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Israel parliament approves 2015-16 budget draft in first vote

JERUSALEM - Israel's parliament gave its initial nod to the state's budget draft for 2015-16 late on Wednesday, after a marathon session that included heavy resistance from opposition lawmakers, with 57 voting in favour and 53 against.

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Netanyahu threatens to shoot young Palestinian stone-throwers 02 Sep 2015

JERUSALEM - Israel is considering giving its security forces a freer hand to shoot at young Palestinian stone-throwers, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said on Wednesday.

Israel slams Palestinians' push to fly their flag at U.N. 02 Sep 2015

UNITED NATIONS - Israel complained to the United Nations on Tuesday about a Palestinian initiative to fly their flag alongside those of full member states at the world body's headquarters, calling it "another cynical misuse of the U.N. by the Palestinian Authority."

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Five Palestinians, Israeli policeman wounded in West Bank raid 02 Sep 2015

JERUSALEM - Five Palestinians and an Israeli border policeman were wounded in a raid in the occupied West Bank to arrest a Hamas militant, the Israeli army and local medical officials said on Tuesday.

Israel slams Palestinians' push to fly their flag at U.N. 01 Sep 2015

UNITED NATIONS - Israel on Tuesday complained to the United Nations about a Palestinian initiative to fly their flag alongside full member states' at the world body's headquarters, calling it "another cynical misuse of the U.N. by the Palestinian Authority."

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Five Palestinians, Israeli policeman wounded in West Bank raid 01 Sep 2015

JERUSALEM - Five Palestinians and an Israeli border policeman were wounded in a raid in the occupied West Bank to arrest a Hamas militant, the Israeli army and local medical officials said on Tuesday.

Iran jails two people for 10 years on espionage charges 31 Aug 2015

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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