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  • In this March 30, 2014, photo U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at a news conference in Paris. The United States is talking with Israel about the possibility of releasing convicted spy Jonathan Pollard early from his life sentence as an incentive in the troubled Mideast peace negotiations, a person familiar with the situation said Monday March 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)

    American spy's release in play for Mideast peace

    Every president since Ronald Reagan has refused to release Jonathan Pollard from prison. A CIA director once threatened to resign when Bill Clinton briefly considered freeing the convicted spy as part of Mideast peace talks. But now, in a gamble to extend negotiations that appear on the brink of collapse, the Obama administration is bringing the U.S. closer than it has been in years to granting Pollard an early release.

  • ** FILE ** In this Sept. 3, 2013, file photo, actress Scarlett Johansson poses for photographers on the red carpet for the screening of the film "Under The Skin" at the 70th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy. Johansson is ending her relationship with Oxfam International after being criticized over her support for an Israeli company that operates in the West Bank. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)

    Oxfam accepts Scarlett Johansson's resignation

    Oxfam International said Thursday that American actress Scarlett Johansson's support of an Israeli company operating in a West Bank settlement was incompatible with her role as an Oxfam Global Ambassador.

  • ** FILE ** President Obama addresses the U.N. General Assembly at the United Nations headquarters on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Obama: No shortcut to peace in Middle East

    President Obama on Wednesday sought to head off a diplomatic crisis in the Mideast.

  • Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, second from left, poses for a photo with a supporter after a news conference in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Perry: Obama 'appeasement' hurts Israel in Palestinian clash

    Republican presidential contender Rick Perry said Tuesday that the decision of Palestinian leaders to seek statehood through the United Nations is proof that President Obama has badly mishandled the Palestinian-Israeli peace talks.

  • Israelis by thousands seek EU passports and dual citizenship

    Despite their country's turbulent history, Israelis enjoy a fairly secure existence: They have military might, a world-class high-tech industry powering a strong economy, and America as a solid ally.

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