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Israel fears US could soften on Iran

By Anshel Pfeffer, September 11, 2014

Israel is concerned that the increased coordination between the US and Iran over fighting Isis could lead to a weakening of the American stance in talks over the Iranian nuclear programme.

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Beheaded Jewish journalist Sotloff was Israeli citizen

By Charlotte Oliver, September 3, 2014

Isis militants have released a video apparently showing one of their members beheading Jewish-American journalist Steven Joel Sotloff.

Mr Sotloff, who was an Israeli citizen, wrote for publications including Time and Foreign Policy. He was abducted in Aleppo, Syria in August 2013.

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Jewish journalist Sotloff apparently beheaded by Isis

By Charlotte Oliver, September 3, 2014

Militants from the Islamic State of Iraq (Isis) released a video last night in which they apparently beheaded the Jewish American journalist Steven Joel Sotloff.

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Dismay as Iran nuclear talks unresolved

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 25, 2014

Israeli officials are sceptical that an extended deadline for reaching a comprehensive agreement on Iran's nuclear programme will block its attempts to achieve a nuclear weapon.

Talks between Iran and the P5+1 world powers group broke up last Friday in Vienna having failed to reach an agreement. The deadline has been put back by four months.

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Iran nuclear talks still in deadlock

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 17, 2014

Talks between world powers and Iran over its nuclear programme remained at an impasse this week as the deadline for achieving a comprehensive agreement loomed.

US Secretary of State John Kerry, who participated in the negotiations for two days, said on Tuesday that despite some progress, "very real gaps" remained.

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Bibi in media blitz as Iran talks falter

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 10, 2014

The final round of talks before the deadline for reaching a comprehensive agreement on Iran's nuclear programme has entered a second week without any sign of a breakthrough.

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, accused Israel and the US on Monday of using intimidatory tactics in the talks between the world powers and the Islamic Republic in Vienna.

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Don't believe the hype - UK and US will not swap Israel for 'new ally' Iran

By John R Bradley, June 19, 2014

In a desperate scramble to confront a looming onslaught on Baghdad by the jihadi group Islamist State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis), senior officials in Britain, the US and Iran indicated this week that the three countries will co-operate diplomatically - but not militarily - in tandem with the Iraqi government.

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Israel watches in horror as jihadis carve up Mid East

By Anshel Pfeffer, June 19, 2014

The remarkable advance of the terror group Islamist State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) though north-eastern Iraq over the past two weeks has sparked Israeli fears over instability in neighbouring Jordan and the prospect of closer ties between the West and Iran.

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UK and US close diplomatic gap with Iran over Iraq crisis

By Charlotte Oliver, June 17, 2014

Foreign Secretary William Hague has said he has spoken to Iran’s Foreign Minister, Mohammed Javad Zarif, in an attempt to co-ordinate a response to the jihadi surge in the north of Iraq.

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