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Comment: Emi Palmor, who set up a cyber unit in charge of monitoring and censoring Palestinian social media posts, has been appointed to Facebook's Oversight Board, writes Jean Stern.

Religious-nationalist parties came together ahead of Israel's third election in one year, shutting out the fringe Jewish Power party.

Israeli PM appoints new defence minister, boosting Likud party

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Israeli PM appoints new defence minister, boosting Likud party

Benjamin Netanyahu, who has so far failed to form a coalition after a September 17 poll, had in the past refused to give the security-oriented Naftali Bennett this coveted portfolio.

How Israel turned the occupation into a moneymaking enterprise

Muhammad Shehada

How Israel turned the occupation into a moneymaking enterprise

Comment: Israel is looking stop the Palestinian Authority economically disengaging from its occupier, writes Muhammad Shehada.

Israeli ex-minister calls for 'progressive western' independent Kurdistan

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Israeli ex-minister calls for 'progressive western' independent Kurdistan

Ayelet Shaked, who is known for advocating genocide against Palestinians, called for an independent Kurdistan because she ...

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Arab League slams Netanyahu plan to annex Jordan Valley

Arab foreign ministers condemned Netanyahu's controversial election pledge to annex the Jordan Valley as an 'aggression'.

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Palestinian parties in Israel unite before September Knesset election

Plans for the coalition were finalised when the National Democratic Assembly, known as Balad, agreed to join the list.

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Ex-Israeli justice minister Shaked to head New Right party

Former Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked has assumed the leadership of her right-wing nationalist party ahead of ...

The New Arab

Netanyahu appoints 'blindly loyal' Amir Ohana as justice minister

Netanyahu has appointed Amir Ohana as justice minister, a key ally who supports granting the Israeli prime minister immunity.

How Europe's lurch to the right emboldens Israel

Ramona Wadi

How Europe's lurch to the right emboldens Israel

Comment: The security narrative is helping both the EU and Israel carry out their far-right agendas, writes Ramona Wadi.

Ramona Wadi

Talk of Israel's right-wing mustn't eclipse its colonial agenda

Comment: In Israel, talk of right and far-right politics has shifted focus away from the perpetual, violent dispossession of Palestinians, ...

'Iranian women breed terrorists': Israeli military's 'genocidal' tweet

Diana Alghoul

'Iranian women breed terrorists': Israeli military's 'genocidal' tweet

The Israeli army is being reported on Twitter by people across the world, after writing a tweet implying Iranian women breed terrorist babies.

Israeli settler shoots Palestinian youth dead in West Bank

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Israeli settler shoots Palestinian youth dead in West Bank

An Israeli settler shot dead a Palestinian youth on Wednesday, after allegedly hitching a ride in his truck in the West Bank.

Israeli far-right minister wears 'fascist' perfume in election ad

Mustapha El Bouabi

Israeli far-right minister wears 'fascist' perfume in election ad

Ayelet Shaked, Justice Minister, appears on an election campaign Ad wearing perfume labelled "Fascism" in attempt to draw ...

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.

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Far-right Jewish Home party splits ahead of Israeli elections

Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said they were quitting the far-right Jewish Home party to found the New Right party.

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Deal of the Century 'waste of time': Israeli minister

Far-right Jewish Home MP Ayelet Shaked made the remarks Wednesday. He is widely considered to be a potential future prime ...

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Israel plans apartment block for settlers in flashpoint Hebron

Israeli ministers said on Thursday they want to construct a new apartment building for settlers in the flashpoint city of Hebron in the occupied ...

Azmi Bishara

What does Israel's 'Jewish Nation' basic law mean?

Israel's controversial Jewish Nation basic law will have deep consequences for democracy and Arab citizens' rights in the country, writes Dr. ...

Israel's obvious attempts to provoke Hamas will fail

CJ Werleman

Israel's obvious attempts to provoke Hamas will fail

Comment: When faced with peaceful Palestinian demonstrations, the Israeli military seeks to intentionally provoke a violent Palestinian ...

The New Arab

Israel minister threatens occupation of Gaza as tensions soar

Israel's justice minister has threatened the occupation of the besieged Gaza Strip as an exchange of fire has heightened tensions following a ...

In Israel, extremist rabbis are becoming the norm

CJ Werleman

In Israel, extremist rabbis are becoming the norm

Comment: Benjamin Netanyahu has come to depend on extremist rabbis and the ultra-orthodox community for his political survival, writes CJ ...

Israeli to 'legalise' thousands of wildcat settlement outposts

The New Arab

Israeli to 'legalise' thousands of wildcat settlement outposts

A new report provides Israel with solutions to 'legal obstacles' facing settlement building, which if implemented, could spur rapid expansion of ...

Israel threatens 'legal action' against Twitter for promoting 'terrorism'

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Israel threatens 'legal action' against Twitter for promoting 'terrorism'

Israeli minister Ayelet Shaked caused Twitter's shares to tremble after threatening legal action against the site for not ...

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