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In a Facebook post responding to the devastating Beirut blast, former Israeli MK Moshe Feiglin said the incident was a 'gift from God'.

A month has passed since Netanyahu's planned annexation of the West Bank.

Israeli president lashes out at government, talks of election

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Israeli president lashes out at government, talks of election

The Israeli president has criticised the unity government of in-fighting ahead of the elections.

Israel parliament has fewer powers overseeing government's coronavirus response

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Israel parliament has fewer powers overseeing government's coronavirus response

There are concerns about further erosion of parliamentary powers in Israel.

Netanyahu attacked after threatening to fire <em>Knesset</em> coronavirus chief

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Netanyahu attacked after threatening to fire Knesset coronavirus chief

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has threatened to fire the head of the Israeli Knesset’s Coronavirus Committee after she publicly ...

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Assad's uncle hired Israeli lawyers on graft case

Rifaat al-Assad hired Israeli lawyers before being sentenced to prison for embezzlement.

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Netanyahu pledges aid as Israelis fume over virus-battered economy

Netanyahu pledged immediate financial aid to Israelis whose livelihoods have been devastated by the coronavirus, as his government faces ...

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Israeli military chief in quarantine following coronavirus exposure

Aviv Kochavi is in isolation after being exposed to coronavirus, a day after defence minister Benny Gantz annnounced he was isolating following ...

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Jerusalem hit hard by coronavirus resurgence

A new outbreak of coronavirus is threatening to decimate Jerusalem's tourism-centric economy, as Israel and the Palestinian Authority impose ...

Israel passes bill allowing government to bypass parliament

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Israel passes bill allowing government to bypass parliament

Some MPs decried the sidelining of the legislature, saying it marked another step in undermining the foundations of Israeli democracy.

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Netanyahu: Gantz has no powers over West Bank annexation

Netanyahu has dismissed comments from his coalition partner that the Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank will be delayed.

Israel 'withholding Ahmed Erakat's body', family warns

Diana Alghoul

Israel 'withholding Ahmed Erakat's body', family warns

The body of Ahmed Erakat, a murdered Palestinian is being withheld by Israel, his uncle announced.

UK Jews reject Israel's 'racist' new UK ambassador

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UK Jews reject Israel's 'racist' new UK ambassador

Israel has appointed a right-wing minister who supports unilateral annexation of the West Bank as its ambassador to the UK.

Facebook recruits an Israeli censorship expert

Jean Stern

Facebook recruits an Israeli censorship expert

Comment: Emi Palmor, who set up a cyber unit in charge of monitoring and censoring Palestinian social media posts, has been appointed to ...

Far-right Israeli lawmaker compares Bedouin birth rate to bomb

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Far-right Israeli lawmaker compares Bedouin birth rate to bomb

A far-right Israeli lawmaker with a history of espousing anti-Arab sentiment said Bedouin birth rates in Israel were comparable to a bomb that ...

Sabena Siddiqui

US puts the brakes on burgeoning Israel-China ties

Israel's blossoming ties with China are being scrutinised by the US as tensions grow between Washington and Beijing.

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Backlash after man appointed as Israeli women’s committee head

Women in Israel voiced their outrage at the appointment of the only male member of the parliamentary group tackling gender equality as its lead.

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Annexation talks: 'No Palestinian state, no halt on settlements'

The Israeli premier wants to go ahead with the annexation plan of the West Bank without adhering to US conditions.

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Right-wing rabbi allegedly assaulted visiting slain Palestinian's grieving family

A right-wing Israeli rabbi was allegedly assaulted by a group of Palestinians after he visited the grieving family of an autistic Palestinian ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Iran sees record rise in new cases, Israel suspends parliament after MK tests positive and fears mount of second wave of ...

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Israel suspends parliament sessions after lawmaker contracts coronavirus

Israel's Knesset has shut after Palestinian-Israeli lawmaker Sami Abou Shahadeh tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

End complicity between UK universities and Israeli apartheid

Malia Bouattia

End complicity between UK universities and Israeli apartheid

Comment: An exciting new initiative leads the way on pressuring academic institutions into divesting from companies that are complicit in the ...

Annexation looms, Democrats' 'opposition' is more feckless than ever

Josh Ruebner

Annexation looms, Democrats' 'opposition' is more feckless than ever

Comment: Though the Democratic Party is currently in no position to halt annexation, it could spell out the ramifications to Israel should ...

Israel's president tasks Netanyahu with forming unity government

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Israel's president tasks Netanyahu with forming unity government

Netanyahu has been mandated to form a unity government, which could end of over a year of political deadlock in Israel. However failure would ...

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