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Israel, Bahrain cement new ties with pledges of embassies and visas

18 Nov 2020

JERUSALEM Bahrain and Israel said on Wednesday they would open embassies, establish online visa systems and launch weekly flights between the countries soon, in a broadened cooperation promoted by Washington as an economic boon and means of isolating Iran.

Israel's Netanyahu congratulates Biden on U.S. election win, thanks Trump

08 Nov 2020

JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu congratulated U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Sunday, hailing a strong alliance that could be burdened by differences over policy on Iran and the Palestinians. | Video

In Israel, Biden could differ with Netanyahu on Iran and settlements

07 Nov 2020

JERUSALEM Just two weeks ago, Joe Biden was the butt of a jibe made by U.S. President Donald Trump during a conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Battle over Israel's budget risks election, more economic gloom

20 Oct 2020

JERUSALEM A festering government crisis over passage of a national budget could push Israel into its fourth election since mid-2019, further straining an economy hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

Israel's second lockdown carries a hefty economic price

08 Oct 2020

JERUSALEM/TEL AVIV Restaurateur Tamir Barelko has had enough.

Palestinians out of sight, almost out of mind for Israelis seared by 2000 uprising

28 Sep 2020

NITSANEI OZ, Israel A huge Palestinian flag suddenly looms up above the grey concrete slabs of Israel’s West Bank barrier, a rare glimpse of "the other" before it disappears in your rear-view mirror.

Israelis protest outside Netanyahu's home after bid to curb demonstrations

26 Sep 2020

JERUSALEM Crowds protested outside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's home on Saturday demanding he quit over his handling of COVID-19 - many angered by what they said were government attempts to use lockdown measures to stifle demonstrations.

Honduras hopes to move Israel embassy to Jerusalem by end of year

21 Sep 2020

JERUSALEM/TEGUCIGALPA Honduras hopes to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv by the end of 2020, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday, a move likely to anger the Palestinians.

Beirut blast a wake-up call on dangers of ammonium nitrate, experts warn

07 Aug 2020

The devastating explosion in Beirut should be a wake-up call for countries on the dangers of ammonium nitrate, which caused the blast, experts say.

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PM Johnson and EU chief seek to break Brexit impasse

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will speak to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Saturday to try to break an impasse in trade talks with time running out to avoid a chaotic end to the Brexit saga.