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Netanyahu flies to U.S., signs of some easing of tensions over Iran speech

Written on March 1st, 2015 & filed under Israeli History Tags: , , , , ,

TEL AVIV Hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu set off Sunday for Washington, a group of 180 retired Israeli generals and former top security officials warned that his upcoming address to a joint meeting of Congress on Irans nuclear program will cause more harm than good. It will not only damage Israels special relationship with the United States, but also undermine military and intelligence ties, they said.

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Retired Israeli veterans warn against speech

World News Videos | US News VideosCopy Two days before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to speak to a joint session of Congress, Secretary of State John Kerry said the prime minister is welcome to speak in the U.S.

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Kerry Worries Israeli PM Visit May Become 'Political Football'

Written on March 1st, 2015 & filed under Israeli History Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Coordinates: 31N 35E / 31N 35E / 31; 35 Israel // or //, officially the State of Israel (Hebrew: , Mednat Yisr’el, IPA:[medinat jisael]( listen); Arabic: , Dawlat Isrl, IPA:[dawlat israil]), is a country in Western Asia, situated at the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea.

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Israel – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Written on March 1st, 2015 & filed under Israeli History Tags: , , , , , , ,

WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM: Signs are growing that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned speech to Congress against a possible nuclear deal with Iran could damage his country’s broad alliance with the United States. The right-wing leader’s acceptance of a Republican invitation to address the U.S

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US-Israel ties fraying over Netanyahu's planned Iran speech

Written on March 1st, 2015 & filed under Israeli History Tags: , , , , , , ,

The birthplace of the Jewish people is the Land of Israel.

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Facts About Israel: History – Israel Ministry of Foreign …

President-elect: Reuven Rivlin (2014) Prime Minister: Benjamin Netanyahu (2009) Land area: 7,849 sq mi (20,329 sq km); total area: 8,019 sq mi (20,770 sq km) Population (2014 est.): 7,821,850 (growth rate: 1.46%); birth rate: 18.44/1000; infant mortality rate: 3.98/1000; life expectancy: 81.28 Capital and largest city (2009 est.): Jerusalem, 791,000 Note: Israel proclaimed Jerusalem as its capital in 1950, but the U.S., like nearly all other countries, maintains its embassy in Tel Aviv. Other large cities: Tel Aviv-Yafo 3.381 million; Haifa 1.054 million Monetary unit: Shekel More Facts & Figures Israel, slightly larger than Massachusetts, lies at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea

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The lecture hall had filled quickly. Several students arrived wearing keffiyehs, the traditional Palestinian headscarves, while in the front row, a young man sat draped in the Israeli flag

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Anti-Israel Divestment Push Gains More Traction At US Colleges

The history of Israel encompasses the history of the modern State of Israel, as well as that of the Jews in the Land of Israel. The area of modern Israel is small, about the size of Wales or half the size of Costa Rica, and is located roughly on the site of the ancient kingdoms of Israel and Judah except that these ancient kingdoms also included what is now the West Bank. It is the birthplace of the Hebrew language spoken in Israel, and of the Abrahamic religions

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History of Israel – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Written on February 28th, 2015 & filed under Israeli History Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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Anti-Israel divestment push gains traction at US colleges

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