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Naftali Bennett revealed on Monday that his party would support the Likud, though Netanyahu's coalition still remains short of the 61 seats needed to form a government.

An Israeli parliamentarian has accused police of beating him up during a protest in East Jerusalem.

Video shows Israeli police beating lawmaker at protest

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Video shows Israeli police beating lawmaker at protest

A video has surfaced of Israeli police attacking an Israeli lawmaker at a protest against evictions in east Jerusalem.

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

Emad Moussa

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 ...

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.

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Israel president nominates Netanyahu to try to form government

Israel's president nominated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to try to form a government following the latest inconclusive election.

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Israel president to announce pick to form coalition

Israel President Reuven Rivlin will announce his choice for a leader to form a new government, with Netanyahu leading the pack for endorsements.

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Israeli PM Netanyahu's court corruption battle resumes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fighting for his political life on two fronts: coalition talks, and a corruption trial over claims he ...

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Palestinian 'kingmaker' reaches out to Jews with prime-time speech

Mansour Abbas' break-away United Arab List won just four seats in last week's Israeli elections but could decide whether Prime Minister ...

'Unconventional' unions needed after vote: President Rivlin

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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.

David Sheen

How Netanyahu brought Israel's biggest racists seats in parliament

Comment: Netanyahu's political future may still look unsure, but his explicit support for a fanatic, right-wing alliance has helped pave their ...

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

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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 ...

US pledges 15 million to Palestinians affected by coronavirus

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US pledges 15 million to Palestinians affected by coronavirus

“This urgent, necessary aid is one piece of our renewed commitment to the Palestinian people.”

'Expel or kill': Racist attacks target Palestinian Israeli town

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'Expel or kill': Racist attacks target Palestinian Israeli town

The acts of vandalism took place as far-right parties looked likely to enter parliament following Israel’s fourth election in two years.

Palestinian PM condemns 'hopelessly right-wing' Israeli election results

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Palestinian PM condemns 'hopelessly right-wing' Israeli election results

Palestine's prime minister said the popularity of Israel's right-wing shows there is little hope for dialogue and peace.

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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 a government.

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Palestinian-Israeli party becomes surprise kingmaker after Israel election

Mansour Abbas and his Raam party, who broke away from the mainly Arab Joint list over ideological divisions, is on track to be the kingmaker in ...

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Israel headed for stalemate after 90% of votes counted

Netanyahu's right-wing and religious bloc could turn to Israeli-Palestinian parties to secure the 61-seat majority needed to form government.

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Far-right firebrand set to enter Israel parliament: exit polls

Far-right candidate Itamar Ben-Gvir was on track to enter Israel's parliament after the country's fourth election in two years.

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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Israeli police prepare for parliament incursions by Netanyahu supporters

Israeli police have trained in anticipation of a Capitol riot-like storming of the Knesset by far-right activists in the event of a ...

Polls open in fourth Israeli election in two years

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Polls open in fourth Israeli election in two years

Nearly 14,000 polling stations opened at 7am (5am GMT) across the country, several thousand more than previous elections to prevent crowding in ...

Israel voters take fourth shot at deciding Netanyahu's fate

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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 ...

Israeli elections: The view from Washington

Mitchell Plitnick

Israeli elections: The view from Washington

Comment: While Biden may prefer someone like Yair Lapid at the helm, his administration is preparing for another Netanyahu-led Israeli ...

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