Israel Political Brief March 8, 2013: President Shimon Peres to address the 754 members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg

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Israeli President Peres to address the 754 members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg

Source: European Jewish Press, 3-8-13

After his meetings this week with European Union leaders in Brussels and with French President Francois Hollande in Paris on Friday, Israeli President Shimon Peres will conclude his visit to the EU with a foreign policy address to the plenary session of the 754-member European Parliament next Tuesday in Strasbourg, France.

He will be the first Israeli leader to speak before the European assembly in its current format 28 years after his predecessor Chaim Herzog also addressed an EU with only 10 member states compared to the 27 countries today….READ MORE

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Israel Political Brief March 8, 2013: French President Francois Hollande hosts President Shimon Peres, vows world will act to stop Iran nuke

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Hollande hosts Peres, vows world will act to stop Iran nuke

Source: Jerusalem Post, 3-8-13

French President Francois Hollande hosted President Shimon Peres in Paris on Friday, stating that the international community, and not Israel, would take responsibility for preventing Iran from developing nuclear weapons….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief March 8, 2013: Israeli coalition to be announced early next week, sources say

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Israeli coalition to be announced early next week, sources say

Source: Haaretz, 3-8-13

Yesh Atid party chairman Yair Lapid will likely take the finance portfolio, sources said Friday, while Habayit Hayehudi chairman Naftali Bennett will be Israel’s next Labor, Trade and Industry minister….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief March 8, 2013: British Labour leader Ed Miliband pleadges to oppose Israel boycott

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British Labour leader Miliband pleadges to oppose Israel boycott

Source: JTA, 3-8-13

Ed Miliband, the leader of Britain’s Labour Party, has pledged to oppose boycotts of Israel and to protect Jewish customs, including circumcision and ritual slaughter….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief March 7, 2013: White House: President Barack Obama hopes to reach young Israelis

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White House: Obama hopes to reach young Israelis

Source: JTA, 3-7-13

President Obama hopes to address young Israelis on his visit to Israel, a senior administration official said….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief March 8, 2013: US President Barack Obama to US Jews: Peace vital but prospects bleak

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Obama to US Jews: Peace vital but prospects bleak

Source: Jerusalem Post, 3-8-13

US President Barack Obama believes prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace are “bleak,” but he still will urge both sides to avoid unilateral actions that might further damage a process he hopes will be back on track within a year….READ MORE

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