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Religious leaders in Israel criticised a supreme court ruling ending Orthodox monopoly on conversion to Judaism.

Israel's supreme court decided to forbid the use of a domestic spy agency to track infection cases, saying it constituted a blow to democracy.

Israel to share names of unvaccinated

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Israel to share names of unvaccinated

Israelis who do not get vaccinated will now have their identities shared with the authorities.

Biden calls Netanyahu, ending four week snub

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Biden calls Netanyahu, ending four week snub

Joe Biden has made a long awaited phone call to Benjamin Netanyahu, ending four weeks of silence that seemed to signal a cooler approach to ...

AIPAC wants to decide who runs in Palestinian elections

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AIPAC wants to decide who runs in Palestinian elections

Comment: America's Israel lobby has no right to dictate who is or is not eligible and legitimate to run in Palestinian elections. Doing so is ...

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UAE sheikh's investment in Israeli soccer club on hold

Sheikh Al-Nahyan has put on hold, his investment in the notorious Beitar Jerusalem soccer club, after it was announced that an audit of the sheikh's finances had been commissioned.

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Israel's Netanyahu denies corruption charges as trial resumes

Benjamin Netanyahu was formally charged last year over allegations that he accepted improper gifts and sought to trade regulatory favour with ...

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Netanyahu returns to court as graft trial ramps up

Netanyahu returns to court to formally respond to the corruption charges against him, as his trial enters an intensified phase six weeks before ...

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Netanyahu promises ministry to first-ever Muslim on Likud list

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced his intention to appoint the first-ever Muslim candidate on the Likud Party list if ...

West Bank settlers pressure Netanyahu ahead of March vote

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West Bank settlers pressure Netanyahu ahead of March vote

Illegal settlers in the West Bank are pushing a right-wing Israeli government agenda in an effort to legalise settlements.

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Facebook deletes Netanyahu's post for 'violating privacy terms'

Facebook has deleted a post written by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu for linking to a chatbot that encourages citizens to get vaccinated.

Israel's vaccine success due to Netanyahu's 'data sharing agreement'

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Israel's vaccine success due to Netanyahu's 'data sharing agreement'

Israel is leading the world in vaccinating its population, but the programme has been snagged by major controversies regarding data sharing and ...

Palestinian Israeli Balad Party appoints new leader for elections

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Palestinian Israeli Balad Party appoints new leader for elections

Sami Abu Shehadeh won the leadership primary race to front the Balad Party.

Protests against Israeli PM Netanyahu continue nationwide

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Protests against Israeli PM Netanyahu continue nationwide

Netanyahu faces charges of fraud, breach of trust and accepting bribes in three cases involving billionaire associates and media moguls.

Israel issues tenders for 2,500 new settler homes: watchdog

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Israel issues tenders for 2,500 new settler homes: watchdog

Israel issued tenders for 2,500 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, a watchdog said.

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Israel approves settler homes in occupied West Bank

A settlement watchdog said that approving the 780 new settler homes, most of them deep in the West Bank, put Israel on a "collision course" with incoming Biden administration.

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Netanyahu offers Palestinian-Israelis a 'new era' despite 'racist incitement'

The prime minister has previously 'warned' Israeli voters of crowds of Palestinian citizens of Israel heading to the polls.

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Israel appoints UAE ambassador, Netanyahu to invite Moroccan king

Israel has appointed a temporary ambassador to the UAE, while Netanyahu reportedly extended an invitation to Morocco's King Mohammed VI.

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Israel could purchase additional F-35 squadron before Trump leaves

Israel's defence minister has expressed interest in purchasing an additional F-35 squadron.

Israeli protesters press on against PM Netanyahu

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Israeli protesters press on against PM Netanyahu

The demonstrators crowded a Jerusalem square near Netanyahu's official residence, where they have gathered for months to call for his ...

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Netanyahu 'to court Palestinian vote' in latest re-election bid

Israel's prime minister hopes to win two seats and snatch support from the Palestinian-majority Joint List.

Israel's Gantz vows to fight in election

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Israel's Gantz vows to fight in election

It will be the fourth time in less than two years that Gantz seeks to unseat Benjamin Netanyahu, the country's longest serving prime minister.

Owner confronts Israeli team's racist past in interview

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Owner confronts Israeli team's racist past in interview

Moshe Hogeg said the team already is trying to recruit an Arab player.

Bibi's new election foe poses challenge to Biden

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Bibi's new election foe poses challenge to Biden

With Sa'ar leading the charge against Netanyahu, it is certain that the Biden administration will face a very hardline Israeli government, ...

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