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Israel signed an agreement with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer enabling the Jewish state to obtain millions more doses of vaccines, a government statement said.

Israeli opposition leader Yair Lapid called Sunday for a "unity government", as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flounders in efforts to form a coalition.

Palestine slams UK support for Israeli snub of ICC

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Palestine slams UK support for Israeli snub of ICC

The Palestinian diplomatic mission to the UK accused Boris Johnson of 'contradicting international law'.

UAE provokes anger with 'Independence Day' tweet to Israel

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UAE provokes anger with 'Independence Day' tweet to Israel

The UAE has congratulated Israel on its independence day, an event marked by Palestinians as the beginning of their displacement from their ...

Iran starts enriching uranium to highest level ever

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Iran starts enriching uranium to highest level ever

While 60% is higher than any level Iran previously enriched uranium, it is still lower than weapons-grade levels of 90%.

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Israel to scrap outdoor mask mandate from Sunday

Israel announced plans to scrap the mandatory wearing of masks outdoors, citing success in an inoculation drive that has been criticised for dismissing Palestinians under occupation.

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Iran's supreme leader: Vienna offers 'not worth looking at’

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has dismissed offers made at recent talks in Vienna between Iran and major world powers.

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Iraqi-Kurds dismiss reports of 'attack on Israeli Mossad'

Kurdish authorities in northern Iraq have denied reports of an Israeli intelligence foothold in the region.

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Israel shocked by self-immolation of traumatised ex-soldier

Israeli leaders have expressed shock and consternation over the self-immolation of a former soldier who was suffering as a result of the 2014 ...

Iran Natanz bomb 'may have been planted years ago'

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Iran Natanz bomb 'may have been planted years ago'

Former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert said the foundations of Sunday's Natanz uranium enrichment facility attack in Iran would have probably been set a ...

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Israel, US hold talks ahead of Iran nuclear negotiations

Israel and the US met virtually for strategic talks, where differences have emerged over a possible new nuclear deal with Iran.

Rouhani calls 60 percent enrichment an answer to 'evilness'

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Rouhani calls 60 percent enrichment an answer to 'evilness'

Hasan Rouhani has said that raising the level of uranium enrichment is a direct response to the attack that targeted the Natanz enrichment ...

'Humiliated' Israeli ex-soldier self-immolates outside defence ministry rehabilitation office

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'Humiliated' Israeli ex-soldier self-immolates outside defence ministry rehabilitation office

Itzik Saidian had complained at a lack of care from Israel's defence ministry after his departure from the army.

US reinforces 'ironclad' Israel relationship as Iran tension rises

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US reinforces 'ironclad' Israel relationship as Iran tension rises

During a two-day visit to Israel, the US defence secretary was quick to reinforce Washington's close relationship with Israel amid tensions with ...

Israel will ensure 'new' Iran deal protects its interests

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Israel will ensure 'new' Iran deal protects its interests

During the US Defence Minister Lloyd Austin to Israel, Benny Gantz said that Israel will work with the US regarding the Iran nuclear deal.

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US defence chief lands in Israel for two-day visit

The US defence chief's visit comes amid consternation in Tel Aviv over the Biden administration's unfolding Iran policy.

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'Accident' at Iran's Natanz nuclear plant after centrifuge activation

Natanz nuclear site in Iran, largely built underground to withstand enemy airstrikes, had an "incident" concerning its electrical distribution ...

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Pentagon chief to visit Israel amid Iran talks

The visit of the highest ranked member of the Biden administration to Israel comes as Washington tries to return to Iran's nuclear deal, a deal ...

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Israel's ICC rebuttal 'admission of war crimes': rights group

Euro-Med Monitor called on the ICC to initiate investigations and not to yield to any political pressures or allow the parties involved to evade ...

Netanyahu's office declares Israel will not cooperate with ICC

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Netanyahu's office declares Israel will not cooperate with ICC

The day before a key deadline, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said Tel-Aviv would not be cooperating with the ICC's ...

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Regional shadow war escalates with attack on Iranian ship

When an important Iranian ship off the coast of Yemen was attacked this week, it marked an escalation in the Middle East's shadow war.

Mansour Abbas: The Islamist politician reshaping Israel's political landscape

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Mansour Abbas: The Islamist politician reshaping Israel's political landscape

Analysis: When elected to the Knesset two years ago, few Israelis knew who Mansour Abbas was. Now the Islamist leader could shape the fate of ...

Far-right Religious Zionism leader denounced by US pro-Israel groups

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Far-right Religious Zionism leader denounced by US pro-Israel groups

Bezalel Smotrich has been criticised for racist comments he made online during an argument with Joint List member Ahmad Tibi.

Biden resumes Palestinian aid, urges two-state solution

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Biden resumes Palestinian aid, urges two-state solution

US President Joe Biden restored aid to the Palestinians to a tune of $235 million, as he promised to press for a two-state solution.

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