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Netanyahu To Preview Speech To Congress Before AIPAC Conference Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in Washington, D.C, where he is expected to give a contentious speech before Congress on Tuesday. He appears before a powerful pro-Israeli lobby on Monday.
NPR.org | Mar 2, 2015 10:01 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
After 7 Months in Jail, U.S. Journalist in Iran Is Allowed to Hire Lawyer The obstruction of Jason Rezaians right to counsel has been one of many questions shrouding the Washington Post reporters prosecution on undisclosed charges.
New York Times | Mar 2, 2015 07:30 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Kerry Is Pushing for Agreement in Iran Nuclear Talks With so much at stake in the Iranian nuclear talks, Secretary of State John Kerrys relentless negotiating style and repeated meetings with Irans foreign minister have become part of the debate.
New York Times | Mar 2, 2015 02:32 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
World Briefing: Syria: 19 Christians Have Been Released by the Islamic State, Local Leaders Say Nineteen of the Assyrian Christians seized by Islamic State militants last week in northeastern Syria have been freed, and they met with church officials in a cathedral in the city of Hasaka, local leaders said Sunday.
New York Times | Mar 2, 2015 01:15 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Israeli Leaders Visit Brings Uninvited Problems for Jewish Democrats The division caused by the Israeli prime ministers coming speech to Congress is keenly felt among the Jewish members of Congress all but one of them Democratic and seems to reflect the dismay of American Jews.
New York Times | Mar 2, 2015 01:04 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Netanyahus Speech Opens Political Divisions in Israel, Too The debate over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus coming speech to Congress is taking place in a highly charged election period in Israel and has spawned a fraught debate.
New York Times | Mar 1, 2015 10:48 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Arts, Briefly: The National Museum of Iraq Reopens In response to the destruction of ancient artifacts by militants in northern Iraq, the museum has officially reopened for the first time in 12 years.
New York Times | Mar 1, 2015 10:31 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Kerry Welcoming, but Wary of Netanyahu Secretary of State John Kerry tried to lower the temperature in the three-way fight among congressional Republicans, the Obama administration and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel.
New York Times | Mar 1, 2015 5:11 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In Israel, Jewish Divorce Is Only Granted By Husband's Permission An Israeli film now playing in the U.S. shows how rabbinical rules regulating Jewish divorces in Israel can trap women. Rabbinical judges have taken the highly unusual step to see the film themselves.
NPR.org | Mar 1, 2015 1:17 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Israelis See Netanyahu's U.S. Speech As Last-Ditch Pitch For Votes Benjamin Netanyahu will address Congress just before Israeli elections. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to Chemi Shalev, the U.S. editor of Haartz, about how the controversial visit is playing back home.
NPR.org | Mar 1, 2015 1:07 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend