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Early elections in Israel: What you need to know

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Israel’s government decided this week to dissolve parliament and hold early elections on April 9, seven months before their November due date. Here are questions and answers on where things stand as polls show Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is likely to win despite corruption allegations …

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Sara Netanyahu grilled on new fraud allegation

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Police questioned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife Sara on Friday, her lawyer said, with media saying it was over new suspicions of fraudulently misusing public funds. Public radio said that Sara Netanyahu arrived at the headquarters of the National Fraud Squad, near Tel Aviv, …

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Israel’s Netanyahu hails UN Hamas vote despite defeat

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday hailed majority backing in the UN General Assembly for condemning militant group Hamas even though a draft resolution failed to win enough votes to pass. The US draft won 87 votes in the General Assembly on Thursday compared …

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Netanyahu welcomes US vote against UN Golan resolution

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday welcomed a US decision to vote for the first time against an annual UN resolution condemning Israel’s occupation of the Golan Heights. “I would like to thank President (Donald) Trump and Ambassador (Nikki) Haley on this important and just …

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Netanyahu condemns Khashoggi murder but backs stability in Saudi

Varna, Bulgaria | AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday condemned the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, in his first comments on the affair, but stressed the need for stability in Saudi Arabia. “What happened in the Istanbul consulate was horrendous and it should be duly dealt …

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Netanyahu praises Trump’s ‘bold’ withdrawal from Iran deal

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed strong support for US President Donald Trump’s “bold” decision Tuesday to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, which the Israeli leader has repeatedly criticised. Israel’s army meanwhile asked authorities in the occupied Golan Heights to open and prepare missile shelters …

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