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Maayan Lubell

Feb 17 2017

Under police probe, Israel's Netanyahu leaves helm of communications ministry

JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday he would shelve his additional role as communication minister after police questioned him over allegations he negotiated a deal for good press coverage with a newspaper owner.

Feb 08 2017

Rights groups challenge Israel's new settlements law in court

JERUSALEM Rights groups petitioned Israel's Supreme Court on Wednesday to annul a heavily criticized law that retroactively legalized some 4,000 settler homes built on privately owned Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.

Feb 06 2017

Israel legalizes settler homes on private Palestinian land

JERUSALEM Israel passed a law on Monday retroactively legalizing about 4,000 settler homes built on privately owned Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank, a measure that has drawn international concern.

Feb 02 2017

For hardline West Bank settlers, Jared Kushner's their man

BET EL, West Bank For many in the Israeli settlement of Bet El, deep in the occupied West Bank, Donald Trump's choice of Jared Kushner as his senior adviser on the Middle East is a sign of politics shifting in their favor.

Jan 31 2017

Netanyahu tweets like Trump. Great idea!

Benjamin Netanyahu doesn't just appreciate Donald Trump's politics. He is starting to sound like him on Twitter.

Jan 27 2017

Police question Netanyahu for third time in criminal case

Israeli police questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday for the third time this month as part of a criminal investigation into abuse of office, Israeli media reported.

Jan 19 2017

Israel's right wing has grand plans for Trump era

JERUSALEM Israel's right wing has been eagerly awaiting Donald Trump's arrival in the White House, hoping a Republican president will usher in a new era of support for Israeli settlement-building on land Palestinians want for a state. | Video

Jan 19 2017

Web of investigations entangles Israel's 'King Bibi'

JERUSALEM Benjamin Netanyahu has spent 30 years in public office, including 11 years as Israel's prime minister, but this year his political future is being called into question as seldom before. | Video

Jan 11 2017

Hamas sets 'honey traps' to hack Israeli soldiers' phones: army

TEL AVIV Using photos of young women and Hebrew slang, the Palestinian militant group Hamas chatted up dozens of Israeli soldiers online, gaining control of their phone cameras and microphones, the military said on Wednesday.

Jan 11 2017

Hamas sets "honey traps" to hack Israeli soldiers' phones - army

TEL AVIV, Jan 11 Using photos of young women and Hebrew slang, the Palestinian militant group Hamas chatted up dozens of Israeli soldiers online, gaining control of their phone cameras and microphones, the military said on Wednesday.

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