
Obama delivers remarks on a nuclear deal with Iran at American University in Washington

Obama Defends Iran Nuclear Deal As U.S. Diplomacy Over War

Obama: “Let’s not mince words. The choice we face is ultimately between diplomacy or some form of war. Maybe not tomorrow, maybe not three months from now, but soon.”

August 5, 2015
Obama pauses during remarks on a nuclear deal with Iran at American University in Washington

Obama Warns Of Dangers To Israel If Iran Deal Blocked

President Barack Obama told U.S. Jewish leaders it was likely rockets would fall on Tel Aviv if a nuclear deal with Iran was blocked and military action ensued, one of them said on Wednesday.

August 5, 2015
Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu attends cabinet meeting in Jerusalem

Israel’s Netanyahu Tells Cabinet To Back Budget Or Risk Government Collapse

Israeli governments frequently collapse over budget disputes as the multiple parties that traditionally make up coalitions fall out over their spending demands.

August 4, 2015
A woman holds signs during a protest against the violence towards the gay community in Tel Aviv August 1, 2015. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Netanyahu Pledges ‘Zero Tolerance’ Of Hate Crimes

Thousands of Israelis took to the streets late Saturday in anti-hate-crimes rallies in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and elsewhere.

August 2, 2015
A relative of 18-month-old Palestinian baby Ali Dawabsheh, who was killed after his family's house was set on fire in a suspected attack by Jewish extremists, mourns over his body during his funeral in Duma village near Nablus

Palestinian Toddler Killed In West Bank; Jewish Arsonists Suspected

Graffiti in Hebrew reading “revenge” was scrawled outside, below a Star of David.

July 31, 2015
People disarm an Orthodox Jewish assailant shortly after he stabbed participants at the annual Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem

Religious Assailant Attacks Jerusalem Gay Pride March, Wounding Six

The march, which attracts thousands of participants, has long been a focus of tension between Israel’s predominantly secular majority and the ultra-Orthodox Jewish minority, who object to public displays of homosexuality.

July 30, 2015
File photo of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard

Kerry: Pollard Release Not Related To Iran Deal

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the upcoming release of Jonathan Pollard, a former U.S. Navy intelligence officer convicted of spying for Israel, was not tied to the nuclear agreement with Iran.

July 28, 2015
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Late Night Roundup: The ’90s Rapper Of Presidential Candidates

Larry Wilmore and Mike Yard took another look at Donald Trump’s potential appeal to minority voters — as a 1990s rapper getting into fights with everyone.

July 23, 2015
U.S. Defense Secretary Carter pauses on tarmac as he boards his plane en route to Tel Aviv in Andrews Air Force Base

U.S. Aims To Shift Israel Focus To Security Ties After Iran Deal

Ash Carter: “I’m not going to change anybody’s mind in Israel. That’s not the purpose of my trip.”

July 19, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference about the recent nuclear deal reached with Iran, in Washington

Obama Sends Iran Deal To Wary Congress, Israel Urges Rejection

Obama has promised to exercise his veto if Congress rejects the deal, which curbs Iran’s nuclear program while allowing an easing of economic sanctions.

July 19, 2015
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Obama Trolls Netanyahu During Press Conference On Iran Deal

President Obama also made some subtle (or not so subtle) references to Benjamin Netanyahu — to turn the Israeli Prime Minister’s own words against him.

July 15, 2015
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Pro-Israel Groups Divided Over Iran Going Into 2016

The Israel lobby — one of the most powerful in Washington — is divided over how to deal with Iran and leaders say the 2016 elections will focus more on national security than the previous few have.

July 8, 2015
Gaza Flotilla

Israel Intercepts Ship In Pro-Palestinian Flotilla Bound For Gaza

A ship carrying pro-Palestinian activists protesting Israel’s sea blockade of the Gaza Strip was boarded by Israeli naval commandos, who took command of the vessel.

June 29, 2015
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Bernie Sanders To NPR’s Diane Rehm: No, I’m Not An Israeli Citizen

Sanders: “You know, I got offended a little bit by that comment, and I know it’s been on the internet. I am obviously an American citizen and I do not have any dual citizenship.”

June 10, 2015
Obama vows no bad deal with Iran: 'This deal will have my name on it'

Obama Vows No Bad Deal With Iran: ‘This Deal Will Have My Name On It’

“This deal will have my name on it,” Obama said, “so nobody has a bigger personal stake in making sure that it delivers on its promise.

May 22, 2015
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Senate OKs Bill To Let Congress Review Iran Nuclear Deal on 98-1 Vote

a White House spokesperson called the bill “the kind of reasonable and acceptable compromise that the president would be willing to sign.”

May 7, 2015
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint session of the U.S. Congress at the Capitol on March 3, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Israel’s Foreign Minister Snubs Netanyahu Coalition Invite

The incumbent must present his government by Wednesday midnight.

May 4, 2015
Ethiopian Israelis Protest in Tel Aviv, May 3, 2015

Protest By Ethiopian Israelis Turns Violent In Tel Aviv

Violence erupted on the streets of Tel Aviv on Sunday as a demonstration by Ethiopian Israelis protesting what they said was police brutality against their community spiraled out of control.

May 4, 2015
Confederate John Deere

This Week In Crazy: Bring On The Second Civil War!

This week, “conservative” nut-jobs are trying to incite a second civil war — or warn us that we’re headed for one. Are they the same thing?

April 10, 2015
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White House Trolls Bibi With Tweet On Iran Deal

The White House’s tweet is an obvious takeoff on Netanyahu’s infamous 2012 address to the United Nations.

April 8, 2015
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How To Read The Iran Debate

In the Iran Debate, a working knowledge of the intricate, technical details is helpful, but there are more ambiguities than either side will readily admit.

April 6, 2015
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