By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) – 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. Even as Netanyahu pressed Obama over Iran, the president urged the Israeli leader to help find ways to prevent …

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

On Thursday afternoon, a sun-burnt and probably blistered former Israeli soldier will arrive at Federal Parliament to deliver a petition in support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement for the right of Palestinians to self determination. University of Wollongong academic Marcelo Svirsky will have walked for 10 days over 300 gruelling kilometres from Sydney to Canberra with a petition to draw the attention of federal MPs to the critical predicament of the Palestinian people in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza. The petition asks the Australian Government to honour its obligations under international law through boycott, divestment and sanctions of states, institutions and companies which facilitate Israel’s illegal, discriminatory and cruel policies towards Palestinians

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An Israeli soldier walks for Palestinians

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is visiting the White House Wednesday. It’s his first face-to-face meeting with President Obama since a notably uncomfortable visit six months ago, before the war in Gaza began and the United States started bombing the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The White House said it expectsthe men to discuss Israeli-Palestinian relations, the Islamic State, Iran and more, and reaffirm the “deep and enduring bonds” between the countries

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A short history of awkward encounters between Obama and Netanyahu

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Biblical Craft Returns to Holy Land getty images Published September 30, 2014. Ariel, West Bank (JTA) The small cardboard box in Elyashiv Droris palm looks like its full of black pebbles

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Using Native Grapes To Bring Israeli Winemaking Back to Roots

Netanyahu likens Muslim extremist movements around the world to Nazis Says the groups are bent on world domination through the use of terror Claims Hamas carried out ‘war crimes’ in Gaza by using human shields Warns of ‘grave threat’ to world if Iran manages to obtain nuclear weapons By Ian Broad for MailOnline Published: 06:01 EST, 30 September 2014 | Updated: 06:11 EST, 30 September 2014 Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned that Hamas and ISIS are ‘branches of the same poisonous tree’, both bent on world domination through terror, just as the Nazis were. In a blistering speech to the United Nations, Mr Netanyahu also hit back at Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, who accused Israel last week of carrying out war crimes and waging a ‘war of genocide’ during the fighting in Gaza. The Israeli leader said Hamas committed ‘the real war crimes’ in Gaza by using Palestinian civilians as human shields.

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Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu talks Hamas and ISIS in UN speech

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Saving Israeli rock music from oblivion

Written on September 29th, 2014 & filed under Israeli History Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Derek Jeter has hung up his spikes, but he was still on the world stage Monday when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu invoked his name at the United Nations to…

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Israeli PM: Iran doesnt practice terrorism like Jeter isnt a shortstop

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United Nations Israeli Prime Minister BenjaminNetanyahucompared his country’s recent bombing campaign in Gaza to the U.S.-led strikes against militants in Iraq and Syria, saying Hamas and the Islamic State group share the same goal of world domination. Addressing the U.N. General Assembly on Monday,Netanyahuaccused Hamas of committing “the real war crimes” in Gaza by using Palestinian civilians as human shields

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Netanyahu at UN: Hamas, ISIS share same goal

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UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 29 (UPI) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking Monday at the United Nations General Assembly, refuted Iranian claims that it does not practice terrorism

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At U.N., Netanyahu denounces Iranian terrorism

In a blistering speech to the United Nations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Monday that Hamas and the Islamic State group are “branches of the same poisonous tree,” both bent on world domination through terror, just as the Nazis were. Netanyahu also lashed back at Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who accused Israel last week of carrying out “war crimes” and conducting a “war of genocide” during the fighting in Gaza. Netanyahu said Hamas committed “the real war crimes” in Gaza by using Palestinian civilians as human shields

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