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Iraqi police enter Mosul airport, take runway (AP)
Turkish military says 56 Islamic State militants killed in Syria (Reuters)
Erdan: If Umm al-Hiran incident turns out not to be terror attack, apology must be made (Haaretz)
Iraqi forces push into Mosul's main military base by airport (AP)
IDF soldier lightly wounded by explosive device at Nablus refugee camp (Haaretz)
Trump revokes Obama guidelines on transgender bathrooms (Reuters)
Detroit suburb agrees to allow construction of a mosque, in legal settlement (AP)
Le Pen aides taken into police custody for alleged misuse of EU funds (Reuters)
France's centrist Macron would beat Le Pen in runoff, 60 percent to 40, poll finds (Reuters)
Trump expected to revoke rules on transgender bathrooms (Reuters)
ADL headquarters in NY hit with bomb threat (JTA)
Son of dissident Iranian cleric begins prison term (AP)
French Centrist candidate Bayrou decides against standing for election (Reuters)
Stolen iron gate restored to Dachau concentration camp site (AP)
Spokesman for Turkey's Erdogan calls on Israel to halt 'illegal settlements' (Reuters)
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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
From Turkey reconciliation to Palestinian talks: How Netanyahu made the Foreign Ministry obsolete
The prime minister has taken to bypassing the Foreign Ministry by using personal envoys and making it irrelevant to the decision making; Israeli diplomats’ appalling pay and benefits is closely tied to the Foreign Ministry’s deteriorating status.
Jun 11, 2013
Defense Minister Ya'alon bars Fatah's Jibril Rajoub from entering Israel for Meretz conference
Meretz chairwoman, MK Zahava Gal-On, said the decision was politically motivated.
Jun 6, 2013
Foreign Ministry employees' union rebukes Paris envoy for breaking strike
Ambassador Yossi Gal is criticized for helping arrange Finance Minister Yair Lapid's visit to Paris.
Jun 5, 2013
Foreign Ministry union warns IDF, Shin Bet chiefs: Don't help organize Netanyahu's trip abroad
Foreign Ministry threatens to disrupt cooperation with IDF, Shin Bet if they help organize PM's upcoming trip to Poland while the ministry staff are on strike.
Jun 4, 2013
Foreign Ministry strike leaves would-be diplomatic travelers like Ehud Barak stranded
The retired defense minister is among the politicians flooding the ministry's union with requests for exemptions for their diplomatic passports, which carry special benefits.
Jun 4, 2013
Rami Hamdallah is a good man on a suicide mission
The new Palestinian prime minister, who is receiving a Palestinian Authority in the midst of a severe economic crisis, will quickly discover that he is more or less alone in his mission.
Jun 3, 2013
In the eyes of the youth in Istanbul, Erdogan is Turkey's Mubarak
It is too early to define the protests in Istanbul as a 'Turkish Spring,' but they represent a clear message to Erdogan and his party: The people are fed up with a regime drunk on its own power.
Jun 1, 2013
After state panel's Mohammed al-Dura report, France 2 hits back at Israeli government
France 2 TV and its correspondent Charles Enderlin are threatening to take legal action if Israel does not hand over all information collected by government panel on Palestinian boy killed in intifada.
May 29, 2013
Is Israel's right-wing deputy foreign minister secretly an Arabophile?
Without abandoning his opposition to a Palestinian state, Zeev Elkin sounded almost mellow last week when he spoke at the launch of a Knesset caucus to promote a two-state solution to the conflict.
May 28, 2013
Israel and the Palestinians have launched a mutual charm offensive on Kerry
Both sides know the chances of a breakthrough are slim, but neither side wants to be the one Kerry blames for failure.
May 22, 2013
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