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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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Israel police grill Netanyahu on new fraud case

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Israeli police arrived on Friday at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s home where media reports said they were to question him for an eighth time over allegations of fraud and bribery. An AFP journalist saw police arriving at Netanyahu’s official Jerusalem residence in two vehicles at …

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Netanyahu associates named as suspects in new corruption probe

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Israeli police revealed Tuesday that two close associates of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were among the suspects in a new corruption probe, with five others central figures in the Bezeq telecommunications group. The seven were arrested on Sunday, just days after police said there were …

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Israel will not allow Iran ‘entrenchment’ in Syria: PM

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Saturday not to allow Iran to establish a military presence in Syria, after Israel launched air raids on what it said were Iranian targets in its Arab neighbour. “Israel wants peace but we will continue to defend ourselves with determination …

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Israeli Holocaust survivors ask Netanyahu not to expel Africans

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP |  Israeli Holocaust survivors are pleading with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cancel his plan to forcefully expel tens of thousands of African migrants, citing their own experiences as outcasts. “We, who know precisely what it’s like to be refugees, to be homeless and bereft of …

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Anti-graft protesters throng Israel’s Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv, Israel | AFP | Thousands of Israelis marched on Saturday night for the third week running in central Tel Aviv to demand legal action against “corrupt” people in the government and their resignation. The demonstration comes a day after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was questioned for the seventh time …

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Netanyahu faces pressure in Europe amid Jerusalem protests

Paris, France | AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began a trip to Europe on Sunday facing widespread criticism of the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state and pressure to engage in the peace process. In his first meeting with French President Emmanuel …

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