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Bruised but driven, Netanyahu becomes Israel's longest-serving PM

19 Jul 2019

JERUSALEM Benjamin Netanyahu makes history this weekend by becoming the longest-serving Israeli prime minister, surpassing a record held by the country's founding father David Ben-Gurion.

Israeli minister accuses Corbyn of Jew-hatred

16 Jul 2019

JERUSALEM An Israeli official close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn of Jew-hatred on Tuesday, remarks likely to fuel acrimony in and around the opposition party as it struggles with anti-Semitism probes.

Israeli education minister favours gay 'conversion therapy'

13 Jul 2019

JERUSALEM Israel's education minister voiced support on Saturday for so-called gay "conversion therapy", drawing a disavowal from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose government's religious-rightist tilt has worried liberals a home and backers abroad.

Israeli spymaster sees 'one-time' chance for peace with Arabs sharing Iran worries

01 Jul 2019

HERZLIYA, Israel Israel and U.S.-aligned Arab countries have a unique chance to forge a regional peace deal given their shared worries about Iran, the chief of Israel's Mossad spy service said on Monday. 

Israeli spymaster says 'one-time' chance for peace with Arabs sharing Iran worries

01 Jul 2019

HERZLIYA, Israel Israel and U.S.-aligned Arab countries have what might be a unique chance to forge a regional peace deal given their shared worries about Iran, the chief of Israel's Mossad spy service said on Monday. 

Trump peace plan conference is blip on Israel's radar as political, Iran crises swirl

28 Jun 2019

JERUSALEM A U.S.-led conference in Bahrain designed to drum up investment in the Palestinian economy and pave a path to peace with Israel has gone largely unremarked by Israelis preoccupied with a political crisis and their arch-foe Iran.

Trump peace plan conference is blip on Israel's radar as political, Iran crises swirl

27 Jun 2019

JERUSALEM A U.S.-led conference in Bahrain designed to drum up investment in the Palestinian economy and pave a path to peace with Israel has gone largely unremarked by Israelis preoccupied with a political crisis and their arch-foe Iran.

From Batman to Holy Land, comics artist sees heroes on all sides

20 Jun 2019

OFRA, West Bank An American comic book illustrator once feted for a portfolio including Batman and Wonder Woman covers has found a new calling in the Holy Land - drawing the everyday good and bad guys he sees on all sides. | Video

Netanyahu welcomes Bahrain meeting, Israeli ex-general to attend

18 Jun 2019

JERUSALEM Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised on Tuesday a U.S.-led conference on the Palestinian economy in Bahrain, and a source said a former Israeli general would be among the participants.

Qatar sends technical experts to Israel, eyeing new Gaza power line

18 Jun 2019

GAZA/JERUSALEM A Qatari technical delegation held talks in Israel and the Gaza Strip this week about helping pay for a proposed new power line between them, officials on both sides said on Tuesday, marking a potential expansion of Doha's aid efforts for Palestinians.

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