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Iran jails two people for 10 years on espionage charges

DUBAI - A Revolutionary Court in Iran has sentenced two people to 10 years each in jail on charges of spying for the United States and Israel, the judiciary spokesman said on Sunday without naming those convicted.

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Obama reassures Jewish groups on U.S.-Israel relationship 29 Aug 2015

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama reassured U.S. Jewish groups on Friday that the U.S.-Israel relationship is strong, despite differences over the nuclear deal with Iran, and called for more talks between the two governments on security cooperation.

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Obama reassures Jewish groups on U.S.-Israel relationship 28 Aug 2015

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama reassured U.S. Jewish groups on Friday that the U.S.-Israel relationship is strong, despite differences over the nuclear deal with Iran, and called for more talks between the two governments on security cooperation.

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Switzerland says regrets envoy's display of Netanyahu cartoon 28 Aug 2015

ZURICH - Switzerland expressed regret on Friday after its ambassador to Iran displayed a cartoon depicting two doves defecating on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's head, at an event promoting Iranian business opportunities.

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German support for Barenboim concert in Iran draws Israeli ire 27 Aug 2015

BERLIN - Star conductor Daniel Barenboim is holding talks to take one of Germany's main orchestras to Iran, his employer Berlin State Opera said on Thursday, in the face of angry protests from Israel.

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Abbas heats up Palestinian politics in PLO reshuffle bid 27 Aug 2015

GAZA/RAMALLAH, West Bank - President Mahmoud Abbas is acting to shake up Palestinian politics with peace talks with Israel in deep freeze and unity efforts with Hamas Islamists who run the Gaza Strip stalled.

Israeli air strike targets Hamas in response to rocket attack 27 Aug 2015

JERUSALEM - Israel launched an air strike against a Hamas facility on Thursday in response to a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip, the Israeli army said.

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Netanyahu pressed for Iran attacks, but was denied - ex-defence chief 22 Aug 2015

JERUSALEM - Israel's political leaders pushed to attack Iran at least three times in the past few years but had to back down on the advice of the military and due to concerns about its ally the United States, former defence minister Ehud Barak said.

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Israel says kills Palestinian rocket crew in Syrian Golan 21 Aug 2015

AMMAN/JERUSALEM - Israeli said its forces killed at least five Palestinian militants in an air strike on the Syrian Golan Heights on Friday after cross-border rocket fire from there prompted the heaviest Israeli bombardment since Syria's civil war began in 2011.

Israel launches strikes into Syria after rocket attack 21 Aug 2015

JERUSALEM/BEIRUT - Rockets hit an Israeli village near the Lebanese border on Thursday and Israel struck back in the Syrian Golan Heights, saying the rare salvo had been launched there by an Iranian-backed Palestinian militant group.

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