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Critics lambast under-siege Netanyahu's speech attacking ‘witch-hunt’

Critics lambast under-siege Netanyahu's speech attacking ‘witch-hunt’

Political rivals concluded the performance was the drama of a hunted animal sensing the hunters were closing off his escape routes.

  • by David M. Halbfinger

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'What are they afraid of?' Israeli PM rejects allegations on live TV
Benjamin Netanyahu

'What are they afraid of?' Israeli PM rejects allegations on live TV

In what was billed as a "dramatic announcement," Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu used a prime-time address to again dismiss corruption allegations against him.

Israel's strange bedfellows tilt the scales in two-state hopes
Opinion
Opinion

Israel's strange bedfellows tilt the scales in two-state hopes

Even in states that feel obliged to stand by the Palestinians, like Indonesia, there’s long been a sneaking admiration for the Israelis.

  • by Hamish McDonald
El-Sisi says Egypt and Israel co-operate against ISIS in Sinai
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El-Sisi says Egypt and Israel co-operate against ISIS in Sinai

The admission by the Egyptian president contradicts denials by Egypt's military that the two countries were co-operating against the militants.

  • by Hamza Hendawi
Israeli hard-line ministers to form new party ahead of vote
Israel

Israeli hard-line ministers to form new party ahead of vote

"The New Right" party aims to carve supporters from Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud ahead of April elections with an anti-Palestinian independence stance.

Amos Oz, Israeli author and peace advocate, dies at 79
Israel

Amos Oz, Israeli author and peace advocate, dies at 79

The renowned Israeli author who wrote of striving and struggle and matured into a leading moral voice and an insistent advocate for peace with the Palestinians.

  • by Isabel Kershner
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We launched Syria airstrikes, says Israeli official
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We launched Syria airstrikes, says Israeli official

The Israeli official said the air force had attacked several Iranian targets in three main locations late on Tuesday and early on Wednesday.

  • by Josef Federman & Nataliya Vasilyeva
Labor should match Morrison's stance on Israel
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Labor should match Morrison's stance on Israel

Prime Minister Scott Morrison simply acknowledged reality in announcing that Australia would officially recognise that West Jerusalem, where Israel’s government is located and which has been Israel’s capital since 1949, is in fact the site of Israel’s capital.

  • by Naomi Levin
The largest Christmas in years in the holy city of Bethlehem
Israel

The largest Christmas in years in the holy city of Bethlehem

Despite the security situation, pilgrims flocked to the biblical birthplace of Jesus to celebrate Christmas.

  • by Isabel Debre
Netanyahu calls an early election with corruption scandals swirling
Israel

Netanyahu calls an early election with corruption scandals swirling

Earlier this month, police recommended Netanyahu be charged with bribery but Netanyahu is hugely popular and ahead in the polls.

  • by Josef Federman
'Hate speech': Facebook blocks Netanyahu’s son
Israel

'Hate speech': Facebook blocks Netanyahu’s son

Yair Netanyahu, the older son of Israel's PM, has been having a fight with the social media giant over anti-Muslim comments.

  • by Isabel Kershner