Standoff at the Belbek airbase in Crimea
Standoff at the Belbek airbase in Crimea. Photo by Anshel Pfeffer
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The United States will not tolerate a nuclear Iran, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said in his address to AIPAC, reiterating that, "Israel's security is our first priority."

U.S. President Barak Obama put on a show for the cameras, heaping praise on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during their meeting, preferring to avoid a public confrontation. 

Russian soldiers fired shots at unarmed Ukrainian soldiers trying to reclaim their aircraft that had been captured by Russian special military forces. 

A Cairo court banned all Hamas activities in Egypt, with the Palestinian militant group condemning the decision, saying it harms Egypt's image and its role toward the Palestinian cause. 

Yesh Atid's insistence on equal service united the ultra-Orthodox against the military draft, allowing Haredi leadership to cry out that the Jewish state is about to throw young men into jail for studying Torah. 

Arab MKs will educate Israel Airports Authority officials about the humiliation suffered by Arabs forced to undergo invasive security checks at airports, the Knesset Public Petitions Committee decided, with the decision coming after a public outcry over the treatment of an Israeli Arab teacher.

The Tel Aviv municipality finally enshrined the Shabbat status quo in law, proposing an amendment allowing businesses to stay open on the day of rest. 

American casino magnate Sheldon Adelson made it into the top ten of Forbes' annual billionaires list for the first time since 2007.