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Priest wounded in suspected terror attack by knife-wielding assailant on Indonesian church (Reuters)
Pedestrian, 50, seriously injured by bus in Jerusalem (Haaretz)
Sources: Ultra-Orthodox party to demand PM to boot transport minister over Sabbath crisis (Haaretz)
Turkish soldier killed, three wounded in rocket attack on tank near Jarablus, Syria (Reuters)
Syrian Kurdish militia says Turkish vehicles cross border into Kobani area; Turkey denies (Reuters)
Kurdish-backed rebels fight Turkish tanks in northern Syria, militias say (AP)
Turkish warplanes strike ISIS, Kurdish militia targets in Syria, Turkish official say (Reuters)
At least 15 killed in barrel bomb attack in Aleppo, Syrian activists say (AP)
Four Turkish soldiers wounded after attack by Kurdish militants, Turkish news reports (AP)
20-year-old woman caught with knife in bag at Qalandiyah checkpoint near Jerusalem (Haaretz)
Turkish airstrikes target Syrian Democratic Forces allies, cause civilian casualties (Reuters)
Italy earthquake death toll reaches 284 (AP)
UN condemns four North Korean ballistic missile launches (AP)
Kerry: 'Clarity' achieved with Russia on Syria truce steps (AP)
Bomb squad sent to Birmingham, England, after arrest of terrorist suspects (Reuters)
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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
Report on IDF shooting of Palestinian boy during intifada may cause Israel more damage than good
Publishing the report 13 years after the incident took place and accompanying it with a government PR campaign is not only surreal, but could backfire by awaking sleeping dogs.
May 20, 2013
Netanyahu holds scripted 'live video-chat' in China
Netanyahu's staff has been feeding the Israeli media glowing updates about the PM's visit to China, presenting as spontaneous what was actually staged.
May 8, 2013
Israel's Foreign Ministry employees step up sanctions, aim to ground ministers' trips abroad
Intensifying their labor dispute, the committee has instructed staff to stop handling Israeli ministerial trips abroad; the first in line to suffer from the sanctions: Finance Minister Yair Lapid.
May 6, 2013
Despite new Arab League initiative, resumption of Israeli-Palestinian talks is nowhere in sight
Netanyahu continues to demand that negotiations begin with issues of security and the Palestinian recognition of Israel as a Jewish state, and opposes talks on the basis of the 1967 borders with territorial exchanges.
May 1, 2013
Israeli diplomats boycotting Steinitz's upcoming trip to U.S.
Foreign Ministry officials told Yuval Steinitz's staff they refuse to handle any aspect of the trip in protest of creation of his new ministry and PM Netanyahu's failure to appoint a new foreign minister.
Apr 26, 2013
Moshe Ya’alon keeping home front defense minister out of the loop, source says
People close to Defense Minister Ya’alon insist the decision is not aimed at Gilad Erdan personally; however, there have been signs that Ya’alon is trying to protect his turf.
Apr 24, 2013
Boston bombing will boost U.S. support for Israel, says Netanyahu aide
WATCH: More Americans identify with Israel after terror attacks, says Ron Dermer, possible next Israeli envoy to Washington, to U.S. Jewish leaders.
Apr 21, 2013
The history of Israel according to its foreign ministry: No Palestinians, no Oslo Accords
Promotional video distributed in honor of Independence Day presenting timeline of the state lauds achievements large and small, but some very important aspects of history are conspicuously absent.
Apr 16, 2013
Netanyahu guest stars on Israeli satire show's season finale
Prime minister finally agrees to appear on 'Eretz Nehederet' - side by side with the comedian who impersonates him on the show.
Apr 12, 2013
Israel rejects Kerry proposal for renewing talks with PA
Senior Israeli official tells Haaretz: Kerry must understand, negotiations cannot commence with discussion of security and borders alone.
Apr 11, 2013
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