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NATO and Boeing Contract Signed

NATO and Boeing signed a contract on upgrades to the alliance’s fleet of AWACS reconnaissance planes. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke at the ceremony at Melsbroek Air Base in…

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Poll Shows Only Minority Supports Netanyahu Staying On

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu‏‏’s declaration that he intends to remain in office despite the corruption indictments against him has the support of only about 30 percent of the people, according…

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High Court Clears Way for Deportation of HRW Official

The High Court upheld a government decision to deport a Human Rights Watch (HRW) official accused of backing an international pro-Palestinian boycott campaign, an edict he said was aimed at…

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Likud Denies PM Support for Direct Election

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu‏‏ has rejected a proposal to call direct elections – a one-on-one runoff with Blue and White chief Benny Gantz – in a bid to break…

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Why Political Polarization Is Bad for the Economy

Political polarization isn’t just toxic for us culturally — it’s also bad for the economy. Many economists are predicting an economic slowdown, which increases the risk of another recession, but…

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Netanyahu Begins Coalition Hunt Amid Deadlock

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is beginning the daunting task of trying to cobble together a coalition government. The country faces political deadlock that emerged from this month’s repeat elections, which…

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Arab List Currently Undecided on Gantz

After meeting Sunday afternoon, the United Arab List did not come to a decision on whether or not to recommend to President Reuven Rivlin that Blue and White head Benny…

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Trump Peace Plan May Put Outposts at Risk of Evacuation

What changed Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit’s mind about legalizing the Mevo’ot Yericho outpost in the Jordan Valley? Prior to the cabinet meeting on Sunday, Mandelblit was opposed to it, on…

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