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Israel Bans Unvaccinated From Most Public Events

From Israel Prime Minister Naftali Bennett: Dear citizens, those who refuse vaccines are endangering their health, those around them and the freedom of every Israeli citizen. They are endangering our freedom to work, the freedom of our children to learn and the freedom to hold celebrations with the family. Those who refuse vaccines hurt us all because if all of …

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Biden Calls To Congratulate New Israeli Prime Minister

The Jerusalem Post reports: US President Joe Biden congratulated Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on forming a government with Alternate Prime Minister Yair Lapid on a phone call Sunday night after it was sworn in earlier that evening, and expressed his wishes to further strengthen ties between the two countries. “On behalf of the American people, I congratulate Prime Minister Naftali …

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BREAKING: Israeli Knesset Votes In New Government

The Washington Post reports: For the first time in 12 years, Israeli lawmakers voted Sunday to install a government led by someone other than Benjamin Netanyahu, breaking a two-year electoral deadlock, marking a likely shift toward the political center and ending — for now — the reign of the country’s longest-serving prime minister, and one of its most consequential. A …

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Netanyahu Vows To “Topple” Incoming Government

Haaretz reports: In the conclusion of his speech, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attacked the new coalition, focusing his criticism on Naftali Bennett’s Yamina party. Bennett is “fake right,” Netanyahu said, while praising Yamina member Amichai Shikli, who had promised to vote against the new coalition. “He isn’t the defector,” Netanyahu said. “You, Yamina members, are the defectors.” Netanyahu accused the …

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Today: Knesset Makes Final Vote On Ousting Netanyahu

The New York Times reports: The political fate of Israel’s longest serving leader, Benjamin Netanyahu, is set to be decided on Sunday afternoon, when Parliament will hold a vote of confidence in a new government that would topple Mr. Netanyahu from power for the first time in 12 years. Mr. Netanyahu’s opponents hope that the vote, if it passes, will …

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Netanyahu’s Party Rejects Comparisons To Trump But Also Tweets “If This Isn’t Fraud We Don’t Know What Is”

Axios reports: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party rejected on Thursday the comparisons being made in the U.S. between his efforts to block a transition of power and those of former President Trump after the November 2020 presidential election. On the verge of being replaced after 12 years in power, Netanyahu has been working to delegitimize the incoming government …

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Netanyahu’s Allies Rain Death Threats On Opponents

Axios reports: On the verge of being replaced after 12 years in power, Netanyahu is waging a desperate, Trump-style campaign to de-legitimize the incoming government and accuse its leaders of perpetrating “the fraud of the century.” The situation has become so tense — with members of the Israeli Knesset facing death threats and demonstrations from angry Netanyahu supporters outside their …

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Benjamin Netanyahu Declares Himself To Be Victim Of “Biggest Election Fraud In The History Of Democracy”

Haaretz reports: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decried what he described as election fraud on an unprecedented scale on Sunday, dubbing the establishment of a government with a slim Knesset majority as an attack on Israeli democracy itself. Speaking before Likud lawmakers at a party faction meeting in the Knesset on Sunday, Netanyahu said that “journalists are taking part in this …

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Netanyahu Retweets Claim That “Overthrowing” Him Will Bring About The “Collapse Of Global Right Wing”

The Jerusalem Post reports: “The overthrowing of Netanyahu will cause a collapse of the global right-wing – from the United States to The Hague,” read the tweet shared by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s official Twitter account. The statement, made by Yamina MK Amichai Chikli, who has stated that he will not be joining the coalition led by Yamina leader Naftali …

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Jerusalem Pride Takes Place Under Heavy Security

The Times Of Israel reports: Chanting for equality and holding aloft brightly painted signs supporting LGBT rights, some 7,500 people marched in Jerusalem’s annual pride parade Thursday evening. Over 3,000 police officers secured the highly charged event, six years after a deadly attack on participants. The event demanding LGBT equality began with a ceremonial prayer for Shira Banki, who was …

