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The government justified the latest request on grounds of the dissolution of the Knesset and upcoming elections, Israeli media report.

Ultra-Orthodox Israelis ignored the government's calls to stay home and experts believe this has led to nearly 40 percent of one city's population becoming infected with coronavirus.

Israeli military admits <em>ultra</em>-<em>Orthodox</em> <em>draft</em> figures were exaggerated

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Israeli military admits ultra-Orthodox draft figures were exaggerated

Israel has admitted that less ultra-Orthodox Jews joined the army than previously stated.

Jordanians protest against normalisation with Israel

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Jordanians protest against normalisation with Israel

See in pictures: From opposition to the Wadi Araba treaty, to the gas deal, to Trump's 'peace plan,' Jordanians have been protesting for years ...

Israeli army 'lied' about numbers of <em>Orthodox</em> Jewish soldiers

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Israeli army 'lied' about numbers of Orthodox Jewish soldiers

A report conducted by an Israeli public broadcaster has revealed that the IDF nearly doubled figures of the number on ...

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The kingmakers in Israeli politics

Not a single party has ever won a majority in the Knesset, making coalition governments the norm in Israeli politics. So who are these religious parties exerting their disproportionate influence?

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Israel's parliament looks to dissolve amid coalition crisis

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has failed to form a majority coalition after his party secured the majority in April elections.

Wilson Dizard

Pittsburgh shooter had Jews, and multiculturalism, in the crosshairs

Comment: Bowers' attack on the Tree of Life synagogue wasn't simply anti-semitism put into merciless motion, but a white supremacist's assault ...

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Netanyahu, Lieberman issue new threats of war against Gaza

Both Israel's prime minister and defence minister threatened to go to war with the besieged Gaza Strip on Sunday.

Netanyahu's dangerous connections with Europe's far right

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Netanyahu's dangerous connections with Europe's far right

Comment: The Israeli prime minister is conducting an ostentatious seduction campaign among the right-wing populist and neo-fascist circles in ...

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US threatens ICC over Afghanistan war crimes probe

Trump's National Security adviser John Bolton is taking an aggressive approach to the Hague court over its plans to prosecute Americans who ...

Israel's Netanyahu hints at early elections in 2019

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Israel's Netanyahu hints at early elections in 2019

Netanyahu may force premature parliamentary elections for early 2019 due to a disagreement with Hasidic Jews over military conscription laws

Israel blocks scientist's committee appointment due to 'anti-occupation stance'

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Israel blocks scientist's committee appointment due to 'anti-occupation stance'

Israel's Science and Technology Minister Ofir Akunis blocked the appointment of leading Israeli scientist Yael Amitai for her stance against the ...

Jerusalem churches cry foul over Israeli tax law

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Jerusalem churches cry foul over Israeli tax law

In February, the Jerusalem municipality began enforcing tax collection on church property, while lawmakers in the parliament worked on advancing ...

Israel refuses to recognise Jewish Ugandan community

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Israel refuses to recognise Jewish Ugandan community

Israel has come under fire for its 'racist policies' after the interior ministry denied a Ugandan Jew from immigrating to the Jewish state.

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Israel uses stun grenades on ultra-Orthodox military draft protesters

Ultra-Orthodox Jews protesting against Israel's military draft have were dispersed by Israeli police who used stun grenades.

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Israel detains ultra-Orthodox Jews after mass military draft protest

Ultra-Orthodox men are excused from military service if they are engaged in religious study, but must still report to the army ...

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Netanyahu avoids early elections over ultra-Orthodox draft

Israel's PM narrowly avoided a shock election - that some insist he is orchestrating to distract from despite corruption allegations - by ...

The New Arab

Netanyahu accused of 'fake crisis' to secure early elections

The Israeli leaders party have accused their leader of perpetuating a fake crisis in order to bolster himself ahead of the corruption probe.

Netanyahu to meet Israel coalition heads for crisis talks

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Netanyahu to meet Israel coalition heads for crisis talks

Binyamin Netanyahu is expected to meet with Israel's ruling coalition head, to discuss a political crisis that could force early elections, his ...

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Ultra-Orthodox Jews block Jerusalem road in draft protest

Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jews blocked the main entrance to Jerusalem on Thursday

Saudi Arabia amends law for women seeking divorce

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Saudi Arabia amends law for women seeking divorce

Saudi Arabia has removed the "house of obedience" article in the marriage law which forces a wife to return to the marital home against her will.

63 Israeli teenagers publicly refuse to serve in army

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63 Israeli teenagers publicly refuse to serve in army

"We have decided not to take part in the occupation and oppression of the Palestinian people," Israeli teenagers stated in open letter to ...

Saudi Arabia steers toward anti-harassment laws, fatwa rights

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Saudi Arabia steers toward anti-harassment laws, fatwa rights

After a royal decree allowing women to drive in the conservative kingdom, Saudi Arabia now steers toward tackling sexual harassment and allowing ...

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