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For Israel Railways, Election Day a Red Letter Day

On Election Day, over 300,000 Israelis chose to ride Israel Railways. Rail officials said that the day off for most workers, coupled with largely free trips throughout most of the…

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Blue and White Maneuvering in Knesset

‏‏The Blue and White is reportedly maneuvering to remove a possible obstacle on its path to power: Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein. They fear that Edelstein, the Likud’s No. 2, will…

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PM Denies Seeking Plea Bargain

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s office has denied a report that he is seeking a plea bargain with state prosecutors in the corruption cases against him, The Times of Israel reported…

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Armenia to Open Embassy in Israel

Armenia has decided to open an embassy in Israel. “This decision reflects the significant progress in our diplomatic relations over the past year,” the Israeli Foreign Ministry said in a…

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Estonia, Israel Mark 1944 Massacre

Estonian and Israeli officials have marked the 75th anniversary of a massacre of some 2,000 Jews at a World War II Nazi concentration camp just three days before the Soviet…

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Tillerson Recalls “Machiavellian” ‏Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was a Machiavellian figure who would skillfully use misinformation to influence U.S. President Donald Trump, former secretary of state Rex Tillerson claimed on Thursday. Tillerson…

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Report: Liberman Goes for Gantz

Yisrael Beytenu party leader Avigdor Liberman said he intends to recommend Blue and White chief,  Benny Gantz, as the next prime minister, according to a report on Israel’s Channel 12.…

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Lebanon Accuses Israel of Drone Attack

A Lebanese government investigation concluded that two Israeli drones were on an attack mission when they crashed in the capital last month, one of them armed with 4.5 kilograms (10…

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Gantz Gap Holds at 33-31

With nearly all the vote counted, Benny Gantz’s Blue and White party maintained a lead of 33 to 31 mandates over Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s Likud as of Thursday evening.…

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Rivlin Announces: Coalition Talks to Start Sunday

President Reuven Rivlin announced Thursday that he will begin consultations Sunday with all of the parties elected to the Knesset. Rivlin’s announcement is the first step toward what officials hope…

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Large Shipment of Weapons Parts, Forging Equipment, Seized

Security personnel at the Tarkumiya checkpoint west of Chevron early Thursday interdicted a transport of a large amount of weapons parts, and machinery to construct weapons manufacturing plants. Several Israeli…

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