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Maayan Lubell

Netanyahu faces snap election calls after defense minister quits

Nov 15 2018

JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced calls on Thursday from his coalition partners to hold an early election, a day after the defense minister's resignation left the government with a razor-thin majority.

Palestinian militants agree truce after exchange of fire with Israel

Oct 27 2018

GAZA/JERUSALEM The Israeli frontier with Gaza fell silent on Saturday under what Palestinians described as an Egyptian-mediated truce, after Israel responded to the biggest salvo of Palestinian rockets for months with scores of air strikes on Gaza targets.

Wharton professor Amir Yaron chosen as Bank of Israel governor

Oct 09 2018

JERUSALEM Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday named U.S. finance professor Amir Yaron to head Israel's central bank, citing the need for an expert on the global economy.

Wife of Israeli prime minister goes on trial for fraud

Oct 07 2018

JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, appeared in court on Sunday for the first hearing in the fraud trial against her, in which she is alleged to have misused state funds in ordering catered meals. | Video

Israel indirectly to blame for downing of plane over Syria, Russia says

Sep 18 2018

MOSCOW/JERUSALEM Russia accused Israel on Tuesday of indirectly causing a Russian military plane to be shot down near Syria's Mediterranean coast, and threatened to retaliate against Israel for what it described as a hostile act. | Video

Israeli army orders criminal inquiry into killing of two Palestinian teens in Gaza

Aug 21 2018

JERUSALEM Israel's military said on Tuesday it would launch a criminal investigation into two incidents in which its troops shot dead Palestinian teenagers taking part in protests along the Gaza border.

Israel says Gaza truce talks focus on easing closure in return for calm

Aug 05 2018

JERUSALEM/GAZA Israel set out limited goals for Gaza truce talks on Sunday, saying the focus was on a proposal to ease its blockade of the Islamist Hamas-controlled territory in return for the Palestinians calming their side of the frontier.

Netanyahu cancels Colombia trip amid Gaza truce talks

Aug 02 2018

JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has canceled a South American trip planned for next week due to the situation around the Gaza Strip, an Israeli official said on Thursday, as U.N. ceasefire talks pressed on.

Israeli court jails Arab poet for online incitement to terrorism

Jul 31 2018

JERUSALEM An Israeli court jailed an Israeli Arab poet for five months on Tuesday after convicting her of incitement to terrorism for a poem and remarks she posted on social media during a wave of Palestinian street attacks.

Israel-Hamas Gaza truce largely holds after flare-up

Jul 21 2018

GAZA/JERUSALEM A truce between Israel and Hamas, the Islamist group that controls the Gaza Strip, largely held on Saturday a day after one of the most fierce flare-ups along the volatile border in years. | Video

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