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US Secretary of State John Kerry (AP Photo)

Kerry close to restarting talk

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is closing in on an agreement between Israel and the Palestinians to relaunch peace talks for a period of six to nine months, Palestinian […]

07/04/2013

Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel

Israel’s PM opens exhibit at Auschwitz

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — In a defiant speech from the place that symbolizes the suffering of Jews during World War II, Israel’s prime minister warned on Thursday that the Jewish state will do everything to […]

06/13/2013

Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli PM warns of another Holocaust from Iran

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began his two-day visit to Poland, which Germany’s Nazis occupied during World War II and where they committed the worst crimes ever against the Jewish people, […]

06/12/2013

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A look at reasons for Israeli airstrikes in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — A look at the reasons for and possible implications of the escalation of Israel’s involvement in Syria’s civil war. WHY NOW? Israel has said repeatedly it does not want to get dragged […]

05/05/2013

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Israeli military shoots down drone

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel shot down a drone Thursday as it approached the country’s northern coast, the military said. Suspicion immediately fell on the Hezbollah militant group in Lebanon which denied it sent the craft.

04/25/2013

The Western Wall in Jerusalem (AP Photo)

Liberal Jews see a victory in proposed prayer area

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli authorities have proposed establishing a new section at the Western Wall where men and women can pray together, a groundbreaking initiative that would mark a significant victory by liberal streams of Judaism.

04/10/2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry (AP Photo)

Kerry upbeat after 3 days of Mideast diplomacy

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday wrapped up three days of high-level Mideast diplomacy on a positive note, saying he held “very constructive talks” with Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

04/09/2013

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Iran unveils uranium sites, renews defiant tone

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — With words of defiance, Iran announced two nuclear-related projects Tuesday that expand capabilities to extract and process uranium — modest advances in Tehran’s atomic efforts but ones symbolic of its refusal to slow nuclear work.

04/09/2013

John Kerry, US Secretary of State, lays a wreath during the annual ceremony for Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yad Vashem memorial, Jerusalem, Israel. (AP Photo)

Israel honors 6 million victims of Nazi Holocaust

JERUSALEM (AP) — Among the crowds marking Israel’s annual Holocaust remembrance day at the Yad Vashem memorial Monday was a retired American Air Force colonel from San Francisco who came to honor a family he never knew.

04/08/2013

U.S. President Barack Obama (AP Photo)

PROMISES, PROMISES: Obama has tight Iran timeline

In this series, Associated Press writers who cover subjects key to Obama’s agenda and that of the GOP examine his main campaign promises, their chances of being kept and their likely impact on people.

04/01/2013

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Obama holds Passover Seder at the White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama was marking Monday night’s start of Passover with a private Seder at the White House. Obama started the tradition as a presidential candidate in 2008 when he joined Jewish staffers celebrating on the campaign trail.

03/25/2013

US President Barack Obama (l) and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (AP Photo)

Obama pledges resolve against Iran’s nuclear aims

JERUSALEM (AP) — Eager to reassure an anxious ally, President Barack Obama on Wednesday affirmed Israel’s sovereign right to defend itself from any threat and vowed to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.

03/20/2013

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