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Israel health minister contracts COVID-19, Netanyahu re-enters quarantine

Jerusalem - Israeli Health Minister Yaakov Litzman, a leading member of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, has tested positive for COVID-19, forcing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to re-enter precautionary quarantine, officials said Thursday.

Israeli-Palestinian pandemic cooperation tested by rising cases

Ramallah - The onset of the coronavirus pandemic fostered rare moments of unity between Israeli and Palestinian leaders but as the severity of the outbreak has escalated so too have tensions.

Israel's Netanyahu under precautionary COVID-19 quarantine

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu went into precautionary quarantine on Monday after one of his staff tested positive for coronavirus, as the veteran premier seeks a unity government to combat the pandemic.

Israel's Netanyahu under precautionary COVID-19 quarantine

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu went into precautionary quarantine on Monday after one his staffers tested positive for the coronavirus, as the veteran premier seeks a unity government to combat the pandemic.

Israel's Netanyahu under precautionary COVID-19 quarantine

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his close aides have been placed under precautionary quarantine after a staffer within his office tested positive for COVID-19, the premier's office said Monday.

Israel's Netanyahu, Gantz see 'significant progress' toward unity govt

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his erstwhile rival Benny Gantz on Sunday announced "significant progress" in talks towards forming an emergency unity government amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Israel's Netanyahu, Gantz see 'significant progress' toward unity govt

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his erstwhile rival Benny Gantz on Sunday announced "significant progress" in talks towards forming an emergency unity government amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Israel's Netanyahu on course to lead 'corona government'

Jerusalem - Has the coronavirus saved Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu?The sense of urgency created by the pandemic has opened the way for the right-wing premier to stay in power as head of a "corona government" despite his corruption indictment.

Israel's Gantz elected speaker, to seek unity govt with Netanyahu

Jerusalem - Israel's Benny Gantz called for an emergency unity government after being elected parliament speaker Thursday, surprise developments that point towards an interim alliance with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to tackle coronavirus.

Netanyahu ally resigns as speaker of Israel parliament

Jerusalem - The speaker of Israel's parliament, an ally of Benjamin Netanyahu, resigned Wednesday, clearing the way for a vote that could see him replaced by an opponent of the embattled premier.

Few hundred pray outside as virus shuts revered Jerusalem mosque

Jerusalem - Just a few hundred faithful attended the main weekly prayers in Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound Friday, compared with the 30,000 who usually attend, as coronavirus prevention measures kept most away.

In Jerusalem's Old City, virus 'worse than war'

Jerusalem - Munib Abu Assab, a tour operator in Jerusalem's Old City, has seen deserted streets before, but he said not even past conflicts over the contested land compare to the impact of coronavirus.

Israel slaps virus closure on Palestinian-ruled areas of West Bank

Ramallah - Israel closed off Palestinian-administered areas of the occupied West Bank on Wednesday to limit the spread of the coronavirus, officials from both sides said.

Israel spy agency joins anti-virus fight

Jerusalem - Israel's internal security agency Shin Bet said Tuesday it has been mandated to collect information about citizens to fight the spread of the deadly coronavirus, a task it was undertaking with "immediate" effect.

Israel spy agency joins anti-virus fight

Jerusalem - Israel's internal security agency Shin Bet confirmed Tuesday it has been mandated to collect information about citizens to fight the spread of the deadly coronavirus, a task it was undertaking with "immediate" effect.

Israel's ex-army chief Gantz gets shot at forming government

Jerusalem - Israel's ex-military chief Benny Gantz was nominated Monday to try to form a government but further talks were expected with his bitter rival, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on an emergency alliance to fight coronavirus.

Virus postpones Netanyahu trial as Israel seeks new government

Jerusalem - An Israeli court on Sunday postponed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's graft trial due to the coronavirus, as he and his main challenger traded accusations over the failure so far to form a unity government to tackle the health crisis.

Israel postpones Netanyahu graft trial by 2 months over virus

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's corruption trial has been postponed until May 24 due to concerns about coronavirus, Jerusalem's District Court said Sunday.

Four women at forefront of Israel's Arab political surge

Nazareth - Newly elected Israeli MP Iman al-Khatib, greeting supporters in Nazareth, shook hands with women but tapped her heart with her right hand for men.

Palestinian teen shot dead by Israeli forces in West Bank: ministry 

Nablus - A Palestinian teenager was shot dead by Israeli forces during clashes in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, the Palestinian health ministry announced.

Netanyahu rival set for official protection after online threats

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's challenger Benny Gantz is to receive state protection following online threats, the Shin Bet domestic security agency has announced.

Israel readies for more tricky coalition talks

Jerusalem - Talks to form Israel's next government will ramp up again this week, but an agreement to form a coalition may require a political miracle.

Israel seeks end to deadlock with third election in a year

Jerusalem - Israel held its third election in less than a year on Monday seeking to break a grinding political deadlock, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chasing re-election while facing criminal indictment.

Netanyahu hits back at Bernie as lobby splits Democrats

Washington - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday assailed US presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, whose unprecedented boycott of the leading pro-Israel US lobby has laid bare divisions among Democrats.

Israel envoy assails Bernie as lobby splits Democrats

Washington - An Israeli envoy on Sunday assailed leading US presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders as a "fool" as the conference of the pro-Israel lobby laid bare divisions over right-wing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Netanyahu, Gantz neck and neck as campaign reaches climax

Apo - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and rival Benny Gantz were wrapping up another bitter election campaign on Saturday, before voters cast their ballots for the third time in 12 months.

Days before poll, Israel approves nearly 1,800 new settler homes: ministry

Jerusalem - Israel approved nearly 1,800 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank Thursday, the country’s right-wing defence minister announced, four days ahead of a general election.

Arab Israeli leader makes Trump plan election target

Haifa - Leading Israeli Arab politician Ayman Odeh has made US President Donald Trump and his controversial peace plan the main target of his campaign for Tuesday's general election.

Netanyahu pledges new settler homes in sensitive West Bank corridor

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged Tuesday to build 3,500 new settler homes in a super-sensitive area of the occupied West Bank, just a week before a tight general election.

Netanyahu pledges new settler homes in sensitive West Bank corridor

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged Tuesday to build 3,500 new settler homes in a super-sensitive area of the occupied West Bank, just a week before a tight general election.
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