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Netanyahu to Cameron: Abbas must condemn random rocket fire on Israel

Netanyahu to Cameron: Abbas must condemn random rocket fire on Israel

JERUSALEM, March 13 (UPI) -- Israeli leaders Thursday urged Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas to condemn random rocket fire on Israel and warned of a similar action on Gaza.

Israeli President Shimon Peres takes questions from Arab world

JERUSALEM, March 6 (UPI) -- Israeli President Shimon Peres reached out to Muslim countries Thursday, holding an Internet session with people from North Africa and the Middle East.

Israeli arms dealers held over seized F-4 parts for Iran

TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Israeli arms dealers Eli Cohen and Avichai Weinstein reportedly have been arrested on suspicion of trying to smuggle F-4 fighter components to Iran amid a shake-up in the Defense Ministry over concerns that supervision of arms exports is too lax.

Netanyahu reportedly wants Peres to remain president until 2015

JERUSALEM, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Israeli President Shimon Peres said Wednesday he would oppose any move to extend his term by a year.

Israeli bill calls for elimination of presidency

JERUSALEM, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Knesset Member Zevulun Kalfa said he has submitted to a bill calling for the elimination of Israel's largely ceremonial position of president.
Israeli official apologizes for calling Kerry 'messianic'

Israeli official apologizes for calling Kerry 'messianic'

JERUSALEM, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon apologized for dismissing Secretary of State John Kerry's Middle East peace push as naively obsessive and messianic.
Biden: Peace talks hold out 'possibility for an island of stability'

Biden: Peace talks hold out 'possibility for an island of stability'

JERUSALEM, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Israeli President Shimon Peres committed to Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, with Biden saying Monday the time is ripe to act.
Former Israeli PM Ariel Sharon buried next to second wife

Former Israeli PM Ariel Sharon buried next to second wife

JERUSALEM, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was buried on his ranch near the Gaza border Monday in a military sendoff to one of Israel's most controversial leaders.

Ariel Sharon's casket in Knesset Plaza for public viewing

JERUSALEM, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- The coffin of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was placed outside the Knesset Sunday for Israelis to pay their last respects, officials said.
World leaders mourn death of Ariel Sharon, former Israeli PM

World leaders mourn death of Ariel Sharon, former Israeli PM

JERUSALEM, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Condolences poured in from across the world Saturday at the news former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon had died at age 85 after eight years in a coma.
Israel's Shimon Peres says he could meet Rouhani

Israel's Shimon Peres says he could meet Rouhani

TEL AVIV, Israel, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Israeli President Shimon Peres said Sunday he would have no problem meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

Peres: Bedouin land bill must be pursued

MEXICO CITY, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Israeli President Shimon Peres, in Mexico Sunday, said a land reform bill for Israeli Bedouins in the Negev must be pursued.

Renowned Israeli singer-songwriter Arik Einstein dies at 74

TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Singer Arik Einstein -- Israel's "Frank Sinatra" -- died of a ruptured aneurysm Tuesday night at a Tel Aviv hospital, a hospital official said. He was 74.

Report: Proposal to Iran to include daily reactor checks

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- A world powers' offer to Iran will include daily reactor checks to ensure it keeps its promises in a nuclear deal, an Israeli newspaper reported Monday.

French President Hollande arrives in Israel

TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- French President Francoise Hollande arrived in Israel for a three day visit Sunday, his first since taking office 18 months ago.

U.S. will send another $75 million to Palestine for infrastructure

JERUSALEM, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday the United States will contribute $75 million more to "high-impact infrastructure investment" in Palestine.

Israel linked to mystery blast at Syrian military base

TEL AVIV, Israel, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Israeli forces are seen as the most likely culprit behind an attack late Wednesday on a Syrian air-defense base outside the east Mediterranean port of Latakia in which Russian-built surface-to-air missiles were said to have been destroyed.

Texas A&M University to open campus in Nazareth, Israel

NAZARETH, Israel, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Texas A&M University will open a new branch in Nazareth in northern Israel, education officials said.
Francis to visit Israel, Palestinian territories

Francis to visit Israel, Palestinian territories

VATICAN CITY, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Pope Francis plans to visit Israel as soon as next year, the Vatican said, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas also invited him to visit.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013.
By United Press International

List of Nobel Peace Prize winners

OSLO, Norway, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Peace Prize winners:

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, Shas spiritual leader, dies at 93

JERUSALEM, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Ovadia Yosef, a former chief rabbi of Israel who established the Shas political party, died in Jerusalem Monday, officials said. He was 93.
Palestinian Erekat angered at Czech embassy move proposal

Palestinian Erekat angered at Czech embassy move proposal

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat accused Czech President Milos Zeman of attempting to undermine the Middle East peace process.

Israel asks Council of Europe to rescind male-circumcision resolution

JERUSALEM, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Israeli President Shimon Peres called on the Council of Europe to reconsider a resolution against male circumcision in Europe.
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Israeli President Shimon Peres visits Anne Frank House

Israeli President Shimon Peres visits Anne Frank House

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Israeli President Shimon Peres visited the Anne Frank House as part of his three-day visit to the Netherlands, DutchNews.nl reported.
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