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European lawmakers condemn Erdogan's Zionism remarks

20 members of the European Parliament have sent a letter to the European Commissioner for Foreign Affairs, Baroness Catherine Ashton, in which they demand that the European Union should officially condemn Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's recent Zionism remarks.

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 Tbilisi is hosting a two-day Georgia Gateway 2013 business forum of Georgia and Israel organized by the Israeli Embassy and attended by Ambassador Yuval Fuchs.The forum will boost business cooperation. The Israeli delegation will include 25 companies specialized in agriculture, communications, pharmaceutics and industry. Georgia will present over 100 companies. 

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Interview by Daria Melikhova. Exclusively to Vestnik KavkazaSponsors of the irreconcilable opposition in Syria prevent a political dialogue, according to the head of the Russian Ministry for Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov who is meeting the coordinator of the National Coordinating Committee of the Syrian Opposition abroad, Heisam Manaa.Senior researcher at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the RAS, Boris Dolgov, commented for Vestnik Kavkaza the talks between Russian diplomats and the Syrian opposition and the general situation in Syria.

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Azerbaijani flag over Israeli stadium

Author: Peter Lyukimson, Israel. Exclusively for Vestnik KavkazaMore than 250 athletes from 25 countries participated in the 11thinternational rhythmic gymnastics tournament "Grand Prix - 2013" in the Israeli town of Holon.The former Soviet Union was represented at the tournament by teamsfrom Latvia, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Uzbekistan and Russia. Azerbaijanwas represented at the tournament by three gymnasts - Jala Piriyeva,Leila Yusifova and Aisha Mustafayeva.When the gymnasts appeared on the carpet, Azerbaijanis present in the

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The Jerusalem Post has recently published an article devoted to the Iranian nuclear programme and possible Israeli attack on the Islamic Republic. "A slate of Republican congressmen in the US House of Representatives introduced a resolution that would support an Israeli strike against Iran's suspected nuclear weapons program. The non-binding resolution introduced Tuesday by Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) "fully supports Israel's lawful exercise of self-defense, including actions to halt Iranian aggression such as a strike against Iran's illegal nuclear program," the article reads.

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Ramzan Kadyrov impressed Israel

Construction of an immense mosque has started in the Chechen village of Abu-Gosh not far from Jerusalem. According to reports, the construction was launched on the initiative of the Chechen president, Ramzan Kadyrov.

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"Syrian rebel group claims 20 U.N. observers were being rescued, not kidnapped" is an article published today by the New York Times. "A Syrian rebel group that once claimed it had abducted a group of U.N. observers in the Golan Heights announced Thursday that it had in fact rescued them from fighting in the area and called on the United Nations to send a security convoy to pick them up," the article reads.

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Israeli PM predicts massive strategic crisis in Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned attendants of the AIPAC assembly in Washington that the civil war in Syria would cause the “strategic crisis of monumental proportions”, RIA Novosti reports.The official reminded that the conflict had caused a humanitarian tragedy. The country has chemical weapons and air defenses. The weapons may be obtained by terrorists after the fall of the president’s regime, Netanyahu reminds.

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 Author: Peter Lyukimson, Israel. Exclusively for VK Israeli and Turkish media report that at the MunichConference the Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu pointedlyrefused to shake hands with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak. Inthis case, Achmat Davutoglu shook hands with almost all the participants. "Apparently, the distance between us at the table was so large thatthe Turkish minister could not reach me,"  Ehud Barak joked. 

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Israeli PM says Iran wasted time in Astana

 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the meeting of Iran and six mediators of the nuclear program in Astana had been fruitless and allowed Iran to win more time to build the atomic bomb, 1news reports.Netanyahu had called for harsher sanctions, including use of force, to stop nuclear developments in Iran. 

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Prominent Israeli journalists, lawmakers and public figures are outraged by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's recent statement, according to which Zionism is similar to fascism and Israel is responsible for 'crimes against humanity'. It's still not clear whether Israel will respond to these remarks or not.

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