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The Jerusalem Post has published an article by Michael Freund headlined 'Israel must act against Iran'.'Despite several rounds of international sanctions, Iran continues to advance its atomic ambitions with dogged determination, defying the world as it marches steadily toward the nuclear finish line,' the author says.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stopped the second session of the governmental committee for defenses and security, saying that one of the attendants was a traitor leaking information, Reuters reports.An Israeli intelligence officer presented information on the Iranian nuclear program.

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Azerbaijan to take part in Junior Eurovision

Azerbaijan will take part in the 2012 Junior Eurovision Song Contest for the first time, Trend reports.Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Belgium, Georgia, Israel, Moldova, Netherlands, Russia, Sweden and Ukraine will take part in the contest for the first time.The contest will be held in Amsterdam on December 1.

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Egypt does not rule out oil imports from Iran

 Egypt is not opposed to imports and processing of Iranian oil, Trend cites Egyptian Petroleum Minister Usama Kamal, Trend reports.Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi wants to cooperate with Iran. He attended the 16th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran a few days ago, becoming the first Egyptian leader to visit Iran since 1979.

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US deny information about secret talks with Iran

Jay Carney, a spokesman for the White House, has denied reports thatappeared in the Israeli media that the US administration has askedIran not to attack US targets in the Middle East, NEWS.ru reports.Jay Carney, accompanying Barack Obama during a campaign trip to Ohio,said in an interview with Reuters that the information about secret negotiations between the US administration and Tehran is"absolutely untrue."On September 3, the Israeli newspaper "Yediot Ahronot"

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"Israel accuses Obama administration of sending 'mixed messages' toIran" is an article published by the Telegraph on September 2. "MosheYaalon made explicit the growing gulf between Israel and its closestally, the United States, saying that Iran did not take seriously themilitary threat it was under over its nuclear programme," thebeginning of the article reads. The Telegraph calls Yaalon's criticism"striking because he has been among those in the Israeli cabinetbelieved to have been urging time for sanctions against Iran to beallowed to work."

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Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu called on the international community on Sunday to set down a clear "red line" for the Iranians, so that Tehran feels the world's determination to stop its nuclear march.

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Iran starts chairing Non-Aligned Movement

Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has attended the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tehran. He spoke up for global nuclear disarmament and condemned the UN Security Council for being old, unjust and irrational.

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Israeli tourist drowns in North Caucasus lake

An Israeli tourist has drowned at the Tserik-Kol Lake of the Chereksky District of Kabardino-Balkaria, RIA Novosti reports.Searches for the tourist started on August 29. The Centrospas office in Tuapse sent divers with a remote controlled machine Falcon to search for the tourist. The body was found at a depth of 210 meters.

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US embassies to issue visas for owners of neutral documents of Abkhazia and South Ossetia

 US consulates can now issue visas to Abkhazians and South Ossetians with neutral documents, News Georgia reports.Neutral documents are of humanitarian nature and allow Abkhazians and South Ossetians to visit other states. The US recognized the neutral documents of the two states on June 5, 2012. Israel recognized them last week. Japan, Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Poland recognize have recognized them. 

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 Israeli Minister for Information and Diaspora Yuli Edelstein has arrived in Tbilisi today, the Georgian Ministry for Culture reports.Edelstein will meet Georgian Culture Minister Nika Rurua to discuss bilateral cooperation and sign documents in education, science and culture.The Israeli minister has arrived from Yerevan where he had signed programs for cooperation in education, science, culture, sports and youth for 2012-2014 and cooperation between the Armenian Culture Ministry and the Israeli Ministry for Information and Diaspora for 2013-2015. 

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