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Diplomacy

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In an interview with Reuters on Monday ahead of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before a joint session of Congress, President Barack Obama attempted to undermine Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s credibility on the Iranian issue by saying that Netanyahu had made inaccurate statements about the outcomes of negotiations....

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Israel

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Hundreds of buyers from around the world jammed the trading floor at the Israel Diamond Exchange to find the best gems during International Diamond Week in February. They were also introduced to the latest technological advances in the diamond industry. “For years, the diamond industry was seen as archaic, working...

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Diplomacy

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President Barack Obama “should not dismiss the concerns” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu raised yesterday in his speech to Congress, Ambassador Dennis Ross, who served for two years as a special assistant to President Obama, asserted today in a column published today in USA Today. The administration needs to explain why the deal...

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Iran

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Thousands of teachers took to the streets in dozens of cities across Iran this week, protesting the regime’s economic policies and demanding an end to discrimination against teachers in the Islamic Republic. The Lebanese news website NOW reported: The public-school educators held “silent gatherings” Sunday in the capital Tehran as well...

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Diplomacy

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The Arab world has shown surprisingly strong support for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech yesterday in the United States Congress. A number of journalists from Arab countries expressed their backing for the speech and said that its message is important due to the possibility of Iran becoming a nuclear power under...

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Diplomacy

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before a joint session of Congress yesterday received plaudits from legislators on both sides of the aisle, according to news reports and press releases. National Journal quoted two Republican senators: Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said that he believes “we should do whatever is necessary...

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MidEast

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The biggest concession that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei won in Iran’s nuclear negotiations with the West was the “sunset clause,” after which there “would be no legal limits on Iran’s nuclear ambitions,” Ray Takeyh, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, argued Sunday in an op-ed published in The Washington...

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Diplomacy

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President Barack Obama must address the “legitimate questions” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu brought up in his Congressional speech yesteray, a staff editorial in The Washington Post argued today. The editorial’s argument was based on the Netanyahu’s explanation of the two major concessions that the United States has given to Iran, as...

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Iran

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President Barack Obama should listen to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the dangers of Iran, Faisal Abbas, editor-in-chief of the Al-Arabiya news network, argued in an opinion piece published earlier today ahead of Netanyahu’s speech before a joint session of Congress. Abbas, it should be clear, is no fan...

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Diplomacy

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In a historic address this morning before a joint session of Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu re-emphasized the strength of the America-Israel alliance, thanked President Barack Obama for the support he gives Israel, described the threat Iran poses to Israel, the United States, and the world, and made a...

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