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Strengthening Strategic Relations (4 ...
Jerusalem, Israel
By NirAlon
22 Apr 2013

Israeli President Shimon Peres holds a diplomatic working meeting with Azerbaijan FM Elmar Mammadyarov on strengthening the strategic relations between Azerbaijan and Israel. This is a historical first visit by an Azerbaijan FM in Israel. Jerusalem, Israel. 22-April-2013.

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Jerusalem, Israel
By NirAlon
22 Apr 2013

Israeli President Shimon Peres holds a diplomatic working meeting with Azerbaijan FM Elmar Mammadyarov on strengthening the strategic relations between Azerbaijan and Israel. This is a historical first visit by an Azerbaijan FM in Israel. Jerusalem, Israel. 22-April-2013.

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Jerusalem, Israel
By NirAlon
22 Apr 2013

Israeli President Shimon Peres holds a diplomatic working meeting with Azerbaijan FM Elmar Mammadyarov on strengthening the strategic relations between Azerbaijan and Israel. This is a historical first visit by an Azerbaijan FM in Israel. Jerusalem, Israel. 22-April-2013.

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Jerusalem, Israel
By U.S. Editor
22 Apr 2013

Israeli President Shimon Peres held a diplomatic working meeting on April 22nd with Azerbaijan FM Elmar Mammadyarov to discuss strengthening strategic relations between Azerbaijan and Israel. This is a historical first visit by an Azerbaijan FM in Israel.

PM Peres praised Azerbaijan for playing a key role in countering the influence of neighbouring Iran in the region, stressing that the small Muslim country has taken a “clear stand” against war and terrorism. Calling Azerbaijan’s geographic location “unique,” Peres said Tel Aviv considers Azerbaijan an important ally in the region.

Israel and Azerbaijan's diplomatic relationship began in 1992 when Azerbaijan separated from the communist Soviet Union, and appears to be rapidly building on a number of fronts, and not only because of their similar stances via Iran.

Reuters reports that Azerbaijan's government has signed a $1.6 billion arms trade deal with Israel, and that dozens of Israeli drones were included in the agreement. The international news agency has also reported that Israel is interested in Azerbaijan’s oil reserves.

This strategic meeting comes at a time when tension continues to mount between Israel and Iran over Iran's alleged nuclear program.

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Editor's Picks 12 September 2012
Cairo, Egypt
By Editor's Picks
11 Sep 2012

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Cairo Tuesday, September 11, 2012, shouting anti-American and anti-Israeli slogans along with "there is no God but Allah," and scaling the US Embassy's walls to pull down the American flag. The protests come in response to an inflammatory trailer to a film called "The Innocence of Islam," posted on youtube, which reportedly depicts the prophet Mohammed as a homosexual pedophile. While people's anger in Egypt propelled them to protest at the US embassy in Cairo, in Libya, enraged mobs attacked the US consulate in Benghazi. The US Ambassador to Libya and three staff members were killed during the attack. In this exclusive video, interviews with local Egyptians and protesters illustrate their religious sentiment, for a full transcription click here.

8:15: "I am Sabir Shartout from Giza, and when I heard about the protest I was one of the first people to confirm my attendance-- it's the least one can do. It is a protest to express the people's anger. This situation is in need of investigation. To those who insulted the prophet: he is the greatest symbol of Islam and he is the root of existence for all Muslims, for all Muslims are alive to love their God and their Prophet. It is really hard and painful for our people and people like us to have to go through those situations. Do we, as people, really deserve this insult? As Muslim, do we really deserve this humiliation? Someone has insulted a symbol, a great symbol that gives meaning to my whole life, and that is the Prophet Mohamed (PBUH). Why are they doing this?"

After the Tunisian Minister of Education Abdul Latif Obaid deducted 100 dinars (63$) from the wages of junior high school teachers who protested in May, the General Union of Tunisian Workers organized a demonstration with many of the teachers and trade unionists from different parts of the Republic.

Massive Demonstration For Independence of Catalonia

Angelina Jolie Meets With PM Mikati & Visits Syrian Refugees In Lebanon

Kandil: Egypt's Budget Deficit Higher Than Anticipated

Discussing Syria:
Arab League Chief Meets With Britain's Hague
& Arab League Chief and Envoy Meet With Qatari PM