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Israel won’t release Palestinian prisoners, withdraw from Gaza

JERUSALEM,  | Xinhua | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that his government will not release Palestinian prisoners or withdraw forces from Gaza, despite international efforts to achieve a ceasefire deal. Netanyahu said in Eli, an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank, that “I hear various claims …

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Netanyahu: No deal reached yet on hostage release

Jerusalem, Israel | Xinhua |  Currently there is no deal reached yet on the release of Israeli hostages held in the Gaza Strip, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a press conference on Saturday night. Netanyahu denied “incorrect reports” about a deal of releasing part of about 240 hostages held …

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Netanyahu’s new hardline Israeli gov’t sworn in

Jerusalem, Israel | Xinhua | Benjamin Netanyahu, the longest-serving Israeli leader, returned to power on Thursday as the country’s prime minister at the helm of an extreme-right coalition. In an official inauguration ceremony at the Israeli parliament, lawmakers voted by 63-54 in favor of approving the new government. The new government is …

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Israel’s 1st Govt not led by Netanyahu in 12 years starts work

Jerusalem, Israel | XINHUA |  Israel’s first government in 12 years not led by Benjamin Netanyahu began its work on Monday. The country’s new prime minister Naftali Bennett and his predecessor Netanyahu met on Monday afternoon for a transition meeting, Bennett’s office said in a statement. The formal handover ceremony …

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End of the Netanyahu era

Jerusalem, Israel | XINHUA | Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-year reign comes to an end after Israel’s Parliament approved a new coalition government with Naftali Bennett the new Prime Minister. Netanyahu now becomes the leader of Israel’s opposition, as he has been forced out of office after 12 consecutive years, making him the country’s …

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Israel’s Netanyahu arrives at court for start of corruption trial

Netanyahu to face court in ‘unprecedented’ corruption trial Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Israel’s veteran Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set Sunday to become the country’s first sitting premier to face criminal charges over a string of corruption allegations which he denies. Fresh from forming a new government after more …

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Israel readies for third election in less than a year

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Israel is bracing for an unprecedented third election in under a year, with voters eyeing an end to the deadlock but polls indicating another tight race despite criminal charges against the prime minister. Two previous votes in April and September last year failed to produce …

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