Politics

Jerusalem – Peres: Israel Would Talk To Hamas If Quartet Terms Accepted

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Jerusalem - President Shimon Peres on Monday pursued his calls for peace when addressing spiritual and lay leaders of Israel's Christian community, withstanding the waves of critic...

Jerusalem – Israeli Supreme Court Shortens Whistleblower’s Prison Term

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Jerusalem - Israel's Supreme Court on Monday shortened by a year the 4-1/2-year prison term of a soldier who gave a journalist classified military documents, some relating to opera...

Washington – Hours From “Fiscal Cliff,” Washington Still Awaits Deal

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Washington - The U.S. Congress comes back on Monday without a deal to avert the "fiscal cliff" and only a few hours of actual legislative time scheduled in which to act if an agree...

Washington – Obama Wants Gun Violence Measures Passed In 2013

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Washington - Recalling the shooting rampage that killed 20 first graders as the worst day of his presidency, President Barack Obama pledged to put his "full weight" behind legislat...

Manhattan, NY – Hillary Clinton Hospitalized With Blood Clot

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Manhattan, NY - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was admitted to a New York hospital Sunday after the discovery of a blood clot stemming from the concussion she sustained ...

Jerusalem – Shas Unveils New App To Receive Blessings From Rabbi Ovadia Yosef

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Jerusalem - Shas unveiled a new application for iphone and Android smartphones Sunday. On the application, called Maran Shelita (Hebrew for the great rabbi, who should lives a good...

Washington – Obama: U.S. Has Good Leads On Who Carried Out Benghazi Attacks

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Washington - The United States has some "very good leads" about who carried out the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans including the U.S. ambassador in Septembe...

Jerusalem – Israeli Leader’s Party Criticizes President

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Jerusalem - Israel's president and prime minister are trading charges over making peace with the Palestinians. President Shimon Peres told a summit of international ambassadors ...

Washington – Senate, House Ag Committees In Deal To Avert Milk Price Spike

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Washington - Farm-state lawmakers have agreed to a one-year extension of the expiring U.S. farm bill that, if enacted, would head off a possible doubling of retail milk prices to $...

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...