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Comment: Though the Democratic Party is currently in no position to halt annexation, it could spell out the ramifications to Israel should Democrats take control in 2021, writes Josh Ruebner.

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

Israeli parliament to vote on coalition between Netanyahu, Gantz

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Israeli parliament to vote on coalition between Netanyahu, Gantz

The Israeli parliament is due to vote on Wednesday on a coalition deal between Prime Minister Netanyahu and opposition leader Benny Gantz following a year of political deadlock

Israeli annexation cements a one-state reality in Palestine

Hugh Lovatt

Israeli annexation cements a one-state reality in Palestine

Israel's unrelenting drive to settle the occupied West Bank, combined with international timidity, has led to the unravelling of the two-state ...

Israeli-Palestinian councils on strike to protest coronavirus funding discrimination

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Israeli-Palestinian councils on strike to protest coronavirus funding discrimination

Local Palestinian authorities in Israel have complained of a funding bias over coronavirus.

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Israel court hears first challenges to Netanyahu-Gantz coalition deal

Israel's Supreme Court tackled the vexed question of whether a political deal to form a coalition government after three inconclusive elections in less than a year is actually legal.

Khalil E. Jahshan

The Netanyahu-Gantz coalition farce

Comment: The Netanyahu-Gantz coalition is nothing more than a shaky political agreement designed to serve the narrow personal agendas of ...

The New Arab

Israel's top court halts controversial coronavirus phone tracking

Israel's top court has ordered lawmakers to enshrine the Covid-19 phone tracking in legislation.

Mitchell Plitnick

Israel's unity government protects Netanyahu, paves way for annexation

Comment: In exchange for remarkably little from Gantz, Netanyahu has secured his future, and the threat of annexation looms clearer, writes ...

Israel MPs tasked with ending deadlock over unity govt

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Israel MPs tasked with ending deadlock over unity govt

Israel's President Reuven Rivlin has tasked parliament with forming a unity government after Benny Gantz and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ...

Nour Odeh

Benny Gantz's betrayal has secured Israel's right-wing future

Unity talks effectively split the Blue and White coalition and ended any semblance of real opposition to Likud, ensuring that Netanyahu will ...

Gantz urges Netanyahu to form emergency unity government

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Gantz urges Netanyahu to form emergency unity government

Israeli parliament speaker Benny Gantz urged his rival Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to join him in an emergency unity government, as talks ...

Israel's president denies Gantz extension to form government

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Israel's president denies Gantz extension to form government

Reuven Rivlin rejected Benny Gantz's appeal for more time, citing claims from Netanyahu the two political rivals were not close to finalising a ...

Are Palestinians on the cusp of a coronavirus outbreak?

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Are Palestinians on the cusp of a coronavirus outbreak?

Confirmed cases among Palestinians in Israel and the occupied West Bank are proportionally very low, but here’s why that will change.

Israel's Gantz 'ready to accept' limited West Bank annexation

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Israel's Gantz 'ready to accept' limited West Bank annexation

Benny Gantz and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are currently in negotiations to form a unity government during the coronavirus ...

Laura Albast

Gantz discards Joint List, cedes the throne to Netanyahu

Comment: Faced with coronavirus and the prospect of cooperation with the Arab Joint List, Gantz unites with Netanyahu to defeat a joint enemy, writes Laura Albast.

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Israel PM Netanyahu quarantined as aide confirmed with coronavirus

The Israeli prime minister is due to take a second coronavirus test after an aide confirmed her own infection.

The New Arab & agencies

Israel's self-nominated parliamentary speaker Benny Gantz calls for 'unity'

Israel's Benny Gantz has called for an emergency unity government after being elected parliamentary speaker.

The New Arab & agencies

Israel's Benny Gantz nominates himself to be parliament speaker

Benny Gantz, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's bitter rival, submitted his candidacy for speaker of the Israeli parliament.

Coronavirus in service of authoritarianism

Sam Hamad

Coronavirus in service of authoritarianism

Comment: Authoritarian governments from China to the US are weaponizing the coronavirus to seize greater power, writes Sam Hamad.

The New Arab & agencies

Israel parliament speaker resigns rather than convene a vote

Israel's parliamentary speaker Yuli Edelstein resigned on Wednesday.

Israel right-wing parties boycott parliament re-opening

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Israel right-wing parties boycott parliament re-opening

Israeli right-wing parties backing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu boycotted the re-opening of parliament to protest what they called the ...

Joint List chooses the butcher's other hand: Benny Gantz

Laura Albast

Joint List chooses the butcher's other hand: Benny Gantz

Comment: Gantz has an atrocious record, but collaborating with him is a strategic move away from the politics of protest, to politics from ...

Israel approves new lockdown measures as virus spreads

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Israel approves new lockdown measures as virus spreads

Under new regulations unanimously voted through by Israel's government, Israelis will only be able to leave the house under certain conditions.

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