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Confidant of Israel's Netanyahu turns state witness in corruption case - media


JERUSALEM A confidant of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed to turn state's witness in one of several corruption investigations posing a serious threat to the conservative leader's political survival, local media said. | Video

Qatar says Gaza aid spares Israel war, shows Doha does not back Hamas 22 Feb 2018

JERUSALEM Qatar is helping Israel avoid another Gaza war by funnelling relief money to impoverished Palestinians with Washington's blessing, a Qatari diplomat said on Thursday, describing the cooperation as evidence of Doha's distance from Islamist Hamas.

Israeli military investigating Palestinian's death in West Bank confrontation 22 Feb 2018

JERUSALEM A Palestinian man died after a confrontation with Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank on Thursday that the Palestinian Authority condemned as a "cold-blooded execution".


U.S. envoy visits Beirut, mediating in Lebanon-Israel dispute 21 Feb 2018

BEIRUT A senior U.S. diplomat met Lebanese officials on Wednesday in Beirut as part of a U.S. shuttle diplomacy effort to resolve tensions between Israel and Lebanon over a border wall and energy drilling in disputed waters.


New corruption cases entangle Netanyahu aides 21 Feb 2018

JERUSALEM Israeli police alleged on Tuesday that Benjamin Netanyahu's former spokesman tried to bribe a judge to drop a fraud case against Netanyahu's wife, the latest corruption investigation encircling the long-serving prime minister.


Netanyahu confidants named as suspects in new corruption probe 20 Feb 2018

JERUSALEM Israeli police revealed on Tuesday they had arrested the controlling shareholder and CEO of the country's biggest telecoms company, as well as two former officials with close ties to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a corruption case. | Video


U.N. chief warns of nightmare scenario if Israel, Hezbollah clash 19 Feb 2018

LISBON United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday he was worried about the possibility of a direct confrontation between Israel and Lebanon's Hezbollah movement.


Iran's Zarif says Israel's 'myth of invincibility' has crumbled 19 Feb 2018

MUNICH Iran's foreign minister said on Sunday the shooting down of an Israeli jet after it bombed an Iranian site in Syria had shattered Israel's "so-called invincibility", reacting to a critical speech delivered earlier by Israel's premier.


Netanyahu says Israel could act against Iran's 'empire' 18 Feb 2018

MUNICH Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israel could act against Iran itself, not just its allies in the Middle East, after border incidents in Syria brought the Middle East foes closer to direct confrontation. | Video


Swastikas, slurs daubed on Polish embassy in Tel Aviv 18 Feb 2018

JERUSALEM/WARSAW Swastikas and profanities were daubed on the entrance to Poland's embassy in Israel on Sunday after Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said Jews, as well as Poles and others, were among perpetrators of the Nazi Holocaust.