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The reunification of hundreds of families split between Israel and Ethiopia was put on hold earlier this year, after Israel failed to set aside funding in next year's budget.

Israel has not officially confirmed or denied a report by Syrian state news agency SANA of an attack late Saturday on Damascus international airport.

Israeli sexual assault scandal could see US envoy fired

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Israeli sexual assault scandal could see US envoy fired

The US envoy Ron Dermer has come under fire for not reporting sexual assault allegations made against a top Netanyahu aide.

Is <em>Netanyahu</em> facilitating rape culture in Israel?

David Sheen

Is Netanyahu facilitating rape culture in Israel?

Comment: Netanyahu's silence - and even acceptance - of staff members accused, investigated or charged with sex crimes sets a frightening ...

Trump's endgame in Palestine

Mitchell Plitnick

Trump's endgame in Palestine

Comment: Trump's recent decision to defund the UNRWA is part of a broader attempt to destroy the Palestinian national movement, writes Mitchell ...

Dr. Tamara Kharroub

Palestine support no longer 'political suicide' for US progressives

Comment: Democratic candidates have had to temper their message on Palestine, but their success is testament to a shift in the debate, writes Tamara Kharroub.

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Netanyahu spokesman 'takes leave' after 12 sex misconduct accusations

David Keyes was notably accused in recent days of sexual assault by Julia Salazar, a candidate for the New York state senate in the United ...

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Top Netanyahu aide accused of sexual assault

On Tuesday, New York State Senate hopeful Salazar claimed on Twitter that she had been a 'victim of sexual assault by David Keyes.'

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Palestine to 'halt security cooperation with US'

Member of the PLO Hanan Ashrawi said the Palestinian leadership may cut security cooperation with Washington.

<em>Netanyahu</em> praises US decision to close Palestinian mission

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Netanyahu praises US decision to close Palestinian mission

The Trump administration maintains close ties to the right-wing Israeli premier and has been accused of being one-sided on Israel-Palestine ...

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US confirms closure of Palestinian mission in Washington

Palestinian officials called the move a 'dangerous escalation' of tensions in the region, accusing the Trump administration of being one-sided ...

Golan Heights to remain Israeli 'forever', US ambassador says

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Golan Heights to remain Israeli 'forever', US ambassador says

Netanyahu raised the issue of recognising Israel's annexation of the Golan Heights in his first White House meeting with US President ...

Paraguay slams Israel's 'exaggerated' reaction to embassy move

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Paraguay slams Israel's 'exaggerated' reaction to embassy move

Paraguay's president accused Israel of 'exaggerating' in its response to the decision of moving the Paraguayan embassy back to Tel Aviv.

US urges Paraguay to rethink Israel embassy move

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US urges Paraguay to rethink Israel embassy move

The White House has said that the US vice president has urged Paraguay's leader to reconsider his surprise decision to move his country's ...

<em>Netanyahu</em> orders closure of Israel's Paraguay embassy

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Netanyahu orders closure of Israel's Paraguay embassy

Paraguay said on Wednesday it was moving its embassy back from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, prompting Netanyahu to order the closure of ...

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UN schools for Palestinians defy cuts, open on time

Palestinians depend on the UNRWA to get by outside their homeland, in countries that treat them as second-class residents with only limited rights.

Ali Adam

Israel-Hamas truce talks won't bear fruit for Gaza

Comment: As long as Palestinian reconciliation efforts go unresolved, there's not much hope for Gaza, writes Ali Adam.

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Israel threatens to strike Iranian targets in Iraq

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman signalled on Monday that his country could strike Iranian targets in Iraq

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Netanyahu warmly welcomes controversial Philippines' leader Duterte to Israel

Netanyahu extended a warm welcome to Duterte on Monday, despite being criticized for embracing a leader accused of human rights abuses ...

<em>Netanyahu</em> 'behind US aid cut' to UN Palestinian agency

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Netanyahu 'behind US aid cut' to UN Palestinian agency

The Israeli prime minister privately conveyed a message to the White House that his country supports a complete cut of all US funding to the UN ...

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Two pro-regime fighters killed in Damascus airport strike: monitor

Mazzeh airbase was hit by a "possible Israeli missile", a monitoring group said, while Syrian state media blamed the explosions on an electrical ...

<em>Netanyahu</em> lauds US funding halt to UN Palestinian agency

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Netanyahu lauds US funding halt to UN Palestinian agency

The Israeli prime minister on Sunday lauded the US decision to halt funding for the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, arguing the body ...

<em>Netanyahu</em>: When it comes to Israel, might is right

Charlie Hoyle

Netanyahu: When it comes to Israel, might is right

Netanyahu issued a disturbing warning to the country's regional rivals on Thursday, declaring that the Israeli state has the means to ...

Philippines' Duterte eyes arms deals on Israel trip

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Philippines' Duterte eyes arms deals on Israel trip

Israel is among the world's top arms dealers, with nearly 60 percent of its defence exports going to the Asia Pacific region, according to ...

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