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Israel’s Netanyahu condemns Egypt mosque attack

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Saturday for countries to unify their efforts against “terrorism” as he condemned an attack on a mosque in Egypt that left 305 people dead. “Israel strongly condemns the horrific and criminal terrorist attack on the Rawda mosque near El-Arish,” …

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Netanyahu slams deputy minister’s digs at US Jewry

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday rapped his deputy foreign minister for “offensive” remarks in which she said US Jews were too “comfortable” to understand threats to Israel. Tzipi Hotovely of Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud party apologised later on Israeli public television. “I apologise from the depth …

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Netanyahu to meet France’s Macron on Lebanon crisis

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris in early December for talks expected to include developments in Lebanon, Netanyahu’s office said on Sunday. In a phone call on Sunday, “President Macron updated Prime Minister Netanyahu with the measures he …

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First pineapple farm opens in Gaza

Khan Yunis, Palestinian Territories | AFP |  Pineapples are being harvested in the Gaza Strip for the first time as part of efforts to help the impoverished Palestinian territory work towards food self-sufficiency. The fruit, for domestic sale, is grown in a 1,000 square metre greenhouse in the southern Gaza …

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Netanyahu grilled ‘for several hours’ in graft probe: police

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was questioned by police on Thursday evening in connection with two separate investigations into alleged corruption, a police statement said. “We confirm that the prime minister was questioned today for several hours at his Jerusalem residence,” the Hebrew language statement said …

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Netanyahu to be grilled again in graft probe: media

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was set to be questioned by police on Thursday in connection with two separate investigations into alleged corruption, media reports said. Police refused to confirm the reports. Netanyahu has already been questioned by police four times as part of the investigations. …

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Netanyahu, Israeli police face off over graft probe

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli police faced off in a rare public dispute Sunday over an intensifying graft probe that has led to speculation over whether he will eventually be forced from office. Netanyahu late Saturday lashed out at the police on his Facebook …

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Egyptian officials in Gaza ahead of Palestinian unity talks

Gaza City, Palestinian Territories | AFP | Egyptian delegates arrived in Gaza Sunday on the eve of a fresh attempt at reconciliation between the strip’s Hamas rulers and Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas’s Fatah movement, an official said. West Bank-based Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah is to make his first visit …

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Interpol meets in Beijing as China hunts for fugitives

Beijing, China | AFP | Interpol opened its general assembly in Beijing on Tuesday as China seeks greater international help to repatriate alleged criminals — despite accusations it is using the international police organisation for political gain. Nearly 1,000 public security officials and political leaders from 156 countries will discuss terrorism, …

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