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France slams Israel’s plan to build 800 new settlement units in West Bank

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France condemned the announcement by the Israeli government to build 800 new housing units in the settlements in the West Bank, the French Foreign...
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 02: In this handout provided by the Israeli Government Press Office (GPO) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) 2015 Policy Conference, March 2, 2015 in Washington, DC. Tomorrow March 3rd Prime Minister Netanyahu is scheduled to address a joint session of the US Congress. (Photo by Amos Ben Gershom/GPO via Getty Images)

Israeli PM accepts deal to avoid new elections

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Sunday he has agreed to postpone a looming budget deadline, preventing the fourth national elections in less than...
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Israel’s Netanyahu instructed to appear in court to answer corruption charges

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Jerusalem District Court on Sunday instructed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to appear in court on December 6 to answer corruption charges. ...
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Evidentiary stage of Israeli PM’s trial to begin in January 2021

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Witness testimonies in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's criminal trial will begin in January 2021, the Jerusalem District Court announced on Sunday. ...
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Israeli PM trial resumes in Jerusalem

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's corruption trial was resumed on Sunday at the Jerusalem District Court. The second hearing of the trial,...
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Israeli government faces mounting criticism amid economic fallout from COVID-19

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by Keren Setton As the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic in Israel becomes more widespread, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and...
A Palestinian man sits in front of Israeli soldiers during clashes at Tayasir checkpoint near the West Bank city of Tubas, on Feb. 25, 2020. Dozens of Palestinian demonstrators clashed on Tuesday with Israeli soldiers at an Israeli army roadblock on a road leading to the Jordan Valley in the West Bank, medical and security sources said. (Photo by Nidal Eshtayeh/Xinhua)

Israel, U.S. agree on Israeli annexation of West Bank despite differing on timing, size

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday in Jerusalem, discussing the COVID-19 pandemic as well as...
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Israel to invest US$60 million in coronavirus R&D

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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Monday that Israel will invest 60 million U.S. dollars in COVID-19 research and development. Netanyahu pledged...
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Israel will fight any threats on Memorial Day – Netanyahu

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned during a Memorial Day ceremony on Tuesday that his country "will always be prepared for a military campaign...
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Israel’s Netanyahu and Gantz sign unity government deal

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main rival, Benny Gantz, signed on Monday a deal to form an emergency unity government. ...
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin (R) and Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz attend a ceremony at the President's residence in Jerusalem, on Oct. 23, 2019. Benny Gantz, Israel's former military chief, was given on Wednesday the mandate to form a new government after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's failure to do so amid a political deadlock. (Photo by Gil Cohen Magen/Xinhua)

Israel knee-deep in political crisis as unity talks falter

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by Keren Setton Israeli President Reuven Rivlin turned down a request on Sunday by the Blue and White party leader to extend...
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Netanyahu quarantined for 2nd time after health minister’s infection with coronavirus

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday went into isolation for the second time in a week after his health minister was diagnosed with...

Israeli PM submits request to postpone corruption trial

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday submitted a request to delay his corruption trial scheduled on March 17. Amit Hadad, one of Netanyahu's lawyers,...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fills in his ballot at a polling station during the parliamentary election in Jerusalem, on March 17, 2015. Israel held parliamentary election on Tuesday. (Xinhua/JINI/POOL/Marc Israel Sallem)

Netanyahu 3 seats short of majority coalition in parliament election

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The bloc of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is three seats short of a majority coalition in the 120-seat parliament, the latest figures showed...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) casts his ballot at a polling station during the parliamentary election in Jerusalem, on March 17, 2015. Israel held parliamentary election on Tuesday. (Xinhua/JINI/POOL/Marc Israel Sallem)

Netanyahu secures solid victory in third Israeli elections in one year

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by Keren Setton Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secured a solid victory in the parliamentary elections held on Monday. "Thank...

Netanyahu wins elections but falls one seat short of majority

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Exit polls on Monday night showed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won the largest number of seats in the parliament elections but still fell...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) shakes hands with supporters during a campaign trail in Or Yehuda, Israel, on March 16, 2015. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told an Israeli news website Monday that if he is elected in Tuesday's national elections, "there will be no Palestinian state." (Xinhua/JINI/Dani Maron)

Israeli voters return to polls in record 3rd election within 1 year

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by Keren Setton Israelis voted on Monday in the unprecedented third election within one year to decide whether sitting Israeli Prime Minister...
An Israeli Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man casts his ballot at a polling station during the parliamentary election in Jerusalem, on March 17, 2015. Israel held parliamentary election on Tuesday. (Xinhua/Li Rui)(lyi)

Palestinians see little hope for change as Israel holds new elections

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by Emad Drimly, Saud Abu Ramadan The Palestinians closely watched the new Israeli elections on Monday, but they didn't expect a major...
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Israel heads to 3rd election within one year, deadlock expected to continue

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by Keren Setton As Israel is heading to an unprecedented third election within a year on March 2, polls indicate that a fourth election in...
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Palestine slams new Israeli settlement project

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Palestine on Tuesday slammed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's announcement of building 3,500 new settlement units in the West Bank. Palestinian President...
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Israeli PM announces new settlement homes ahead of election

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Tuesday he was advancing a controversial plan to build thousands of settlement homes east of Jerusalem, days...
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 02: In this handout provided by the Israeli Government Press Office (GPO) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) 2015 Policy Conference, March 2, 2015 in Washington, DC. Tomorrow March 3rd Prime Minister Netanyahu is scheduled to address a joint session of the US Congress. (Photo by Amos Ben Gershom/GPO via Getty Images)

Israel’s longest-serving PM struggles for political future

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Israel's longest-serving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing the battle of his life, with crucial national elections to take place on March 2 and...
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Palestine slams Netanyahu’s plan to build new settlement homes as “systematic destruction of two-state...

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Palestine on Thursday condemned the plan of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to build thousands of settlement homes in Jerusalem, considering his decision "systematic...
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Netanyahu announces plans to build 5,200 settlement homes in East Jerusalem

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that he was promoting the building of some 5,200 new Jewish homes in highly sensitive areas...
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Israeli opposition leader vows to form government without Netanyahu

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Israel's opposition leader Benny Gantz vowed on Wednesday that he will form a coalition government without long-time Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, two weeks before...
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Israeli PM’s corruption trial to open on March 17

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's corruption trial is scheduled to begin on March 17, two weeks after the country's parliamentary elections, authorities said Tuesday. The...
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Sudan government denies knowledge of Burhan-Netanyahu meeting

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Sudan government on Thursday denied that it was informed or consulted regarding the meeting of the Chairman of the Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan...
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Arab FMs reject U.S. Mideast peace plan, voice support for Palestine

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Arab foreign ministers voiced rejection on Saturday to the recently released U.S. Middle East peace plan, while expressing their support for Palestine which emphatically...
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 02: In this handout provided by the Israeli Government Press Office (GPO) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) 2015 Policy Conference, March 2, 2015 in Washington, DC. Tomorrow March 3rd Prime Minister Netanyahu is scheduled to address a joint session of the US Congress. (Photo by Amos Ben Gershom/GPO via Getty Images)

Israel to annex parts of West Bank according to Trump’s Mideast peace plan –...

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed on Tuesday U.S. President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan, saying his government will act to annex parts...

Trump unveils controversial Middle East peace plan

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday revealed the long-awaited political aspect of his controversial Middle East peace plan, calling for a two-state solution while...