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Iran and Israel trade accusations over deadly tanker attack off Oman’s coast killing two crew members

Israeli prime minister Naftali Bennett accused Iran for its involvement in a deadly tanker attack off Oman and called Tehran’s accusations baseless. Two crew members died when the MV Mercer Street, operated by an Israeli-owned firm, was attacked on Thursday. Mr Bennett warned “we know how to send a message to Iran”, while Tehran said […]

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Israeli Prime Minister threatens ice cream company over its decision to stop selling ice cream in occupied territories

Israeli prime minister Naftali Bennett warned the head of Unilever that Israel will “act aggressively” against Ben & Jerry’s over the subsidiary’s decision to stop selling its ice cream in the Israeli-occupied territories of the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Ben & Jerry’s said in a statement earlier that its longstanding licensee for distribution won’t […]

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Israel’s new government approved probe into deadly Mount Meron stampede that killed 45 people

The new government in Israel approved an inquiry into a stampede that killed 45 people and injured dozens at a Jewish pilgrimage site. A full scale inquiry into the deaths were rejected by previous government amid feuding between its ultra-Orthodox Jewish and opposition politicians. “The responsibility for learning the lessons and preventing the next disaster […]

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Israel: Benjamin Netanyahu’s opponents unseat him from his 12-year tenure as prime minister

Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-year long tenure as Israel’s prime minister ended, as the country’s parliament on Sunday approved a new coalition government led by right-wing nationalist Naftali Bennett. Mr Bennett controls 6 seats in the 120-seat Knesset, was sworn in as prime minister after the parliament backed the new coalition government by a razor-thin margin of […]

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Benjamin Netanyahu calls on right-wing members of parliament to block coalition from taking office

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu has lashed out at a newly agreed coalition which looks set to remove him from power after 12 years as prime minister. Mr Netanyahu called on right-wing members of parliament to block the coalition from taking office. Eight opposition parties reached an agreement to work together to form a new government late […]