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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

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

Despite COVID-19, Mike Pompeo arrives in Israel to discuss West Bank annexation plan with Netanyahu and Gantz
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Despite COVID-19, Mike Pompeo arrives in Israel to discuss West Bank annexation plan with Netanyahu and Gantz

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Wednesday with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss Israel's plans to annex parts of the West Bank, as Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian teen in a clash with stone-throwers in the occupied territory

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

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.

Palestine's Mahmoud Abbas vows not to 'kneel' or 'surrender’; Benjamin Netanyahu hails Donald Trump's move to turn over key West Bank parts to Israel ‘historic breakthrough’
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Palestine's Mahmoud Abbas vows not to 'kneel' or 'surrender’; Benjamin Netanyahu hails Donald Trump's move to turn over key West Bank parts to Israel ‘historic breakthrough’

President Donald Trump unveiled his long-awaited Mideast peace plan Tuesday alongside a beaming Benjamin Netanyahu, presenting a vision that matched the Israeli leader’s hard-line, nationalist views while falling far short of Palestinian ambitions

Israel has ‘full right’ to annex Jordan Valley, says Benjamin Netanyahu after meeting with Mike Pompeo
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Israel has ‘full right’ to annex Jordan Valley, says Benjamin Netanyahu after meeting with Mike Pompeo

Netanyahu said his proposal to annex strategic part of occupied West Bank was discussed during a late-night meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Israel not responsible for Palestine's suffering, says Donald Trump's senior advisor Jared Kushner as Ramallah faces financial crisis
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Israel not responsible for Palestine's suffering, says Donald Trump's senior advisor Jared Kushner as Ramallah faces financial crisis

US President Donald Trump's son-in-law, and senior adviser, told the Future Investment Initiative conference in the Saudi capital Riyadh

Israel's former military chief Benny Gantz gets a shot at forming coalition govt after President Rivlin gives nod
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Israel's former military chief Benny Gantz gets a shot at forming coalition govt after President Rivlin gives nod

Israel's former military chief Benny Gantz was tasked with forming the next government, but he has few options after last month's elections left him in a near tie with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Benjamin Netanyahu vows to annex West Bank's Jordan Valley if re-elected; announcement comes days before Israel polls
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Benjamin Netanyahu vows to annex West Bank's Jordan Valley if re-elected; announcement comes days before Israel polls

The Jordan Valley accounts for around one-third of the West Bank and Israeli right-wing politicians have long viewed the strategic area as a part of the territory they would never retreat from.

Rashida Tlaib rejects Israel's offer to visit family in West Bank, says 'oppressive conditions' designed to humiliate her
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Rashida Tlaib rejects Israel's offer to visit family in West Bank, says 'oppressive conditions' designed to humiliate her

US congresswoman Rashida Tlaib on Friday rejected an offer by Israel to let her travel to the West Bank, the latest twist in a dispute drawing Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu together against US Democrats ahead of elections in both countries

Israel grants US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib's request to enter West Bank on humanitarian grounds
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Israel grants US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib's request to enter West Bank on humanitarian grounds

Israel's interior minister said Friday he has received and granted a request by Democratic Representative Rashida Tlaib to enter the Israeli-occupied West Bank on humanitarian grounds

EU, UN condemn Israel's controversial demolition of Palestinian buildings near Jerusalem; 24 people displaced, says report
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EU, UN condemn Israel's controversial demolition of Palestinian buildings near Jerusalem; 24 people displaced, says report

Israel said on Tuesday that a total of 12 Palestinian buildings it considered illegally constructed were demolished in a controversial operation.

Israeli cabinet minister urges boycott of Airbnb, promotes one of its rivals
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Israeli cabinet minister urges boycott of Airbnb, promotes one of its rivals

Airbnb had recently decided to delist Israel’s settlements in the occupied West Bank.

India defies unilateral US injunctions, prioritises strategic interests by maintaining commercial ties with Iran
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India defies unilateral US injunctions, prioritises strategic interests by maintaining commercial ties with Iran

The Indian government has for once shown itself to be both courageous and independent in its dealings with other nations by defying unilateral ukases issued by the United States (US).

Donald Trump orders withdrawal of $200 million aid for West Bank & Gaza, Palestine Liberation Organisation terms it 'blackmail'
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Donald Trump orders withdrawal of $200 million aid for West Bank & Gaza, Palestine Liberation Organisation terms it 'blackmail'

Donald Trump has ordered the state department to withdraw $200 million-worth aid which was previously planned for West Bank and Gaza.

Palestine in photos: In Hebron, a microcosm of the Israeli occupation
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Palestine in photos: In Hebron, a microcosm of the Israeli occupation

Hebron, with a population of 200,000, is the most troubled city in the West Bank

Palestine in photos: Clashes, showdowns — and what they really signify
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Palestine in photos: Clashes, showdowns — and what they really signify

“Clashes” are often reported between Palestinian protesters and the Israeli military in the West Bank. What may not be immediately clear is the nature of many of these clashes.

Palestine in Photos: Demolished homes, disrupted lives
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Palestine in Photos: Demolished homes, disrupted lives

These photographs present the study in contrasts that is the fate of Israelis and Palestinians in East Jerusalem and the West Bank.