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Maayan Lubell

Israeli leaders locked in budget battle as economic crisis deepens

Aug 04 2020

JERUSALEM A stand-off between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main coalition partner over passage of Israel's budget threatens to trigger its fourth election in a little over a year amid an economic crisis fuelled by the coronavirus outbreak.

Vexed by annexation: The battle inside the EU over Israel

Jun 23 2020

BRUSSELS Two months before Donald Trump unveiled his Middle East peace plan on Jan. 28, Luxembourg's foreign minister was certain the U.S. president would break with the European Union and recognise Israeli sovereignty over Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank.

Exclusive: Israel builds new Jerusalem road that will link settlements as government weighs West Bank annexation

Jun 15 2020

JERUSALEM Construction is under way on a major new ring road for Jerusalem that Israeli officials say will benefit all of its residents, but critics of the project say is another obstacle to Palestinian hopes to make East Jerusalem the capital of a future state. | Video

Defiant Netanyahu goes on trial in Israel charged with corruption

May 24 2020

JERUSALEM Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday became the first serving Israeli prime minister to go on trial, proclaiming his innocence in the corridor before walking into court to face charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust. | Video

Explainer: Why is Israel's Netanyahu facing trial?

May 20 2020

JERUSALEM A week after being sworn into office for a fifth term, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will go on trial on May 24, charged with corruption. | Video

Israel's top court says government must legislate COVID-19 phone-tracking

Apr 26 2020

JERUSALEM Citing grave dangers to privacy, Israel's Supreme Court ruled on Sunday that the government must bring its use of mobile phone tracking deployed in the battle against the new coronavirus under legislation.

Coronavirus lockdown deepens Holocaust survivors' loneliness

Apr 22 2020

JERUSALEM Elias Feinzilberg, a 102-year-old Holocaust survivor, had to commemorate Israel's annual memorial day for the six million Jewish dead on Tuesday separated from his family because of the coronavirus lockdown. | Video

Koalitionsregierung in Israel - Erst Netanjahu, dann Gantz

Apr 21 2020

Jerusalem Ein Jahr nach der ersten von drei erfolglosen Parlamentswahlen hat Israel eine neue Regierung.

Israel's Netanyahu, Gantz miss government deal deadline, deadlock persists

Apr 16 2020

TEL AVIV A countdown to a fourth election in Israel in more than a year of political deadlock began on Thursday after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and main rival Benny Gantz missed a deadline to form a government. | Video

Netanyahu says near unity government to fight coronavirus, but rivals disagree

Mar 21 2020

JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday that he was nearing a power-sharing deal with his centrist political rivals, but they swiftly denied it.

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