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Jordanian King to visit Russia to discuss counter-terrorism (Reuters)
Turkey, Russia, Iran agree on mechanism to monitor Syria cease-fire violations (Reuters)
Jihadist group Fateh al-Sham attacks FSA rebel groups in Syria, rebels say (Reuters)
UN Syria envoy says not far from final Kazakhstan declaration (Reuters)
Syrian rebels say no plan to sign official statement at Kazakhstan talks (Reuters)
Second day of Syria talks kicks off in Kazakhstan (AP)
Iraqi forces preparing offensive on western Mosul, commander says (Reuters)
State of emergency declared for 50 California counties drenched by winter storms (AP)
U.S. Senate confirms Pompeo to be Trump's CIA director (Reuters)
U.S. Senate committee OKs Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State, must still pass full Senate (Reuters)
White House says 'no decision' on moving U.S. embassy to Jerusalem (Haaretz)
France condemns Israeli approval for East Jerusalem housing plans(Haaretz)
U.S. denies Russian claim that they flew a joint mission against ISIS over Syria (AP)
Syrian Kurdish YPG militia says won't be bound by Astana peace talks decisions (Reuters)
Russia warplanes fly first Syria combat mission with U.S.-led coalition, Moscow says (AP)
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by Barak Ravid
Netanyahu catches Twitter by surprise, launching Farsi account ahead of Iran deal
At first, Iranian and foreign journalists covering the nuclear negotiations thought the account was a parody - but they were wrong.
Jul 14, 2015
Speak Farsi? Netanyahu's got a job for you
The Farsi phrase book that Netanyahu should own
Holocaust history published in Farsi for Iranians
Netanyahu's stormy campaign against a panel of inquiry
The prime minister's office is working overtime on PR efforts to brief ministers and journalists to counter calls for an inquiry into the handling of the massive storm over the weekend.
Dec 16, 2013
Proud at AIPAC, but ||
When it comes to LGBT rights, the PM doesn't even talk the talk
Netanyahu notably uses the gay issue for his propaganda war abroad but avoids it at home.
Dec 15, 2013
Netanyahu at a political turning point as coalition tensions intensify
Lapid understands that his alliance with right-wing Habayit Hayehudi harmed him politically and is now urging to advance peace process; U.S. would be happy to see Labor chairman replace Bennett in Israeli coalition.
Dec 9, 2013
Smiles and suspicions: When Israel's new ambassador to the U.S. met Obama
Ron Dermer, the new envoy, is seen by the White House as the 'brains' behind Netanyahu’s support for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Dec 4, 2013
Hot mic ||
UN interpreter's candid outrage: 9 anti-Israel resolutions are 'a bit much'
Spanish-English translator voices disbelief at disproportionate number resolutions condemning Israel - before realizing her mic is still on.
Nov 15, 2013
Will Netanyahu become Israel's poster boy for Meatless Monday?
After voicing concern over animal rights, PM asks to be briefed on the international growing campaign, says he hardly eats meat.
Nov 11, 2013
In Israel's Foreign Ministry, verdict brings end to months of uncertainty
Lieberman’s trial, regarding an improper ambassadorial appointment, merely increased the ministry’s existing internal tensions and suspicions.
Nov 6, 2013
Despite Netanyahu’s rhetoric, Israel-U.S. gaps on Iran closing
Israeli officials say Jerusalem would tacitly accept American concessions to Iran if those did not include significant changes to sanctions and ensured a halt to uranium enrichment.
Nov 6, 2013
Netanyahu launches Twitter campaign against Iran’s Khamenei to show 'real face of Iran'
Prime minister urges West to believe 'death to America' chants in Persian, not the smiles in English.
Nov 5, 2013
New York Times apologizes to Sara Netanyahu over parenting criticism
Newspaper reports that Israelis criticized the parenting skills of the prime minister's wife, but retracts the comment, citing an 'editing error'; writer sends letter of apology.
Oct 26, 2013
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