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  • ** FILE ** Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a weekly Cabinet meeting in his Jerusalem office on Sunday, July 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Abir Sultan, Pool

    Israelis, Palestinians skeptical about peace talks

    Israeli and Palestinian officials voiced skepticism Sunday that they can move toward a peace deal, as the sides inched toward what may be the first round of significant negotiations in five years.

  • Moderate Iranian leader could hinder Israel

    The surprising victory of a reformist candidate in Iran's presidential election has put Israel in a difficult position as it tries to halt the Iranian nuclear program: With Hasan Rowhani likely to enjoy an international honeymoon, Israel could have a hard time rallying support for new sanctions — or possible military action — against its archfoe, even as it says the clock is ticking on Tehran's march toward nuclear weapons.

  • U.S. President Barack Obama walks out of the Hall of Remembrance at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem, Israel, Friday, March 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Obama vows 'never again' at Israeli Holocaust memorial

    As President Obama wrapped up his three-day visit to Israel Friday, he spent some solemn moments at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, relighting the eternal flame there, laying a wreath and vowing to fight anti-Semitism and racism of all kinds.

  • President Obama (center) and Israeli President Shimon Peres (left) shake hands as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks on during a welcoming ceremony upon Mr. Obama's arrival at Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

    Body language experts: Obama likes Peres better than Netanyahu

    Tensions between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have smoothed and warmed, if body language experts watching the two leaders interact this week are to be believed.

  • ** FILE ** Former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni attends a news conference at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

    Israel's Netanyahu names ex-Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni to lead Palestinian talks

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday added his first coalition partner as he works to build a new government, agreeing to bring in a dovish rival to oversee contacts with the Palestinians in what could signal a new approach to peacemaking by the hard-line leader.

  • Israeli border police evict a Palestinian activist from an area known as E-1 near Jerusalem on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. Palestinian activists erected tents in the area on Friday, saying they wanted to "establish facts on the ground" to stop Israeli construction in the West Bank. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

    Israel's Netanyahu vows to proceed with E-1 settlement

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged Sunday to move ahead with construction of a new Jewish settlement in a strategic part of the West Bank, speaking just hours after Israeli forces dragged dozens of Palestinian activists from the area.

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a press conference at his office in Jerusalem on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. Mr. Netanyahu has ordered new parliamentary elections in early 2013, roughly eight months ahead of schedule. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

    Polls show Netanyahu poised for election victory

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu likely will win in the upcoming parliamentary elections, with no serious contenders to replace him, according to opinion polls published by two major Israeli dailies on Thursday.

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Associated Press)

    Israel's Netanyahu faces coalition crisis

    A fierce debate over how to draft religious men into the Israeli military has sparked the first crisis in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's newly expanded coalition government.

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (left) and Kadima party leader Shaul Mofaz shake hands before holding a joint press conference in Jerusalem on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, to announce Israel's new coalition government. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

    Netanyahu unveils new Israeli unity government

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled a revamped coalition government on Tuesday, forming a broad alliance with the chief opposition party that could free his hand to take bold action on peace with the Palestinians and decide whether to attack Iran.

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