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Polls: Americans, especially Republicans, still viewing Netanyahu favorably

Julie Wiener The Gallup and Pew Research Center surveys noted a partisan gap in views of the Israeli prime minister, with Republicans much more likely than Democrats to view him positively. ... [Link]

Behind those pointy ears, a ‘nice, earnest Jewish boy’

Gabrielle Birkner In 1991, JTA’s Tom Tugend sat down with Leonard Nimoy at his Bel Air home to discuss the actor’s flexibly Orthodox upbringing, his stints in the Yiddish theater and the “Star Trek... [Link]

Palestinians to file ICC complaint April 1

Julie Wiener The complaints will concern last summer’s Gaza war with Israel and Israel’s settlement activity. ... [Link]

Yair Lapid, Israel’s centrist candidate, hopes for staying power

Ben Sales As head of the Yeshi Atid party, Lapid’s objective now is less about convincing Israelis he has the mettle to be their leader than it is to prove he’s not simply a passing fad. ... [Link]

Former U.S.-Israel advisers Yaacov Amidror and Tom Donilon share tips on getting along

Ron Kampeas At AIPAC, a former Israeli security adviser and his U.S. counterpart give relationship advice. ... [Link]

Netanyahu to AIPAC: Congressional speech must go on

Ron Kampeas Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said bipartisan support for Israel is critical but expressed few regrets for going ahead with his planned speech to Congress on Tuesday. ... [Link]

AIPAC wants to talk Iran, but it can’t get away from speechgate

Ron Kampeas The pro-Israel group had wanted to use the conference and its massive lobbying finale to shore up support for the Iran bills among Democrats. ... [Link]

Kerry worries details of Iran nuclear deal could be leaked

Marcy Oster Though he did not mention Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by name, his statements indicated that he could be one of the leaks. ... [Link]

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