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Panetta in Israel, Denies Plans to Talk About Military Strike on Iran

Posted July 31st, 2012 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is in Israel, where he denies reports that he is there to talk about potential plans for a preemptive attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities. Panetta said Israeli media have wrongly characterized Wednesday’s upcoming talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak. He said the discussions will be […]

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Bulgaria Releases Video of Suspected Suicide Bomber

Posted July 19th, 2012 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Bulgaria have released video footage of a man they suspect carried out Wednesday’s deadly suicide attack on a bus carrying Israeli tourists. Bulgaria’s Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov said Thursday that the suspected bomber, wearing shorts and carrying a backpack, looked like any other tourist. While the suspect has not been identified, Tsvetanov said […]

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Bulgaria Releases Video of Suspected Suicide Bomber

Posted July 19th, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Bulgaria have released video footage of a man they suspect carried out Wednesday’s deadly suicide attack on a bus carrying Israeli tourists. Bulgaria’s Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov said Thursday that the suspected bomber, wearing shorts and carrying a backpack, looked like any other tourist. While the suspect has not been identified, Tsvetanov said […]

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Bulgaria: Suicide Bomber Kills 7 in Bus Attack

Posted July 19th, 2012 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
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Bulgarian officials say a suicide bomber carried out Wednesday’s deadly attack on a bus carrying Israeli tourists. Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov said Thursday the attack in the Black Sea city of Burgas killed six Israelis along with the Bulgarian driver of the bus. He said the suspected bomber has not been identified, but was carrying […]

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Revered Authority on Jewish Law Elyashiv Dies at 102

Posted July 18th, 2012 at 8:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands crowded the streets of Jerusalem Wednesday for the funeral of one of the world’s top authorities on Jewish law, Israeli Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv. The rabbi died earlier Wednesday of heart failure at age 102. The Lithuanian-born Rabbi Elyashiv came to what is now Israel as a child. After retiring as a judge in […]

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Bus Explosion in Bulgaria Kills 6 Israelis

Posted July 18th, 2012 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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An explosion on a bus carrying Israeli tourists in Bulgaria has killed at least six people and wounded about 30 others. Wednesday’s blast occurred in the Black Sea city of Burgas, about 400 kilometers from the capital, Sofia. Police say several other buses at the site were also damaged. Israeli officials have blamed Iran for […]

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3 Killed in Blast on Bus Carrying Israelis in Bulgaria

Posted July 18th, 2012 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Bulgarian police say an explosion has ripped through a bus carrying Israeli tourists, killing at least three people and injuring more than 20 others. Wednesday’s blast occurred at an airport in the Black Sea city of Burgas. Police say several other buses at the site were also damaged. The cause of the explosion was not […]

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Explosion Rips Through Bus Carrying Israeli Tourists in Bulgaria

Posted July 18th, 2012 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Bulgarian police say an explosion has ripped through a bus carrying Israeli tourists killing at least three people. At least 20 others were injured in the blast. Wednesday’s explosion occurred at the airport in the Black Sea resort area and damaged at least one other bus. The cause of the blast is unknown.

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Clinton: US to Use All Power to Prevent Nuclear-Armed Iran

Posted July 17th, 2012 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the United States will use “all elements of American power” to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. Clinton said Monday after talks with top Israeli officials in Jerusalem that Iran’s proposals on the issue so far have been “non-starters.” “We all prefer a diplomatic resolution and Iran’s […]

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Peace Process, Regional Concerns Dominate Clinton Talks in Israel

Posted July 16th, 2012 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the situation in the Middle East and the Arab world dominated her talks with Israeli officials in Jerusalem Monday. Clinton spoke to reporters after meeting with Israel’s President Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman and other top officials. Earlier in the day, she met […]

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