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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.
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Israel calls to release Pollard from U.S. prison

JERUSALEM, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Israeli officials Sunday called for the release of jailed Israeli-American spy Jonathan Pollard amid reports the Washington spied on Israel, officials said.

Israel, EU apparently targeted by British, U.S. spies

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- New intelligence documents detail the targets of U.S. and British intelligence agencies, including leaders in Israel and the European Union.

Unlike Netanyahu, Israeli generals go along with Iran deal

TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Despite Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's strident denunciations of the move toward a U.S.-Iranian rapprochement and efforts by the powerful pro-Israel lobby in Washington to undo the interim agreement reached in Geneva Sunday, influential former military and intelligence chiefs think otherwise.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.
By United Press International

Israel's spies lag in shadow war with Iran

TEL AVIV, Israel, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Israel's security services claim they've arrested an Iranian spy, allegedly the first planted by the Revolutionary Guards' elite al-Quds Force rather than the Islamic Republic's intelligence service.

Former Israeli government aide says settlers to be evacuated

TEL AVIV, Israel, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- A former Israeli government aide estimates some 100,000 settlers will need to be evacuated for a two-state solution to be implemented in the Mideast.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013.
By United Press International

Israel planning more West Bank housing units

JERUSALEM, June 13 (UPI) -- Plans for 675 new housing units in the West Bank settlement of Itamar were filed with planning authorities this week, Israeli officials said.

Olmert blamed others for stalled talks with Abbas

JERUSALEM, May 24 (UPI) -- Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said he blames others in the Israeli government for a breakdown in negotiations with Palestinians.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, May 17, 2013.
By United Press International
Israelis worry over U.S. defense cutbacks

Israelis worry over U.S. defense cutbacks

TEL AVIV, Israel, March 29 (UPI) -- Despite U.S. President Barack Obama's pledge of "eternal" support for Israel, the Jewish state worries that defense cuts will jeopardize U.S. military aid.
Barak says Israel faces complex challenges

Barak says Israel faces complex challenges

JERUSALEM, March 11 (UPI) -- Outgoing Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Monday Israel faces "complicated challenges" but remains the strongest country in the Middle East.

Barak says Palestinians not easy partners

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- The Palestinians are "not easy partners for peace," Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said.

Israel 'seeks to repair ties with Turkey'

TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Israel is reported to have sent messages to the Turkish government in recent days saying it's interested in restoring "a more positive dynamic" in badly strained relations with its onetime strategic ally.

Israel tests Arrow but funding cuts loom

TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Israel carried out the first flight test of its high-altitude Arrow-3 missile interceptor, a step in shielding the Jewish state from ballistic missiles.

Israel tests Arrow 3 missile interceptor

TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Israel test-fired its upgraded Arrow 3 missile interceptor Monday -- a test described as "an important milestone" for the country's defense capabilities.

Israel OKs oil drilling on occupied Golan

TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Israel's go-ahead for oil exploration on Syria's Golan Heights is likely to stir a diplomatic hornet's nest.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.
By United Press International

Israel seeks major arms deals with India

TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Israel may be on the brink of some major defense sales to India following a visit by India's air force commander, Air Marshal Nak Browne.

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Israel: Vote gives right wing slight edge

Israel: Vote gives right wing slight edge

JERUSALEM, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The Central Elections Committee announced the final results two days after Israel's national elections, giving the Right bloc a majority in the next Knesset.

'Marshall Parks' for the Middle East

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- The author suggests helping Stef Wertheimer with his "Marshall Parks" economic plan for the Middle East.
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Panetta assures Israeli defense minister

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak that the Defense Department appreciated his commitment to strong bilateral ties.

Israel fears third intifada

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Israeli security forces have stirred unrest in the West Bank by arresting Palestinian activists in what appears to be a campaign to head off a third intifada.
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