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Netanyahu hails Trump’s Jerusalem declaration as ‘historic’

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday as “historic” and a “courageous and just decision”. Netanyahu also pledged no change to the status quo at Jerusalem’s highly sensitive holy sites in the city sacred to …

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Netanyahu seeks change to bill altering police powers

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Sunday for changes to controversial legislation his opponents say was designed to help him survive ongoing police probes after tens of thousands protested at the weekend. The long-serving prime minister is facing two separate graft probes that have led …

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Israel to open embassy in Rwanda

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP |  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday his country will open an embassy in Rwanda as part of the push to increase its influence in Africa. “We are opening a new embassy in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda,” his office quoted him as saying at …

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Israel’s Netanyahu condemns Egypt mosque attack

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Saturday for countries to unify their efforts against “terrorism” as he condemned an attack on a mosque in Egypt that left 305 people dead. “Israel strongly condemns the horrific and criminal terrorist attack on the Rawda mosque near El-Arish,” …

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Netanyahu grilled ‘for several hours’ in graft probe: police

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was questioned by police on Thursday evening in connection with two separate investigations into alleged corruption, a police statement said. “We confirm that the prime minister was questioned today for several hours at his Jerusalem residence,” the Hebrew language statement said …

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Israel’s Netanyahu vows to fight ‘Iranian curtain’

United Nations, United States | AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Tuesday to fight an “Iranian curtain” descending on the Middle East, pledging not to allow Tehran to establish a permanent presence in Syria. “From the Caspian Sea to the Mediterranean, from Tehran to Tartus, an Iranian curtain is …

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Netanyahu says he wants to expel Al-Jazeera from Israel

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP |  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said late Wednesday he wants to expel Qatari broadcaster Al-Jazeera from Israel amid tensions over a sensitive Jerusalem holy site. “The Al-Jazeera channel continues to incite violence around the Temple Mount,” Netanyahu wrote in a Facebook post, referring to the …

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Netanyahu faces pressure over holy site after violence kills eight

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced mounting pressure Sunday over new security measures at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site after a weekend of violence left eight people dead, with fears more unrest could follow. Israeli officials signalled they may be open to changing the measures …

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