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    Security situation in and around Jerusalem

    PM Netanyahu: "We intend to give soldiers and police officers the tools necessary to act very firmly against those who throw stones and firebombs. We are changing our policy to declare war on those who throw rocks and firebombs."
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    PM Netanyahu’s statement marking anniversary of 9/11 terror attacks

    We remain committed to fighting the forces of militant Islam that have caused so much death and destruction both before and since that terrible day.
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    President Rivlin's greetings for the New Year 5776

    On behalf of all the people in Israel, I send you my best wishes for a sweet new year. Israel faces many challenges both internally and externally which we can and will overcome - as we have done many times before.
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    Israel reopens its embassy in Egypt

    Director General Dore Gold: "Under the leadership of PM Netanyahu and Egyptian President el-Sisi, we succeeded in driving away the threats, and we’re working together for the sake of stability and prosperity in the Middle East."
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    PM Netanyahu expresses condolences on death of Riham Dawabsha

    PM Netanyahu expresses his condolences to the Dawabsha family following the death of Riham Dawabsha who was critically wounded in the act of terrorism in Duma.
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    President Rivlin welcomed to Vatican

    The President expressed his distress over the wave of anti-Semitism which has swept the world. The Pope agreed with the President on the issue, noting that those who seek to threaten Israel's existence are rooted in anti-Semitism.
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    President Rivlin departs for visit to Rome and the Vatican

    President Rivlin departed today on his first official visit to the Vatican and to Rome. He will express to the Pope the importance that the State of Israel places on the preservation of freedom of religion for the different faiths in Israel.
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    President Rivlin hosts diplomatic corps for Rosh Hashanah

    President Rivlin: Iran continues to threaten stability in the region and around the world. Their backing of terror makes Iran's nuclear ambitions, truly terrifying - not just for Israel, but for all.
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    President Rivlin visits Tabgha and Christian sites in Jordan Valley

    President Rivlin: "I am here today, to make clear that the State of Israel - as a Jewish and democratic state, democratic and Jewish - holds dear its responsibility to protect, the freedom and safety of all faiths in Israel."
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    PM Netanyahu meets with Nobel laureates on the occasion of the WSCI Conference

    We are in the vortex of a battle between modernity and medievalism that is being waged around us. We have to be powerful for peace and for the prosperity of our people; the core of that power is represented in this room, and that is the power of the mind.
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    Emergency aid to Myanmar

    Ambassador Zonshine headed the Israel embassy's delegation to the hard-hit Thayarwaddy delta area, with a truck loaded with food, medicines, mosquito nets and hygiene packs.
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    President Rivlin meets delegation of Republican members of Congress

    Israelis are deeply concerned about the recent nuclear deal signed with Iran. We fear that this agreement is a first step in the legitimization of Iran's policies and strategies, and only acts to further destabilize a chaotic region.
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    President Rivlin meets with Democratic congressional delegation

    The Iranian regime is a dangerous combination of aggressiveness, fundamentalism, and state sponsored terrorism. We fear the agreement is a first step in the legitimization of Iran's policies and strategies, and further destabilizes a chaotic region.
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    PM Netanyahu visits victim of firebomb attack

    Our policy is zero tolerance for terrorism and it does not matter where it comes from. There is no law above the laws of the state, which apply to everyone. Against those who violate them, we will use the full weight of the law.
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    PM Netanyahu addresses Jewish Federations on Iran

    The nuclear deal with Iran doesn't block Iran's path to the bomb. It actually paves Iran's path to the bomb. It gives Iran two paths to the bomb. Iran can get to the bomb by keeping the deal or Iran could get to the bomb by violating the deal.
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