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Netanyahu Says Will Discuss with Trump “Bad” Iran Nuclear Deal

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, Dec 4 – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday he will discuss with Donald Trump the West’s “bad” nuclear deal with Iran after the U.S. president-elect enters the White House. During the U.S. election campaign, Trump, a Republican, called last year’s nuclear pact a “disaster” and “the worst deal

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Egypt Foreign Minister to Talk Mideast Peace in Rare Visit to Israel

CAIRO/JERUSALEM, July 10 – Egypt’s foreign minister will meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday during a rare visit to Israel aimed at reviving the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Sameh Shoukry’s visit to Israel — the first by an Egyptian foreign minister in nine years — follows a similar meeting with Palestinian officials in

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Diplomatic Ties help Israel Defang International Criticism

By Luke Baker JERUSALEM, July 5 – Ahead of the release last week of a report on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by the Quartet of Middle East mediators, the word from diplomats was that it would be hard-hitting, especially on Israel and its settlement building. The United States, the European Union and the United Nations were

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Netanyahu Tells France’s Ayrault He Still Opposes Peace Conference

JERUSALEM, May 15 – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told France’s foreign minister on Sunday that Israel remained opposed to a French initiative for an international conference to try revive peace talks. Palestinians welcomed the proposal but Israel is concerned an international forum would try to dictate terms for a peace deal. In public remarks to

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Israel Backs Out of Spat with Brazil Over Settler Named as Envoy

JERUSALEM, March 28 – Israel reassigned its pick for ambassador to Brazil to a U.S. posting on Monday, backing off in a spat with Brasilia over the nominee’s links to Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank. Brazil’s left-leaning government, which has supported Palestinian statehood in recent years, had balked at accepting the appointment as

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Israeli Official Links Netanyahu’s Cancelled U.S. Trip to Defence Aid Hold-Up

JERUSALEM, March 10 – A hold-up over a new U.S. defence package for Israel was behind Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to forgo a meeting with President Barack Obama in Washington this month, a senior Israeli official said on Thursday. Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely’s remarks contrasted with a statement by Netanyahu that cited his

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