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Jordan Complains About Jews Praying at Temple Mount Entrance

The Jordanian government has filed an official complaint to the Foreign Ministry over a recent court ruling allowing Jews to pray outside the gated entrance to the Temple Mount holy site in Jerusalem, Channel 10 reported Tuesday.

The Dome of the Rock is reflecting on the main gate of the Al-Aqsa mosque inside the Al-Aqsa mosques compound, sacred for Muslims and Jews, in Jerusalem's Old City, on November 3, 2015.

Israel to Aid Sierra Leone After Deadly Landslide

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday instructed the Foreign Ministry to send aid to Sierra Leone, where hundreds of people were killed in a massive landslide in the capital.

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Saudis in Rare Israel Visit, Meet Senior Official Dore Gold

JERUSALEM (AFP) –  The head of a rare Saudi delegation to Israel and the occupied West Bank met a senior Israeli government official during his trip, Israel’s foreign ministry told AFP on Sunday. Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said the meeting

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France Says Upheaval Means Mideast Peace Needs Global Push

France’s president said on Friday that upheaval across the Middle East meant previous Israel-Palestinian peacemaking efforts were no longer as relevant and major powers needed to work together to bring the two sides back to the table.

French President Francois Hollande looks on during a joint press conference with Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani in Arbil, the capital of the Kurdish autonomous region in northern Iraq, on September 12, 2014.

Israel Denies it Detained Turkish Right-Wing Leadership

The Jerusalem Post reports: Claims that Israel detained a delegation from a far-right Turkish party at Ben–Gurion Airport on Thursday, including its leader, Mustafa Destici, are greatly exaggerated, according to the Foreign Ministry.

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Foreign Ministry To Sponsor Hasbara Video Contest

The Jerusalem Post reports: Film a successful hasbara video and win valuable cash prizes. That, at least, is the newest Foreign Ministry plan to boost Israel’s public diplomacy, announced this week by Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely (pictured). “Israel is moving from

Israeli's Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely waits for European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini ahead of a meeting at Kind David Hotel on May 20, 2015.

Netanyahu To Indonesian Journalists: Time To Establish Formal Ties

The Jerusalem Post reports: It’s time for Israel and Indonesia to establish full diplomatic ties, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a group of five senior Indonesian journalists on Monday. Netanyahu told the delegation, here for a week as guests of

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu participates in a conversation at the Center for American Progress November 10, 2015 in Washington, DC.

Oscar Nominees Face BDS Pressure to Decline Israel Swag Bag Trip

TEL AVIV – Oscar-nominated celebrities were pressured by anti-Israel extremists on Wednesday to forego a $55,000 trip to the Jewish state offered by Israel’s Foreign Ministry as part of the awards swag bag. The Los Angeles Times published a full-page ad sponsored by

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Israel Supports French Peace Plan, Decries Palestinian Rejection

TEL AVIV – France formally presented Israel with its plan for a regional conference to advance the two-state solution on Tuesday, with Israel’s Foreign Ministry responding that it still supports the notion of direct negotiations with the Palestinians despite their “predisposition”

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