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Obama to visit Israel, Jordan and West Bank

 US President Barack Obama will visit Israel, Jordan and West Bank of the Jordan River in late March, spokesman of the White House Jay Carney said.Obama will meet Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian authorities. The visit to Israel was one of Obama’s promises during the presidential campaign. 

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Media round table discussion "Israeli raid on Syria: increased tension in the region." On January 30 the Israeli Air Force struck at targets in Syria

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Georgia puts ex-defense minister on international wanted list

 David Kezerashvili, Georgian Defense Minister during the 5-day war in August 2008, has been put on the international wanted list and will be arrested for 2 months, as stated by Prosecutor General Archil Kbilashvili today.The former minister has Georgian and Israeli citizenship. He is believed to be hiding in Israel, a country that does not extradite its citizens. 

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World press on Obama administration's stance on Iran (February 5, 2013)

The Washington Post published an article devoted to the US administration stance on the Iranian nuclear crisis. "President Barack Obama may have to decide this year whether to use military force to fulfill his vow to prevent Iran from being able to build nuclear weapons, foreign policy experts say. But America’s economic and military realities argue intensely against attacking the Islamic republic and for muddling through by, perhaps, further tightening sanctions that have cut deeply into Tehran’s economy," the article begins.  

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"Israeli and Palestinian textbooks fail balance test, study finds"is the headline of an article published today by the Los Angeles Times."Israeli and Palestinian textbooks get failing grades when it comes toadequately and positively representing each other’s people, cultureand history, according to a three-year, U.S-funded study releasedMonday. On the bright side, researchers concluded that mostschoolbooks on both sides were factually accurate, even though theyusually described each other in negative, unflattering terms and

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Turkey wants to participate in Iranian nuclear talks

Turkey wants to join six mediators involved in talks of the Iranian nuclear program, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said at a conference on security in Munich.Davutoglu proposed the 5+3 format of talks, involving Turkey and Saudi Arabia.The foreign minister spoke out against involvement of Israel, because it has not joined the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

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Hurriyet published an article by Cihan Celik 'Who was hit in Syria: The rebels, Damascus, or Israel itself?' "With the alleged air strike whose exact target is still in question, Israel was purportedly giving its first response, in its traditional military methods, after remaining unusually mum to the ongoing crisis in arch-foe Syria for nearly two years," the article begins.

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Ehud Barak says Syria strike shows Israel is serious

Defence Minister Ehud Barak said on Sunday an attack on a Syrian arms complex showed Israel was serious about preventing the flow of heavy weapons into Lebanon, appearing to acknowledge for the first time that Israel carried out the strike

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Georgia to develop cooperation with Israel in military production

 Georgia is going to use the support of Israel to develop the military and industrial complex.To this end, Georgia's Deputy Defence Minister Zaza Broladze and Deputy Chief of the Joint Staff of the Georgian Armed Forces Vladimir Chachibaya are on a visit to Israel, the Ministry of Defence of Georgia told Trend on Thursday.According to authorities, during the meetings in Tel Aviv, the Georgian side intends to strengthen relations with its Israeli partners at the Delta production enterprise producing weapons.

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Israeli forces attack Syrian research center

The Syrian military said that Israeli Air Forces had attacked a research center at the Damascus Province near the border of Lebanon. Two people died and five were injured, RIA Novosti reports.The Israeli Air Forces attacked a truck with missiles and anti-missile systems heading to Lebanon.Jamray may store chemical weapons and the truck may have been part of a convoy carrying them. The research center had been attacked by oppositionist forces earlier.

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