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Diamond magnate gets 5 years in prison in Swiss corruption trial

Geneva - French-Israeli diamond magnate Beny Steinmetz was sentenced by a Geneva court on Friday to five years behind bars for corruption linked to mining rights in Guinea.

Israel rights group breaks taboo with 'apartheid' tag

Jerusalem - An Israeli non-governmental organisation has accused the Jewish state of "apartheid" in its treatment of Palestinians -- a taboo-breaking move that has seen its representatives banned from speaking in schools.

Netanyahu makes surprise campaign pitch to Arab voters

Jerusalem - Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, under pressure in his fourth re-election battle in two years, is trying to court voters he has previously demonised: Arab Israelis.

Israeli tanks strike Hamas positions after rocket attack: military

Jerusalem - Israeli tanks fired on Hamas positions in Gaza on Tuesday night after a rocket was fired from the Palestinian enclave towards Israel, the Jewish state's military said.

Israel issues tenders for 2,500 new settler homes: watchdog

Jerusalem - Israel has issued tenders for 2,500 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, a watchdog said Wednesday, on the eve of Joe Biden's swearing-in as US president.

40 killed in deadliest Israeli strikes on Syria since 2018: monitor

Beirut - Israeli night raids targeting arms depots and military positions in eastern Syria killed at least nine Syrian soldiers and 31 allied fighters, in the deadliest raids since 2018, a war monitor said Wednesday.

Israeli strikes on Syria kill 23: monitor

Beirut - Israeli night raids targeting arms depots and military positions in eastern Syria killed at least seven Syrian soldiers and 16 allied fighters, in the deadliest raids this year, a war monitor said Wednesday.

Diamond magnate accused of telling tales at graft trial

Geneva - Diamond magnate Beny Steinmetz was accused of telling "tall tales" on Tuesday at his trial in Geneva, where he is accused of corruption linked to mining deals in Guinea.

Netanyahu orders new Israeli settlement in West Bank

Jerusalem - Israel's prime minister on Monday directed authorities to approve construction of 800 new homes for Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank, days before US President Donald Trump's strongly pro-Israel administration departs office.

Israeli magnate starts corruption trial in Switzerland

Geneva - The trial of French-Israeli diamond magnate Beny Steinmetz over corruption allegations linked to mining deals in Guinea opened in Geneva on Monday with judges rejecting his lawyer's demands for procedural changes.

Israeli magnate faces corruption charges in Geneva over Guinea deals

Geneva - After a drawn-out international investigation, French-Israeli diamond magnate Beny Steinmetz goes on trial in Geneva Monday over allegations of corruption linked to mining deals in Guinea.

Netanyahu court date postponed amid virus lockdown

Jerusalem - A planned court appearance next week by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his much anticipated trial for corruption has been indefinitely delayed in the face of Israel's freshly tightened coronavirus lockdown, the judges announced on Friday....

Israeli magnate set for corruption trial in Geneva

Geneva - After a drawn-out international investigation, French-Israeli diamond magnate Beny Steinmetz will go on trial in Geneva next week over allegations of corruption linked to mining deals in Guinea.

Israeli firm in Gaza extracts drinking water from air

Gaza - The densely populated Gaza Strip has long lacked sufficient drinking water, but a new project helps ease the shortage with a solar-powered process to extract potable water straight from the air.

In late Trump salvo, US rejects UN budget over Israel, Iran

New York - President Donald Trump's outgoing administration on Thursday fired a late salvo against the United Nations by voting against its budget, citing disagreements on Israel and Iran, but it found virtually no international support.

Israel gives hero's welcome to American spy Jonathan Pollard

Jerusalem - Jonathan Pollard, an American jailed in the United States in 1985 for spying for Israel, landed in the Jewish state Wednesday to a hero's welcome led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard lands in Israel

Jerusalem - Jonathan Pollard, an American jailed in the US in 1985 for spying for Israel, landed in the Jewish state on Wednesday, where he was received by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Israel open to German efforts to expand Iran deal

Berlin - Israel welcomes a German push to expand the Iran nuclear deal into a broader security agreement once Joe Biden moves into the White House next month, its ambassador to Berlin told AFP.

Israel heads to polls again amid pandemic and PM's legal woes

Jerusalem - Israel faces new political turmoil and a fourth election in less than two years after veteran Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's fractured ruling coalition failed to pass a budget bill early Wednesday.

Israel slides toward fourth election in two years

Jerusalem - Israel was headed Tuesday for its fourth election in less than two years, with parliament set to dissolve at midnight after lawmakers rejected a last-ditch effort to salvage Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's fractured ruling coalition.

Israel flight marking normalisation lands in Morocco

Rabat - The first Israel-Morocco direct commercial flight landed in Rabat Tuesday to mark the latest US-brokered diplomatic normalisation deal between the Jewish state and an Arab country.

Quiet Bethlehem Christmas means 'less business, more religion'

Bethlehem - Deprived of its usual tourist influx by the pandemic, Bethlehem will celebrate a quiet Christmas this year that is less about commerce and more about religion, says its parish priest.

Morocco, Israel to seal normalisation with first direct flight

Rabat - Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and advisor, is due to arrive Tuesday in Morocco from Israel on the first direct commercial flight between the two countries since they normalised ties.

Morocco, Israel to seal normalisation with first direct flight

Rabat - Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and advisor, is due to arrive Tuesday in Morocco from Israel on the first direct commercial flight between the two countries since they normalised ties.

In east Jerusalem, a battle over 'every inch' of land

Jerusalem - The television in Zuheir Rajabi's lounge does not show films or the news: the only footage projected on its huge flat screen is from 10 surveillance cameras installed around his modest east Jerusalem home.

Israeli minister signs Australia deport order for sex abuse suspect

Jerusalem - Israel's justice minister on Wednesday signed a deportation order against Malka Leifer, a former Jewish ultra-Orthodox school principal accused of sexual abuse against pupils in Australia.

What next for Western Sahara after Morocco-Israel deal?

Nicosia - US President Donald Trump's surprise backing of Morocco's claim to sovereignty over disputed Western Sahara upended years of international consensus, but will this break a deadlock or inflame a conflict?

Trump aide Kushner heads to Israel, Morocco after deal on ties

Washington - Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and advisor, will visit Israel and Morocco next week to discuss the normalization of ties between the two countries, a US official told AFP Tuesday.

Moroccan schools to teach Jewish history and culture

Rabat - Jewish history and culture in Morocco will soon be part of the school curriculum -- a "first" in the region and in the North African country, where Islam is the state religion.

US adopts map of Morocco that includes Western Sahara

Rabat - The United States adopted Saturday a "new official" map of Morocco that includes the disputed territory of Western Sahara, the ambassador to Rabat said.
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