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Netanyahu-Putin to meet in Russia on Wednesday

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will visit Russia on Wednesday for talks with President Vladimir Putin that had been scheduled for this week, the Israeli government said.

Israel makes history with launch of Beresheet lunar spacecraft

Friday morning at 3:45 a.m. Israel time marked the beginning of a new era for Israeli space research with the launch of the first Israeli spacecraft heading to the moon.

Israeli minister not backing down over Polish remarks

Jerusalem - Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz on Thursday refused to apologise for allegations he made that Poles are anti-Semitic and many of them collaborated with the Nazis during World War II.

Palestinians to cut civil servant salaries after Israeli tax freeze

Ramallah - The Palestinian finance minister on Thursday announced salary cuts for civil servants, days after Israel said it would withhold tens of millions of dollars in tax transfers to the Palestinian Authority.

Challengers unite in Israel election threat to Netanyahu

Jerusalem - The two main challengers to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced an electoral alliance Thursday, posing a threat to the premier's long rule as he also faces potential corruption charges.

Main challengers to Netanyahu announce alliance for Israeli polls

Jerusalem - The two main challengers to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in an April poll announced an electoral alliance on Thursday in a bid to defeat him.

Israel PM deal seeks to boost ultra-right in April vote

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu brokered an agreement Wednesday aimed at uniting ultra-right parties ahead of April elections, prompting accusations he was pandering to extremists.

Abbas says will reject reduced tax reimbursement from Israel

Ramallah - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Wednesday he would not accept partial payment of tax transfers owed by Israel, which decided to withhold reimbursements in retaliation for payments to prisoners jailed for attacks.

Gloves are off for Netanyahu and Gantz in election bout

Jerusalem - The main challenger to Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel's April elections had long sought to fight clean, but the gloves are now off after a series of attacks by the premier.

Netanyahu slams 'shocking' anti-Semitic vandalism in France

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday slammed the "shocking" anti-Semitic vandalism of a French cemetery, which prompted a cabinet colleague to urge French Jews to "come home" to Israel."Today something shocking happened in France.

Israeli minister tells French Jews to 'come home' after vandalism

Jerusalem - Israeli Immigration Minister Yoav Gallant called Tuesday on French Jews to "come home" to Israel following the anti-Semitic vandalism of a cemetery in eastern France.

Netanyahu seeks to save face after cancelled central Europe summit

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought to save face Tuesday after a summit with four central European nations was cancelled over a Holocaust-linked dispute with Poland, instead holding meetings with the remaining three leaders.

First private space probe on the moon to launch this week

Tel Aviv - Israel hopes to become the fourth country in the world to land a spacecraft on the moon, with the launch of the unmanned spacecraft Beresheet from Florida’s Cape Canaveral on Thursday.

Israel denies house arrest for Australia paedophile suspect

Jerusalem - A Jerusalem court refused Monday to release to house arrest an ultra-Orthodox Israeli woman sought by Australia over accusations of sexually abusing girls under her care there.

Poland says may withdraw from summit as Israel row escalates

Warsaw - Poland warned on Monday it may pull out of a summit of central European nations in Jerusalem this week, after comments by Israel's new foreign minister accusing Poles of anti-Semitism.

Netanyahu hands Israel foreign minister role to right-wing rival

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Sunday he was relinquishing the role of foreign minister and handing it to a right-wing rival from within his Likud party, Israel Katz.

Israel leaked video of Gulf ministers at anti-Iran meet: reports

Warsaw - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office leaked video of Gulf Arab ministers slamming Iran during a closed-door session of a Middle East conference in Warsaw, Israeli media reported Friday.

Israel says Netanyahu 'misquoted' after Poland Holocaust protest

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office insisted Friday the Israeli leader had not implicated all Poles in the Holocaust, after Warsaw demanded clarifications on his reported comments.

Netanyahu tones down bellicose Iran talk - in English

Jerusalem - Israel's prime minister's office has quitely toned down talk by Benjamin Netanyahu of a shared interest with Arab states in "war" with Iran, replacing the word with "combating" in its English-language transcript.

Netanyahu hails Warsaw talks with Arab states as 'turning point'

Warsaw - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed Thursday as historic a Warsaw meeting where he is joining Arab states, saying they stood united against Iran and voicing hope that cooperation extends to other areas.

Israel opposes UN council visit to Palestinian territories

New York - Israel has told the UN Security Council that it opposes a planned visit by the top UN body to the Palestinian territories for a close-up look at the situation, Kuwait's ambassador said Wednesday.

Israel warns Iran that its missiles can travel 'very far'

Haifa - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Iran Tuesday that Israeli missiles can travel "very far", on the eve of a conference in Poland about peace and security in the Middle East.

US Muslim lawmaker sorry for tweet that sparked anti-Semitism row

Washington - Ilhan Omar, one of the first two Muslim women in the US Congress, "unequivocally" apologized Monday after suggesting US support for Israel is fueled by money from a pro-Israel lobby group.

US Muslim lawmaker's tweet sparks anti-Semitism charges

Washington - Ilhan Omar, one of the first two Muslim women in the US Congress, drew stern rebukes from Republicans and fellow Democrats Monday after suggesting US support for Israel is fueled by money from the pro-Israel lobby AIPAC.

Netanyahu vows to freeze Palestinian funds after Israeli teen killed

Jerusalem - Nudged by rightwing political rivals after a deadly Palestinian attack on a young Israeli woman, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who seeks re-election pledged Sunday to freeze money transfers to the Palestinian Authority.

Palestinian arrested over killing of Israeli

Jerusalem - A Palestinian suspected of killing a young Israeli woman has been arrested in a raid in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Israeli security officials said on Saturday.

Eastern EU states, Israel to meet as Netanyahu seeks re-election

Warsaw - Leaders of four eastern European states will meet with Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem later this month, the Czech and Slovak governments said on Thursday, as the Israeli prime minister is to bid for re-election in April.

Woman owner of Israel's top football club joins new far-right party

Jerusalem - The owner of Israel's top football club Hapoel Beersheba announced Thursday she was joining a new far-right party ahead of an April 9 general election.

US resists UN action on Hebron mission: diplomats

New York - The UN Security Council on Wednesday discussed Israel's decision to end an international observer force in the West Bank city of Hebron but faced resistance from the United States to any response, diplomats said.

Netanyahu rival speaks of possible West Bank pullback

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main rival in an April election has raised the possibility of pulling back from the occupied West Bank, in remarks published Wednesday that drew right-wing criticism but were welcomed by the Palestinians.
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Since Israel's raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, the world's attention has been captured and focused on the Middle East. Supporters of Israel and Palestine stood in front of the Israeli Consulate in Toronto to show their support of their respective side.
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