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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)
Bomb blast kills three in eastern Afghan province, official says (AP)
SpaceX aborts approach to space station, delivery delayed (AP)
Germany approves faster deportation of failed asylum-seekers (AP)
IDF chief accuses politicians of lying about his involvement in Hebron shooter's case (Haaretz)
Yemen's deputy chief of staff reportedly killed in clashes with Houthi rebels (DPA)
Turkey reportedly detains 35 suspected Islamic State members in Istanbul (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
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
Foreign ministers slated to meet with Netanyahu are getting Steinitz instead
Top diplomats visiting Israel are being referred to Strategic and Intelligence Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz, since Interim Foreign Minister Netanyahu is having a hard time keeping up with his busy schedule.
Apr 10, 2013
U.S. folds in 'Twitter War' over 'Egyptian Jon Stewart'
Bassam Youssef, who is regarded as Egypt's most popular comedian, was arrested and interrogated by the police several days ago on the claim that his program's comedy routines were an insult to President Morsi and Islam.
Apr 3, 2013
Analysis | Israel-Turkey breakdown over? ||
Erdogan, Netanyahu reconciliation: Interests triumph over ego and politics
After three years in which relations between the two countries fell victim to internal politics and ego games disguised as national pride, unrest in Syria, Iran's nuclear program and some U.S. pressure pushed the Israeli and Turkish PMs to make up.
Mar 22, 2013
WATCH: U.S. and Israeli diplomats give Obama's visit a whimsical twist
In an attempt to cast contention aside, the Israeli embassy in Washington and the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv release amusing videos ahead of U.S. president's trip to the Holy Land.
Mar 19, 2013
Israel's 33rd government | Analysis ||
Israel's foreign ministry will pay the price for Netanyahu's surrender to Lieberman and Likud MKs
With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saving Foreign Ministry for Avigdor Lieberman pending the latter's trial, there will be no full-time Israeli minister handling Israel's contacts with rest of the world for at least several months.
Mar 19, 2013
WATCH: White House details Obama Israel trip agenda in YouTube video
U.S. Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes explains why Barack Obama is coming to the Middle East, who exactly he is going to meet, and what he is going to discuss with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Palestinian Authority, and Jordan.
Mar 16, 2013
Analysts on Obama's trip to Israel: low to no expectations
Three different New York Times op-eds express why no one should be holding their breath that the U.S. president's trip to Israel next week will advance Israeli-Palestinian peace.
Mar 13, 2013
Obama hoping to reach out to Israelis, but only one lucky TV station will get an interview
Channel 2's Yonit Levi is in Washington preparing for the interview, the station's second with Obama, a fact that drew immense protest from Channel 10.
Mar 13, 2013
U.S. official: Israeli campaign to free Jonathan Pollard makes chances less likely
White House says U.S. position on Israeli spy hasn't changed; Netanyahu and Peres have both jumped on the campaign for Pollard's release.
Mar 10, 2013
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