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    Developing: Three Israeli Teens Kidnapped

    Three Israeli teens who went missing Thursday June 12 on the way back to school in the West Bank were kidnapped by Hamas terrorists.
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    Security Cabinet Decision on Fatah-Hamas Unity

    Today, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said yes to terrorism and no to peace. Israel will not conduct diplomatic negotiations with a Palestinian government that relies on Hamas, a terrorist organization that calls for the destruction of Israel.
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    Merck signs cooperation agreement with the Chief Scientist of Israel

    U.S. pharmaceutical company Merck signed a commercial cooperation agreement with the Chief Scientist at the Ministry of Economy to support Israeli life science companies.
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    Juniper Cobra 14 US-Israel Joint Exercise

    Over 700 U.S. Service members are cooperating with their Israeli counterparts in Juniper Cobra 14, a ballistic missile defense exercise between the U.S. and Israel.
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    Pope Francis in Israel - May 2014

    Pope Francis will be the fourth Pope to come to the Holy Land. He will visit Israel on May 25-26, 2014 - the 50th anniversary of the historic visit of Pope Paul VI.
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    Amb. Dermer's Independence Day Speech

    "I believe Israel will be America's most important ally in the 21st century. Israel's importance as a strong, stable, reliable, democratic ally in the heart of a very dangerous region will become more and more critical for our common security."
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    Amb. Dermer's Independence Day Speech

    "I believe Israel will be America's most important ally in the 21st century. Israel's importance as a strong, stable, reliable, democratic ally in the heart of a very dangerous region will become more and more critical for our common security."
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    Video: Amb. Dermer on FDD Washington 2014 Forum

    Keynote address by Ambassador Ron Dermer to the 2014 Washington Forum, presented by the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies "Allies, Adversaries and Enemies."
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    President Peres meets with US National Security Advisor Rice

    President Peres: My estimate is that Abu Mazen wants to achieve peace; I don't think he changed on the basic issues, namely the two state solution and opposition to terror. He is someone that we can negotiate with.
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    Video: Happy 66th Independence Day, Israel!

    "This is my first Yom Haatzmaut as Israel's Ambassador to the United States, and I could not be more proud than to represent Israel in this great country, a country that has restored our hope and that's securing our future."
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    Amb. Dermer Remarks on Israel's Memorial Day

    "Sixty six years after Israel was established, there are few who remember what life was like for the Jewish people before there was an Israel... Think about the sovereignty we have restored and the hope we have renewed."
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    Independence Day greetings

    President Peres: "I am pleased to invite you, our extended family, to join us on this day of festivity, as together we take pride in Israel’s achievements and prepare to build a brighter tomorrow for Israel and the Jewish people."
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    Israel celebrates 66 years of independence

    Remembrance Day for the Fallen of Israel's Wars and Israel Independence Day - May 2014
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    Israel Celebrates 66 Years of Independence

    Independence Day is a celebration of the renewal of the Jewish state in the Land of Israel, the birthplace of the Jewish people. On May 14, 1948, the day the British Mandate expired, the new Jewish state - the State of Israel - was formally established.
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    Amb. Dermer on NBC's The Daily RunDown

    "Unity with an unreformed Hamas is very bad for peace... Abbas took a huge step back... Hamas are commited to the distruction of Israel."
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