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Kerry Condemns Palestinian Attacks as he Meets Israel PM

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry condemned a wave of Palestinian attacks as he met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday in his latest bid to ease nearly two months of violence.

Arriving with scant hopes for a major breakthrough, Kerry said he would discuss with Netanyahu and later Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas in Ramallah ways of calming tensions.

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Netanyahu Urges 'Global Solution to Terror' in Call with Hollande

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for "a global solution" to terrorism in a phone call with Francois Hollande on Wednesday to express his solidarity after the Paris attacks, the French presidency said.

Netanyahu "wanted to convey a message of support and stressed that terrorism was a global problem requiring a global solution," the presidency said, five days after Paris was rocked by gun and suicide attacks that killed 129 people.

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Netanyahu Stresses Defense Aid ahead of Obama Meeting

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he planned to discuss defense aid with President Barack Obama as he left for his first meeting with the U.S. leader in over a year.

Netanyahu is due to meet Obama on Monday in Washington as the two leaders seek to set aside their testy personal relationship and turn the page after a sharp disagreement over the July nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.

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Obama, Netanyahu Eye Arms Deal to Mend Ties

Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu will hold a post-row summit Monday, hoping a massive 10 year defense deal will help them move beyond a bitter public fight that shook a decades-old alliance.

After acerbic clashes over the U.S.-backed nuclear deal with Iran, the two leaders will discuss a deal expected to be worth more than $30 billion which will include a string of advanced weaponry systems, officials said.

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Netanyahu Moves to Dampen Inflammatory Al-Aqsa Comments

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu scrambled Tuesday to contain inflammatory rhetoric from his government over Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound, at the heart of a wave of deadly Palestinian unrest.

With efforts to defuse tensions already strained, deputy foreign minister Tzipi Hotovely stoked Palestinian fears by saying it was her "dream to see the Israeli flag flying" over the holy site, which is sacred to both Muslims and Jews.

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Netanyahu: Al-Aqsa Surveillance Cameras in 'Israel's Interest'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that an agreement to put 24-hour security cameras around Jerusalem's sensitive Al-Aqsa mosque compound was in Israel's interest.

In remarks relayed by his office Netanyahu said the cameras would serve "firstly, to refute the claim Israel is violating the status quo (and) secondly, to show where the provocations are really coming from, and prevent them in advance."

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Kerry Expresses 'Cautious Optimism' after Talks with Netanyahu

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry expressed "cautious optimism" following talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Thursday on defusing spiraling Israeli-Palestinian tensions.

"I would characterize that conversation as one that gave me a cautious measure of optimism that there may be some things that could be in the next couple of days put on the table," Kerry said in Berlin.

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Netanyahu under Fire over Claim Palestinian Inspired Holocaust

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday backtracked on his claim that a Palestinian leader gave Hitler the idea to exterminate Jews after widespread controversy and a flood of online mockery.

During a speech on Tuesday, the Israeli leader suggested Hitler was not planning to exterminate the Jews until he met Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini, a Palestinian nationalist, in 1941.

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Kerry Calls Abbas, Netanyahu to Urge Mideast Calm

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has called the Israeli and Palestinian leaders to express concern at recent violence and ask them to work to restore calm, an official said Friday.

The move comes amid mounting clashes in Israel and the Palestinian territories that have raised fears of a full-scale uprising, with an overnight arson attack on a Jewish holy site in the West Bank the latest incident to heighten tensions.

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Netanyahu Vows to Prevent Arms Transfers to Hizbullah via Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged Thursday that Israel will continue to act to prevent transfers of arms to Hizbullah from and through Syria.

In his speech before the U.N. General Assembly, Netanyahu also claimed that Iran had delivered to Hizbullah SA-22 anti-aircraft missiles and Yakhont anti-ship missiles.

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