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Obama Says Commitment to Israel ‘Rock Solid’

Posted March 5th, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama told visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he has a “rock solid” commitment to Israel’s security as the two leaders met to discuss how to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear-armed state. Speaking to reporters Monday in the White House before beginning private talks, Mr. Obama said he expects a […]

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Obama, Netanyahu to Discuss Iranian Nuclear Program

Posted March 5th, 2012 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is set to host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for talks on Iran’s nuclear program, a day after saying he prefers to resolve the issue diplomatically instead of by force. The meeting Monday at the White House comes at a time of heightened global concern about Iran’s nuclear program and possible […]

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Israel Appoints Ethiopian Immigrant as Ambassador to Addis Embassy

Posted February 29th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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The Israeli Foreign Ministry has announced the appointment of its first ambassador of Ethiopian descent. Balaynesh Zevadia will serve as the country’s main diplomat at its Ethiopian embassy in Addis Ababa. In a statement, the foreign ministry said her appointment “conveys an important message to Israeli society which is currently dealing with the issue of […]

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Israeli Forces Kill Armed Infiltrator From Sinai

Posted February 28th, 2012 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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Israeli forces have killed a gunman who illegally crossed into Israel through the porous border with Egypt’s Sinai peninsula. Israel’s military said Tuesday soldiers patrolling the border overnight spotted a group of armed people who entered Israel. A statement says the gunmen opened fire, drawing return fire from Israeli troops who killed one man. The […]

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India: ‘Well-Trained Terrorist’ Behind Israeli Diplomatic Attack

Posted February 14th, 2012 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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India’s home minister says Monday’s bombing of an Israeli embassy car was targeted at an Israeli diplomat’s wife and carried out by a well-trained terrorist. Palaniappan Chidambaram said Tuesday the bomb went off within seconds of being planted on the woman’s car by an assailant on a motorcycle. Doctors described her condition as “critical but […]

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India: ‘Well-Trained Terrorist’ Behind Israeli Diplomatic Attack

Posted February 14th, 2012 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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India’s home minister says Monday’s bombing of an Israeli embassy car was targeted at an Israeli diplomat’s wife and carried out by a well-trained terrorist. Palaniappan Chidambaram said Tuesday the bomb went off within seconds of being planted on the woman’s car by an assailant on a motorcycle. Doctors described her condition as “critical but […]

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India: ‘Well-Trained Terrorist’ Carried Out Israeli Diplomatic Attack

Posted February 14th, 2012 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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India’s home minister says Monday’s bombing of an Israeli embassy car was carried out by a well-trained terrorist. The attack wounded an Israeli diplomat’s wife and was carried out in one of New Delhi’s most secure districts. Home Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram said Tuesday that the bomb went off within seconds of being planted on the […]

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Israel Blames Iran, Hezbollah for Embassy Attacks

Posted February 13th, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Israel has blamed Iran and the Lebanese Islamist group Hezbollah for near-simultaneous bomb attacks on Israeli diplomats in India and Georgia that wounded four people, one critically. Officials said the wife of Israel’s defense attache and her driver were among the injured in New Delhi when assailants bombed an Israeli diplomat’s car. Georgian police safely […]

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Bombers Target Israeli Vehicles in India, Georgia

Posted February 13th, 2012 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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Israeli officials say bombers have targeted Israeli vehicles in India and Georgia. Authorities say two people were injured in the explosion Monday in New Delhi. The car bomb in Georgia was discovered before it went off. No other details were immediately available.

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Obama: Israel Has Not Made Decision on Possible Iran Attack

Posted February 5th, 2012 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says he believes Israel has not made a decision about whether to take military action against Iran’s nuclear program. U.S. officials have been urging Israel, a key ally, to give more time for Western sanctions to pressure Iran into stopping a suspected drive for atomic weapons. Iran insists its nuclear activities […]

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