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Israel says it will release frozen tax revenue to Palestinians

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JERUSALEM - Israel said on Friday it would release millions of dollars of tax income to the Palestinian Authority, three months after freezing the payments in protest at unilateral Palestinian moves towards statehood.

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Cutting losses on Iran nuclear deal, Israel eyes small print 26 Mar 2015

JERUSALEM/PARIS - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has begun to signal that Israel could resign itself to an Iranian nuclear deal that would leave its enemy with some uranium enrichment capability, a compromise he has long opposed.

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Israeli settlements may have already killed two-state bid - U.N. 26 Mar 2015

UNITED NATIONS - Israeli settlements on occupied land wanted by the Palestinians may have already killed a possible two-state solution, said the United Nations Middle East envoy on Thursday as he suggested the U.N. Security Council should take action on the peace process.

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Cutting losses on Iran nuclear deal, Israel eyes small print 26 Mar 2015

JERUSALEM/PARIS - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has begun to signal that Israel could resign itself to an Iranian nuclear deal that would leave its enemy with some uranium enrichment capability, a compromise he has long opposed.

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Netanyahu gets go-ahead to form Israel's next government 25 Mar 2015

JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, grappling with fierce White House disapproval, won consent from Israel's president on Wednesday to try to form a new coalition government.

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EU urges quick restart to Israeli-Palestinian talks 25 Mar 2015

BRUSSELS - The European Union urged Israelis and Palestinians on Wednesday to quickly restart peace talks that collapsed last year, as the bloc's new foreign policy chief seeks to reinvigorate European involvement in the negotiations.

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Israelis fret about risk of isolation but concern may be overdone 23 Mar 2015

JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's re-election last week has prompted alarmed chatter in the cafes of Tel Aviv and on talk shows about the risk of Israel losing the support of its closest allies and being left isolated in the world.

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Israel's Steinitz says world powers, Iran likely to agree bad nuclear deal 23 Mar 2015

PARIS - Israel said on Monday it was probable that world powers and Iran would agree a "bad deal" on Tehran's nuclear programme and it would do all it could to toughen any accord before talks resume this week.

U.S. committed to Palestinian state, Netanyahu comments 'very troubling' -official 23 Mar 2015

WASHINGTON - The United States cannot ignore Benjamin Netanyahu's comments disavowing a two-state solution to the Palestinian conflict and looks to the next Israeli government to show its commitment to what Washington sees as the best hope for peace in the region, White House chief of staff Denis McDonough said on Monday.

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Netanyahu tells Israel's Arabs he 'regrets' election-day rallying call 23 Mar 2015

JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday he regretted offending Israel's Arabs during a rallying call on election day last week that his critics had denounced as racist.