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The Israeli defence minister accused Netanyahu of endangering Israel's national security.

Israel's decision to restrict flights come as the country imposes another lockdown in an effort to control the spread of covid-19.

Israel minister admits to breaking own social distancing rules

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Israel minister admits to breaking own social distancing rules

Transport Minister Miri Regev said she had knowingly broken the rules at an official event just hours after they were passed.

Druze commander to light IDF torch for 'Independence Day'

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Druze commander to light IDF torch for 'Independence Day'

A senior Druze colonel will participate in Israel's so-called Independence Day, Israeli media confirmed.

Lieberman suggests Netanyahu sent investigators to spy on him

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Lieberman suggests Netanyahu sent investigators to spy on him

Israeli politician Avigdor Lieberman slammed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and members of his party, describing one Likud minister as a ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iceland fined for pro-Palestinian Eurovision protest

Iceland's group Hatari brandished scarves with Palestinian flags when the final results were being announced at the end of the event, which was held last May in Tel Aviv.

Yousef Alhelou

Netanyahu promises settlers West Bank annexation to win votes

Just weeks before the general elections, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reaffirmed his controversial pledge to impose Israeli ...

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Palestinians slam Netanyahu over contentious Hebron visit

A spokesperson for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called Netanyahu's Wednesday visit a dangerous escalation.

The New Arab

Israeli minister call for settlement expansion, annexation of Hebron

Israeli officials commemorating the 1929 Hebron massacre pledged to enlarge the city's population of Jewish settlers - and some vowed to annex ...

Saudi-Israeli relations: The emergence of a new alliance

Suzan Quitaz

Saudi-Israeli relations: The emergence of a new alliance

Well-documented reports have indicated extensive behind-the-scenes diplomatic and intelligence cooperation between Israel and Saudi Arabia, ...

The New Arab

Israeli government outrage after France 'bans flag'

French police in Strasbourg reportedly 'banned' Israeli flags during a match between Israeli team Maccabi Haifa and the local football club.

Israel renewing Oman ties, Mossad chief says

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Israel renewing Oman ties, Mossad chief says

The head of Israel's intelligence agency Mossad said his country was renewing ties with Oman and had an 'unprecedented opportunity' for a thaw ...

Israel minister slams display of Palestinian flags at Eurovision

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Israel minister slams display of Palestinian flags at Eurovision

Israel's culture minister slammed the display of Palestinian flags during the Eurovision song contest finals in Tel Aviv on Sunday.

Erdogan faces Netanyahu ire after Turkey calls Israel racist

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Erdogan faces Netanyahu ire after Turkey calls Israel racist

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday hit back at Turkey following accusations of 'blatant racism' directed towards the Israeli ...

'Wonder Woman' defends Palestinian-Israelis after Netanyahu's anti-Arab remarks

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'Wonder Woman' defends Palestinian-Israelis after Netanyahu's anti-Arab remarks

Gal Gadot has leapt to defend a fellow actress who was chided by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for challenging his party's treatment ...

The New Arab & agencies

Palestinians urge Saudi, UAE to boycott pro-Israel US summit

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki has urged Arab states to boycott or downgrade their delegations to a US-sponsored conference in Poland.

The New Arab & agencies

Israeli museum removes 'McJesus' artwork after Palestinian-Christian protests

Palestinian-Christian leaders petitioned the Haifa district court to order the museum and municipality to remove 'McJesus'.

The New Arab

Israeli opposition leader 'secretly visited UAE in December'

Channel 10 said the visit was the latest in a series of diplomatic meetings Gabbay held with Arab officials over the past year

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Israel postpones vote on 'loyalty in culture' bill indefinitely

The bill gives Israel's finance and culture ministries power to slash subsidies for institutions which challenge Israel's existence as a Jewish ...

Statue mocks Israeli minister pushing 'loyalty in culture' law

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Statue mocks Israeli minister pushing 'loyalty in culture' law

Miri Regev's proposal to cut subsidies to cultural organisations deemed not "loyal" to the state suppresses criticism in the arts, ...

Ben Lynfield

'Loyalty in Culture' bill bolsters Israel's demonisation of artists

Suppressing criticism in the arts is fundamentally anti-democratic, say political scientists and leading figures of the creative industries.

Bolsonaro, MbS know Israel is key to Washington's heart

Ali Adam

Bolsonaro, MbS know Israel is key to Washington's heart

Comment: Mohammed bin Salman and Brazil's Bolsonaro are two leaders hoping that warmer relations with Israel will be their ticket to currying ...

Israeli ambassador slams criticism of Riyadh over Khashoggi murder

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Israeli ambassador slams criticism of Riyadh over Khashoggi murder

Israel has appeared to come to the defence of Saudi Arabia amid sustained global outrage over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Iraq festival pulls Israeli film amid warming Gulf-Israeli relations

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Iraq festival pulls Israeli film amid warming Gulf-Israeli relations

A film festival in Iraqi Kurdistan has removed an Israel picture from its official competition, prompting the jury to protest by refusing to ...

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