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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech during an event marking 50 years of Israeli settlements in the Jordan Valley on October 19, 2017, near the Maale Efraim settlement in the occupied West Bank

Israeli Lawmakers Roundly Condemn Deadly Egypt Mosque Terrorist Attack

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the “horrific and despicable terrorist attack” in Sinai and sent condolences to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the Egyptian people and the families of the 305 people killed in the attack.


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.


Israeli President Affirms Strong Relations with India

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin reaffirmed the strong relations between the Jewish state and India in meetings with the leaders of the South Asian country during a state visit Tuesday.


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


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.