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U.S. Election 2016
Some 6,500 migrants, rescued by Italian coastguard in Mediterranean (DPA)
American actor Gene Wilder dies at 83 (Haaretz)
Obama to meet with Turkey's Erdogan next week (Reuters)
U.S. admits 10,000th Syrian refugee, White House says (DPA)
Twelve soldiers die in clash with Islamist militants in the Philippine south (Reuters)
Swiss fighter plane goes missing in central Swiss Alps (AP)
Syrian Kurdish YPG says Turkish troops fire at their fighters along border (Reuters)
Turkish military launched 61 artillery more strikes in northern Syria (Reuters)
Turkish jets strike Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq (AP)
Rocks hurled at Jerusalem light rail, light damage sustained (Haaretz)
Brazil's Rousseff says no justification for removal from power, says impeachment a 'coup' (Reuters)
NATO: Russia increasingly staging snap military drills (AP)
SDF-backed fighters in Jarablus say retreating south as Turkey pushes into Syria (Reuters)
Defense Minister Lieberman: I want a free press, not a press that intimidates IDF soldiers (Haaretz)
Report: Iran says U.S. drone entered its airspace (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
Young Iranian asks foreign minister on Facebook: What's in nuclear energy for me?
Emotional plea from 26-year old woman offers glimpse into day-to-day difficulties of young Iranians.
Oct 23, 2013
Diplomatic embarassment ||
Netanyahu and the Pope: The meeting that wasn't
Despite the PMO's announcement last week that Netanyahu would be meeting with Pope Francis, such a meeting was never scheduled.
Oct 21, 2013
Could Netanyahu be turning vegan?
Suddenly the PM evinces concern over animal rights, a matter he is not known to have ever advocated.
Oct 13, 2013
Young Iranians combat Netanyahu with 'jeans protest'
Israel's prime minister addressed Iran over the heads of the ayatollahs, and its youth responded with anger and ridicule.
Oct 6, 2013
The old shoot-from-the-hip Netanyahu is back
In calling for the return of Jewish settlers to a contested home in Hebron, the prime minister has himself returned to some bad habits.
Sep 23, 2013
Are Rohani's Rosh Hashanah blessings a diplomatic signal?
'Happy New Year to you. Now, could you ask your Supreme Leader to stop calling for the elimination of the Jewish state,' Jeffrey Goldberg tweets back.
Sep 7, 2013
Iran goes on a diplomatic Twitter campaign
After sending out Rosh Hashanah wishes to Jews around the world, Iran's foreign minister tweets that Iran doesn't deny the Holocaust in response to a tweet by Nancy Pelosi's daughter.
Sep 6, 2013
Is an abusive racist the best Israeli PR can produce?
Facebook messages posted by Daniel Seaman, who will head Israel’s public diplomacy efforts, raise serious doubts about his judgment.
Aug 13, 2013
Netanyahu's conduct in renewed peace talks: One step forward, three steps back
If the prime minister wants the Americans, Palestinians and most of all the Israeli public to take him seriously, he must leave his old tactics behind.
Aug 12, 2013
Is Prime Minister Netanyahu a chauvinist?
Conspicuous lack of senior female officials within the PM's Bureau and beyond creates the impression that Netanyahu is a conservative chauvinist stuck somewhere in the 1980s.
Aug 2, 2013
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