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Netanyahu stated Israel's planned annexation of large parts of the West Bank is still on the table despite statements by the US and UAE to the contrary.

Comment: Emi Palmor, who set up a cyber unit in charge of monitoring and censoring Palestinian social media posts, has been appointed to Facebook's Oversight Board, writes Jean Stern.

Suspected Israeli strikes kill 7 Iran-backed fighters in Syria

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Suspected Israeli strikes kill 7 Iran-backed fighters in Syria

At least 7 Iranian-backed fighters were killed in eastern Syria overnight, a monitor said, in what is suspected to be Israeli strikes.

Foreign hands in Syria's war creating problems for Assad

Paul McLoughlin

Foreign hands in Syria's war creating problems for Assad

Foreign intervention has marked Syria's war. Now it could lead to Assad's downfall.

Infighting delays swearing-in of Israel's unity government until Sunday

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Infighting delays swearing-in of Israel's unity government until Sunday

Netanyahu made a last-minute request to postpone the swearing-in of Israel's new government for three days, as fierce haggling over key cabinet ...

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Israel verges on swearing in new government following deadlock

Israel was poised to swear in a new government on Thursday under a controversial coalition deal, which will see Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu serving a historic fifth term in office.

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Pompeo in Israel for talks on West Bank annexations

Mike Pompeo lashed out at Iran following his arrival in Israel for a rare mid-pandemic trip for talks with Netanyahu and Gantz on the impending ...

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Israel government swearing-in delayed by Pompeo visit: officials

The US top diplomat's upcoming visit has prompted Israel to delay its new government's inauguration.

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Israel demolishes home of alleged Palestinian attacker

Israel demolishes family homes of Palestinian suspects under the guise of "deterring violence". Critics say the tactic amounts to collective ...

Israel approves 7,000 new settler homes in West Bank

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Israel approves 7,000 new settler homes in West Bank

Israel has approved the expansion of a West Bank settlement, signalling a defeat for the Palestinians' repeated attempts to claim the land ...

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Israeli missiles target Syrian military and 'chemical research lab'

Israel has carried out hundreds of airstrikes in Syria during the war.

Gantz to become defence minister in Israeli unity government

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Gantz to become defence minister in Israeli unity government

Israeli opposition leader Benny Gantz has announced that he will become defence minister in a new unity government led by far-right veteran ...

Israel to 'usurp' lands of iconic Palestinian religious site

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Israel to 'usurp' lands of iconic Palestinian religious site

A Palestinian official has accused Israel of using false legal justifications to usurp more Palestinian lands.

Israel mulls prisoner swap with Hamas amid Covid-19 pandemic

Diana Alghoul

Israel mulls prisoner swap with Hamas amid Covid-19 pandemic

Israel and Hamas are considering a deal whereby Hamas will release four Israeli soldiers in exchange for vulnerable Palestinian prisoners and ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Turkish musicians have spread an important message on social distancing via an improvised version of an Italian leftist anthem. Somali doctors ...

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Israel 'wants controversial spyware firm to fight coronavirus'

Israel has also approved the use of mobile phone geolocation technology to track people who may have had contact with coronavirus patients.

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Israel to build 'separate road' for West Bank Palestinians

Israeli Defence Minister Naftali Bennett has approved a major project in the occupied West Bank dubbed 'Sovereignty Road'.

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Israeli defence minister's hacked Twitter account shares Palestinian flag

Israel's far-right Defence Minister Naftali Bennett is not usually known for pro-Palestinian sentiments.

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Israel approves 1,800 new settler homes days before election

Israel is due to hold a general election on 2 March in which Bennett's far-right Yemina coalition and Netanyahu's Likud will compete for the ...

Israeli warplanes hit Gaza

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Israeli warplanes hit Gaza

Israeli aircraft hit what the military said were Islamic Jihad sites in the Gaza Strip late Sunday, after Palestinian militants said they fired ...

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Israeli forces extract dead Palestinian with bulldozer

The body of a Palestinian man was extracted using a bulldozer after he was shot by Israeli forces near the Gaza border on Sunday.

Israel, Palestinian Authority end five-month dispute over cattle imports

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Israel, Palestinian Authority end five-month dispute over cattle imports

The trade crisis erupted in September when the Palestinian Authority decided to stop importing beef in a bid to reduce economic dependence on ...

Israel blocks Palestinian agricultural exports in escalating crisis

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Israel blocks Palestinian agricultural exports in escalating crisis

Israel has blocked Palestinian exports from the West Bank's only direct export route to the outside world following orders from the Israeli ...

Israel to postpone West Bank annexation move

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Israel to postpone West Bank annexation move

Israel is unsure the caretaker government currently in power has the authority to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank.

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