Hariri returns to Lebanon for first time since surprise resignation

Prime Minister Saad Hariri has returned to Lebanon more than two weeks after his shock resignation while in Saudi Arabia ...
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Israel’s leaders celebrate Commerce Chamber’s Israel branch

Israel’s top leaders join to celebrate Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce’s Israel branch, welcome special guest Anthony Scaramucci.

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U.S. says still in talks with Palestinian Authority, despite Abbas’ declaration to suspend ties

Palestinian president declared a suspension of ties after the U.S. threatened to shut down the PLO mission in Washington over ...
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‘Iran wants to win while Israel wants to tie’

Ken Abramowitz, the chairman of the American Friends of Likud, says democracies have inherent weakness of not seeking victory against ...
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Putin calls Trump, Netanyahu to discuss Syria after surprise Assad meeting

Half-hour call Israeli PM deals with Iran's attempts to gain a foothold in Syria, Israeli source says ...
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SodaStream, alone in the fight against BDS

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The Israeli company, which had to move its factory from the West Bank to the Negev, has been on the frontlines of boycott battles for over 8 years now. CEO Daniel Birnbaum talks about handling public relations abroad, his Palestinian employees, and bubbly water.

Russia, Iran ready to ‘reinforce’ military cooperation

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu (R), seen with President Vladimir Putin on February 12, 2016, said Russia and Iran are "ready to coordinate their approaches on a large number of global and regional issues"Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said Moscow and Tehran were ready to step up their military cooperation after meeting with his Iranian counterpart on Tuesday. "I am convinced that our meeting is going to contribute toward reinforcing friendly relations between Russian and Iranian armed forces," said Shoigu in a statement. Iran's Hossein Dehghan and Shoigu spoke about "the necessary measures for the progressive development" of their military cooperation, based on the accord signed in January between Tehran and Moscow, the statement said.


Israel slams French peace plan

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, seen in Berlin on February 16, 2016, called France's diplomatic plan "mystifying" and counterproductiveIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday slammed France's diplomatic plan for an international conference on Middle East peace with recognition of a Palestinian state if talks fail. Netanyahu called it "mystifying" and counterproductive, arguing that it gives Palestinians no incentive to compromise. "It says, 'We shall hold an international conference but, if it doesn't succeed, we are deciding in advance what the consequence will be — we shall recognise a Palestinian state'", he told reporters during a visit to Berlin.