Politics

Israel – Court: Barred Arab Candidate Can Run In Election

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Israel - Israel's Supreme Court ruled on Sunday an Arab lawmaker could stand in elections, overturning her disqualification by electoral officials over her participation in a Gaza-...

Washington – NRA President: White House Gun Committee Don’t Include NRA

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Washington - An effort led by Vice President Joe Biden to find ways to reduce gun violence after the Connecticut school massacre so far has not included talking to the National Rif...

West Bank – IDF Completes Evacuation Of Oz Zion Outpost

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West Bank - IDF forces removed the remaining settler activists from the Oz Zion outpost near Beit El in the early morning hours of Sunday morning, at the end of a weekend that star...

Washington – Obama Touts Hagel, Says No Decision On Defense Secretary Job

Washington - President Barack Obama offered strong support for former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel as the potential next U.S. defense secretary but said in remarks aired on Sunda...

Israel – Livni: Netanyahu-Led Gov’t Will Lead To ‘Halachic’ State

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Israel - Tzipi Livni warned on Sunday that a government led by Binyamin Netanyahu and his coalition partners will be a "halachic, fearful state" that enemies will view as weak. ...

Jerusalem – Israel Formally Indicts Former Foreign Minister Lieberman

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Jerusalem - Israel's Justice Ministry filed its indictment of former foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman in a Jerusalem court on Sunday, charging him with breach of trust and fraud ...

Germany – Respected Magazine Mistakenly Publishes Bush Obituary

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Germany - Germany's respected news weekly Der Spiegel has mistakenly published an obituary for former U.S. President George H.W. Bush. The unfinished obituary appeared on Der Sp...

Jerusalem – Poll Shows Premier Losing Support But Poised To Win Elections

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Jerusalem - New polls show Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu still poised to win the Jan. 22 elections, but one poll shows him slipping. The Dahaf survey predicts Netany...

West Bank – Abbas: Israel Reduced Security Cooperation

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West Bank - The Palestinian president has claimed Israel has reduced its security cooperation with Palestinians in the West Bank to protest the successful bid for upgraded status a...

Tehran – Iran Starts Navy Drills Near Strait Of Hormuz

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Tehran - Iran started on Friday six days of naval drills in the Strait of Hormuz, the official IRNA news agency reported, maneuvers aimed at showcasing its military capabilities in...

Moscow – Putin Signs Bill Banning US Adoptions Of Russian Children

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Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed a bill banning Americans from adopting Russian children, part of a harsh response to a U.S. law targeting Russians deemed to be h...

Honolulu, HI – Hawaii Lieutenant Gov. Picked To Fill Senate Seat

Honolulu, HI - Hawaii's lieutenant governor and former head of President Obama's 2008 election effort there has been named the state's newest U.S. senator, a choice that went again...

Houston – Ex-President George H.W. Bush In Intensive Care Unit

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Houston, TX - Former President George H.W. Bush has been admitted to the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital "following a series of setbacks including a persistent fever," bu...

Washington – Health Care Tax Hikes For 2013 May Be Just A Start

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Washington - Starting in 2014, President Barack Obama's health care law will expand coverage to some 30 million uninsured people. At the same time, insurers no longer will be allow...

Jerusalem – Netanyahu: I’ll Strengthen Settlements During Next 4 Years

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Jerusalem - Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Tuesday promised to continue strengthening the settlement enterprise in the West Bank, kicking off his Likud-Beytenu campaign ahead...

Hawaii – President Obama To Cut Vacation To Deal With Fiscal Crisis

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Hawaii - President Barack Obama is cutting short his traditional Christmas holiday in Hawaii, planning to leave for Washington on Wednesday evening as lawmakers consider how to pre...

Israel – Livni Reportedly In Talks Seeking Foreign Ministry

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Israel - Former foreign minister Tzipi Livni has her sights set on returning to her former post, and has already sent messengers twice to speak to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu...