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World Oct 06Amid rising infections, Israeli ultra-Orthodox defy lockdown
Israel’s ultra-Orthodox Jews make up roughly 10% of the population, yet account for over one-third of the country’s coronavirus patients. Segments of the community refuse to comply with safety regulations and insist on maintaining a tight-knit way of life.
World Sep 13Israel to set new nationwide lockdown as virus cases surge
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday announced a new countrywide lockdown will be imposed amid a stubborn surge in coronavirus cases, with schools and parts of the economy expected to shut down in a bid to bring down infection…
World Sep 10Politics complicate Israeli virus response ahead of holidays
With the coronavirus pandemic raging and the Jewish High Holidays approaching, Benjamin Netanyahu finds himself caught between his ultra-Orthodox partners and the need to drive down surging infection rates.
World May 06Netanyahu may form government while under indictment, Israeli Supreme Court rules
Israel's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may form a new government while under indictment.
World Apr 13Netanyahu rival calls for coalition deal ahead of deadline
Driven by the urgency of the coronavirus crisis, the rivals agreed last month to enter what appeared to be fruitful talks on a power-sharing agreement between the ruling Likud Party and Gantz’s Blue White.
World Feb 20Israel leader vows thousands of new homes in east Jerusalem
Critics say large construction in the area could cut east Jerusalem Palestinians off from the rest of the West Bank. Building in the areas has previously sparked international outcry.
World Feb 20Netanyahu challenger’s failed company faces criminal probe
Israel's Justice Ministry said Israeli police will conduct the investigation into “Fifth Dimension.”…
World Feb 20Israel’s Netanyahu vows thousands of new homes in east Jerusalem
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced he was pushing ahead with the construction of 5,000 new Jewish homes in key areas where critics say additional building could cut Palestinian residents off from the rest of the West Bank.
World Nov 14Gaza truce appears to be holding despite sporadic rocket fire
After two days of intense fighting that killed at least 34 Palestinians, including three women and eight children, a truce is holding, even with some rocket fire.
World Sep 16Israel prime minister vows to annex ‘all the settlements’ in the West Bank
Benjamin Netanyahu's promise is a last-ditch move that appeared aimed at shoring up nationalist support the day before a do-over election.