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Obama busy with bilateral meetings

President Barack Obama is going to holding a number of bilateral meetings this week on the sidelines of this week's UN meetings.

Tags: Barack Obama , United Nations , Felipe VI , Spain , Haider al-Abadi , Iraq , Hailemariam Desalegn , Abdelfattah Al Sisi , Benjamin Netanyahu , Ethiopia , Egypt , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green

Tuesday - 09/23/2014, 10:35am EDT

Hagel expresses condolences

Defense Secretary Hagel called his Israeli counterpart this week to express his condolences to both the families of the Israeli teenagers who were found dead in the West Bank and to the people of Israel. The Pentagon says Hagel pledged his continued support for finding the perpetrators and urged all parties to refrain from steps that could be further destabilizing. Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon thanked Secretary Hagel for his call and updated him on events unfolding in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza.

Tags: Chuck Hagel , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green

Thursday - 07/03/2014, 11:54am EDT

Malfunction takes down multiple Israeli websites

Israel's intelligence services, military spokesman and Interior Ministry are among the websites that are offline due to a broad technical malfunction.

Tags: cybersecuirty , Internet , technology ,

Monday - 11/07/2011, 08:22am EST

Hezbollah Warns Israel

Hezbollah has sent a stark warning to Israel. Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah says they will attack Israel's Ben Gurion airport if Israel attacks Beirut's international airport in any future war. Nasrallah said, "If you hit our ports, we will bomb your ports, and if you hit our oil refineries, we will bomb your oil refineries." The warning comes as the two sides have cranked up the rhetoric. This is all taking place again the backdrop of Israel's warning to Iran over it's nuclear weapons. Iran is Hezbollah's principle supporter.

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Tuesday - 02/16/2010, 07:51pm EST

A Conflict is Brewing

The concern about the Iranian nuclear program in Israel is growing. Israeli sources say there's a possibility of some type of conflict in the near term. Most observers have been talking about an Israeli strike against Iran, but a source in Israel says the likelihood is greater that Iran will launch a pre-emptive strike in Israel using Hezbollah and Hamas. Hamas now has rockets that can reach Tel Aviv, so does Hezbollah. The thinking among some top Israelis strategists appears to be, Iran will launch this war via remote control as a distraction.

Tags: technology , Pentagon and Beyond , Pentagon , Iran , Hamas , Hezbollah , Tel Aviv

Tuesday - 03/23/2010, 10:58am EDT

Missile Test

The Pentagon says Israel is going to test an interceptor missile on a U.S. missile range in the Pacific Ocean in the near term. It's an exercise that's going to involve three U.S. missile defense systems. The Missile Defense agency says it will provide Israel the opportunity to test its advanced Arrow system against a target with a range of more than 620 miles. It's being conducted there, because there isn't enough space to conduct that kind of test in the eastern Mediterranean Sea.

Tags: technology , Pentagon , U.S. , missile , Mediterranean

Tuesday - 07/14/2009, 08:11pm EDT

Tough Talk from Iran

The commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps General Mohammad Ali Ja'fari said at a news conference that Iran is prepared to protect it self against Israeli attacks. Ja'fari said, "the entire territory of Israel will be within the range of our missiles and the IRGC has no restriction for producing ground-to-ground rockets with an appropriate range to target Israel." The IRGC commander added that "Israel might be able to hit a number of our missiles but it can do nothing about a massive missile attack."

Tags: technology , Pentagon , Iran , Islamic , Mohammad Ali Ja'fari , IRGC , missiles

Tuesday - 07/28/2009, 07:46pm EDT

Path to Israel-Palestine peace still unclear

Josh Gerstein, reporter for Politico. Story: Benjamin Netanyahu wows Congress

Tags: Josh Gerstein , Politico , Palestine , Hamas , Barack Obama

Tuesday - 05/24/2011, 07:50pm EDT
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Obama's Israel stance may cost Democrats

Mark Plotkin, WTOP political analyst

Tags: Mark Plotkin , Barack Obama , Benjamin Netanyahu , Steny Hoyer , Joe Lieberman , Eric Cantor , John Boehner

Tuesday - 05/24/2011, 07:30pm EDT
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Obama, Netanyahu discussed convicted Israeli spy

A spokesman for Benjamin Netanyahu tells WTOP Radio that the Israeli prime minister talked with President Obama about imprisoned Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard during their meeting in Washington.

Tags: Barack Obama , Benjamine Netanyahu , Jonathan Pollard , Mark Regev , Mark Plotkin , Yonah Metzger

Saturday - 05/21/2011, 04:19pm EDT
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