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Netanyahu to talk curbs on Iran with Obama in Washington in March

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has condemned a big power deal with Iran on its nuclear activity, said he would meet U.S. President Obama in Washington next month to further the goal of denying Tehran an atomic bomb capability.

Israeli foreign minister defends peace-maker Kerry

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's right-wing foreign minister on Friday defended U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry whose Middle East peace drive has seen mounting criticism from within the Israeli government. The conciliatory remarks by Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who has previously been a vocal critic of international efforts to set up a Palestinian state on Israeli-occupied territory, could help Kerry cobble together consensus for pursuing the peace negotiations.

Nazi hunters urge Croatia for swift action on alleged Auschwitz guard

The Nazi hunting Simon Wiesenthal Center called on Croatia Thursday to urgently speed up its investigation into a 90-year-old suspected of being a guard in several World War II concentration camps, including Auschwitz. Croatian prosecutors said last week they had opened a probe into the 90-year-old -- named by local media as Jakob Frank Dencinger. Now, the Simon Wiesenthal Center has called on authorities in Croatia to move swiftly.

Peres praises Kerry after attacks by Israeli hawks

Israel's President Shimon Peres Tuesday praised John Kerry's peace efforts, after Israeli hawks attacked the top US diplomat for warning of the growing boycott threat to the Jewish state. "We thank (Kerry) for his efforts. We encourage him and hope to soon achieve positive results," Peres said in remarks broadcast on military radio after two days of verbal attacks against the US secretary of state by Israeli cabinet ministers.

Peres praises Kerry after attacks by Israeli hawks

Israel's President Shimon Peres Tuesday praised John Kerry's peace efforts, after Israeli hawks attacked the top US diplomat for warning of the growing boycott threat to the Jewish state. "We thank (Kerry) for his efforts. We encourage him and hope to soon achieve positive results," Peres said in remarks broadcast on military radio after two days of verbal attacks against the US secretary of state by Israeli cabinet ministers.

Israel minister seeks to diffuse spat with Netanyahu

Israel's economy minister sought Wednesday to diffuse mounting tension between him and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over US-backed Middle East peace talks, apologising for public attacks on the premier. "There are those who are trying to spin what is a debate about the future and security of our country as a personal attack that never happened," Naftali Bennett said at an education conference at the Dead Sea. "If the prime minister was hurt, I'm very sorry," Bennett said.

Netanyahu settlement stand draws fire from all sides

Comments by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the World Economic Forum make it clear he is against the establishment of a Palestinian state, chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat has said. "Anyone who says they want the settlers to remain is actually saying they don't want the establishment of a Palestinian state," Erakat said in remarks published Monday in Palestinian daily Al-Ayyam.

Netanyahu settlement stand draws fire from all sides

Comments by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the World Economic Forum make it clear he opposes the establishment of a Palestinian state, chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat has said. "Anyone who says they want the settlers to remain is actually saying they don't want the establishment of a Palestinian state," Erakat said in remarks published Monday in Palestinian daily Al-Ayyam.

Netanyahu settlement stand draws fire from all sides

Comments by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the World Economic Forum make it clear he is against the establishment of a Palestinian state, chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat has said. "Anyone who says they want the settlers to remain is actually saying they don't want the establishment of a Palestinian state," Erakat said in remarks published Monday in Palestinian daily Al-Ayyam.

Netanyahu settlement stand draws fire from all sides

Comments by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the World Economic Forum make it clear he is against the establishment of a Palestinian state, chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat has said. "Anyone who says they want the settlers to remain is actually saying they don't want the establishment of a Palestinian state," Erakat said in remarks published Monday in Palestinian daily Al-Ayyam.
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