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JERUSALEM — Yitzhak Shamir, the onetime underground Jewish fighter and long-serving Israeli prime minister whose unyielding belief in the right of Jews to all of the biblical Land of Israel often exasperated U.S. policymakers, has died. He was 96....
World NowAfter two days of contentious talks, Iran and six world powers negotiating over Tehran's nuclear program decided to refrain from immediately scheduling another high-level meeting and instead to convene lower-level officials to discuss technical issues....
World NowRussian President Vladimir Putin will land in Israel on an official visit Monday, making Israel one of the first countries he will visit since his recent election. He will also visit the West Bank....
World NowPresident Obama's decision to award Israeli President Shimon Peres the Presidential Medal of Freedom earlier this year was followed by pressure in Israel to take the opportunity to ask for the release of Jonathan Pollard from American prison....
JERUSALEM — Historian Ben-Zion Netanyahu, the father of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the man said to have had the most profound influence on the conservative Israeli leader, died early Monday in his Jerusalem home. He was 102. The elder...
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Babylon & BeyondThe Palestinian plan to ask the United Nations for statehood recognition has preoccupied Israel's leaders and news media for months, making "September" a code word for trouble ahead. Public officials have sounded dire warnings, each with a metaphor...
Babylon & BeyondOn Sept. 13, 1993, current Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and current Israeli President Shimon Peres signed at the While House the so-called Oslo Accords, ushering in a new era and hopes of peace in the decades-old Palestinian-Israeli...
24 Frames"Tony Curtis: Driven to Stardom," a new documentary on the late actor born Bernie Schwartz in the Bronx, opens the 7th annual Jewish Film Festival Thursday evening at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills....
World NowUnited Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday said an independent Palestinian state is long overdue....
World NowThe Palestinian Authority declared a three-day mourning period and ordered flags flown at half mast throughout the Palestinian territories and outside in mourning of children killed Thursday in a bus accident outside Ramallah....
24 FramesIsraeli President Shimon Peres told a movie and television industry audience at the Dreamworks Animation studio lot in Glendale Friday that Hollywood often wields more influence across the globe than world leaders do....
Al Schwimmer, a former aircraft engineer who smuggled American planes to Israel for its 1948 war of independence, founded its aerospace industry and later became a figure in the Iran-Contra affair, died in Tel Aviv on Friday, his 94th birthday. The cause...
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