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Israeli President Shimon Peres hosts  Amar'e Stoudemire of the New York Knicks at the presidential residency in Jerusalem on July 18, 2013.  (Photo by GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images)

Israeli President Invites Amar’e Stoudemire To Join National Team

The president of Israel has invited New York Knicks star Amare Stoudemire to play for the country’s national basketball team because of his ties to Judaism.

07/18/2013

President Barack Obama is greeted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during an official welcoming ceremony on his arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport on March, 20, 2013 near Tel Aviv, Israel. (Photo by Marc Israel Sellem-Pool/Getty Images)

President Obama Vows Unwavering Support, Says U.S. ‘Stands With Israel’

Putting aside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s declaration that he will go it alone in the defense of Israel if he has too, the normal tensions with President Barack Obama seemed to have been wiped away.

03/20/2013

Israeli men inspect the damage caused to a house by a rocket launched by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip in the southern Israeli town of Ofakim on November 18, 2012 (credit: MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images) | Palestinian firefighters extinguish a blaze following an Israeli air strike on the Gaza City tower housing Palestinian and international media (credit: MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)

Cease-Fire Possible? Israel & Hamas Open To Diplomatic Solution, But Far Apart In Demands

An Israeli official said Israel hoped to find a diplomatic solution to the crisis as well and signaled Egypt was likely to play a key role in enforcing any truce.

11/19/2012

Governor Chris Christie meets with President Shimon Peres with the Jersey to Jerusalem delegation in Jerusalem, Israel on Tuesday, April 3, 2012. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

Israeli President Hosts New Jersey Governor

Gov. Chris Christie, a rising star in Republican politics, is in Israel on his first official overseas trip.

04/03/2012