STORY HIGHLIGHTS Washington (CNN) — Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu haven’t liked each other for years — they just aren’t bothering to hide it anymore. Long time observers of the U.S.-Israeli relationship struggle to remember when the personal chemistry between the leaders of the two countries was so bad

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These men really don't like each other

Israeli elder statesman Shimon Peres, at age 91, could be forgiven if he were to throw up his hands in despair after decades of failure to broker peace between his countrymen and the Palestinians.

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Israeli statesman Peres sees promise for peace in global age

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The Knesset is expected to review some controversial draft laws but the budget will prove most challenging.

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Israeli Knesset faces tough task over budget

Written on October 27th, 2014 & filed under Israeli History Tags: , , , , , , ,

Gesture of conciliation: Israeli President Reuven Rivlin meets Arab citizens during the annual memorial ceremony at the town of Kafr Qassem, where 47 people were killed by Israeli policemen in 1956. Photo: AP Kafr Qassem:Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has acknowledged past and present wrongdoings to his country’s Arabs, while calling for calm in the wake of growing unrest in east Jerusalem and the West Bank. Mr Rivlin spoke at a memorial ceremony for victims of 1956 massacre at Kafr Qassem, where Israeli forces killed 47 residents of the central Israeli Arab village for breaking a wartime curfew, becoming the first Israeli president to attend the event

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President Reuven Rivlin acknowledges Israeli Arabs wronged

In a landmark gesture to the countrys Arab minority, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin visited the town of Kafr Qasim to pay tribute to victims killed by Israeli troops in an incident that remains a gaping wound for Israels Arab citizens nearly six decades later. The first Israeli president to do so, Rivlin attended the annual memorial ceremony held for what has long been called the Kafr Qasim massacre, laying flowers at a monument engraved with the victims names.

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Israeli president calls 1956 massacre of Arabs a 'terrible crime'

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Clashes erupt at Palestinian's West Bank funeral

Jerusalem Schools in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv have postponed class trips to Jerusalem this week because of heightened tensions in the city, Tel Aviv officials said Sunday. The move came as Israeli police announced they were beefing up security patrols in Jerusalem with a thousand extra officers and special forces. “We will not allow the reality in the city to become such that people lob stones, throw firebombs and disturb public order,” Netanyahu said at the start of his weekly Cabinet meeting.

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Israeli schools cancel trips as tensions rise in Jerusalem

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Israeli president visits Arab town, massacre site

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Published October 26, 2014 Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin meets with Arabs during the annual memorial ceremony for the 47 Arab-Israelis killed by Israeli border policemen on October 29, 1956 in the Arab-Israeli town of Kfar Kassem, central Israel, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014.

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In outreach to Arabs, Israeli president visits site of 1956 massacre