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Communications Minister Kara Quits in Anger

Communications Minister Ayoub Kara resigned his post and his candidacy for ambassador to Egypt, angrily lashing out at the Likud party for conducting a witch hunt against him and at…

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Nine Fires in Southern Israel Started by Gaza Arsonists

Nine fires were started in southern Israel on Monday by balloon-borne incendiary devices launched from the Gaza Strip, according to the firefighting services. Seven of them have reportedly been brought…

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Danon Urges Palestinians to Surrender

Israel’s U.N. ambassador Danny Danon has responded to the Palestinian contention that accepting the U.S. multi-billion dollar economic aid plan in exchange for giving up on their dream of statehood…

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Lapid Accused of Corruption Offenses

Blue and White MK Yair Lapid was named in a petition to the High Court on Monday accusing him of corruption crimes, according to Arutz Sheva. The Lavi Association for…

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Lapid: Netanyahu ‘No Longer Stable’

At a Cabinet meeting Monday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu welcomed new ministers Rafi Peretz and Betzalel Smotrich – and at the same time, the Blue and White party ran its…

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Court Decision Pushes Golan Turbine Project Ahead

The High Court has rejected a petition by central groups, including environmental groups, against a project to construct wind turbines on the Golan Heights. According to the Society for the…

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MK: Plan to Cancel Elections Won’t Work

Regardless of whether or not a majority of Knesset members want to cancel the upcoming elections, doing so would practically impossible, Likud MK Miki Zohar told Reshet Bet radio, “At…

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Israeli, Palestinian Delegates to Bahrain Named

A number of Israeli and Palestinian businessmen have been named as participants in the Bahrain conference later this week. Israeli billionaire tech entrepreneur Marius Nacht, a co-founder of cybersecurity giant…

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Report: Election Rerun Could Still Be Averted

Senior officials in the Likud and Blue and White parties have been exploring the possibility of calling off the September election rerun. This could be accomplished by a vote of…

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Likud Denies Arab Coalition Offer Ever Existed

A Likud MK said on Sunday that Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu had considered bringing Arab parties into his coalition in order to stave off an election rerun, a statement…

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Barak Forming New Party for September Elections

Former prime minister Ehud Barak’s long-rumored reentry into Israeli politics has become reality. Former deputy army chief of staff Yair Golan is said to be organizing Barak’s comeback, seeking to…

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Gantz Snipes at Smotrich Going to Security Cabinet

Blue and White leader Benny Gantz said on Sunday that the new Transportation Minister Bezalel Smotrich should not be given a seat in the security cabinet, citing the latter’s background…

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Hanegbi: Proposed Land Link to Gaza Irrelevant

An Israeli minister called a major piece of the White House’s “peace to prosperity” plan “irrelevant” on Sunday. Speaking Sunday in an interview with Israeli public radio, Cabinet minister Tzachi…

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