Connect to share and comment

Israel's prime minister visits Hollywood for premiere of tourism film

By Jeffrey Heller LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Hollywood on Tuesday for the premiere of a film to promote tourism to the Holy Land, shifting the spotlight away from his frequent focus on dangers facing his country. Netanyahu attended the premiere at Paramount Studios of "Israel: The Royal Tour," a one-hour U.S. public television special that is being broadcast this week.

Obama to Netanyahu: 'tough' decisions needed on peace

Tough decisions are needed in order to make peace with the Palestinians, US President Barack Obama told Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu in talks at the White House on Monday. But the Israeli prime minister insisted the Jewish state had done its part for peace, while the Palestinians had not. col-hmw/jm

March snow storm 'shuts down' U.S. federal gov't, schools

By Lee Chi-dong WASHINGTON, March 3 (Yonhap) -- U.S. federal offices and schools in Washington, D.C., and nearby towns were closed Monday as a powerful winter storm pummeled the region again. Cars or pedestrians were rarely seen on the main streets of the U.S. capital and thousands of flights were canceled or delayed, with up to 8 inches of snow forecast throughout the day. Freeze warnings were issued across the eastern U.S. area. Government workers were told to stay home, while emergency and telecommuting employees were ordered to follow their agencies' policies.

March snow storm 'shuts down' U.S. federal gov't, schools

By Lee Chi-dong WASHINGTON, March 3 (Yonhap) -- U.S. federal offices and schools in Washington, D.C., and nearby towns were closed Monday as a powerful winter storm pummeled the region again. Cars or pedestrians were rarely seen on the main streets of the U.S. capital and thousands of flights were canceled or delayed, with up to 8 inches of snow forecast throughout the day. Freeze warnings were issued across the eastern U.S. area. Government workers were told to stay home, while emergency and telecommuting employees were ordered to follow their agencies' policies.

Israel PM vows to resist 'pressures' on US visit

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday pledged to resist "pressures" as he left for Washington on a visit expected to centre on peace talks with the Palestinians. "We will discuss the Iranian issue and the diplomatic process," his office quoted him as saying as he boarded his plane. "In recent years the state of Israel has been under various pressures. We have rejected them...This is what has been and what will be." scw/jk

Iran a threat not just to Israel, says Germany's Merkel

By Andreas Rinke JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Germany views Iran as a potential threat not just to Israel, but also to European countries, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday at a joint news conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But she stopped short of endorsing her host's demand that Tehran give up all sensitive nuclear projects under any negotiated deal with world powers, and reiterated Berlin's opposition to Israeli settlements on occupied land where the Palestinians seek statehood.

Netanyahu says Israeli high-tech stronger than boycotters

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voiced confidence on Monday that world demand for Israeli high technology will enable his country to outflank pro-Palestinian groups advocating its economic boycott. "I think it's important that the boycotters must be exposed for what they are - they're classical anti-Semites in modern garb. And I think we have to fight them," Netanyahu said in a speech to a conference of U.S. Jewish leaders.

Obama, Netanyahu to meet March 3

US President Barack Obama will host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for talks on Iran and US Middle East peace moves on March 3, the White House said Wednesday. Israel had previously announced the Israeli leader would travel to Washington the day before the talks for a visit which also includes a speech to the annual conference of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) lobby group.

Israel PM to visit US, meet Obama in March

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will visit Washington on March 2 where he is to discuss Iran and the peace process with US President Barack Obama, his office said Monday. The visit will take place as US Secretary of State John Kerry seeks to forge a framework agreement which will keep Israeli and Palestinian negotiators at the table beyond a looming April deadline, despite little outward sign of any progress to date.

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.
Syndicate content