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  • Iran deal: All signs look positive for go-ahead   Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    Iran deal: All signs look positive for go-ahead

    Iran's nuclear deal deadline is getting closer. Apostolos Bantis, credit analyst at Commerzbank, talks about the deal and its benefits, saying all signs look positive towards a deal, despite conflicting information leaks.

  • JERUSALEM, March 26- The Bank of Israel is studying expansionary steps taken by other central banks such as quantitative easing and will implement similar measures if needed, its governor said in an interview with the magazine of Israel's banking association. The Bank of Israel on Monday held its benchmark interest rate at 0.1 percent, citing a weaker shekel...

  • *Israel withholding $130 million a month in customs, tax income. RAMALLAH, West Bank, March 25- Israel's decision to withhold $130 million a month in revenue collected on behalf of the Palestinians is strangling the economy and leaving the banking system dangerously exposed, the Palestinian central bank governor said on Wednesday. Israel stopped the transfer...

  • TEL AVIV, March 25- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has chosen the head of centrist Kulanu party as Israel's next finance minister, confirming an informal offer made two days before the country's national election. Moshe Kahlon was told of the appointment in a one-on-one conversation late on Tuesday, a spokesman for Netanyahu's Likud party, Nir Hefetz, said...

  • Chuck Todd: Netanyahu vs. Obama   Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 4:41 PM ET
    Chuck Todd: Netanyahu vs. Obama

    Discussing the growing rift between President Obama and newly re-elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, with "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd.

  • International hot spots in the limelight   Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 7:48 AM ET
    International hot spots in the limelight

    Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group president, shares perspective on the top headlines in global news this week, including an attempt to forge a new deal with Iran on its nuclear program, and Benjamin Netanyahu's political victory.

  • JERUSALEM, March 19- The day before Israel's election, with polls showing he could lose, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that the Palestinians would never have a state on his watch. The European Union called on Israel to commit to the two-state goal at a "crucial moment". The United Nations said the only way for Israel to remain democratic was to stick to...

  • JERUSALEM, March 19- The day before Israel's election, with polls showing he could lose, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that the Palestinians would never have a state on his watch. The European Union called on Israel to commit to the two-state goal at a "crucial moment." The United Nations said the only way for Israel to remain democratic was to stick to...

  • JERUSALEM, March 19- The day before Israel's election, with polls showing he could lose, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that the Palestinians would never have their own state on his watch. It was a sweeping statement that flew in the face of his own past commitments and 25 years of international efforts to arrive at a two-state solution to the...

  • Iran talks fuel Israeli tensions   Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 5:15 AM ET
    Iran talks fuel Israeli tensions

    After Israel re-elects President Benjamin Netanyahu, tensions have risen between Israel and the U.S. CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports the latest.

  • UNITED NATIONS, March 18- The United Nations said on Wednesday that Israel needs to stick with the Middle East peace process to remain a democracy after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu abandoned a commitment ahead of his re-election to negotiate a Palestinian state. Palestinians seek a state in Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem, lands Israel...

  • UNITED NATIONS, March 18- The United Nations said on Wednesday it expects Israel to continue with the Middle East peace process to negotiate a Palestinian state after Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu was re-elected on a pledge to abandon that commitment. "It is incumbent on the new Israeli Government, once formed, to create the conditions for a...

  • Refaeli hopes for change with Israel   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 12:40 PM ET
    Refaeli hopes for change with Israel

    Supermodel, Bar Refaeli says she hopes for a change in Israel following the Likud victory in yesterday's elections.

  • UNITED NATIONS, March 18- The United Nations said on Wednesday it expects Israel to continue with the Middle East peace process to negotiate a Palestinian state after Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu was re-elected on a pledge to abandon that commitment. In the final days of campaigning ahead of Israel's election on Tuesday, Netanyahu said he would...

  • JERUSALEM, March 18- Embarrassed at failing to predict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's election victory, Israeli pollsters said on Wednesday they were blindsided by reticent rightist voters and may have unwittingly prodded waverers to back the incumbent. Israel's top three television stations, airing first returns as voting booths closed, found the...

  • *Netanyahu's Likud wins surprise victory in Israel election. JERUSALEM, March 18- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won a come-from-behind victory in Israel's election after tacking hard to the right in the final days of campaigning, including abandoning a commitment to negotiate a Palestinian state. With 99.5 percent of votes counted on Wednesday, Likud...

  • However, South Africa's rand, Turkey's lira and the Brazilian real all eased against the greenback ahead of the Fed's policy statement, widely anticipated to lay the ground for the first U.S. interest rate hike in nearly a decade later in the year. In Moscow, both dollar and rouble-denominated shares gained ground while in Israel shares rose 0.6 percent after...

  • Netanyahu claims Israel election victory   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 6:22 AM ET
    Netanyahu's Likud claims victory

    NBC's Hadley Gamble reports Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has won another term in office but deep wounds linger after the bitter race.

  • JERUSALEM, March 18- As the dust settles on a dramatic election, the immediate questions are how Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu managed to stage such a fierce comeback, why the opposition fell short and what it means for Israel, the Palestinians and the world. Four days before the vote, Netanyahu looked all but out for the count, with the last opinion polls giving...

  • *Netanyahu's Likud wins surprise victory in Israel election. JERUSALEM, March 18- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won a come-from-behind victory in Israel's election on Wednesday after tacking hard to the right in the final days of campaigning, including abandoning a commitment to negotiate a Palestinian state. With 99.5 percent of votes counted, Likud...