By Arshad Mohammed MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry quietly cautioned Israel not to undercut nuclear negotiations with Iran that resumed on Monday as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepared to make the case in Washington against the diplomacy. Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met for about 90 minutes on the first of what could …

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Washington remains a key Israel backer despite the deepening tensions over talks with Iran.

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Kerry defends Israel against U.N. ‘bias’ amid strains over Iran nuclear talks


WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Obama administration official declared Monday that the relationship between the United States and Israel “should never be politicized,” while defending President Barack Obama's high-stakes bid for a nuclear deal with Iran.

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said on Monday it has busted an Israeli-Palestinian smuggling ring that funneled iron, electronic equipment and other prohibited materials to Gaza, bypassing Israel's stringent border security to help Hamas rebuild its militant infrastructure following last year's war.

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GENEVA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday delivered a vigorous defense of Israel before the U.N. Human Rights Council, urging its members to end what the United States says is its unfair and biased focus on the Jewish State that could undermine its credibility

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Kerry defends Israel before UN rights panel

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will speak to Congress Tuesday, March 3, in an event unprecedented in U.S. history.

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Makhlouf 16: Miscalculated arrogance

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They file into AIPAC by the thousands, intensely supportive of Israel, fearful of a nuclear Iran, and aware that — at least at leadership level — Washington's ties with the Jewish state are under strain. Are they accusing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of overstepping his bounds by agreeing to address the US Congress shortly before Israeli elections and at the height of international …

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At AIPAC, papering over cracks in US-Israel ties


As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus controversial speech at the US Congress nears, a pro-Palestine group has launched a new campaign across Washington, DC criticizing Netanyahus actions and urging the US to end aid to Israel.

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Pro-Palestine Group to Run Campaign across DC against Netanyahu

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