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- Tennessee editorial roundup Updated: Dec-03-13 4:28 pm
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- Italy premier visits synagogue with Israeli leader Updated: Dec-01-13 3:34 pm
- Israel's former leader slams Netanyahu over US Updated: Dec-01-13 3:05 pm
- Thomasson: Israel needs assurances on Iran nuclear deal Updated: Nov-29-13 2:19 pm
- Death of musical icon brings Israel to standstill Updated: Nov-27-13 4:54 pm
- Iran hard-liners criticize Geneva deal Updated: Nov-27-13 1:58 pm
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- Obama phones Israeli PM to discuss Iran deal Updated: Nov-24-13 4:50 pm
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- Winners and losers in Iran's nuclear deal Updated: Nov-24-13 11:20 am
Nelson Mandela led black South Africans in their struggle to throw off the yoke of white rule and then helped the entire nation heal the wounds of racial division.
12-06-13 - The international agreement to restrain Iran's nuclear program has generated anxiety in Israel and elsewhere. Middle East uncertainty underscores the growing importance of Turkey, a democracy with strong ties to both Iran and the West.
JERUSALEM - Halfway through an ambitious nine-month process aimed at forging Mideast peace, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, after another round of shuttle diplomacy, has little to show for his efforts.
RAWABI, West Bank - A state-of-the art Palestinian city with residential towers, a mall and a convention center is rapidly going up on once desolate West Bank hills and turning into a symbol of national pride.
JERUSALEM - Looking to soothe irritated relations with Israel, America's top diplomat on Thursday pledged to support the Jewish state's security throughout separate negotiations with Iran and the Palestinians - including Israel's demand that it "defend itself, by itself."
Christmas tree is lit outside U.S. Capitol amid hymns
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TEHRAN - Iran's foreign minister said Tuesday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has become desperate after the Islamic Republic agreed last month to cap its nuclear program in return for easing Western sanctions.
JERUSALEM - When Isaac Herzog was a child, his Egyptian-born, French-speaking mother thought him to be as pretty as a doll. So she blended its Hebrew word, "buba," with a French-sounding term of endearment, "joujou," to create a distinct nickname that would stick with the boy for life - "Bougie."
VATICAN CITY - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday gave Pope Francis a book about the Inquisition in Spain written by his late father, an expert on the Catholic Church's forced conversion and expulsion of Jews in the 15th century.
JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's penchant for scented candles is setting off a stink, with media and politicians accusing him Monday of extravagantly spending public money.
ROME - Italian Premier Enrico Letta says the economic crisis is feeding "the forces of extremism, hatred and intolerance" in Italy.
TEL AVIV, Israel - Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert says his successor has severely damaged the country's relations with the United States.
WASHINGTON - Since Jimmy Carter's utter miscalculations led to the installation of a radical theocracy in Iran, the Persian nation has become a thorn in the world's body politic - a rogue state in many ways fostering terrorism and preparing a nuclear capability that frightens most of its neighbors.
JERUSALEM - The sudden death of legendary Israeli singer-songwriter Arik Einstein brought the country to a virtual standstill Wednesday, with radio and TV stations airing nonstop retrospectives and throngs flocking to his grave to pay tribute to the father of Israeli rock.
TEHRAN, Iran - Hard-line Iranian lawmakers criticized a nuclear deal reached in Geneva last week, with one calling it a "poisoned chalice," but a majority of deputies who spoke Wednesday in a parliamentary hearing on the accord backed an initiative that appears to enjoy both wide public support and the endorsement of top clerics.
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry travels next week to Europe and the Middle East to meet with NATO officials and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Topics for discussion with the Israeli leader include ongoing negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians and a recent agreement to curb Iran's nuclear program. Netanyahu has denounced the agreement with Iran.
HELENA, Montana - U.S. Sen. Jon Tester says he was in Israel meeting with the prime minister as a nuclear deal with Iran was announced.
JERUSALEM - The Star of David on Israel's flag is no surprise in a Knesset member's office. What seems unusual in Israel's parliament is just two yards away: an engraved icon bearing an Islamic prayer in Arabic script.
WASHINGTON - Pushing back hard, President Barack Obama forcefully defended the temporary agreement to freeze Iran's disputed nuclear program on Monday, declaring that the United States "cannot close the door on diplomacy."
The nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers could pave the way for normalization of ties between Tehran and the West.
JERUSALEM - Israel's prime minister harshly condemned the international community's nuclear deal with Iran on Sunday while Saudi Arabia remained conspicuously quiet, reflecting the jitters felt throughout the Middle East over Iran's acceptance on the global stage.
JERUSALEM - After feverishly trying to derail the international community's nuclear deal with Iran in recent weeks, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu now has little choice but to accept an agreement that he has derided as deeply flawed.
The political balance sheet from Sunday's nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.