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Netanyahu to Polish PM: Holocaust comment 'unacceptable'

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday told his Polish counterpart that his remarks on "Jewish perpetrators of the Holocaust" were unacceptable and unfounded, Netanyahu's office said.

Israel arrests Palestinians 'planning attack on defence minister'

Jerusalem - Israel arrested six Palestinians suspected of planning attacks targeting Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman and other Israelis in the occupied West Bank, security agency Shin Bet said Sunday.

Israel graft case turns spotlight on Netanyahu family

Jerusalem - Israeli police accusations this week against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu involving fancy cigars, champagne and jewellery have revived older stories of alleged misbehaviour by the premier and some family members.

Israel sentences Palestinian to life for triple murder

Jerusalem - An Israeli military court on Thursday handed four life sentences to a Palestinian convicted of murdering three Israelis at a West Bank settlement during heightened tensions in July, the defence minister said.

Netanyahu rejects calls to resign after police seek indictment

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected calls to step down Wednesday after police recommended his indictment for corruption, the biggest challenge yet to the right-wing premier's long tenure in power.

Netanyahu says government 'stable' after police recommend his indictment

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday his government was "stable" and criticised the police investigation against him after detectives recommended his indictment for corruption, prompting calls for him to resign.

Israel police recommend corruption charges for Netanyahu

Jerusalem - Israeli police recommended Tuesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted for alleged corruption, shaking the country's politics and raising questions over whether his long tenure in office could be nearing an end.

Israel police say recommend Netanyahu indictments for bribery, fraud

Jerusalem - Israeli police said Tuesday they were recommending Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's indictment for bribery, fraud and breach of public trust following long-running investigations into two cases of alleged corruption.

Netanyahu, US discuss annexing West Bank settlements

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday he has been discussing legislation with the United States that would effectively annex settlements in the occupied West Bank, a spokesman said.

Clash turns up Israel-Iran heat, but neither seeks war: analysts

Jerusalem - A confrontation at the weekend in Syria has turned up the heat between arch-foes Israel and Iran, but neither side seems to want a war for now, analysts said.

Israel says Iran, Syria 'playing with fire' but does not want escalation

Jerusalem - Israel's military said Saturday Iran and Syria were "playing with fire" but that it was not seeking an escalation after a confrontation resulted in large-scale Israeli air strikes inside Syria.

Israel targets 'Iranian' positions in Syria after F16 downed

Jerusalem - Israel attacked what it said were Iranian positions inside Syria on Saturday in "large-scale" raids after one of its warplanes was targeted by Syrian air defences and crashed.

Israel jet crashes after 'Iranian targets' attacked in Syria

Jerusalem - An Israeli F16 fighter jet crashed in Israel Saturday as the air force was carrying out attacks against "Iranian targets" in Syria after intercepting a drone, a spokesman said.

Netanyahu lashes out at police as graft probe nears end

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has lashed out at police over claims detectives probing graft allegations against him were targeted by private investigators as the probe reportedly nears completion.

Israel names new Jordan envoy after diplomatic row resolved

Jerusalem - Israel named a new ambassador to Jordan on Thursday, the foreign ministry announced, bringing to an end a months-long spat sparked by a deadly shooting.

Convictions upheld for Israelis in murder of Palestinian teen

Jerusalem - Israel's supreme court on Thursday rejected an appeal by three members of a Jewish gang convicted of kidnapping, beating and burning alive a Palestinian teenager in 2014.

African migrants in Israel opt for jail over deportation

- At a detention centre in Israel's Negev desert, African migrants facing deportation say they would rather be imprisoned than sent to a country they know nothing about.

Israel says hopes for changes to Polish Holocaust law

Jerusalem - Israel said Tuesday it still hoped for amendments to a controversial Holocaust bill signed into law earlier in the day by Polish President Andrzej Duda.

Palestinian prime suspect in rabbi's murder shot dead: Shin Bet

Jerusalem - A Palestinian man wanted over the murder last month of a rabbi near a Jewish settlement in the West Bank has been killed, Israel's Shin Bet security service said Tuesday.

Israel 'legalises' rogue settlement in response to murder

Jerusalem - Israel's cabinet voted Sunday to formally authorise a rogue West Bank settlement in response to last month's murder of a rabbi who lived there, officials said, in a rare move likely to spark an international outcry.
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