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Palestinians arrested for visiting sukkah of West Bank mayor released

Four Palestinians who were arrested by Palestinian Authority security forces after they visited the sukkah of a West Bank mayor were released following Israeli intervention. The men who visited the Efrat sukkah of Oded Revivi were from the nearby Palestinian village of Wadi Al Nis. They were released from PA custody on Oct. 23 after the intervention of COGAT, the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories unit of Israel’s Defense Ministry.

Wednesday 08/31/2016
Turkey’s president ratifies reconciliation deal with Israel
Posted: August 31, 2016

JERUSALEM — Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed the reconciliation agreement with Israel restoring diplomatic ties after a six-year freeze.

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Monday 08/22/2016
Turkey condemns Israel for Gaza strikes
Posted: August 22, 2016

JERUSALEM — Turkey condemned Israel for its attacks on the Gaza Strip and said it would continue to criticize Israel despite agreeing to restore diplomatic ties.

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Wednesday 08/17/2016
Turkey bankrolling Hamas, German officials say
Posted: August 17, 2016

German government officials accused Turkey's regime of financing terrorist groups in the Middle East, including Hamas.

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Monday 07/18/2016
Turkey’s former attache to Israel reportedly confesses to planning coup
Posted: July 18, 2016

Turkey’s former military attache to Israel reportedly has confessed to plotting the failed military coup to unseat President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Secret add-on to Iran deal reportedly allows stepped-up nukes production by 2027
Posted: July 18, 2016

In what reportedly is the only part of last year’s Iran nuclear deal not made public, the Islamic Republic will be able to resume key nuclear production in just over a decade.

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Friday 07/08/2016
Iranian commander: Missiles ready for the ‘annihilation’ of Israel
Posted: July 08, 2016

The deputy commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard said the country has over 100,000 missiles in Lebanon alone readied for the “annihilation” of Israel.

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Wednesday 06/29/2016
Israel’s Security Cabinet approves Turkey reconciliation deal
Posted: June 29, 2016

JERUSALEM — Israel’s Security Cabinet today (June 29) approved the reconciliation agreement with Turkey restoring diplomatic ties after a six-year freeze.

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Tuesday 06/28/2016
Israel, Turkey sign reconciliation deal
Posted: June 28, 2016

JERUSALEM — The foreign ministries of Israel and Turkey simultaneously signed a reconciliation agreement today (June 28), six years after relations were cut off.

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As Turkey-Israel deal moves from speculation to reality, what does it mean?
Posted: June 28, 2016

Israel and Turkey have agreed to normalize diplomatic ties after a six-year rift in their relationship, ending months of speculation that a reconciliation deal was imminent.

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