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Netanyahu Slams ‘Absurd’ UNESCO Vote, Vows to Cut More UN Funding

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday slammed the latest “absurd” resolution passed by the UN’s cultural agency calling Israeli presence in Jerusalem “illegal,” and ordered that funds to the international body be cut again by another $1 million.

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Turkey Ready To Work With Israel Against Terror, Erdogan Tells Rivlin

The Times of Israel reports: Ankara is willing to work together with Jerusalem in fighting international terrorism, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told his Israeli counterpart Reuven Rivlin Wednesday, in a rare phone call between the two leaders. Erdogan expressed

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Israel To Russia: Don’t Let Syria Pullout Boost Iran, Hezbollah

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin will ask Russia on Wednesday to ensure that its partial pullout from Syria does not embolden Iranian and Hezbollah forces there, an Israeli official said. Rivlin is in Moscow to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose

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Pope Francis Receives Israeli President, Britain’s Chief Rabbi

In a Catholic-Jewish double-header, Pope Francis met in a private audience this morning with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, and later in the morning with Britain’s Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, accompanied by Cardinal Vincent Nichols, head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.

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Small-ball Politics May Drag Netanyahu down

On the eve of his historic, controversial, and critically-important address to Congress next week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a small-ball political barrage in Israel. His party, the Likud, lost a challenge against a U.S.-funded left-wing group, V15. The Prime Minister is being investigated for allegedly pocketing the deposits on beverages served at his residence, and his rivals are blaming him for rising housing prices in Israel, documented in a new report.