Israeli envoy Danon: Palestinians citing UN Secretary General to excuse terror
Hadar Goldin’s parents urge UN to help retrieve son’s remains from Gaza
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Ministers vote to increase punishments for employers of illegal residents
PM: Military aid package with US may not be completed during Obama’s term
Moves underway for law enabling MKs to suspend colleagues with 'special' majority
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Israeli pop icon Gabi Shoshan found dead at 66
Springsteen Israel show frenzy grows
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Super Bowl 50: Broncos or Panthers — which team is the chosen one?
Israel maintains Group I status
Coen brothers on Oscars diversity: We write what we know – Jews and Minnesotans
German Jews celebrate identity with ‘Jewrovision’ song contest
Anti-Semitic video shown at New York high school discontinued
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President Rouhani awards medals to negotiators of Iran deal
Several dual citizens in Iran face espionage charges
Hamas and Fatah make yet another try at reconciliation
'Briton who became ISIS beheader traveled to Gaza with Galloway convoy'
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Israel's air force still keeps eye on Iran despite nuclear deal
Iran army chief: Missile program a threat to our enemies, Israel should know what that means
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Report: EgyptAir mechanic with ISIS ties planted bomb in Sinai plane crash
ISIS media claims fighters killed in Israeli airstrike in Sinai
Government gets cracking on lowering egg, dairy prices
MDA staffers study at sign language workshop
More Haredi men working, as Arab women drop out of labor force
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Israel Railways is going electric
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US Professor who said Christians, Muslims worship same God to leave school
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Arava Open Day 2016
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02.08.2016 | 29 Shevat, 5776
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Anti-terror lawyer predicts: US will pass anti-BDS legislation against EU
Republican debate targets Rubio days before New Hampshire primary
Clinton's New Hampshire supporters hope for repeat of 2008
Pentagon releases photos tied to Afghan, Iraq detainee abuse
Twitter combats extremism: Over 125,000 terror-linked accounts taken off-line
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War and Peace: Precarious Syria talks leave its future uncertain
Three's company: Israel, Turkey, and Egypt
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Obama, in mosque visit, says an attack on Islam is an attack on all faiths
Putin and Assad (R370).
MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin signaled in an interview aired on Thursday that Russia is not ready to shift its stance on Syria, and suggested Western nations were relying on groups such as al-Qaida to help drive President Bashar Assad from power.In wide-ranging remarks to Russia's RT television, Putin held out hope for an end to a dispute with Washington on missile defense if President Barack Obama is re-elected, calling him "an honest person who really wants to change much for the better."Putin took aim at Obama's Republican rival Mitt Romney, calling his criticism of Russia "mistaken" campaign rhetoric and suggesting that a Romney presidency would widen the rift over the anti-missile shield the United States is deploying in Europe.In some of his most extensive public comments since he started a six-year term in May, Putin dismissed Western criticism on issues ranging from Syria to the conviction of three anti-government protesters from the punk band Pussy Riot.Putin was asked whether Moscow should rethink its stance on Syria after vetoing three Western-backed UN Security Council resolutions designed to pressure Assad to end violence that has killed 20,000 people."Why should only Russia re-evaluate its position?" he said. "Maybe our partners in the negotiation process should re-evaluate their position."Without naming any country, he hinted the United States was looking to militants to help topple Assad and would regret it, drawing a parallel with US support for the mujahideen who fought Soviet forces in Afghanistan during the Cold War."Today somebody is using al-Qaida fighters or people from other organizations with the same extreme views to achieve their goals in Syria," Putin said. "This is a very dangerous and short-sighted policy."He noted that the United States had imprisoned many alleged Islamic militants at Guantanamo Bay and said it might as well "open the gates to Guantanamo and let all the Guantanamo inmates into Syria, let them fight. It's the same thing."Putin, who has signed laws in his new term that critics call part of a campaign to suppress dissent after the biggest protests of his 12 years in power, defended such actions as necessary to instil order and said he had taken steps to improve democracy."What is 'tightening the screws'?" he said, according to a Kremlin transcript. "If this means the demand that everyone, including representatives of the opposition, obey the law, then yes, this demand will be consistently implemented."Putin used a mix of moral arguments and earthy language in an exchange on Pussy Riot, three of whose members were convicted of hooliganism and jailed for two years after performing a raucous anti-Putin protest song inside a Moscow cathedral.He prodded the interviewer to translate the first word of the band's name and made an off-color joke about the merits of group sex but also said that "the state is obliged to protect the feelings of believers."He denied allegations from Pussy Riot's lawyers that he had influenced the trial.
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