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Netanyahu questioned again over alleged graft

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu went through a new round of questioning on Friday, police said, amid graft allegations that have threatened to topple him.

Key Netanyahu partner slams moves for truce with Hamas

Jerusalem - A key partner in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing coalition on Tuesday condemned moves for a long term truce agreement with Gaza's Islamist rulers Hamas.

Last-minute Eurovision deal secures Israel as 2019 host

Jerusalem - Israel's public broadcaster said Tuesday it had resolved a funding dispute that threatened the country's chance to host next year's Eurovision Song Contest, hours ahead of a European deadline.

Israel to reopen Gaza goods crossing Wednesday if calm maintained

Jerusalem - Israel will reopen its only goods crossing with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday if calm is maintained, after having prevented most deliveries since July 9 over border tensions, the defence ministry said Tuesday.

Israeli PM made secret Egypt trip for Gaza talks: report

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paid a rare, secret visit to Egypt in May for talks with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, Israeli television reported Monday.

Israel questioning of US journalist was mistake: Netanyahu

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that the lengthy questioning of an American Jewish journalist on arrival at Tel Aviv airport was the result of an "administrative mistake".

Netanyahu demands 'total' Gaza ceasefire

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday demanded a "total" ceasefire from Gaza's Hamas rulers in his first public comments on another deadly flare-up between the two sides.

Hamas fighter killed as Israel strikes Gaza after rockets fired from enclave

Jerusalem - Israel launched air strikes on Gaza late Wednesday, killing one Hamas militant, after dozens of rockets were fired from the enclave into its territory.Injuries were also reported on both sides.

Five questions on Israel's controversial Jewish nation law

Jerusalem - Israel's parliament held a special session on Wednesday to debate a controversial law passed last month declaring the country the nation state of the Jewish people. Here are five questions and answers related to the law:Why is the law controversial?

Israel minister welcomes Syria scientist killing

Jerusalem - Israeli Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz on Tuesday welcomed the killing of a leading Syrian weapons scientist but declined to comment on reports his government was behind the fatal bombing.

Israel intercepts second Gaza-bound activist boat

Jerusalem - The Israeli navy intercepted a Swedish-flagged activist boat bent on breaching its more than decade-long blockade of Gaza, the second in less than a week, the military said on Saturday.

Israeli army says closed field hospital for Syrians

Jerusalem - Israel has closed a field hospital set up near the Syrian border to treat the sick and those wounded in the conflict ravaging the neighbouring country, the army said Friday.

Thousands join Gay Pride parade in conservative Jerusalem

Jerusalem - Thousands of people took part in Jerusalem's annual Gay Pride parade under heavy police guard on Thursday, mindful of a fatal 2015 attack on marchers in the largely conservative city.

Israel strike on 'terrorists' near fence in Golan kills seven: army

Jerusalem - An Israeli air strike has killed seven militants believed to be linked to the Islamic State group and seeking to infiltrate the country from the Syrian Golan Heights, the army said Thursday.

Israel sees benefits in Assad gains

Jerusalem - Gains by President Bashar al-Assad's forces in the Syrian civil war present advantages for Israel even though the two countries remain technically at war, Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Thursday.

Fresh tension as Israel reimposes Gaza fuel blockade

Jerusalem - Israel reimposed a blockade on fuel deliveries to Gaza on Thursday citing a resurgence in kites carrying firebombs over the border and signalling a brief pause in tensions may be ending.

Israel reimposes blockade of fuel deliveries to Gaza

Jerusalem - Israel reimposed a blockade of fuel supplies to Gaza on Thursday in response to a resurgence of the flow of fire kites across the border, Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said.

Netanyahu warns Iran over Red Sea waterway

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned Iran it would join military action to stop it blocking a key seaway after Yemen's Iranian-aligned Huthi rebels attacked two Saudi oil tankers.

Number of Gazans denied exit permits by Israel for Hamas ties soars: NGO

Jerusalem - The number of Gazans denied exit permits by Israel due to a close family member's alleged connection to Hamas has soared this year, a rights group said Wednesday.

Israel Arab sentenced to jail for 'incitement' with poems

Jerusalem - An Israeli court on Tuesday sentenced an Arab woman to five months in prison for incitement to violence and support for a terrorist organisation in poems and other social media posts, the justice ministry said.
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