Israel votes in fourth election in two years

Israel has gone to the polls for the fourth election in less than two years, with the nation still divided over whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu deserves to remain in office. Polling stations were opening across Israel and in the occupied West Bank, with some 6.5 million registered voters set[…]

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Israel’s Knesset passes controversial coronavirus law limiting legislative oversight

Israel’s Knesset passed legislation late Wednesday that gives the cabinet sweeping emergency powers, including the ability to declare a national emergency and impose restrictions to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The legislation grants the government overarching powers to impose restrictions on the public until June 2021, and replaces[…]

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Israel passes controversial ‘Jewish nation-state’ law

Israel’s parliament on Thursday adopted a law defining the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people, provoking fears it will lead to blatant discrimination against its Palestinian citizens. The legislation, adopted by 62 votes to 55, makes Hebrew the country’s national language and defines the establishment of Jewish communities[…]

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Israeli delegation invite rejected

Parliament has rejected the invitation for members of the Israeli Knesset to visit South Africa. This follows vehement calls by Nelson Mandela grandson, Mandla Mandela, for government to revoke visas for the delegation, which is expected to visit South Africa in August. Addressing protestors at the mass Al Aqsa march[…]

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PLO slams joint US-Israel event celebrating 50th year of Israeli occupation

After reports emerged that the US Congress and the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, would celebrate the 50 years of Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territory during a joint video event on June 6, Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee Member Hanan Ashrawi said in a statement on Wednesday that the event[…]

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