Israeli PM Netanyahu, contesting an April election under shadow of possible corruption charges, demanded Monday to confront state’s witnesses against him.
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Israeli legislators voted 102 to 2 Wednesday in favor of dissolving parliament and to hold a general election six months ahead of schedule on April 9.
Prime Minister Benjamin calls early elections for April, setting the stage for a three-month campaign clouded by a series of corruption investigations.
Saudi friend sues Israeli surveillance firm, claiming its sophisticated spyware targeted and helped lead to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Israeli police have recommended indictments for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, on bribery and other charges.
Citizens of Palestine, under either Hamas or Fatah rule, enjoy neither natural nor legal rights. They are not allowed to air out their opinions.
The Trump administration has cut funding to the U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees, calling the organization “irredeemably flawed.”
Israel’s prime minister is defending jewish state law after tens of thousands of people demonstrated against it in Tel Aviv.
From my perspective, it seems Israel should go all in for the two state agreement followed up with humanitarian aid for Palestine. Israel may even gain some friends in the process.
While I was in Cadiz, Spain, I attended an event at the Universidad de Málaga, where there was a showing of the film Existir Es Resistir and I interviewed activist Ahmad Jaradat from Hebron, West Bank.