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Israeli forces kill two knife-wielding Palestinians - police

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JERUSALEM - Israeli security forces killed two knife-wielding Palestinian attackers in separate incidents in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem on Saturday, police said.

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U.S. pro-Israel lobby opposes push to toughen Iran nuclear bill 24 Apr 2015

WASHINGTON - An influential pro-Israel lobbying group is pressuring U.S. lawmakers not to support amendments to toughen a bill that lets Congress review a nuclear agreement with Iran, hoping to avoid a partisan battle that could doom the legislation.

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Biden, seeking to ease US-Israel strains, pledges delivery of new warplanes 24 Apr 2015

WASHINGTON - Seeking to ease U.S.-Israeli tensions, Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday promised Israel delivery of top-flight fighter jets next year to maintain its military edge and vowed that any final nuclear deal with Iran would ensure Israel’s security.

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Britain, France urge U.N. action on Middle East, NZ drafting text 21 Apr 2015

UNITED NATIONS - Britain and France urged the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday to set a framework to broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians as council member New Zealand said it had started working on a draft resolution to kick-start the process.

Israel sees migrant tragedy as validating policy of keeping them away 20 Apr 2015

JERUSALEM - Israel said on Monday the drowning of hundreds of Africans off Libya's coast was tragic but validated its own policy of having buffered its land barriers with Africa to keep migrants away.

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Netanyahu receives two-week extension to form government 20 Apr 2015

JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will have two more weeks to form a new government after he asked Israel's president on Monday to extend a 28-day period to form a coalition following his election victory.

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Israel says to transfer of frozen tax funds to Palestinians 18 Apr 2015

JERUSALEM/RAMALLAH, West Bank - Israel said on Saturday it would transfer $470 million of withheld tax revenues to the Palestinian Authority following talks between a senior Israeli military officer and Palestinian officials.

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Israeli military networks breached by hackers - researchers 17 Apr 2015

SAN FRANCISCO - Hackers have managed to penetrate computer networks associated with the Israeli military in an espionage campaign that skillfully packages existing attack software with trick emails, according to security researchers at Blue Coat Systems Inc.

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Anti-Semitic attacks surged worldwide in 2014 - annual survey 15 Apr 2015

JERUSALEM - Anti-Semitic attacks surged worldwide in 2014, with the highest number of incidents occurring in France, according to an annual study published in Israel on Wednesday.

Israel happy at compromise deal between Congress-Obama - minister 15 Apr 2015

JERUSALEM - Israel is pleased at a compromise deal achieved between the United States Congress and the administration of President Barack Obama, Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz said on Wednesday.

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