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World Jun 13Israel swears in new coalition, ending Netanyahu’s long rule
Israel’s parliament on Sunday narrowly approved a new coalition government, ending the historic 12-year rule of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and sending the polarizing leader into the opposition.
World Jun 06Israel arrests Jerusalem activists in contested neighborhood
Israeli police burst into the home of a prominent family in the contested Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem on Sunday, the family said, arresting a 23-year-old woman who has led protests against attempts by Jewish settlers to evict dozens of…
World Jun 02Netanyahu opponents reach coalition deal to oust Israeli prime minister
The dramatic announcement by opposition leader Yair Lapid came moments before a midnight deadline and prevented the country from plunging into what would have been its fifth consecutive election in just over two years.
World May 31Israeli official rolls back army chief comments on Gaza office housing AP, other media
Israel's defense minister on Monday distanced himself from comments made by his military chief after Israel bombed a Gaza Strip high-rise housing an Associated Press office and other news outlets, saying the remarks were not meant to be taken literally.
World May 30Netanyahu could lose PM job as rivals attempt to join forces
The head of a small hard-line party says he will try to form a unity government with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s opponents. The announcement by Yamina party leader Naftali Bennett marks a major step toward ending the 12-year rule of…
World May 26Qatar pledges $500 million for postwar construction in Gaza
Qatar has contributed hundreds of millions of dollars in humanitarian and development aid to Gaza in attempts to support past cease-fires with Israel.
World May 11Violence in Gaza leaves 28 Palestinians, 2 Israelis dead
A confrontation between Israel and Hamas sparked by weeks of tensions in Jerusalem is escalating. Israel unleashed new airstrikes on Gaza on Tuesday, killing a number of militants and civilians.
World May 08Israeli police beef up presence in Jerusalem, fearing unrest
Israel has been dealing with the heaviest unrest in Jerusalem in several years, with near-nightly clashes between Israeli police and Palestinian protesters throughout the current Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
World May 05Israeli opposition leader tapped to form new government
Israel’s president has tapped opposition leader Yair Lapid to form a new government. It’s a step that could lead to the end of the lengthy rule of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
World Apr 30Religious festival stampede in Israel kills 45, hurts dozens
A stampede at a religious festival attended by tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews in northern Israel killed at least 45 people and injured about 150 early Friday, medical officials said. It was one of the country's deadliest civilian disasters.