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HOUSTON, TX - JUNE 07: In this handout provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), U.S. Vice President Mike Pence delivers remarks during an event where NASA introduced 12 new astronaut candidates on June 7, 2017 at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. After completing two years …

Report: Pence to Address Knesset During December Trip to Israel

US Vice President Mike Pence will speak before the Knesset when he visits Israel in mid-December, Channel 10 news reported Wednesday. Top Israeli officials told the TV station that Pence had been the one to suggest an address to the Israeli parliament, an offer that was immediately accepted.

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Israel Finalizes Purchase of 17 More F-35 Fighters Jets

Israel has wrapped up its purchase of seventeen additional F-35 fighter jets from US industrial giant Lockheed Martin, in a deal that will ultimately equip the air force with fifty of the state-of-the-art warplanes.

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Elliott Abrams: Trump, Netanyahu ‘Reset’ U.S.-Israel Relations

TEL AVIV – The meeting between President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu marked a “symbolic reset of relations” after eight years of “tension” between the two countries, a top American foreign policy expert said on Friday.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech during a swearing-in ceremony for Israel's new Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot at the Prime Minister's Jerusalem offices on February 16, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MENAHEM KAHANA (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Netanyahu: U.S.-Israel Alliance is ‘About to Get Stronger’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised to strengthen the alliance between the US and Israel on Monday afternoon before taking off to Washington for his first meeting with President Donald Trump since he entered the White House in January.

TOPSHOT - US President-elect Donald Trump (L) gestures as he speaks with Trump National Security Adviser Lt. General Michael Flynn (C) and Trump Chief of Staff Reince Priebus (R) at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, where he is holding meetings on December 21, 2016. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo …

Egypt Delays Anti-Israel Resolution After Trump Denouncement

A day filled with diplomatic drama ended Thursday evening, when Egypt withdrew an anti-settlement resolution it intended to submit to the UN Security Council just over an hour after President-elect Donald Trump came out squarely against it.

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Netanyahu, Obama To Hold Meeting In New York On Wednesday

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama will meet in New York on Wednesday during the United Nations General Assembly, to discuss the recently agreed U.S.’ military aid agreement.

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Michael Oren: Sanders Should Apologize For Gaza ‘Blood Libel’

The Times of Israel reports: Bernie Sanders should retract and apologize for his “libelous” suggestion that Israel killed more than 10,000 innocent Palestinians during the last Gaza war, MK Michael Oren (pictured) said Thursday, asserting that the Democratic candidate’s misrepresentation

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Bernie Sanders To Skip Pro-Israel AIPAC Conference

Bernie Sanders confirmed Friday afternoon that he will not attend a major pro-Israel conference in Washington next week. Sanders, the first Jewish politician to ever win a presidential primary, is the only remaining 2016 contender who will not speak at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a major gathering for politicians and Jewish leaders every year.

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White House: Israel Showed Bad Manners in Canceled Trip

Politico reports: The White House chided Israel on Tuesday for the way it canceled a meeting between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying it would have been “good manners” for Israeli officials to tell the White House directly.