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Obama Holds Final Press Conference

President Barack Obama firmly defended his decision to cut nearly three decades off convicted leaker Bradley Manning’s prison term Wednesday, arguing in his final White House news conference that the…

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Fines for Speeding to Go Up

Speeding and other moving violations will incur significantly heavier fines after the Knesset Economic Affairs Committee approved a Ministry of Transport request on Wednesday, Globes reported. The new regime, to…

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Haley Condemns White House ‘Mistreatment’ of Israel

In confirmation hearings at the Senate on Wednesday, president-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for U.N. ambassador denounced the Obama administration’s “mistreatment” of Israel at the Security Council. At the same time,…

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Upgraded Defense System Ready for Action

Israel’s upgraded ballistic missile shield became operational on Wednesday, in an extension of its capabilities to outer space where incoming missiles can be safely destroyed. The Defense Ministry said the…

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Trump’s U.N. Nominee to Blast World Body Over Israel

President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. ambassador to the United Nations will blast the world body over its treatment of Israel at her Senate confirmation hearing, according to prepared testimony seen…

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Former CIA Chief Denies Israel Warned on Trump

Former CIA and NSA director Gen. (ret.) Michael Hayden has dismissed reports that U.S. intelligence officials cautioned their Israeli counterparts about discussing sensitive matters with members of the incoming Trump…

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U.K. Takes Flak for Pro-Israel Stand

Britain has come under criticism from the Palestinians and some European diplomats after standing up for Israel at the Paris conference and the E.U. foreign ministers summit, The Times of…

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U.N. Envoy Welcomes Water Deal

An agreement between Israel and the Palestinians to renew cooperation on water management won positive attention from the U.N. on Monday, The Jerusalem Post reported. While condemnations and warnings continued…

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Ireland Opposes Shift of U.S. Embassy to Yerushalayim

Ireland is opposed to the United States moving its embassy in Israel to Yerushalayim, a step that would anger the Palestinians. Irish Foreign Minister Charles Flanagan said Monday, “I would…

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Israel, Palestinians Sign Joint Water Agreement

Israel’s Coordinator of Government Activity in the Territories (COGAT), Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai, signed an agreement with the Palestinian Authority’s Minister of Civil Affairs Hussein al-Sheikh on Sunday to renew…

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France Calls Trump Embassy Move Provocation

France’s foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Sunday a proposal by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to move the American embassy to Yerushalayim would be a provocation with serious consequences. “Of…

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High-Level U.S. Naval Delegation Visits Haifa Base

Admiral Michelle Howard, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa and NATO Allied Force Joint Command, met this week with Admiral Eliyahu Sharvit, commander of Israeli Naval Forces, and other senior…

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New Policy Allows Egypt Quick Response in Sinai

An Israeli defense official confirmed that the country has developed a new policy in recent years to allow Egypt to quickly beef up its forces in the volatile Sinai peninsula…

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Poll: Annexation Divides Israelis

Israelis continue to be divided on government policies in Yehudah and Shomron, in particular the proposal to annex parts of it, according to newly released poll findings, The Jerusalem Post…

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Former PA Intel Officer Arrested for Weapons Trading

The IDF has arrested a former general in the Palestinian Authority intelligence services on charges of involvement in illegal weapons training, The Jerusalem Post reported on Wednesday. Talal Dweikat, a…

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72 Countries to Attend Mideast Peace Summit in Paris

French authorities are expecting 72 countries to attend Sunday’s Middle East peace conference in Paris — but not Israel nor the Palestinians. Government spokesman Stephane Le Foll said Wednesday both…

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Embassy Move Stirs Palestinian Opposition, Prayers

An official says Palestinian leaders are calling for mosque and church prayers “from Pakistan to Tehran, from Lebanon to Oman” this weekend to protest the incoming Trump administration’s plan to…

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