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  • JERUSALEM— Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is praising a $1 billion military drone deal between Israel Aerospace Industries and Germany as a sign of strong bilateral security ties. German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen told Germany's DPA news agency on Wednesday that the long-range drones will "provide better protection for the soldiers...

  • JERUSALEM/ BERLIN, June 14- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that a roughly one-billion-euro drone deal with Germany would strengthen bilateral security relations and give a boost to Israel's defence industry. It has implications first of all on our defence industry and the Israeli economy, but also the continued strengthening...

  • JERUSALEM— Israeli police took testimony Tuesday from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as part of an investigation into a conflict-of-interest case involving a $2 billion purchase of German submarines and some of the Israeli leader's closest associates. Police were seen arriving at Netanyahu's official residence and later confirmed in a statement...

  • LONDON— Britain, France and Germany have joined forces to urge the United States to exempt European companies from any sanctions the U.S. will slap on Iran after pulling out of an international nuclear agreement. The agreement was meant to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions. The ministers— British...

  • *Palestinians bury dead from bloodiest day. GAZA- ISRAEL BORDER, May 15- Palestinians buried the dead on Tuesday from the bloodiest day in Gaza in years, after Israeli forces killed 60 Palestinians near the Gaza- Israel border during demonstrations against the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem. Hundreds marched in the funeral of eight-month-old Leila...

  • *Palestinians bury dead from bloodiest day. GAZA- ISRAEL BORDER, May 15- Palestinians buried the dead on Tuesday from the bloodiest day in Gaza in years, after Israeli forces killed 60 Palestinians near the Gaza- Israel border during demonstrations against the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem. Hundreds marched in the funeral of eight-month-old Leila...

  • Palestinians set tires on fire in response to Israel's intervention during a protest, organized to mark 70th anniversary of Nakba, also known as Day of the Catastrophe in 1948, and against United States' plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, near Gaza-Israel border in Khan Yunis, Gaza on May 14, 2018.

    The unrest coincided with the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, a move made by the Donald Trump administration and widely condemned by the international community.

  • Ex-Israeli PM Ehud Barak

    Iran is being "extremely cautious" following President Trump's decision to pull out of the nuclear deal, Barak says.

  • White House Chief of Staff John Kelly watches as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with North Korean defectors in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC on Friday, Feb. 02, 2018.

    Kelly suggests on NPR that the investigation is the elephant in the room for foreign leaders visiting the president.

  • PARIS/ DUBAI/ WASHINGTON, May 9- When Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince visited France in April, he oozed confidence that President Donald Trump would pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal which Riyadh has long opposed. A source close to Saudi policymakers said Washington and Riyadh, Iran's main regional rival, had been discussing the 2015 nuclear deal "for...

  • PARIS/ DUBAI/ WASHINGTON, May 9- When Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince visited France in April, he oozed confidence that President Donald Trump would pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal which Riyadh has long opposed. A source close to Saudi policymakers said Washington and Riyadh, Iran's main regional rival, had been discussing the 2015 nuclear deal "for...

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the intermediate-range ballistic missile Pukguksong-2's launch test in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency, May 22, 2017.

    Trump has long threatened to scrap the 2015 deal, saying the Obama administration negotiated a bad deal for the United States.

  • WASHINGTON/ PARIS, May 8- U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to announce on Tuesday that he is pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, European officials said, after they struggled to persuade him that the accord has halted Iran's nuclear ambitions. One senior European official closely involved in Iran diplomacy said U.S. officials had indicated late on Monday...

  • President Donald Trump is expected to announce on Tuesday that he is pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, European officials said, after they struggled to persuade him that the accord has halted Iran's nuclear ambitions. One senior European official closely involved in Iran diplomacy said U.S. officials had indicated late on Monday that Trump would withdraw...

  • President Donald Trump is expected to announce on Tuesday that he is pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, European officials said, after they struggled to persuade him that the accord has halted Iran's nuclear ambitions. One senior European official closely involved in Iran diplomacy said U.S. officials had indicated late on Monday that Trump would withdraw...

  • President Donald Trump is expected to announce on Tuesday that he is pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, European officials said, after they struggled to persuade him that the accord has halted Iran's nuclear ambitions. One senior European official closely involved in Iran diplomacy said U.S. officials had indicated late on Monday that Trump would withdraw...

  • President Donald Trump will announce on Tuesday whether he will pull out of the Iran nuclear deal or stay in and work with European allies who have struggled to persuade him that it has halted Iran's nuclear ambitions. Trump has consistently threatened to pull out of the 2015 agreement because it does not address Iran's ballistic missile program or its role in...

  • President Donald Trump will announce on Tuesday whether he will pull out of the Iran nuclear deal or stay in and work with European allies who have struggled to persuade him that it has halted Iran's nuclear ambitions. Trump has consistently threatened to pull out of the 2015 agreement because it does not address Iran's ballistic missile program or its role in...

  • President Donald Trump speaks at a Make America Great Again Rally in Washington, Michigan April 28, 2018.

    President Donald Trump cannot count on the same support for Iran oil sanctions that the Obama administration marshaled.

  • JERUSALEM, May 7- Israel could respond to any Iranian attack on it from Syria by toppling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government, an Israeli security cabinet minister said on Monday, hinting that Assad himself may be targeted for assassination. Israel and Iran have traded blows over Syria since February, stirring concern that major escalation could be...