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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 Israeli politics.

US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin will visit Israel next week, marking the first visit to the country by a cabinet-level member of the Biden administration.

Israel's Netanyahu to call meeting on ICC investigation

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Israel's Netanyahu to call meeting on ICC investigation

Netanyahu is expected to convene a meeting with Defence Minister Benny Gantz, Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi and other senior officials, according to Israeli media reports.

Jordan king's half-brother accused in plot to 'destabilise' kingdom

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Jordan king's half-brother accused in plot to 'destabilise' kingdom

Multiple suspects, including the king's half-brother Prince Hamzah, have been arrested for an alleged coup attempt in Jordan.

Jordanian prince's criticism put kingdom's allies in bind

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Jordanian prince's criticism put kingdom's allies in bind

King Abdullah II got support expressed from Jordan's allies as his half-brother criticised how the country is rules.

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'Unconventional' unions needed after vote: President Rivlin

President Reuven Rivlin is set to pick a prime minister who can form a government, after another inconclusive Israeli election.

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Leader to form Israeli government picked by April 7

Israel's President Reuven Rivlin said Monday he will pick a candidate to form the next government by April 7, following a tightly fought general ...

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Israel's political stalemate to land at Rivlin's doorstep

President Reuven Rivlin will begin consultations next week with Israel's political rivals in hopes to put together a majority coalition in the ...

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Deadlock once again after Israeli elections

Israel's fourth general election in two years offered no clear indication on whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or his rivals could form ...

Netanyahu in lead but majority uncertain after Israel vote

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Netanyahu in lead but majority uncertain after Israel vote

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is leading exit polls after the country's election, but with no guarantee his Likud Party can form a ...

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Israel voters take fourth shot at deciding Netanyahu's fate

Israel holds its fourth election in under two years, with voters still divided over the question: should Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stay ...

Is the ICC the new frontier of Israeli exceptionalism?

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Is the ICC the new frontier of Israeli exceptionalism?

Comment: Israel may try to sabotage the ICC probe, but subjecting it to the legal tools of the international community tears down the idea of ...

UAE-Netanyahu meeting shelved as Israeli PM irks Abu Dhabi

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UAE-Netanyahu meeting shelved as Israeli PM irks Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is reportedly outraged with Netanyahu's use of UAE-Israel ties to boost his election prospects.

Israel receives letter from ICC detailing war crimes investigation

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Israel receives letter from ICC detailing war crimes investigation

A letter has reportedly been sent to Israel laying out the scope of a war crimes investigation launched by the international court.

Iron Dome now intercepts drones, missiles at same time

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Iron Dome now intercepts drones, missiles at same time

Israel announced changes to its "Iron Dome" defence shield, rendering it capable of intercepting drones, missiles and rockets simultaneously.

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Gantz slams Netanyahu over tit-for-tat airspace spat with Jordan

The Israeli defence minister accused Netanyahu of endangering Israel's national security.

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Israel's Netanyahu promises to legalise settlement outposts if re-elected

The Israeli premier hopes to attract right-wing voters to form a majority in Israel's Knesset.

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Israel unveils laser-guided 'precision' mortar system

Israel unveiled Sunday a laser-guided mortar system that it said could reduce civilian collateral damage, as the Jewish state faces an ...

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Netanyahu eyes vaccine victory as fourth vote approaches

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is hoping to win the fourth election in under two years thanks to the efficiency of the Israeli vaccination ...

Iran reports attack on cargo vessel in Mediterranean Sea

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Iran reports attack on cargo vessel in Mediterranean Sea

It was claimed that an explosive device damaged the hull of the Shahr-e Kord, a commercial Europe-bound vessel, in what state TV reported as a ...

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Israel refuses entry to Jordanian crown prince

Israeli officials at the King Hussein Bridge which connects Jordan to the Israeli-occupied West Bank reportedly took issue with the size of ...

Syria intercepts Israeli missiles over Damascus: state media

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Syria intercepts Israeli missiles over Damascus: state media

Syrian air defences intercepted Israeli missiles over Damascus on Sunday, Syrian regime news agency SANA said.

Jordan ministers sacked for virus rules breach

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Jordan ministers sacked for virus rules breach

The pair were asked to step down by Prime Minister Bisher al-Khasawneh, a move immediately endorsed by King Abdullah II, according to a ...

Israel's <em>Gantz</em> held secret meeting with Jordan king: report

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Israel's Gantz held secret meeting with Jordan king: report

Relations between Israel and Jordan have been strained over the past year.

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