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Benjamin Netanyahu, indicted for corruption last year, has backtracked on plans to fly to Washington with his family on a private plane to attend the UAE-Israel normalisation agreement ceremony

Israel passed the milestone of 1,000 novel coronavirus deaths this weekend.

Israeli lawmakers negotiate ahead of looming budget deadline

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Israeli lawmakers negotiate ahead of looming budget deadline

Israel's lawmakers hurried to negotiate a last minute deal to delay a budget deadline and avoid sending the country to its fourth parliamentary elections in less than two years.

Israel parliament rejects law targeting Netanyahu over indictment

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Israel parliament rejects law targeting Netanyahu over indictment

A bill that sought to block candidates under indictment, like Benjamin Netanyahu, from forming a future government has been blocked by Israel's ...

Netanyahu voices frustration at US over stalled annexation plans

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Netanyahu voices frustration at US over stalled annexation plans

Israeli rightwingers have grown increasingly frustrated at Washington's delayed approval of the annexation plan.

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Netanyahu: West Bank annexation plans 'in Washington'

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

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Gantz says attacks on anti-Netanyahu protesters risk civil war

Israel has been rocked by protests against Netanyahu.

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Contentious budget vote could push Israel towards elections

Benjamin Netanyahu is believed to be angling for a conflict that will trigger a November election to try and preempt what could be a ruling ...

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Coronavirus crisis sparks a young Israeli anti-government protest movement

Thousands have been taking to the streets several times a week to protest the Israeli government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

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.

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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 ...

Assad's uncle hired Israeli lawyers on graft case

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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.

Israel deputy minister slams protest as 'health terror attack'

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Israel deputy minister slams protest as 'health terror attack'

After thousands of Israelis protested coronavirus restrictions devastating their livelihoods, Israel's deputy health minister called the rally a ...

Interview: 'Formal annexation won't change anything on the ground'

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Interview: 'Formal annexation won't change anything on the ground'

Interview: For decades Israel has been informally annexing Palestinian territories, says former Middle East adviser to Barack Obama, Robert ...

Explainer: Israel's Trump-backed annexation plan for the West Bank

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Explainer: Israel's Trump-backed annexation plan for the West Bank

Your questions about Israel's plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, answered.

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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.

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Israeli defence chief says West Bank annexation 'will wait'

Benny Gantz, partner to Netanyahu's coalition government, says the coronavirus crisis is his top priority.

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Israeli annexation may happen in 'stages': Netanyahu

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly said annexation will not happen all at once.

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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 ...

Israeli settlements built on private Palestinian land ruled illegal

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Israeli settlements built on private Palestinian land ruled illegal

Israel's top court has voided a law that would retroactively legalise some 4,000 settler homes built on private Palestinian land in the West ...

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Israel's Gantz may 'visit' Jordan to defuse annexation tensions

Jordanian officials, including the kingdom’s prime minister and foreign minister, have threatened to reconsider their treaties and agreements ...

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

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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 ...

Netanyahu 'planning West Bank Israeli annexation without US conditions'

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Netanyahu 'planning West Bank Israeli annexation without US conditions'

Israel's PM has privately told settlement leaders West Bank annexation will happen free from the conditions of Trump's peace plan, namely a ...

Israel, Saudis 'hold talks' on Turkish influence in Jerusalem

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Israel, Saudis 'hold talks' on Turkish influence in Jerusalem

Saudi Arabia, Israel and Jordan are working together in a bid to repel Turkey's growing influence in Jerusalem, an Israeli newspaper revealed.

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