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U.S. Election 2016
Turkey kills 35 Kurdish militants after they try to storm base, officials says (Reuters)
Belgium arrests two men suspected of planning attack (Reuters)
CIA chief Brennan: I don't know whether or not Syria can be put back together again (Reuters)
Report: Clinton campaign also hacked in attacks on Democrats (Reuters)
Five soldiers killed, 8 others wounded in attack by Kurdish militants in southeast Turkey (Reuters)
Israel to U.S.: Criticism of settlement construction baseless (Haaretz)
Red Cross predicts up to 1 million to flee Iraqi offensive to retake Mosul from ISIS (Reuters)
Democratic congressional group confirms cybersecurity incident similar to DNC hack (Reuters)
San Diego police say officer fatally shot, another wounded (Reuters)
Monitor: ISIS executed at least 24 civilians after it seized a village in northern Syria (Haaretz)
Migration group: Over 3,000 died trying Med crossing in 2016 (AP)
Syrian activists: U.S.-led coalition strikes kill 28 civilians (AP)
Prosecutors charge Rabbi Berland with indecent assault, indecent acts against a minor (Haaretz)
ICRC: Up to 1 million could flee fighting in Iraq (Reuters)
Pope Francis arrives at Auschwitz death camp (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
Will Yair Lapid divide Jerusalem?
In his election campaign, the founder of Yesh Atid was vehemently opposed to the partition of Jerusalem in any future peace agreement, but he has not always been against it.
Jan 28, 2013
The book Netanyahu needs to read to get a handle on Hagel's Mideast approach
The PM could learn a lot about the next secretary of defense from reading 'Eisenhower 1956,' which describes an American president sympathetic to Israel’s defense needs, but also determined to maintain an independent U.S. policy and avoid a war.
Jan 26, 2013
Peres, Jordanian King meet in Davos, discuss restarting peace negotiations between Israel and Palestinians
According to sources in the president's office, Peres and Abdullah agree every effort should be made to end political deadlock; meeting comes weeks after Jordan proposed to host new talks between sides.
Jan 25, 2013
Will Netanyahu insist on remaining a footnote in history?
It will be a surprise if the prime minister goes beyond his tradition of stale promises in his second consecutive term.
Jan 24, 2013
Israel Hayom buries top pundit for criticizing Netanyahu
Dan Margalit's column, which usually appears on the front pages of the free sheet owned by Sheldon Adelson, was relegated to page 37.
Jan 21, 2013
Netanyahu’s replacements for Kahlon: A Mizrahi singer and a former soccer star
Minister Moshe Kahlon's departure from politics left the Likud ticket short of Sephardic Jews. Wooing the party's traditional voters, Netanyahu turns to Sephardic celebrities for support.
Jan 20, 2013
Obama to Bibi: You're on your own
It is clear the U.S. president is sick of Netanyahu and his voracious settlement construction and foot-dragging on the Palestinian issue. How will this affect their relations for the next four years?
Jan 16, 2013
Obama: Netanyahu doesn't understand Israel's best interests, driving it into international isolation
In a column published in Bloomberg news website, journalist Jeffrey Goldberg describes the lack of trust and the frustration at the White House concerning the Israeli premier.
Jan 15, 2013
Battle for the right-wing vote ||
Netanyahu visits isolated West Bank settlement for first time as PM
Netanyahu's visit to Rechelim settlement – kept partially secret for security and diplomatic reasons – was part of an effort to reclaim Likud voters lost to Bennett's Habayit Hayehudi.
Jan 8, 2013
Netanyahu fiddled while Israel's defense establishment burned
The state comptroller's criticism of the prime minister's halfhearted approach to resolving bloody infighting shows us someone who doesn't want to get his hands dirty.
Jan 7, 2013
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