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Israeli PM denies corruption charges

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been questioned in a preliminary criminal investigation by the anti-fraud unit of the Israeli police.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been questioned in a preliminary criminal investigation by the anti-fraud unit of the Israeli police.

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Police question Israeli PM in corruption probe

Israeli police have questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu under caution at his official residence in Jerusalem as part of an inquiry into corruption.

Israeli police have questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu under caution at his official residence in Jerusalem as part of an inquiry into corruption.

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Jerusalem council axes new building permits after Netanyahu intervention

Plans for hundreds of new homes for Jews in mainly Arab East Jerusalem have been dropped by the city council on the personal request of the Israeli prime minister.

Plans for hundreds of new homes for Jews in mainly Arab East Jerusalem have been dropped by the city council on the personal request of the Israeli prime minister.

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Trump calls UN "sad" club after vote on Israeli settlements

On Twitter, US President-Elect Donald Trump mocked the UN as "sad," labeling it "just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time."

On Twitter, US President-Elect Donald Trump mocked the UN as "sad," labeling it "just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time."

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Israel's Netanyahu summons diplomats over UN Resolution

Israel summoned diplomats of 10 of the 14 nations which voted for last week’s UN Resolution condemning Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Israel summoned diplomats of 10 of the 14 nations which voted for last week’s UN Resolution condemning Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

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Israeli PM Netanyahu to re-assess UN ties

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has reacted angrily to the US abstention on a UN resolution condeming settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has reacted angrily to the US abstention on a UN resolution condeming settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

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Israel backs draft bill to legalise settlements

Israel’s parliament has approved a draft bill to legalise thousands of Jewish settlements on privately-owned Palestinian land in the West Bank.

Israel’s parliament has approved a draft bill to legalise thousands of Jewish settlements on privately-owned Palestinian land in the West Bank.

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Israel pays last respects to Shimon Peres as his casket lies in state

The casket of the former president and prime minister lies in state at the Knesset as thousands are expected to file past ahead of the state funeral on Friday.

The casket of the former president and prime minister lies in state at the Knesset as thousands are expected to file past ahead of the state funeral on Friday.

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Shimon Peres and the Oslo Accord

Twenty three years ago, on 13 September in Washington DC there was widespread euphoria.

Twenty three years ago, on 13 September in Washington DC there was widespread euphoria.

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Israeli cabinet holds minute's silence for Peres

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has led his cabinet in a minute’s silence following the death of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon…

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has led his cabinet in a minute’s silence following the death of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon…

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Shimon Peres: A hawk and a dove

After a political career lasting almost 70 years, impressions of Shimon Peres remain mixed, especially in Israel… and for good reason.

After a political career lasting almost 70 years, impressions of Shimon Peres remain mixed, especially in Israel… and for good reason.

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Israel's Peres showing improvement, say doctors

Doctors treating former Israeli President Shimon Peres for a stroke say his condition has slightly improved.

Doctors treating former Israeli President Shimon Peres for a stroke say his condition has slightly improved.

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Ex-Israel President Shimon Peres 'critical but stable' after stroke

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres remains in a “critical but stable” condition following a stroke, according to his doctor who is also his son- in-law.

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres remains in a “critical but stable” condition following a stroke, according to his doctor who is also his son- in-law.

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Israel grants 'permission' for Hebron settlement expansion

Israeli authorities have confirmed the process of expanding an Israeli settlement in the West Bank city of Hebron has begun.

Israeli authorities have confirmed the process of expanding an Israeli settlement in the West Bank city of Hebron has begun.

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Israel slammed for impeachment law dubbed 'anti-Arab' by critics

Feelings are running high after Israel’s parliament passed a law giving members the right to impeach fellow MPs for incitement to violence, racism, or support for armed struggle against the…

Feelings are running high after Israel’s parliament passed a law giving members the right to impeach fellow MPs for incitement to violence, racism, or support for armed struggle against the…

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Israel loses second cabinet minister in a week

The inclusion of an ultra-nationalist politician in the governing coalition is having a domino effect on the country's government.

The inclusion of an ultra-nationalist politician in the governing coalition is having a domino effect on the country's government.

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Israel's new defence chief jokes about curbing his fiery nature

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his choice for defence minister, ultranationalist Avigdor Lieberman, signed a coalition agreement on Wednesday (May 25) and issued assurances that the mos

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his choice for defence minister, ultranationalist Avigdor Lieberman, signed a coalition agreement on Wednesday (May 25) and issued assurances that the mos

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Netanyahu reshuffle means Israel being taken over by 'extremists'

Reports from Israel say Benjamin Netanyahu has offered the job of defence minister to his far-right rival Avigdor Lieberman in a move to strengthen his…

Reports from Israel say Benjamin Netanyahu has offered the job of defence minister to his far-right rival Avigdor Lieberman in a move to strengthen his…

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'Rabin The Last Day' a reflection on the nature of peace

Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitai’s docu-drama takes us back to the moments prior to the assassination of Israeli Prime Minster Yitzhak Rabin in 1995

Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitai’s docu-drama takes us back to the moments prior to the assassination of Israeli Prime Minster Yitzhak Rabin in 1995

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Violence escalates in Israel and West Bank

The Palestinian Health Ministry says at least 25 people were wounded in clashes with Israel Defence Forces at a refugee camp near the West Bank city

The Palestinian Health Ministry says at least 25 people were wounded in clashes with Israel Defence Forces at a refugee camp near the West Bank city

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Victims of Sara Netanyahu's 'abusive behaviour' win 39,000 euros

A man who was insulted and verbally abused by the wife of the Israeli Prime Minister has spoken out about his experience. A labour court in Jerusalem

A man who was insulted and verbally abused by the wife of the Israeli Prime Minister has spoken out about his experience. A labour court in Jerusalem

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Shimon Peres, former Israeli PM, recovering after heart attack

Shimon Peres, a former prime minister of Israel, is recovering in hospital after suffering a minor heart attack. The 92 year old is said to be in a

Shimon Peres, a former prime minister of Israel, is recovering in hospital after suffering a minor heart attack. The 92 year old is said to be in a

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West Bank crowds mourn 14 killed in recent violence

Thousands of Palestinians in the West Bank city of Hebron mourned the death of 14 people who were killed in recent attacks and clashes. The bodies

Thousands of Palestinians in the West Bank city of Hebron mourned the death of 14 people who were killed in recent attacks and clashes. The bodies

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Israeli vice premier steps down over sex allegations

Israeli Vice Premier, Silvan Shalom, has resigned after allegations that he sexually harassed a number of women during his career. Silvan Shalom

Israeli Vice Premier, Silvan Shalom, has resigned after allegations that he sexually harassed a number of women during his career. Silvan Shalom