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Netanyahu struck an election deal with a far-right party on Wednesday that could give followers of the late anti-Palestinian extremist rabbi, Meir Kahane, a stronger voice in Israeli politics.

At a televised news conference on Monday the prominent Israeli politician announced she was leaving politics, saying 'democracy is in danger'.

Israeli opposition leader 'secretly visited UAE in December'

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Israeli opposition leader 'secretly visited UAE in December'

Channel 10 said the visit was the latest in a series of diplomatic meetings Gabbay held with Arab officials over the past year

Israel opposition in dramatic split ahead of election

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Israel opposition in dramatic split ahead of election

Israel's centre-left opposition dramatically split on Tuesday ahead of an April 9 election.

Israel to hold early elections in April

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Israel to hold early elections in April

The Tel Aviv government has decided to hold early elections after a series of allegations against Netanyahu.

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Is Netanyahu facilitating rape culture in Israel?

Comment: Netanyahu's silence - and even acceptance - of staff members accused, investigated or charged with sex crimes sets a frightening precedent, writes David Sheen.

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Israeli winemaker under fire over racism against Ethiopian employees

Ethiopian Jews have long been known to have suffered extensive discrimination inside Israel.

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New corruption scandal haunts Israel's Netanyahu

Netanyahu is facing allegations that a longtime confidant attempted to bribe a judge in exchange for dropping a corruption case against the ...

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Netanyahu's lawyer fires back at police recommendation

The police recommendation against Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu now goes to Attorney General Avihai Mendelblit, who will decide ...

Israel's opposition leader <em>Gabbay</em> suggests withdrawing from West Bank

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Israel's opposition leader Gabbay suggests withdrawing from West Bank

Israel's key opposition leader made waves by declaring his support for an Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank if peace negotiations between ...

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Netanyahu's son under fire after 'strip club' tape

Last year Yair Netanyahu came under fire for posting an allegedly anti-Semitic caricature online aimed at his father's left-wing critics.

Settlement withdrawal 'unnecessary,' says key Israeli opposition leader

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Settlement withdrawal 'unnecessary,' says key Israeli opposition leader

Labour Party leader accused of pandering to 'impractical' consensus among Israelis about annexing Palestinian land.

Netanyahu's son under fire after sharing anti-Semitic meme

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Netanyahu's son under fire after sharing anti-Semitic meme

Netanyahu's post was shared by former Ku Klux Klan (KKK) leader David Duke and other far-right sympathisers, with the image implying that there ...

Poll: New centrist leader could revive Israel's Labor Party

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Poll: New centrist leader could revive Israel's Labor Party

Political newcomer Avi Gabbay could give Israel's Labor Party a huge boost if the centrist is elected leader, a poll has ...

Israel's Labor party holds leadership vote to regain influence

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Israel's Labor party holds leadership vote to regain influence

Israel's main opposition Labor party on Monday will vote for a new leader as it seeks to regain influence following a slide in opinion polls.

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Israeli environment minister resigns over 'extremist government'

Israel's Environment Minister Avi Gabbay announced his resignation from the cabinet on Friday, saying the appointment of a hardline nationalist Avigdor Lieberman as defence minister has created an

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Hamas-Israel uninterested in war, but it could happen anyway

Analysis: Neither Hamas nor Israel is interested in escalation beyond tactical deterrence, but the continuation of the Israeli blockade and the ...

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