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Nov 24, 2013

Israel denounces Iranian nuclear deal, says assessing options

JERUSALEM, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu’s government denounced world powers’ nuclear
agreement with Iran on Sunday as a “bad deal” to which Israel
would not be bound.

Yet Israeli officials stopped short of explicitly
threatening military action that could further isolate the
Jewish state and imperil its alliance with Washington, saying
more time was needed to assess the accord.

Nov 24, 2013

Israel denounces Iranian nuclear deal, says it will review options

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government denounced world powers’ nuclear agreement with Iran on Sunday as a “bad deal” to which Israel would not be bound.

Yet Israeli officials stopped short of threatening unilateral military action that could further isolate the Jewish state and imperil its bedrock alliance with Washington, saying more time was needed to assess the agreement.

Nov 20, 2013

Netanyahu visits Russia to lobby against Iran deal

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Russia on Wednesday to appeal for tougher terms in a nuclear accord with Iran after failing to convince the United States that world powers are pursuing a bad deal.

Netanyahu was due to meet President Vladimir Putin as envoys from Russia, the United States, China, France, Britain and Germany began a third and possibly conclusive round of talks with Iran in Geneva on easing economic sanctions in return for curbs on Tehran’s disputed nuclear program.

Nov 20, 2013

Israel says David’s Sling missile interceptor passes new test

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A new Israeli interceptor being developed in partnership with the United States to counter missiles held by Syria and Lebanon’s Iranian-backed Hezbollah guerrillas passed its second live trial on Wednesday, officials said.

David’s Sling, which Israeli officials say could be ready for deployment next year after being rushed through production, is designed to shoot down missiles with ranges of between 100 km and 200 km (63 miles and 125 miles).

Oct 28, 2013

Israel shoots down Gaza rocket, readies prisoner release

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fired two rockets at a southern Israeli coastal city on Monday and Israel’s Iron Dome interceptor shot down one while the other fell into the sea, a military spokeswoman said.

Within hours, Israel’s air force bombed what a military spokesman described as two concealed rocket launchers in northern Gaza. There were no casualties.

Oct 22, 2013

Spying for Mossad, Israeli author never forsook fiction

RAMAT RAZIEL, Israel (Reuters) – For retired Israeli spy Mishka Ben-David, writing fiction was a realization of artistic aspirations he had long suppressed.

Ben-David had a doctorate in Hebrew literature and four books published when the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad recruited him in 1987. He agreed to avoid the authorial limelight as he embarked on a career of surveillance and subterfuge, including a role in Israel’s botched assassination of Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal in Jordan in 1997.

Oct 22, 2013

Book Talk-Spying for Mossad, Israeli author never forsook fiction

RAMAT RAZIEL, Israel, Oct 22 (Reuters) – For retired Israeli
spy Mishka Ben-David, writing fiction was a realisation of
artistic aspirations he had long suppressed.

Ben-David had a doctorate in Hebrew literature and four
books published when the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad
recruited him in 1987. He agreed to avoid the authorial
limelight as he embarked on a career of surveillance and
subterfuge, including a role in Israel’s botched assassination
of Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal in Jordan in 1997.

Oct 15, 2013

Israel urges powers to be tough in nuclear talks with Iran

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel urged world powers that resumed talks with Iran on Tuesday to demand a full rollback of the Iranian nuclear program and not to ease economic sanctions on Tehran prematurely.

A rare statement by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyau’s security cabinet said it had “adopted unanimously” his long-standing call that Iranian uranium enrichment and plutonium facilities be shut down and all fissile material shipped abroad.

Oct 15, 2013

Israel urges tough international nuclear talks with Iran

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel urged world powers resuming nuclear talks with Iran on Tuesday to demand a full rollback of Tehran’s atomic program and not to ease economic sanctions prematurely.

A rare statement by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s security cabinet, whose deliberations are usually secret, did not repeat his past veiled threats to attack Iran as a last resort to stop it developing a nuclear bomb.

Oct 4, 2013

Netanyahu struggles to set the terms in Iranian dispute

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said this week that Iran’s new president was a “wolf in sheep’s clothing”, but he himself looked increasingly like a lone wolf as his allies seek to bring Tehran into the fold.

After years of worrying about Iran’s disputed nuclear ambitions, Netanyahu took to the stage at the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday and made his most explicit threat yet to attack the Islamic republic unless it ends its atomic program.