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US and Israel at Odds over Effectiveness of Iran Sanctions

US and Israel at Odds over Effectiveness of Iran Sanctions

GALI TIBBON/AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) — The White House pushed back a bit Wednesday from comments made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the effectiveness of economic sanctions on Iran to stop it from developing nuclear weapons.Netanya…

Leon Panetta Won’t Talk with Israel About Military Action Against Iran

Leon Panetta Won’t Talk with Israel About Military Action Against Iran

TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Mitt Romney’s recent visit to Israel spurred talk about the Israelis possibly launching a military strike against Iran in the near future to knock out its nuclear program.However, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta…

Report: Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Accused in Israeli Embassy Bombing

Report: Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Accused in Israeli Embassy Bombing

File photo. ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images(NEW DELHI, India) — Five members of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard tried to kill an Israeli diplomat with a magnetic bomb this February, according to a police report cited by the Times of India, an Indian n…

Romney Softens Tone After Aide’s Iran Attack Remark

Romney Softens Tone After Aide’s Iran Attack Remark

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages(JERUSALEM) — A top adviser to Mitt Romney said on Sunday that the Republican presidential candidate would “respect” an Israeli decision to use force against Iran, but Romney himself took a softer tone when later discussin…

Romney Camp Breaks Precedent, Bars Press from Israel Fundraiser

Romney Camp Breaks Precedent, Bars Press from Israel Fundraiser

EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images(JERUSALEM) — In a precedent-breaking move, the Romney campaign said Saturday it will bar reporters from attending a high-dollar fundraiser in Israel Monday morning.No reason was given by the campaign for the change in …

Mitt Romney Will ‘Respect’ Israeli Decision to Use Force with Iran If Necessary

Mitt Romney Will ‘Respect’ Israeli Decision to Use Force with Iran If Necessary

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(JERUSALEM) —  Mitt Romney would “respect” an Israeli decision to use military action if necessary to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, a senior aide said Sunday. In a briefing to preview Romney’s speech sl…

Romney Heads to Israel After Rocky London Trip

Romney Heads to Israel After Rocky London Trip

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages(NEW YORK) — From the Olympics to the Middle East, Mitt Romney is hoping to hit the reset button on a foreign trip that was supposed to show off his credentials as a statesman. He may have his work cut out for him. Romney …

Obama Announces $70M In Military Aid for Israel

Obama Announces $70M In Military Aid for Israel

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — As Mitt Romney prepares to travel to Israel this weekend, President Obama announced today that he is releasing an additional $70 million in military aid for Israel.The new funding is intended to help Israel boost p…

Sheldon Adelson May Stop By Romney Jerusalem Fundraiser

Sheldon Adelson May Stop By Romney Jerusalem Fundraiser

Jerome Favre/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Mitt Romney may have quite the high-profile guest at his Jerusalem fundraiser. A donor to Romney who helped plan the presumptive GOP nominee’s trip to Israel tells ABC News that Sheldon Adels…

Obama Campaign Pressures Romney for Policy Specifics

Obama Campaign Pressures Romney for Policy Specifics

Joe Raedle/Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Officials speaking for President Obama’s campaign today challenged Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to provide clarity and specifics about his foreign policy positions when …

Romney to Embark on First Foreign Trip of Candidacy

Romney to Embark on First Foreign Trip of Candidacy

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Mitt Romney will display his foreign policy prowess this week when he embarks on the first foreign trip of his candidacy, making stops in the United Kingdom, Israel and Poland on a six-day trip his staff desc…

Romney to Embark on First Foreign Trip of Candidacy

Romney to Embark on First Foreign Trip of Candidacy

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Mitt Romney will display his foreign policy prowess this week when he embarks on the first foreign trip of his candidacy, making stops in the United Kingdom, Israel and Poland on a six-day trip his staff desc…

IOC Turns Down Minute of Silence to Honor Slain Israeli Athletes

IOC Turns Down Minute of Silence to Honor Slain Israeli Athletes

MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) — The International Olympic Committee has officially ruled out holding a minute of silence to commemorate the 40th anniversary of 11 Israeli team members who were killed by Palestinian terrorists during the 1972 …

Israeli PM Certain Iran, Hezbollah Bombed Bus in Bulgaria

Israeli PM Certain Iran, Hezbollah Bombed Bus in Bulgaria

GALI TIBBON/AFP/GettyImages(JERUSALEM) — Even as there is no concrete evidence yet that Iran was behind Wednesday’s bus bombing in Bulgaria that took the lives of five Israeli tourists, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted on Thursday th…

Israeli PM Points to Iran in Deadly Bulgaria Blast

Israeli PM Points to Iran in Deadly Bulgaria Blast

STR/AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he suspects Iran was behind a deadly explosion aboard a bus full of Israeli tourists in Bulgaria today.“All the indications are that Iran is behind this deadly atta…

Israeli Intelligence Chief Says Syrian Capital Could Fall to Rebels

Israeli Intelligence Chief Says Syrian Capital Could Fall to Rebels

Alessio Romenzi/AFP/Getty Images(JERUSALEM) — Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may not be able to hold onto Damascus much longer, Israel’s spy chief said on Tuesday.Things are getting so desperate for al-Assad, Major General Aviv Kochavi told an…

Hillary Clinton’s Meeting with Israeli Leaders Packed with Topics

Hillary Clinton’s Meeting with Israeli Leaders Packed with Topics

Win McNamee/Getty Images(JERUSALEM) — How much more could Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have had on her plate when she held talks with leaders in Israel on Monday?Besides trying to reaffirm the strong partnership between the U.S. and Israel that …

Israeli Man Sets Himself on Fire in Tel Aviv Protest

Israeli Man Sets Himself on Fire in Tel Aviv Protest

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — An Israeli protester is in serious condition after he poured gasoline on himself and lit himself on fire during a social demonstration on Saturday in Tel Aviv.The 52-year-old left a letter at the scene that states, &…

Mitt Romney Will Travel to Israel on Jewish Day of Mourning

Mitt Romney Will Travel to Israel on Jewish Day of Mourning

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Mitt Romney will briefly trade the campaign trail for the Holy Land, part of a larger overseas trip that will take the candidate to the Olympics in London for two days before he spends a day and a half in I…

Palestinians Accuse Israel of Fatally Poisoning Yasser Arafat

Palestinians Accuse Israel of Fatally Poisoning Yasser Arafat

AWAD AWAD/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Israel was accused Tuesday of being behind the killing of iconic Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, the most official accusation leveled against the Jewish state since Arafat’s sudden and mysterious death in Novem…

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