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Netanyahu hurries home after Hezbollah calls for revenge

  Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP |  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cut short a visit to Greece and flew home Friday as Lebanon’s Hezbollah demanded revenge for the killing of a top Iranian commander in a US strike. A source in Netanyahu’s office said that the premier was returning from …

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Netanyahu wins ruling party leadership vote

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Embattled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared a “huge” victory Friday, after winning a leadership primary that ensures he will lead his right-wing Likud party into a March general election. Israel’s longest-serving premier, who faces a corruption indictment and a third general election in 12 …

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Gideon Saar, the man challenging Netanyahu

Gideon Saar, the man challenging Israel’s Netanyahu for Likud leader Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | He looks more like an accountant than a political predator, but on Thursday Gideon Saar will challenge his former mentor Benjamin Netanyahu for the leadership of Israel’s ruling party. Saar, 53, has been a senior …

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US faces Palestinian, international criticism of Israel settlement move

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | The United States faced stiff international and Palestinian criticism Tuesday over its decision to no longer consider Israeli settlements illegal, while the Jewish state’s premier cheered on the “historic” move. The United Nations and European Union stressed the decision would not change the reality that …

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Israel exit polls show possibility of another deadlock

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger Benny Gantz were locked in a tight race in the country’s general election after polls closed Tuesday, exit surveys showed, raising the possibility of another deadlock. Three separate exit polls carried by Israeli television stations showed …

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The winding road to power in Israel: How elections work

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP |  Israel will hold general elections on April 9. Here are some facts about the process: Dozens of parties Israel’s system of proportional representation allows small parties a chance of getting a seat in the 120-member Knesset, Israel’s parliament. There is however a barrier to the …

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Hero French pilot in Entebbe hijack dies aged 95

Nice, France | AFP |  A French pilot hailed for bravery during a hijacking drama targeting Jews on an Air France flight in 1976 has died aged 95, his son told AFP on Wednesday. Michel Bacos was flying from Tel Aviv to Paris when Palestinian and German radicals hijacked the …

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Reuse waste water to curb climate change disasters

In Israel: ➡ 90% of the water used is reused ➡ 38% of the country’s agriculture uses water from sewage to water crops ➡ 90% of the country’s agriculture depends on reused water Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Israel is a desert country, but it is one of the leading producers of …

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