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Jerusalem – Tree Gifted By Barack Obama To Israeli President Not Dug Up

Jerusalem - Following reports that the Agriculture Ministry team intend to dig up the magnolia tree that US President Barack Obama brought to President Shimon Peres as a gift on We...

Tel Aviv – Obama Touched Down In Israel Begins First Visit As President (photos)

Tel Aviv - Calling the U.S. Israel's "greatest friend," President Barack Obama assured the Middle East ally of his administration's commitment to Israel's security while cautioning...

Cyprus – Lawmakers Reject Bailout Plan To Seize Bank Deposits

Cyprus - Cyprus's parliament overwhelmingly rejected a proposed levy on bank deposits as a condition for a European bailout on Tuesday, throwing euro zone efforts to rescue the lat...

Syria – Rebel Fighters Seize Security Compound Near Golan Heights

Syria - Syrian rebels on Sunday seized a Syrian military intelligence compound in the southern Hauran Plain near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, rebel commanders said. The f...

Gaza – Lawyer: Palestinian Ending Hunger Strike Gets New Deal

Gaza - A hunger striking Palestinian prisoner has agreed to end his fast under a plea bargain that will confine him to the Gaza Strip for the next 10 years, his lawyer and family s...

Israel – Likud Beytenu And Yesh Atid Sign Coalition Deal, Excluding Ultra-Orthodox Jews

Israel - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed a coalition deal Friday with rival parties to form the next government, a spokesman said, in an agreement that was stalled...

Israel – Infant Critically Hurt In Traffic Accident Caused By Stone Throwing Palestinians

Israel - A three-year-old girl was critically injured in the West Bank on Thursday night when the car she was traveling in veered into an oncoming truck after it was hit by stone-t...

Israel – Netanyahu Strike Coalition Deal Excluding Ultra-Religious

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reached an agreement Thursday to form a new coalition government that is expected to try to curb years of preferential treatme...

Jerusalem – Politics Clouding Obama’s Coming Visit To Israel

Jerusalem - A week before President Barack Obama is set to arrive in the region, Middle East politics are already casting a cloud over the visit as Israeli and Palestinian official...

Israel – US Envoy: Obama Trip Is Key Sign Of Close Bilateral Ties

Israel - The visit to Israel by US President Barack Obama sends a key message of support not only to Israel and the US public, but also to others who see the warmth of  the relatio...

Israel – Schalit Signs Petition Urging Obama To Release Pollard

Israel - Former kidnapped soldier Gilad Schalit became the latest well-known Israeli to sign a petition Monday calling upon US President Barack Obama to commute the life sentence o...

Venezuela – Grandson Of Holocaust Survivors To Run For President

Venezuela - Venezuela's opposition leader Henrique Capriles will challenge the late Hugo Chavez's preferred successor for the presidency of the South American OPEC nation next mont...

Sofia – Bulgaria Admits Failing To Save Thousands Of Jews From Nazi Death Camps

Sofia, Bulgaria - Bulgarians on Sunday commemorated public protests that led to the rescue of more than 48,000 Jewish countrymen from deportation to Nazi death camps. Ceremonies...

Jerusalem – Israeli Police, Palestinians Clash At Jerusalem Mosque

Jerusalem - Israeli police fired stun grenades to disperse Palestinian worshippers who had thrown rocks and firebombs at them after Friday prayers at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in...

Washington – Obama Meets American Jewish Leaders Ahead Of Israel Trip

Washington - President Barack Obama hosted leaders of major American Jewish organizations at the White House on Thursday as he sought to smooth the way for his first presidential ...

Washington – US: Fully Capable Of Defending Against N.Korean Threat

Washington - The White House says the U.S. is fully capable of defending itself after a North Korean ballistic missile attack. White House spokesman Jay Carney was responding to...

Jerusalem – Prisoner Flees Rabbinical Court Through Window

Jerusalem - A 40-year-old prisoner who refused to give his wife a divorce according to Jewish law escaped during a hearing at the Rabbinical Court in Jerusalem on Monday afternoon....

Washington – TSA Will Permit Knives on Planes, Flight Attendants Union Blasts Decision

Washington - The Flight Attendants Union Coalition, representing nearly 90,000 Flight Attendants at carriers nationwide, issued the following statement blasting today's announcemen...

Tehran – Iran Is Building 3,000 Advanced Centrifuges: Reports

Tehran - Iran is building about 3,000 advanced uranium-enrichment centrifuges, Iranian media reported on Sunday, in a development likely to add to Western concerns about the Islam...

Israel – Yesh Atid Sees No Place For Haredim In Next Government

Israel - Yesh Atid has made it clear that they see no place for haredim in the next government, Likud Beytenu said following talks between the two parties Thursday, encouraging the...