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In unusual snub, Obama to avoid meeting with Netanyahu


In a highly unusual rebuff to a close ally as tensions escalated over how to deal with Iran's nuclear program, the White House said on Tuesday that President Barack Obama would not meet Benjamin Netan

French judges investigating Arafat's death seek exhumation


Three French judges are preparing to travel to Ramallah to seek the exhumation Yasser Arafat's body as part of an investigation into whether he was murdered by poison, a judicial source told Reuters o

Netanyahu urges international ‘red lines’ to stop Iran


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged world powers on Sunday to set a 'clear red line' for Tehran's atomic program that would convince Iran they were determined to prevent it from obtaining nuclear arms.

Netanyahu slams 'disgrace' of Tehran summit


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday slammed the wide international participation at a Non-Aligned summit in Tehran as a 'stain on humanity' following Iran's denial of Israel's right to exis

Army chief warns against attempts to eradicate Israel

Israeli army chief, Lieutenant General Benny Gantz, warned on Wednesday that those who believe they can "eradicate" Israel will face the brunt of Israeli power, in a veiled threat to Iran.

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Israeli biblical park outfits donkeys with Wi-Fi

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Call it back to the future: an Israeli attraction meant to immerse tourists in a biblical experience has outfitted its donkeys with wireless routers.

At the historical park of Kfar Kedem, visitors dr

‘Tumour’ of Israel will soon be destroyed: Ahmadinejad


Israel is a 'cancerous tumour' that will soon be finished off, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Friday told demonstrators holding an annual protest against the existence of the Jewish state.

Israel ready for 30-day war after Iran strike: Minister

Israel is prepared for a 30-day war on multiple fronts should it decide to strike Iran, and is ‘ready as never before’ for such a clash, the outgoing home front Defence Minister said on Wednesday.


Iran confident Israel won’t launch ‘stupid’ attack


Iran on Tuesday said it is dismissing Israeli threats of an imminent attack against it, explaining that even some Israeli officials realised such a 'stupid' act would provoke 'very severe consequences.'

Israel tests SMS missile alerts as Iran chatter grows


Israel on Sunday began testing an SMS system for warning the public of an imminent missile attack as chatter over a possible strike on Iran dominated the Israeli press headlines.

As testing began, Pr

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