Corruption trial of Israeli leader Netanyahu begins amid raucous atmosphere

This post was originally published on this siteAs Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial finally began Sunday, two images from the courtroom steps stood out. One was

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Israel’s ‘magician’ clings to power in a nation weary of politics, leery of coronavirus

This post was originally published on this siteA few weeks before Benjamin Netanyahu sealed a deal keeping himself in power for another year and a half, a humorous meme made the rounds on Israeli

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Critics in Israel say Netanyahu using coronavirus as pretext for massive power grab

This post was originally published on this siteAs he has every night since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Israeli citizens on Wednesday

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On Monday Netanyahu Was Toasting Victory. Now He’s Toast.

This post was originally published on this siteJERUSALEM—An elated Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu roared “this is the biggest victory of my

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A techie pushes back against Benjamin Netanyahu’s anti-Arab rhetoric

This post was originally published on this siteA little over a year ago, few people had heard of Afif Abu Much, a mild-mannered software engineer in Israel’s tech hub of Herzliya. But in

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Israel in uproar after chief rabbi calls ex-Soviet Jews ‘religion-hating’ communists

This post was originally published on this siteBetween 1989 and the mid-2000s, as the Soviet Union unraveled and fell into ongoing turbulence, about 1.5 million Jews made their way across newly

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Bethlehem celebrates Christmas — and Israel allows some Gaza Christians to attend

This post was originally published on this siteAfter initially banning the visits of Christians from the Gaza Strip to Bethlehem, Israel softened its stance at the last minute Tuesday, allowing

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Bethlehem is ready for Christmas. But one group of Christians may be kept from the holy site

This post was originally published on this siteThe tree has been decorated in Manger Square, the shop fronts prettified with twinkly green and red finery. Once again, Christmas has come to

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Pompeo’s Israeli Settlement Reversal Helps Nobody in the Holy Land, But Might Play Well in Kansas

This post was originally published on this siteJERUSALEM—After a long dry spell, President Donald Trump appeared to come to his old pal Benjamin Netanyahu’s aid on Monday, right at

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Israel’s targeted killing of a Palestinian leader sends a chilling message to Hamas

This post was originally published on this siteFor years, the group known as the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the second most powerful faction in the blockaded Gaza Strip, has sought to play a

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