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Israeli ex-foreign minister cleared in graft trial

Israeli ex-foreign minister cleared in graft trial

Nov 06, – The decision handed the 55-year-old Lieberman a resounding victory in a case that had threatened to derail his political career and reshape the makeup of the coalition government. Instead, he could return to the political arena stronger than ever. An Israeli court on Wednesday found former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman innocent of […]

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For Obama, diplomatic openings on 3 fronts

For Obama, diplomatic openings on 3 fronts

Sep 22, – President Barack Obama arrives at the United Nations on Monday with diplomatic openings, the result of help from unexpected partners, on three fronts: Iran, Syria, and elusive peace between Israel and the Palestinians. All three pathways are fraught with potential pitfalls and hinge on cooperation from often unreliable nations. Obama also risks […]

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US secretary of State Kerry’s focus on peace talks, not settlements

US secretary of State Kerry’s focus on peace talks, not settlements

May 24, TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Explaining part of the strategy of his now 2-month-old peace initiative, Kerry said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government can stop only some of the settlements being built in lands contested by the Israelis and Palestinians — and in those cases it should act. Unlike in previous American-led […]

May 24, 2013 | By More
Israel police barred Jews and tourist from entering Jerusalem holy site

Israel police barred Jews and tourist from entering Jerusalem holy site

JERUSALEM (AP) — Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the ban, announced Thursday, is a precaution. On Wednesday, violence erupted as the Palestinians held an annual day of mourning and protests over the displacement of Palestinians following Israel’s creation in 1948. Police say Jewish worshippers inside the Old City were attacked during the unrest. Israeli police have […]

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