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Benny Gantz elected speaker of Israel's parliament

Opposition leader Benny Gantz has been elected as speaker of the Israeli parliament in a surprise move that suggested a political partnership that could keep Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in power, Al Jazeera reports. …

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Number of coronavirus cases in Israel jumps to 427

Israeli Health Ministry announces that 427 Israelis have so far tested positive for the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19. This includes five people in serious condition and 11 who have recovered. The tally is a jump …

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Israelis vote in third Knesset election in a year

Israel is holding its third election in less than a year, with over 6.4 million eligible voters set to cast their ballots for the 23rd Knesset. There are more than 10,800 polling stations across Israel. Polling stations opened at 7 a.m. …

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EU slams Israeli construction in Jerusalem al-Quds

EU's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell in a statement has condemned the Israeli regime's settlement announcements in two neighborhoods in Jerusalem al-Quds, Mehr news agency reports. The Israeli regime has announced an imminent …

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Lavrov assesses U.S. Middle East peace plan

The U.S. is ignoring the internationally-accepted approach to the Middle East settlement, which is not helping resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told the Italian daily La Stampa. …

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Jerusalem terror attack: 15 Israeli troops injured

A motorist slammed his car into a group of Israeli soldiers this morning, wounding 15 before fleeing the scene, the Israeli military said.  Fifteen soldiers were injured, Jerusalem Post reported, adding that one of the injured in …

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Israeli army: three rockets fired from Gaza

The Israeli military said that it launched "wide-scale" airstrikes on militant targets in the Gaza Strip shortly after Palestinian militants fired three rockets into Israel, two of which were intercepted. There were no …

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