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Stephen Farrell

In Israel on Yom Kippur, low emissions on high holiday

09 Oct 2019

JERUSALEM As Israel's highways and city centres fell silent on Yom Kippur, environmentalists hailed the holiest day of the Jewish calendar as providing a brief but welcome respite from pollution.

Israel's Netanyahu clings to power as coalition talks loom

20 Sep 2019

JERUSALEM Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced Israeli media headlines on Friday suggesting power is slipping from his grasp after an election in which he trails his main rival with nearly all votes counted.

'Only Bibi' no more: Why does Israel's Netanyahu want to power-share?

19 Sep 2019

JERUSALEM After failing to secure a clear election victory twice in six months, Israel's longest-serving prime minister now seems to be calculating that he can stay in power only by sharing it.

'Only Bibi' no more: Why does Israel's Netanyahu want to power-share?

19 Sep 2019

JERUSALEM After failing to secure a clear election victory twice in six months, Israel's longest-serving prime minister now seems to be calculating that he can stay in power only by sharing it.

'Only Bibi' no more: Why does Israel's Netanyahu want to power-share?

19 Sep 2019

JERUSALEM After failing to secure a clear election victory twice in six months, Israel's longest-serving prime minister now seems to be calculating that he can stay in power only by sharing it.

From 'King Bibi' to kingmaker Lieberman?

18 Sep 2019

JERUSALEM Half a year ago one man stood alone and unchallenged on the summit of Israeli politics - the veteran right-wing populist Benjamin Netanyahu, known as "King Bibi" to his loyal followers. | Video

From checkpoint to counterpoint: on tour with the Palestine Youth Orchestra

22 Aug 2019

JERUSALEM Most international musicians would baulk at the notion of a two-day journey to final rehearsals past military checkpoints on alert for weapons smugglers - but for 19-year-old viola player Ibrahim Masri it's an occupational hazard.

Palestinian PM expects no political plan from U.S. Bahrain workshop

27 Jun 2019

RAMALLAH, West Bank A day after the Trump administration wrapped up an international conference meant to lay the economic foundations for Israeli-Palestinian peace, the Palestinian premier said it was "divorced from reality" and unlikely to evolve into a political plan.

Palestinian PM expects no political plan from U.S. Bahrain workshop

27 Jun 2019

RAMALLAH, West Bank A day after the Trump administration wrapped up an international conference meant to lay the economic foundations for Israeli-Palestinian peace, the Palestinian premier said it was "divorced from reality" and unlikely to evolve into a political plan.

Explainer: Money talks in Trump's Mideast plan - but can it pave way for peace?

25 Jun 2019

JERUSALEM More than two years after U.S. President Donald Trump first proposed a plan to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, its first phase was launched on Tuesday at an economic workshop in Bahrain.

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