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Netanyahu’s Party Calls For Demonstrations Outside Lawmakers’ Homes In MAGA-Style Bid To Stop Ouster

The New York Times reports: Late Wednesday, an improbable assemblage of political parties agreed to form a coalition government. Should Parliament approve the arrangement, Benjamin Netanyahu’s singular reign as prime minister will come to an end, at least for now, and a fragile, painfully cobbled together alliance will assume power. But Mr. Netanyahu signaled early Thursday that he would not …

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Netanyahu’s Opponents Seal Deal To Oust Him [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: It appears the magician has finally run out of tricks. The opponents of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Wednesday that they had reached an agreement to form a government and oust him from office, in all likelihood spelling the end of the veteran leader’s 12-year grip on power. Centrist lawmaker Yair Lapid said in a statement …

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Netanyahu’s Allies Take Page From MAGA Playbook

The Washington Post reports: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his allies on Monday worked furiously to keep opposition parties from forming a government that would displace him from Israel’s top political job for the first time in more than 12 years. Netanyahu supporters slammed right-wing parties planning to join the broad-based coalition as “traitors,” picketed their homes and issued …

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Israeli Opposition Parties Unify To Oust Netanyahu

The New York Times reports: An ultra-nationalist power-broker, Naftali Bennett [photo], said on Sunday that his political party was ready to join several other opposition parties in a coalition, opening the door to forming Israel’s first government since 2009 without Benjamin Netanyahu, the longest-serving prime minister in the country’s history. If the maneuvering, which followed two months of indecision by …

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Biden Dispatches Blinken To Israel For Peace Talks

The Associated Press reports: Secretary of State Antony Blinken is heading to the Middle East to press the Israelis, Palestinians and regional players to build on last week’s Gaza cease-fire by laying the groundwork for an eventual resumption in long-stalled peace talks. President Joe Biden announced Blinken would depart on Monday for a short visit to Israel, the West Bank, …

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Blinken On Israel: US Still Behind Two-State Solution

Politico reports: Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday affirmed President Joe Biden’s commitment to a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine, arguing that without solutions that afforded Palestinians more dignity, the cycle of violence was likely to continue. “Ultimately, it is the only way to ensure Israel’s future as a Jewish and democratic state, and of course the only …

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Israel And Hamas Agree To Egypt-Brokered Ceasefire

The Wall Street Journal reports: Israel’s cabinet approved a cease-fire with Palestinian militant group Hamas late on Thursday, according to a statement from the prime minister’s office. The cabinet voted to accept an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire that will be bilateral and without any conditions, according to the statement. Hamas leader Osama Hamdan confirmed the cease-fire and said it would begin at …

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Members Of Netanyahu’s Own Party Say He Is Drawing Out Conflict With Hamas In Order To Hold Onto Power

The Times Of Israel reports: Sources in the Likud party tell the Ma’ariv newspaper there are concerns Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is extending the fighting in Gaza because Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid currently holds the mandate to form the next government. “Netanyahu is drawing out the operation in Gaza because Lapid is holding the mandate,” a senior political adviser …

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Sanders To Seek Halt On $735M Arms Sale To Israel

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is preparing to introduce a resolution on Thursday disapproving of the U.S. sale of $735 million in precision-guided weapons to Israel, according to a draft obtained by The Washington Post. The resolution aims to halt the planned sale to Israel by the Biden administration of JDAMs, or Joint Direct Attack Munitions, and …

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Netanyahu Rejects Biden’s Call For “De-Escalation”

The Insider reports: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday said that he’s “determined” to continue the offensive in Gaza, rebuffing President Joe Biden’s call for an immediate and significant “de-escalation” in the fighting. Netanyahu said the operation will continue “until its aim is met.” The Israeli prime minister thanked the US for its support, but said the offensive will …

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