Israel Political Brief May 29, 2013: PM Benjamin Netanyahu Praises Greek – Israeli Similarities

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Netanyahu Praises Greek – Israeli Similarities

Source: Arutz Sheva, 5-29-13

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met this evening (Wednesday) with Greece’s Foreign Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos. The Prime Minister stated “the colors of our flags are similar, which is not surprising, since Jerusalem and Athens are the foundations….READ MORE

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Israel Political Brief May 29, 2013: PM Benjamin Netanyahu, US Senator Robert Menendez, Talk Iran

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Netanyahu, Sen. Menendez, Talk Iran

Source: Arutz Sheva, 5-29-13

Prime Minister tells key senator nuclear Iran is the greatest security threat to the United States…READ MORE

Israel Political Brief May 29, 2013: Israel ends controversial military exemptions for Ultra-Orthodox Jews

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Israel ends controversial military exemptions for Ultra-Orthodox Jews

Source: India Today, 5-29-13

Israel clinched a deal on Wednesday to abolish wholesale exemptions from military service for Jewish seminary students, ended a brief crisis that divided the ruling coalition parties….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief May 29, 2013: ‘Historic’ haredi draft bill ends coalition crisis

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‘Historic’ haredi draft bill ends coalition crisis

Source: Jerusalem Post, 5-29-13‎

Clause allows exemption of 1,800 yeshiva students; Lapid says in 3 years 70% of haredim will be drafted. Lapid, Perry and Shelach hold press conference, May 29, 2013…READ MORE

Israel Political Brief May 29, 2013: Dep FM Elkin: Israel seeks to re-engage with UNHRC United Nations Human Rights Council

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Israel seeks to re-engage with UNHRC

Source: Jerusalem Post, 5-29-13

Israel seeks to re-establish ties with the United Nations Human Rights Council in exchange for a pledge of fair treatment from the international body with a seven year record of unfairly singling out the Jewish state, according to Deputy Foreign Minister Zeev Elkin….READ MORE

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