Benjamin Netanyahu

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arriving at Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sept. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Larry Downing, Pool)

Kerry seeks to soothe Israeli security concerns

JERUSALEM (AP) — Looking to soothe irritated relations with Israel, America’s top diplomat on Thursday pledged to support the Jewish state’s security throughout separate negotiations with Iran and the Palestinians — including Israel’s demand that […]

12/05/2013

Hossein Mousavian, center, former spokesman of Iran’s nuclear diplomacy team for negotiations with the International Atomic Energy Agency attends a panel discussion about the situation after the nuclear treaty deal between U.S., Iran and other world powers in Geneva, Switzerland last weekend, in Berlin, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Iran hard-liners criticize Geneva deal

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Hard-line Iranian lawmakers criticized a nuclear deal reached in Geneva last week, with one calling it a “poisoned chalice,” but a majority of deputies who spoke Wednesday in a parliamentary hearing […]

11/27/2013

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (AP Photo/Abir Sultan, Pool)

Iran nuclear deal fuels anger, jitters in Mideast

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister harshly condemned the international community’s nuclear deal with Iran on Sunday while Saudi Arabia remained conspicuously quiet, reflecting the jitters felt throughout the Middle East over Iran’s acceptance on […]

11/24/2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry walks to his plane after meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.(AP Photo/Jason Reed, Pool)

Israeli PM ‘utterly rejects’ emerging Iran deal

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday that he “utterly rejects” the emerging nuclear deal between western powers and Iran, calling it a “bad deal” and promising that Israel will do everything […]

11/08/2013

French foreign minister Laurent Fabius arrives for the second day of closed-door nuclear talks at the United Nations offices in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Martial Trezzini, Pool)

World’s top diplomats join Iran nuclear talks

GENEVA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned Friday of significant differences between Iran and six world powers trying to fashion a nuclear agreement, as he and three European foreign ministers added their […]

11/08/2013

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007 file photo, Palestinian construction laborers work on a new housing development in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maaleh Adumim, near Jerusalem. Israel on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, announced plans to build 1,500 new homes in east Jerusalem, the part of the city claimed by the Palestinians, just hours after it freed a group of Palestinian prisoners as part of a deal to set peace talks in motion. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer, File)

Israel plans more than 1,500 new settlement homes

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel announced plans Wednesday to build more than 1,500 homes in Jewish settlements in east Jerusalem and the West Bank, dealing a setback to newly relaunched peace efforts hours after it had […]

10/30/2013

Israel awards Bloomberg $1 million ‘Jewish Nobel’

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Monday recognized New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg as the first recipient of the $1 million Genesis Prize, an award popularly dubbed the “Jewish Nobel Prize.” The Genesis Prize Foundation said […]

10/21/2013

US and Israel flags

Israel: No dispute over Iran timeframe

JERUSALEM (AP) – An Israeli official says Jerusalem and Washington are on the same page regarding the need to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons His comments came Saturday night after President Barack Obama told […]

10/05/2013

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday Oct. 1, 2013 at the United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Andrew Gombert,Pool)

Netanyahu: Israel won’t let Iran get nuclear arms

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Israel’s prime minister declared Tuesday that his country will never allow Iran to get nuclear weapons, even if it has to act alone, and he dismissed the Iranian president’s “charm offensive” […]

10/01/2013

Joe Biden

Iran sanctions most effective in history

WASHINGTON (AP) – Vice President Joe Biden says U.S.-led sanctions against Iran have been the most effective sanctions regime ever. Biden says Iran has a choice. He says Iran can suffer deepening economic sanctions or […]

09/30/2013

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