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Israel warns of ‘crushing retaliation’ after Hezbollah says its rockets can reach Tel Aviv

Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to crush Hezbollah if it launches an attack against Israel, after the militant group’s leader, Hassan Nasrallah, claimed that Tel Aviv was within rocket range. Speaking at a weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday, The Israeli prime minister warned of a “crushing” retaliation should the Iran-backed, Lebanese group[…]

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Australia considering moving embassy to Jerusalem

Australia’s prime minister said Tuesday he was open to shifting the Australian embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in line with President Donald Trump‘s decision to recognise the contested holy city as Israel’s capital. Prime Minister Scott Morrison called a press conference to say he was “open-minded” to proposals to formally recognise Jerusalem[…]

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Gold statue of Israeli PM taken down by protesters

A 13-foot-high golden effigy of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was secretly erected in the centre of Tel Aviv in protest against Israel’s “culture war” on artistic expression on Tuesday, sparking online controversy and political debate. The gilded statue was raised overnight in front of the Tel Aviv city hall[…]

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