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    Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day 2015

    Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah in Hebrew) is a national day of commemoration in Israel, on which the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust are memorialized.
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    President Rivlin visits Christian leaders in Jerusalem

    President Rivlin: "An attack on your holy sites is like an attack on our holy sites, and such crimes must never be allowed to happen."
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    Iran: Statements by PM Netanyahu

    The deal leaves Iran with the ability to arm itself with nuclear weapons, fills its coffers with money and enables it to continue terrorism and aggression in the Middle East and the world. Iran draws encouragement from the concessions of the major powers.
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    Iran: PM Netanyahu speaks with President Obama

    A deal based on this framework would threaten the survival of Israel. It would legitimize Iran's nuclear program, bolster Iran's economy, and increase Iran's aggression and terror throughout the Middle East and beyond.
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    Palestinian Authority joins the ICC - Israel's response

    The PA has established a partnership with Hamas, a terrorist organization that commits war crimes similar to those of ISIS. Its decision to join the ICC, in order to initiate proceedings against Israel, is a political, hypocritical and cynical maneuver.
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    Memorial Day Service

    The Memorial Day service for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terrorism, in the presence of Ambassador Ron Dermer and the Military Attache Ya'acov Ayish
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    The Long Arm of Iran

    Would Iran be less aggressive when sanctions are removed and its economy is stronger? Would Iran fund less terrorism when it has mountains of cash with which to fund more terrorism?
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    PM Netanyahu meets with delegation of US senators

    PM Netanyahu: I think the most important thing is to make sure that Iran doesn’t get a path to the bomb and that Iran’s aggression in Yemen and elsewhere, including around Israel’s borders, is stopped.
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    President Rivlin receives official election results

    President Rivlin appointed outgoing PM Benjamin Netanyahu with the task of forming the 34th Government of Israel. Netanyahu: The next government will be faced with two challenges: Building up our security and improving our social welfare.
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    Amb Prosor adresses UN Security Council on Children and Armed Conflict

    Across the Middle East, terrorists and extremists are poisoning the minds of the next generation, teaching them to hate, vilify, and dehumanize Israelis and Jews. We have lost an entire generation to incitement. Enough is enough.
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    20th Knesset to be sworn in March 31, 2015

    Forty new MKs will serve in the incoming Knesset. Of the 120 Knesset members, 29 will be women. This marks a new record in the number of female lawmakers, two more than the 19th Knesset.
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    President Rivlin begins consultations with elected parties

    In a democracy the majority rules, and the majority expressed its will clearly. The role of the President after the elections is to initiate the process of forming a coalition government in as swift and as transparent a way as possible.
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    Israel votes

    With 99 percent of the ballot boxes counted, results indicate that the Likud has won 30 seats and the Zionist Camp 24. Voter turnout: 71.8%. Final results will be published on Thursday, when the process of coalition-building will begin.
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    Israeli resolution adopted at UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs

    This is a landmark achievement - the first resolution that Israel has initiated and which was successfully passed outside of the United Nations General Assembly. It was co-sponsored by no less than 47 countries from five continents.
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    Amb Prosor addresses 59th session of Commission on the Status of Women

    When it comes to women's rights, Israel is leading by example. We understand that empowered women are the foundation of thriving societies. Israeli women haven't just broken the glass ceiling, they have shattered it!
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