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Israel allows Ethiopians of Jewish descent to resettle, but fewer than promised; draws flak from activists
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Israel allows Ethiopians of Jewish descent to resettle, but fewer than promised; draws flak from activists

The plan approved on Monday would admit about one-quarter of the roughly 8,000 who remain, living in mostly rundown communities in the Ethiopian cities of Addis Ababa, the capital, and Gondar

Israel, UAE and Bahrain sign Abraham Accords, with an eager Donald Trump playing host
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Israel, UAE and Bahrain sign Abraham Accords, with an eager Donald Trump playing host

As a condition for the UAE's agreement to normalise relations, Netanyahu agreed to freeze his plan to annex portions of the West Bank. But the Palestinians seemed an afterthought, barely mentioned in the day’s official remarks.

Bahrain becomes latest Arab nation to recognise Israel in US-brokered deal
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Bahrain becomes latest Arab nation to recognise Israel in US-brokered deal

The announcement came less than a week before Trump hosts a ceremony to mark the establishment of full relations between Israel and the UAE

As Israel's COVID-19 cases spike, thousands gather outside Benjamin Netanyahu's residence to demand his resignation
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As Israel's COVID-19 cases spike, thousands gather outside Benjamin Netanyahu's residence to demand his resignation

The toll has surpassed 1,000 and the country is considering a new lockdown to stop the rapid spike in daily infections

First direct commercial flight from Israel takes off  for UAE after historic peace deal
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First direct commercial flight from Israel takes off for UAE after historic peace deal

The El Al flight carrying high-ranking Israeli and American delegations flew into Saudi airspace shortly after take-off

Donald Trump mulls selling advanced American F-35 jets to UAE despite Israel objections
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Donald Trump mulls selling advanced American F-35 jets to UAE despite Israel objections

Benjamin Netanyahu's office said he opposed the sale of F-35s and other weapons to any country in West Asia, including Arab countries that have peace agreements with Israel

With US-brokered deal between Israel and UAE, a geopolitical earthquake just hit West Asia
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With US-brokered deal between Israel and UAE, a geopolitical earthquake just hit West Asia

This deal will certainly encourage the other gulf sheikhdoms — Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia — all of which have had covert and overt business and intelligence dealings with Israel, to follow the Emirates’ lead

Israel agrees to halt further annexation of Palestine under 'historic' US-brokered deal with UAE
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Israel agrees to halt further annexation of Palestine under 'historic' US-brokered deal with UAE

Establishing diplomatic ties between Israel and Washington's West Asia allies, including the wealthy conservative monarchies, is a key goal of Donald Trump's strategy in the region

Benjamin Netanyahu's graft trial resumes as Israeli PM faces anger over COVID-19 handling, economic fallout
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Benjamin Netanyahu's graft trial resumes as Israeli PM faces anger over COVID-19 handling, economic fallout

Netanyahu denies wrongdoing, painting the accusations as a media-orchestrated witch hunt pursued by a biased law enforcement system.

Narendra Modi, Benjamin Netanyahu discuss expanding cooperation in research for vaccine to fight COVID-19 pandemic
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Narendra Modi, Benjamin Netanyahu discuss expanding cooperation in research for vaccine to fight COVID-19 pandemic

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday discussed with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu the potential areas in which the two countries can expand cooperation in the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, including research and development efforts in the field of vaccines.

Israeli high court allows Benjamin Netanyahu to form government despite indictments; PM set for record fifth term
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Israeli high court allows Benjamin Netanyahu to form government despite indictments; PM set for record fifth term

In a ruling late on Wednesday, Israel’s Supreme Court refused to bar Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from forming a government, clearing the last major obstacle to his claiming a record fifth term as Israel’s leader

Israel political impasse ends: Benjamin Netanyahu to remain PM as Benny Gantz accepts unity government proposal
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Israel political impasse ends: Benjamin Netanyahu to remain PM as Benny Gantz accepts unity government proposal

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and his former challenger, Benny Gantz, agreed Monday night to establish a unity government, a deal that finally breaks a yearlong political impasse and keeps Netanyahu in office as he faces trial on corruption charges

Israel edges closer to fourth election as Benjamin Netanyahu-Benny Gantz power-sharing talks falter
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Israel edges closer to fourth election as Benjamin Netanyahu-Benny Gantz power-sharing talks falter

The Israel president on Thursday handed the task of forming a government to Parliament, starting a 21-day countdown that could lead to new elections, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his chief rival, Benny Gantz, missed another midnight deadline to reach a power-sharing agreement

Uncovering Israel's not-so-secret weapon in the fight against COVID-19: The spies of Mossad
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Uncovering Israel's not-so-secret weapon in the fight against COVID-19: The spies of Mossad

Mossad officers, primarily associated with covert operations abroad in the name of protecting Israel, are not normally in the business of public health

India committed to help in 'humanity's fight' against COVID-19, Modi acknowledges Netanyahu, Bolsonaro's thanks for agreeing to export HCQ
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India committed to help in 'humanity's fight' against COVID-19, Modi acknowledges Netanyahu, Bolsonaro's thanks for agreeing to export HCQ

Modi made the remarks after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro thanked New Delhi for allowing the export of anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine and the raw materials to produce it.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu goes into quarantine after aide tests positive
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu goes into quarantine after aide tests positive

Neyanyahu's office said the step was a precaution and is being taken even before the epidemiological investigation has been concluded

Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel is dependent on 'supply lines' from various countries to combat coronavirus; PM spoke to Narendra Modi
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Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel is dependent on 'supply lines' from various countries to combat coronavirus; PM spoke to Narendra Modi

With global economic activities and supply of essential goods hit due to the coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel is dependent on 'supply lines' from various countries and he has spoken to his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi.

Israel elections: Benjamin Netanyahu-led right wing bloc slips further away from majority as Benny Gantz-led party's tally rises to 33
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Israel elections: Benjamin Netanyahu-led right wing bloc slips further away from majority as Benny Gantz-led party's tally rises to 33

Israelis voted on Monday for the third time in less than a year to break the deadlock on government formation, with the country's longest-serving premier Netanyahu fighting for his political survival amid indictments on graft charges, which he denies

Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party two seats short of majority according to exit polls: Israeli PM dubs it a 'giant victory'
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Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party two seats short of majority according to exit polls: Israeli PM dubs it a 'giant victory'

Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party emerged as the largest party in the country’s third election in under a year, according to exit polls, but it was unclear whether the embattled Israeli leader could secure a parliamentary majority.

Palestine cuts ties with Israel, US after Arab League rejects Donald Trump's peace plan; blueprint proposes turning over key West Bank parts to Jerusalem
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Palestine cuts ties with Israel, US after Arab League rejects Donald Trump's peace plan; blueprint proposes turning over key West Bank parts to Jerusalem

The Palestinian Authority has cut all ties with the United States and Israel, including those relating to security, after rejecting a West Asia peace plan presented by US President Donald Trump.