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Politics Dec 29‘Man of action, man of his word’: allies and opponents remember late Senate leader Harry Reid
Former presidents and ex-Senate colleagues are lauding longtime Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who died Tuesday.
Politics Dec 29Harry Reid loved to fight. He also loved to make deals.
The combative boxer-turned-lawyer was widely acknowledged as one of the toughest dealmakers in Congress during a Washington career that spanned 34 years and included five terms in the Senate.
World Oct 27Israel approves some 3,000 new settler homes according to settlement monitor
The decision by a government committee comes a day after the Biden administration issued its strongest condemnation yet of the proposed construction.
World Aug 05Israeli defense minister threatens Iran with military action
Benny Gantz issued the threat Thursday against the Islamic Republic after a fatal drone strike on a oil tanker at sea that his nation blamed on Tehran.
World Jul 07Israel again demolishes Palestinian village in West Bank
Human rights groups reported Wednesday that Israeli troops displaced at least 65 residents, including 35 children and put all of their belongings on trucks.
World Jul 06Israel blocks renewal of law that keeps out Palestinian spouses
Israel's parliament early on Tuesday failed to renew a law that bars Arab citizens from extending citizenship or residency rights to spouses from the occupied West Bank and Gaza, in a tight vote that raised doubts about the viability of…
World Jun 03Netanyahu foes push for quick vote to end his 12-year rule
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's opponents pushed Thursday for a quick parliament vote to formally end his lengthy rule, hoping to head off any last-minute attempts to derail their newly announced coalition government.
World Jun 02Naftali Bennett is Netanyahu’s former protege, now poised to become successor
Under a deal with centrist Yair Lapid's party, Bennett is to become prime minister leading a new government and ending Netanyahu's 12-year rule.
World Apr 06Israeli president picks Netanyahu to try to form government
Israel's president on Tuesday handed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the difficult task of trying to form a government from the country's splintered parliament, giving the embattled leader a chance to prolong his lengthy term in office while he stands trial…
Health Feb 26Vaccination ‘passports’ may help reopen the world. They also may foster inequity
Governments say getting vaccinated and having proper documentation will smooth the way to travel, entertainment and other social gatherings in a post-pandemic world. But who stands to gain and who is at risk of being left behind?…