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The announcement of May elections comes more than 15 years after Palestine's last polls.

Riyadh is still angry with Israel for leaking reports on a secret meeting between Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Neom last year.

Billionaire right-winger Adelson buried in Jerusalem

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Billionaire right-winger Adelson buried in Jerusalem

Billionaire Republican donor Sheldon Adelson was buried in Jerusalem.

Abbas announces long-awaited Palestinian elections

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Abbas announces long-awaited Palestinian elections

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas announced dates for the first Palestinian elections in more than 15 years.

Why Israel and Turkey could reset fraught relations

Alex Kassidiaris

Why Israel and Turkey could reset fraught relations

Analysis: With rapid changes in the Middle East amid a fluid geopolitical landscape, Turkey could be poised to mend ties with Israel.

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Israel hits 2 million vaccinated as Palestinians await inoculation

As Israel celebrated its two million inoculation threshold, human rights groups called on the Jewish state to fulfil its obligation in providing Covid-19 vaccines to the Palestinian territories.

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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's Netanyahu removes staple Trump image from Twitter account

Just days after US President Donald Trump was banned from Twitter, Israel's premier deleted a photo of the two allies from his account's banner ...

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Sheldon Adelson, casino mogul and hawkish Trump donor, dies

Sheldon Adelson, billionaire mogul and die-hard Israel supporter, died on Tuesday.

Egypt hosts talks to revive Israel-Palestinian dialogue

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Egypt hosts talks to revive Israel-Palestinian dialogue

Jordan's Foreign Minister, joined by Egyptian, French and German counterparts, said that if the two-state solution fails, the world must "say if ...

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Israel approves 850 new settler homes in occupied territories

Israel's prime minister directs authorities to approve the construction of 850 new homes for Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank, days ...

Israel denying Covid vaccine to Palestinians is medical apartheid

Muhammad Shehada

Israel denying Covid vaccine to Palestinians is medical apartheid

Comment: Israel's claim that the PA is responsible for vaccinating occupied Palestinians reveals a cold disregard for their heath, and for ...

<em>Netanyahu</em> court date postponed amid coronavirus lockdown

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Netanyahu court date postponed amid coronavirus lockdown

Netanyahu's court date has been postponed after Israel locked down once more over covid-19 concerns.

Israel heads for tightened lockdown

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Israel heads for tightened lockdown

Israel tightened its coronavirus lockdown as cases remained high.

'Capitol Building attack like Syria' and other Orientalist takes

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'Capitol Building attack like Syria' and other Orientalist takes

As the US picks itself up after a night of violence in the Capitol Building, some pundits are being criticised for Orientalist takes on the ...

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Israel's Netanyahu, US treasury secretary condemn Capitol violence

Benjamin Netanyahu has condemned the recent violence in the US Capitol as he met with Steve Mnuchin after his trip to Sudan.

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Morocco 'committed to opening Israel embassy': report

The Israel-Morocco accord agreed late last year fell short of pledges to open embassies.

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Amnesty calls on Israel to give Palestinians coronavirus vaccine

Amnesty International urged Israel to provide the coronavirus vaccine to Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and besieged Gaza Strip.

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House foreign affairs chief eyes resuming aid to Palestinians

The new chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee is looking to resume US humanitarian aid to the Palestinians.

Israel appoints UAE ambassador, <em>Netanyahu</em> to invite Moroccan king

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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.

Stasa Salacanin

Iran, Israel and Turkey in a post-Arab Spring region

Analysis: Non-Arab powers have emerged as new regional centres of influence in the Middle East's changing geopolitical map.

Amid US tensions, Iran steps up uranium enrichment

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Amid US tensions, Iran steps up uranium enrichment

Iran is pushing yet more uranium enrichment beyond the threshold established in the nuclear deal in 2015.

Amid US tensions, Iran steps up uranium enrichment

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Amid US tensions, Iran steps up uranium enrichment

Iran said it had started the process to enrich uranium to 20 percent purity, well beyond the threshold set by its 2015 nuclear deal with major ...

Israel could purchase additional F-35 squadron before Trump leaves

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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.

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