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Israel's Netanyahu to Obama: Don't allow Iran deal that leaves it at nuclear threshold

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WASHINGTON - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bluntly told U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday that he must make sure that any final nuclear deal with Iran does not leave it at the “threshold" of being able to develop nuclear weapons.

Israel eases Gaza travel restrictions for Muslim holiday 01 Oct 2014

JERUSALEM - In a rare step Israel said on Wednesday it would let 500 Palestinians living in Gaza pray at a Jerusalem holy site during the Eid al-Adha feast at the weekend, and allow Palestinians from the West Bank to enter Israel more freely for the holiday.

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Israel's Netanyahu to Obama: Don't allow Iran deal that leaves it at nuclear threshold 01 Oct 2014

WASHINGTON - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bluntly told U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday that he must make sure that any final nuclear deal with Iran does not leave it at the “threshold" of being able to develop nuclear weapons.

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Jewish settlers occupy Palestinian homes in Old City's shadow 30 Sep 2014

JERUSALEM - Israeli police guarded Jewish settlers as they moved into seven homes in a Palestinian neighbourhood of occupied East Jerusalem on Tuesday while stunned and angry Palestinians looked on, aware that there was little they could do.

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Israel PM tries to shift focus from Islamic State to Iran at U.N. 30 Sep 2014

UNITED NATIONS - Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday tried to shift the spotlight away from the Islamic State militant group and back to Iran, warning the United Nations that a nuclear-armed Tehran would pose a far greater threat than "militant Islamists on pickup trucks." | Video

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Israel's Netanyahu - Iran poses greater threat than Islamic State 29 Sep 2014

UNITED NATIONS - Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday tried to shift the spotlight away from the Islamic State militant group and back to Iran, warning the United Nations that a nuclear-armed Tehran would pose a far greater threat than "militant Islamists on pickup trucks." | Video

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Palestinian president urges 'firm timetable' to end occupation 26 Sep 2014

UNITED NATIONS - There is no value in peace talks with Israel unless the goal is ending its 47-year occupation of the Palestinian territories within a "firm timetable", Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told the United Nations General Assembly on Friday.

Nine Japanese said to have joined Islamic State 26 Sep 2014

TOKYO - Nine Japanese nationals have joined Islamic State, Japan's former air force chief, Toshio Tamogami, quoted a senior Israeli government official as saying, but the government's top spokesman said on Friday it had not confirmed the information.

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Fatah-Hamas agreement gives unity government control over Gaza 25 Sep 2014

CAIRO - A unity government is to take control of the Gaza Strip, after a breakthrough in talks between Palestinian factions on Thursday which could strengthen their hand in talks with Israel next month.

Allies in war, U.S. and Arabs at odds at U.N. nuclear meeting 25 Sep 2014

VIENNA - They may be joining forces in a new Middle East conflict, but Arab nations are defying the United States at a major meeting of the U.N. nuclear watchdog by trying to crank up pressure on Israel over its assumed atomic arsenal.