Prosecution Witness in Netanyahu Trial Killed in Plane Crash

Esti and Haim Garon, a married couple, were killed in the crash off Greek island of Samos. Haim Garon served as the deputy Communications Ministry director Two people were killed on Monday when a light aircraft crashed into the sea close to the Greek island of Samos, Greek authorities said. The two were identified asContinue reading “Prosecution Witness in Netanyahu Trial Killed in Plane Crash”

Israel Gave U.S. Two-hour Notice on Iran Attack. CIA ‘Demanded Answers’

New York Times reports that the attack at Iran’s Natanz nuclear enrichment facility – for which Israel never took responsibility – reflected Netanyahu’s distrust of the Biden administration Israel gave the United States less than two hours’ warning of its plans to attack Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility in April, reflecting then-Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s policyContinue reading “Israel Gave U.S. Two-hour Notice on Iran Attack. CIA ‘Demanded Answers’”

Israel ‘quietly’ allows Jews to pray in Al-Aqsa compound: Report

Israeli government allowing Jews to pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, stoking fears of shifting the revered site’s status quo, NYT reports. The Israeli government is allowing Jews to conduct prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem – also known to Jews as the Temple Mount – in a move that risksContinue reading “Israel ‘quietly’ allows Jews to pray in Al-Aqsa compound: Report”

Israeli companies aided Saudi spying despite Jamal Khashoggi killing

After the murder of Khashoggi in 2018, one of the firms, NSO Group, canceled its contracts with Saudi Arabia amid accusations that its hacking tools were being misused to abet heinous crimes. Israel secretly authorized a group of cyber-surveillance firms to work for the government of Saudi Arabia despite international condemnation of the kingdom’s abuseContinue reading “Israeli companies aided Saudi spying despite Jamal Khashoggi killing”

Netanyahu urged Trump to attack Iran after he lost the presidency — report

General Mark Milley said to have battled against former US president’s push for a missile strike, facing down his ‘circle of Iran hawks,’ including VP Pence and the then-Israeli PM Former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged Donald Trump to launch a military strike against Iran after it was clear that the former US president hadContinue reading “Netanyahu urged Trump to attack Iran after he lost the presidency — report”

Israel looks to renew law that keeps out Palestinian spouses

Israel’s parliament is set to vote Monday on whether to renew a temporary law first enacted in 2003 that bars Arab citizens of Israel from extending citizenship or even residency to spouses from the occupied West Bank and Gaza. Critics, including many left-wing and Arab lawmakers, say it’s a racist measure aimed at restricting theContinue reading “Israel looks to renew law that keeps out Palestinian spouses”

Israel: Knesset member calls for murder of people in mixed marriages

Yitzhak Pindrus is a member of United Torah Judaism, an ultra-Orthodox party that believes in a homogenous Jewish state An Israeli Knesset member has called for the killing of couples involved in mixed marriages during a speech in parliament. Yitzhak Pindrus is a member of the United Torah Judaism, an ultra-Orthodox party that believes in aContinue reading “Israel: Knesset member calls for murder of people in mixed marriages”

New Israeli gov’t approves right-wing march through Jerusalem

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh describes the planned march through occupied East Jerusalem as ‘a provocation of our people’. Israeli far-right groups are expected to participate in a so-called “March of the Flags” through the Damascus Gate of occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City and into its Muslim quarter on Tuesday, drawing warnings from Hamas ofContinue reading “New Israeli gov’t approves right-wing march through Jerusalem”

Benjamin Netanyahu Feels ‘Cheated,’ Won’t Give ‘the Slightest Legitimacy’ to New Government, Lawmaker Says

Aformal ceremony was not held as Naftali Bennett took over as Israel’s prime minister due to Benjamin Netanyahu feeling “cheated” by the new government, the Associated Press reported. David Bitan told Kan public radio Netanyahu “doesn’t want to give even the slightest legitimacy to this matter.” The Sunday election ended Netanyahu’s 12-year rule with a close voteContinue reading “Benjamin Netanyahu Feels ‘Cheated,’ Won’t Give ‘the Slightest Legitimacy’ to New Government, Lawmaker Says”

Israel To Swear In Government, Ending Netanyahu’s Long Rule

Naftali Bennett, the head of a small ultranationalist party, will take over as prime minister. Israel is set to swear in a new government on Sunday that will send Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu into the opposition after a record 12 years in office and a political crisis that sparked four elections in two years. NaftaliContinue reading “Israel To Swear In Government, Ending Netanyahu’s Long Rule”

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