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Netanyahu urges no let-up in world pressure on Iran after vote

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Sunday for no relaxation of international pressure on Iran to curb its nuclear efforts after the election of a new president widely hailed as a moderate. Full story

Pope accepts invite to Israel, urges peace talks

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis urged Israelis and Palestinians to resume talks and make "courageous decisions" to bring peace after his first meeting with Israel's President Shimon Peres on Tuesday and accepted an invitation to visit the Holy Land. Full story

Black, Arab rail staff kept away from Peres visit to Paris: union

PARIS (Reuters) - A French union has accused its national railway of keeping black and Arab employees out of sight when Israeli President Shimon Peres visited Paris to avoid him coming into contact with Muslims, and an investigation has been launched. Full story

Israel president tells Europe to do more to pressure Iran

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - Israeli President Shimon Peres urged the European Union on Tuesday to step up pressure on Iran over its ballistic missile program, as well as trying to curb its nuclear ambitions. Full story

New Secretary of State Kerry speaks to Netanyahu, Abbas about peace

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State John Kerry stressed his commitment to promoting Israeli-Palestinian peace on Sunday in telephone calls to the leaders of both sides, the State Department said. Full story

Iran threat is paramount for new government: Netanyahu

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday took on the job of forming a new government and said its most important task would be to ensure that Iran does not gain nuclear arms. Full story

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