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Israel Asks American Jews and Israeli Ex-Pats: Where Do Your Loyalties Lie?

By Haaretz/Barak Ravid

Israel Asks American Jews and Israeli Ex-Pats: Where Do Your Loyalties Lie?
They are also asked about the impact of American Jews and U.S. Jewish organizations on American policy, and how Israelis living in the United States and American Jews have an impact on Israel’s strength.Read More


Netanyahu To Ask Obama To Not Lift Iran Sanctions, Says Official

By Haaretz/Barak Ravid

Netanyahu To Ask Obama To Not Lift Iran Sanctions, Says Official
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is to meet today with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House, is expected to ask at the meeting that international sanctions on Iran not be lifted.Read More


Fifteen Former EU Leaders Urge Officials To Not Soften on Settlement Guidelines

By Haaretz/Barak Ravid

Fifteen Former EU Leaders Urge Officials To Not Soften on Settlement Guidelines
A group of 15 former senior European officials has urged the European Union not to soften or delay new settlement guidelines slated to take effect on January 1, and in particular to ensure they apply to the Horizon 2020 scientific cooperation program.Read More


Kerry Heading To Israel To Update Netanyahu on Syria Deal

By Haaretz/Barak Ravid

Kerry Heading To Israel To Update Netanyahu on Syria Deal
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will arrive in Israel on Sunday, and he will update Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on developments in securing a deal for Syria to hand over its chemical weapons.Read More


Israel Won't Ratify Chemical Arms Treaty Before Its Neighbors Do, Officials Say

By Haaretz/Barak Ravid

Israel Won't Ratify Chemical Arms Treaty Before Its Neighbors Do, Officials Say
With Moscow and Washington now discussing a diplomatic deal that would rid Syria of its chemical weapons, officials in Jerusalem are preparing for the possibility that Israel will be asked to submit to supervision of the chemical weapons that foreign reports say it possesses.Read More






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