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Jeffrey Heller

Israel's Netanyahu condemns protests against him, criticises media

Aug 02 2020

JERUSALEM Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu struck back on Sunday at demonstrations calling for his resignation, accusing protesters of trampling democracy and the Israeli media of encouraging them.

Under fire over coronavirus policy, Netanyahu announces money for all

Jul 15 2020

JERUSALEM Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Wednesday a plan for government grants for all Israelis amid growing public anger over his handling of a coronavirus crisis that has taken a sharp turn for the worse.

Israeli public health director quits, raps swift reopening of economy

Jul 07 2020

JERUSALEM Israel's public health director quit on Tuesday amid a spike in new coronavirus cases, saying it had reopened the economy too rapidly and had lost its way in dealing with the pandemic.

Israel reimposes restrictions after COVID-19 spike

Jul 06 2020

JERUSALEM Israel on Monday reimposed a series of restrictions to fight a spike in coronavirus infections, including the immediate closure of bars, gyms and event halls.

On a target date, Israel signals delay in West Bank annexation moves

Jul 01 2020

JERUSALEM Israeli annexation in the occupied West Bank might be weeks away, a government minister said as a start date on Wednesday for cabinet discussions of the move slipped by in the absence of a green light from Washington.

UK PM tells Israel: do not annex parts of the occupied West Bank

Jul 01 2020

LONDON/JERUSALEM British Prime Minister Boris Johnson cautioned Israel on Wednesday against annexation in the occupied West Bank, saying it would violate international law and harm its drive to improve relations with the Arab world. | Video

UK PM tells Israel: do not annex parts of the occupied West Bank

Jul 01 2020

LONDON/JERUSALEM British Prime Minister Boris Johnson cautioned Israel on Wednesday against annexation in the occupied West Bank, saying it would violate international law and harm its drive to improve relations with the Arab world. | Video

Major West Bank annexation move not imminent, Israeli minister signals

Jun 30 2020

JERUSALEM An Israeli minister played down on Tuesday the likelihood of major moves to annex Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank on July 1, the planned start date for cabinet debate on the issue. | Video

Israeli defence chief says he's preparing for consequences of West Bank annexations

Jun 01 2020

JERUSALEM Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz said on Monday he ordered the military to step up preparations for Israel's pending annexation of parts of the West Bank, a plan that could stoke Palestinian violence.

Israel's Netanyahu says he won't miss West Bank annexation opportunity

May 26 2020

JERUSALEM Israel will not miss a "historic opportunity" to extend its sovereignty to parts of the West Bank, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday, calling the move one of his new government's top tasks.

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