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Anti-Semitic attacks surged worldwide in 2014 - annual survey

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JERUSALEM - Anti-Semitic attacks surged worldwide in 2014, with the highest number of incidents occurring in France, according to an annual study published in Israel on Wednesday.

Israel happy at compromise deal on Iran between Congress-Obama - minister

JERUSALEM - Israel is pleased at a compromise deal on Iran achieved between the United States Congress and the administration of President Barack Obama, Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz said on Wednesday.

World, 15 Apr 2015

Iran, Israel cooperate in nuclear test detection drills

JERUSALEM - Iran and Israel have been cooperating under the auspices of an international body set up to monitor a ban on nuclear bomb tests, its director said on Monday.

World, 13 Apr 2015

Iran deal spurs talk in Israel of national unity government

JERUSALEM - Concerns over Iran's nuclear negotiations and the need to repair relations with the White House may push Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to seek to form a national unity government with his centre-left rivals.

World, 13 Apr 2015

India plans to build new townships in Kashmir to resettle Hindus

NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR, India - India's nationalist government plans to resettle tens of thousands of Hindus in three new townships in Muslim-dominated Kashmir, setting up a confrontation with separatists who say it is an Israel-style policy of creating settlements in occupied territory.

Top News, 10 Apr 2015

Palestinians expand security control in West Bank - police

RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian police said on Wednesday they had extended their security control in parts of the occupied West Bank following a deal with Israel, launching armed patrols for the first time in towns near Jerusalem.

World, 09 Apr 2015

U.S. says Iran sanctions face phase-out, Obama knocks Israel demand

WASHINGTON - The United States made clear on Monday that sanctions on Iran would have to be phased out gradually under a nuclear pact and President Barack Obama poured cold water on an Israeli demand that a deal be predicated on Tehran recognising Israel.

World, Top News, 07 Apr 2015

Insight - In Netanyahu's fourth term, what's next for Israeli settlements?

MITZPE KRAMIM, West Bank - A day before his surprise election victory last month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood against the backdrop of a construction site in Har Homa, a towering settlement in the occupied West Bank, and pledged to go on building.

World, 06 Apr 2015

Abbas rejects Israel's partial transfer of Palestinian tax revenue

GAZA - Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday Israel had released frozen tax revenue to the Authority but that he had ordered the funds to be returned because money had been deducted to cover debts to Israeli utility companies.

World, 06 Apr 2015

Netanyahu seeks better deal on Iran; Obama says it is best hope on nuclear issue

WASHINGTON - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the United States on Sunday to seek a better deal to curb Iran's nuclear program and said he would press American lawmakers not to give Tehran "a free path to the bomb."

World, 06 Apr 2015