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Israel happy at compromise deal on Iran between Congress-Obama: minister

(Reuters) – Israel is pleased at a compromise deal on Iran achieved between the United States Congress and the administration of President Barack Obama, Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz said on Wednesday. In what was seen as a setback for Obama, the U.S. president agreed on Tuesday that Congress should …

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Iran deal spurs talk in Israel of national unity government

Reuters) – Concerns over Iran’s nuclear negotiations and the need to repair relations with the White House may push Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to seek to form a national unity government with his center-left rivals. Political analysts pointed on Monday to a new position paper from the main challenger …

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U.S. says Iran sanctions face phase-out, Obama knocks Israel demand

(Reuters) – The United States made clear on Monday that sanctions on Iran would have to be phased out gradually under a nuclear pact and President Barack Obama poured cold water on an Israeli demand that a deal be predicated on Tehran recognizing Israel. “The notion that we would condition …

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White House ‘confident’ on finalizing details for Iran nuclear deal

(Reuters) – The White House on Friday pressed its case for a deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program, expressing confidence in hammering out final details as President BarackObama reached out to leaders in Congress, where U.S. lawmakers remain cautious. Obama called the four top leaders in the U.S. House of …

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Congratulations on your democracy – now fight for your future

By Nizar H. Farsakh ( Haaretz) I would like to congratulate the Israelis on their elections. Free and fair elections are always a victory; indeed, a blessing. A blessing made by humans, not circumstances nor arbitrary powers, but by average citizens choosing to take that path over violence, and accepting …

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