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PLO calls for ending security coordination with Israel
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RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- A top body in the Palestine Liberation Organization on Thursday called for ending security coordination with Israel - a step that could further escalate tensions....

AP Interview: Charismatic Lapid revives Israel vote campaign
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TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- A few weeks ago, Yair Lapid appeared destined to become a one-hit wonder in Israeli politics, as his centrist party sank in the polls ahead of the March 17 parliamentary elections. Bruised by a rough term as finance minister, the former TV anchorman and one-time boxer is now mounting a furious late-round comeback with a message linking prosperity with regional peace....

Netanyahu says he gave 'practical alternative' to Iran deal
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday his speech to the U.S. Congress offered a "practical alternative" to a possible Iranian nuclear deal, while opinion polls showed his party received a slight bump following his address ahead of the country's March 17 election....

Rise of pragmatic Arab politician shakes up Israeli politics
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- A charismatic Arab politician, who confidently jousts with Jewish rivals on TV and wants to build a broad Arab-Jewish "alliance of the disadvantaged," has emerged as one of the biggest surprises of Israel's election campaign....

Excerpts from Netanyahu's speech and rejoinder from Obama
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a major address to Congress on Tuesday and warned against making a deal that could leave Iran on the path toward nuclear weapons. At the White House, President Barack Obama offered a pointed rebuttal during a brief Oval Office photo opportunity. Obama said he had read a transcript of the prime minister's remarks and that Netanyahu had offered no viable suggestions on how to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon....

Netanyahu warns US 'bad deal' would put Iran on nuclear path
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a direct challenge to the White House, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood before Congress on Tuesday and bluntly warned the U.S. that an emerging nuclear agreement with Iran "paves Iran's path to the bomb." President Barack Obama pushed back sternly, saying the U.S. would never sign such a deal and Netanyahu was offering no useful alternative....

Pelosi, Democrats furious over Netanyahu 'condescension'
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi politely stood and clapped when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu entered the House chamber for his long-awaited, and highly controversial, speech to Congress. The longer he spoke, the less enthusiastic she got....

Obama: Netanyahu offers no viable alternative to Iran talks
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH'-hoo) didn't offer any "viable alternatives" to the nuclear negotiations with Iran during his speech to Congress....

Israeli leader thanks US, Obama for aid, warns about Iran
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH'-hoo) is thanking the United States and President Barack Obama for aiding Israel, and warning of the threat that Iran poses to Israel's survival....

Netanyahu to use Congress' bully pulpit to assail Iran talks
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seizing the bully pulpit of Congress to warn against trusting Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions, even as President Barack Obama's negotiators continue talking with the Iranians Tuesday in hopes of closing a deal this month....