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Israeli police detain Palestinian activist twins from East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah

Israeli police detained two prominent Palestinian activists on Sunday who have become the face of a campaign to halt Palestinian evictions from a flashpoint East Jerusalem neighbourhood. Supporters of Muna and Mohammed El-Kurd, who are twins, say their detention is part of a broader Israeli effort to halt opposition to......

Israeli Coalition Reaches Deal, Purdue Pharma Bankruptcy Case, Sri Lankan Disaster : Up First

NPR Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may soon be out of power after a coalition of right wing, centrist, and Palestinian parties formed a new government. A federal judge is allowing Purdue Pharma’s bankruptcy plan to move forward. The country of Sri Lanka is facing an environmental disaster after a......

Biden congratulates election of new Israeli president amid agreement to oust Netanyahu

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jordan Williams President BidenJoe BidenRNC warns it will advise presidential candidates against future debates if panel doesn’t make changes Washington Post issues correction on 2020 report on Tom Cotton, lab-leak theory Graham says Israel will request billion from US......

Netanyahu opponents reach coalition deal to oust Israeli PM

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Jerusalem — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s opponents announced Wednesday that they have reached a deal to form a new governing coalition, paving the way for the ouster of the longtime Israeli leader. The dramatic announcement by opposition leader Yair......

Israeli opposition makes a coalition deal to topple Netanyahu.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here JERUSALEM — Israeli opposition parties on Wednesday reached a coalition agreement to form a government and oust Benjamin Netanyahu, the longest-serving prime minister in Israeli history and a dominant figure who has pushed his nation’s politics to the......

Live Updates: Israeli Opposition Races Against Deadline to Oust Netanyahu

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Here’s what you need to know: Naftali Bennett, left, and Yair Lapid in Parliament on Wednesday. The two would split a term as prime minister if their negotiations succeed.Credit…Ronen Zvulun/Reuters Opposition leaders struggled to complete negotiations to form......

End of Netanyahu era could be in the cards in Israeli political drama

Israel was gripped by political drama on Sunday over the possibly imminent end of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s record run as the country’s leader. After four inconclusive parliamentary elections in two years, a 28-day mandate for opposition leader Yair Lapid to form a new government runs out on Wednesday, and......

“There’s no real solution for Gaza,” former Israeli ambassador says on “The Takeout”

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The current situation in the Middle East is “a mess” and has “no way forward,” says former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren.   “Honestly, there’s no real solution for Gaza,” he told chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett......

UN rights chief says Israeli strikes on Gaza may be war crimes

The U.N. high commissioner for human rights said on Thursday that Israel’s deadly strikes on Gaza might constitute war crimes and that Islamist group Hamas had violated international humanitarian law by firing rockets into Israel. Michelle Bachelet said her office had verified the deaths of 270 Palestinians in Gaza, the......

Israeli banks likely to resume dividends in 2021, regulator says

Israeli banks will likely be able to resume dividend payouts later this year, the country’s banking regulator said on Wednesday, expressing cautious optimism that the coronavirus pandemic may be largely over for banks. Yair Avidan, the supervisor of banks at the Bank of Israel, said a decision on when banks......

Amidst rocket debris, 88-year-old Israeli intends to rebuild home

After the hostilities with Gaza broke out, 88-year-old Uri Kimhi gave up on watching television from his favourite couch, instead keeping within hobbling distance of the bomb shelter in his home. That saved the Israeli widower when a Palestinian rocket struck on May 12, reducing his living room to rubble.......

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