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U.S. bombs Islamic State forces in Libya (DPA)
Iran fire: Over 50 reported killed, including scores of firefighters (Reuters)
Assad hopes Syria talks will lead to 'reconciliation' deal with rebels (Reuters)
Iconic Iranian skyscraper collapses; at least 30 firefighters killed (AP)
Islamic State executes 12 in Palmyra, Syria (Reuters)
30 reported missing after avalanche hits hotel in central Italy (AP)
Former President George H.W. Bush in intensive care for pneumonia (AP)
Cabinet okays Maj. Gen. Yair Golan as acting chief-of-staff while Eisenkot hospitalized (Haaretz)
Defense Minister Lieberman extends term of IDF chief-of-staff Eisenkot by a year (Haaretz)
Bomb threats lead to evacuation of Jewish centers in at least three U.S. states (Haaretz)
Iran's Zarif wants cooperation with Saudi over Syria and Yemen (Reuters)
At least 33 killed, dozens injured in attack in northern Mali (AP)
Eastern side of Mosul recaptured from ISIS, Iraqi security chief says (Reuters)
Third quake felt in central Italy, including in capital of Rome (Reuters)
Rome metro evacuated following second earthquake measuring 5.7 (Reuters)
More Breaking News
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
Guess who came to the Israeli ambassador's secret seder
Ron Dermer refuses to divulge who he hosted at his Washington home over Passover, other than guest of honor Secretary of State John Kerry. What has he got to hide?
May 1, 2014
BDS activists pressure Scottish photo gallery into shunning Israeli embassy
Ironically, embassy sought to underwrite appearance of anti-occupation artist at opening of exhibit on Tuesday; British embassy calls gallery's decision 'extremely disappointing.'
Apr 22, 2014
Shimon Peres wishes Iranians a happy new year
The president congratulates the Iranians; Obama does too; now, what about Netanyahu?
Mar 20, 2014
Netanyahu fires opening shot against Iran nuclear talks
Prime minister’s hard-hitting speech to American Jewish leaders showed no signs of willingness to compromise on nuclear issue.
Feb 18, 2014
Netanyahu close to accepting Kerry plan, and losing his coalition
PM is still trying to play with words and engineer the document so that it won’t break up his government, but the chances of that are slim.
Jan 27, 2014
How a head scarf almost got Italian FM's visit in Tehran canceled
Despite the diplomatic thaw, Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino needed some moral suasion to agree to cover her head on a visit to the Islamic Republic.
Jan 26, 2014
Zealous Republican's advice to Netanyahu: Confront U.S. pressure with a fast and a prayer
Republican congressman Louie Gohmert offers Benjamin Netanyahu bizarre advice, and reiterates his personal feelings about the premier being a great leader for Israel – on par with biblical rulers like Kings David and Solomon.
Jan 21, 2014
Former Israeli envoy's diplomatic gaffe on Buenos Aires bombing
Buenos Aires is furious after former ambassador Itzhak Aviran said Israel 'took care' of those responsible for the 1994 bombing in the Argentinian capital.
Jan 4, 2014
What was China's foreign minister doing at the Western Wall?
Unorthodox visit of Wang Yi to the Kotel, a site usually carefully avoided, raised some eyebrows and many questions.
Dec 26, 2013
Guest of honor for Christmas Mass in Bethlehem: Catherine Ashton
EU foreign policy chief stresses private nature of visit, but she will be seated next to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the Church of the Nativity.
Dec 23, 2013
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