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Netanyahu suspends Israel-UN deal on African migrants

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday suspended a resettlement deal for African migrants faced with deportation, just hours after his office had announced the agreement with the UN refugee agency. “I’ve decided to suspend implementation of this accord and to rethink the terms of the …

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Netanyahu praises Israeli troops after Gaza border clashes

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday praised troops for “guarding the country’s borders” after a mass Gaza frontier protest led to clashes that left 16 Palestinians dead. “Well done to our soldiers,” he wrote in a statement. “Israel acts vigorously and with determination to …

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Israel’s Netanyahu discharged from hospital after tests

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was discharged from hospital in Jerusalem on Tuesday after being admitted with a case of “high fever”, his office said. The 68-year-old premier, who underwent tests in the Hadassah hospital, was also suffering from a “cough”, the office said in a …

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Israel police question Netanyahu over ‘graft’: media

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Israeli police arrived at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Jerusalem residence on Monday morning to interrogate him over one of several graft cases that threaten to topple him, Israeli media said. Multiple Israeli media reports said the longtime premier was to be questioned over a case …

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Israel’s Netanyahu accused of stoking ‘fake’ crisis to force poll

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Members of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition accused the embattled premier on Sunday of perpetuating a “fake crisis” over a political dispute to potentially force early elections. The dispute comes as Netanyahu faces a possible indictment on bribery charges in the coming months. Polls suggest …

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Netanyahu to meet Israel coalition heads for crisis talks

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to meet with Israel’s ruling coalition heads, his office said Saturday, to discuss a political crisis that could force early elections. A meeting with leaders of two ultra-Orthodox parties was to be held later Saturday, to be followed the next …

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Netanyahu accuses police of pressuring witnesses in graft cases

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Embattled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has used a video posted online Wednesday to accuse police of pressuring witnesses to “smear” him as corruption investigations against him intensify. In his first direct reaction since the announcement that his ex-aide Nir Hefetz would testify against him, Netanyahu …

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Under scrutiny at home, Netanyahu cheered at US pro-Israel lobby

Washington, United States | AFP | Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu put aside his domestic legal woes on Tuesday to find a warm welcome in Washington at a meeting of the pro-Israeli lobby. On the home front the veteran Israeli right-winger faces an intensifying corruption probe that could see the 68-year-old forced …

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Netanyahu opposes early polls as graft probes intensify

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he opposes early elections, as corruption probes linked to him intensify speculation over his future. Israeli media have raised the possibility of a June poll, with graft investigations potentially weakening the premier’s ability to hold together his right-wing …

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