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Official: Netanyahu to urge Obama not to lift sanctions on Iran

With diplomatic track gaining momentum, conversation will center on keeping up pressure on Iranian regime, in departure from usual focus on military option.     

Despite PM’s pledge, panel to mull raising Knesset threshold

Monday’s committee meeting is contrary to an agreement between the prime minister and the opposition that the bill would not come up for discussion before November.     

Two Golani soldiers accused of beating up tied Palestinian

A third soldier filmed the event after verifying that his compatriots could not be identified in the clip.     

British-Israeli sculptor digs for meaning in new artwork

‘All three characters – the archaeologist, the psychologist and the sculptor – dig,’ says Daniel Silver, whose new art installation opens in London.     

Ex-head of Yeshiva U found unfit to testify in sex abuse trial

Neuropsychologist’s evaluation determines ‘Lamm’s cognitive impairment impedes his ability to independently comprehend and adequately respond to questions.’     

Olmert denies soliciting money for his younger brother

Judge rebukes former prime minister for accusing the prosecution of ‘doing and saying anything’ to make its case against him.     

Iran’s Holocaust-denial trickery may point to nuclear duplicity as well

Despite the media’s uncritical embrace, Iranian leaders Rohani and Zarif are spouting the same vile anti-Semitic bile as their uncouth predecessors.     

Changing of the guard at the Education Ministry

Director-General Dalit Stauber, an appointee of previous minister Gideon Sa’ar, announces she will be stepping down at the end of November, after giving 35 years’ service to Israeli education.     

Market report / TASE gains after holiday weekend

German election results and Fed’s stimulus program helping to buoy the market     

Backed by Supreme Leader, Rohani takes Iran on new strategic path

Before, Iran conditioned dialogue with the U.S. on ending sanctions. Evidently it’s decided to make a down-payment on a relationship with Washington.     

Peres at Anne Frank House: I doubt if Assad read her diary

Her voice echoes as a warning to us all – facing a tyrant who murdered children with chemical arms, says Israeli president.     

Yacimovich tells J Street: Israel should be neither naive nor paranoid over Iran

‘All options are on the table’ if Islamic Republic is fooling the world, says Labor chairwoman – but urges diplomatic approach.     

Iranian foreign minister: The Holocaust is no myth

Statement on website of Supreme Leader casting doubts over the Holocaust was mistranslated, says Javad Zarif; Israel has 200 warheads and is ‘source of aggression, instability,’ he says.     

Intel to take over Micron plant in Kiryat Gat

Job-saving move will win U.S. giant new subsidies to expand operations in Israel.     

Syria will respect UN chemical weapons accord, Assad says

Supports ‘declaring the Middle East a region free of chemical weapons,’ Syrian president tells Italian TV.     

Israeli man bitten by shark off Ashdod coast

Attack took place on a fish farm ten kilometers from shore; man suffered moderate wound.     

Dog mummy found in Egypt had preserved parasites, archaeologists say

Parasites discovered in preserved puppy included ticks and flies.     

Technion gets $130 million donation to build China branch

Li Ka-shing’s donation is the biggest ever given to an Israeli academic institution.     

Tehran-born businessman's arrest brings Israel closer to Iran spymaster

The Belgian businessman’s arrest couldn’t come at a better time for Netanyahu as he prepares to address the UN General Assembly.     

U.S. Holocaust museum returning barracks to Auschwitz

The barracks, the centerpiece of the U.S. museum’s permanent collection, are to be given back after 24 years.     

Netanyahu heads to UN: I will tell the truth amid Iran's sweet-talk

Foreign Affairs chairman in Knesset defies directive to refrain from media comment on Obama’s phone call with Rohani: ‘The Iranians have tended to behave deceptively for years’     

Iran: Obama's call won't fully mend ties

Comment by Iranian deputy foreign minister seen as effort to calm hardliners.     

'Bethlehem' heads to Academy Awards after winning six 'Israeli Oscars'

Yuval Adler’s film about the complicated relationship between a Shin Bet agent and a Palestinian teenager will represent Israel in the Foreign Film category after success at Ophir Awards.     

Shin Bet arrests Belgian citizen on suspicion of spying for Iran

Suspect tells interrogators he was promised some $1 million to spy on Israel.     

Obama and Netanyahu to Discuss Syria and Iran

White House reveals what President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu will discuss at their meeting on Monday.

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