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Prize-winning chemist wants to be next president of Israel

JERUSALEM, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- A Nobel Prize-winning chemist met with Israeli lawmakers and officials Monday as he kicked off a campaign to win support for a run for the presidency.

Israel charges European countries have 'one-sided stance'

JERUSALEM, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman summoned four European ambassadors Friday to complain their countries' policies favored Palestinians, officials say.

State Dept. slams Israeli defense minister's comments about Kerry

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department issued a strong response Wednesday to Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon's attacks on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

Kerry seeks to resume peace talks in Israel, West Bank shuttle

JERUSALEM, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Secretary of State John Kerry, shuttling between Jerusalem and the West Bank, said Israeli and Palestinian leaders must "take tough decisions" on a peace plan.
John Kerry heads to Ramallah for peace talks with Palestinians

John Kerry heads to Ramallah for peace talks with Palestinians

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry headed to Ramallah Friday to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas following a meeting in Jerusalem, officials said.

Medical exam means Netanyahu gives leadership to Lieberman temporarily

JERUSALEM, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- A medical exam Wednesday forced Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to temporarily hand over the government reins to his foreign minister, officials said.

Israeli FM: Peace talks at a 'dead end'

JERUSALEM, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said peace negotiations with Palestinians are at a "dead end" and no deal is in sight.
Israel to world: Iran nuke deal 'historic mistake'

Israel to world: Iran nuke deal 'historic mistake'

Nov. 25 (UPI) -- On Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proclaimed the interim Iranian nuclear deal reached this past weekend in Geneva to be a "historic mistake."
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Kerry: Iran nuclear deal will make Israel 'safer'

GENEVA, Switzerland, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday Iran's promise to halt nuclear enrichment above 5 percent will make Israel and the entire region "safer."
Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman sworn in

Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman sworn in

JERUSALEM, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Avigdor Lieberman was sworn in as Israel's foreign minister just days after a Jerusalem court acquitted him on fraud charges.
Former Israeli foreign minister acquitted

Former Israeli foreign minister acquitted

JERUSALEM, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- A Jerusalem court Wednesday acquitted Avigdor Lieberman on fraud and breach of trust charges, paving the way for his return to the Foreign Ministry.

Court prepares to issue verdict in Lieberman case

JERUSALEM, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- A ruling by an Israeli court could alter the political fate of former foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman and that of his party, Israeli analysts say.
Netanyahu heads for Washington

Netanyahu heads for Washington

JERUSALEM, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Israel's Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will adopt the role of "spoilsport" when addressing the U.N. General Assembly in New York, officials said.

Lieberman: Syrian chemical weapons deal outcome is crucial

JERUSALEM, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- The true test of the U.S.-Russian deal to have Syria dismantle its chemical weapons is in its implementation, a senior Israeli government official said.

Turkey's PM condemned for comments

ANKARA, Turkey, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan who accused Israel of being responsible for the turmoil in Egypt was harshly criticized in Israel and America.

Netanyahu says Palestinians' preconditions meant to avoid peace talks

JERUSALEM, June 10 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Monday Palestinians have set insurmountable preconditions to peace talks.

Israeli Foreign Ministry staff seek department improvements

JERUSALEM, April 25 (UPI) -- Israeli Foreign Ministry staff members, saying the department was "hacked to pieces," are seeking a full-time minister and demand improved working conditions.

Hitch before new Israeli government

JERUSALEM, March 14 (UPI) -- In a last-minute hitch, a key party has refused to sign a coalition agreement to form a new Israeli government, the Haaretz blog reported Thursday.
Netanyahu to ask for extension

Netanyahu to ask for extension

JERUSALEM, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will ask President Shimon Peres for an extension to form the next government, an official said.

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Court trial for Israel's FM begins

JERUSALEM, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Former Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman Sunday pleaded not guilty in a Jerusalem court to charges of fraud and breach of trust.
Netanyahu, Obama to discuss major issues

Netanyahu, Obama to discuss major issues

JERUSALEM, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu says he will discuss Iran, Syria and the Palestinian peace process during U.S. President Barack Obama's visit.

Talks to form new government kick off

JERUSALEM, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Coalition talks to form the next Israeli government began Sunday with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu at the helm.

Israel to transfer funds to Palestinians

JERUSALEM, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Israel said it will transfer $100 million in tax revenue to the Palestinian Authority that had been withheld following the upgrade of Palestinian U.N. status.

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