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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party and the rival Blue and White party both were unable develop a power-sharing agreement after neither secured a parliamentary majority.
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Israel's Parliament voted to dissolve itself after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a government.
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The actress called it a way to “further my own knowledge of Jewish and Israeli history,” vowing to speak out “against the insidious and anti-Semitic BDS movement.”
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised pass a bill supporting surrogacy for gay men, but then voted against it.
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The Israeli leader also happens to be under investigation.
Queer Voices
Given what many would see as this glaring hypocrisy, one would think that it would be far more politically expedient for
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Why do I say that hearing Mr. Oudeh was refreshing and unusual? The answer is that he was not vituperative or vicious in his criticism of many of the policies of the current Israeli government.
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Considering that the agreement is practically a done deal, how should Israel act to assure that it's security interests do not suffer? While Prime Minister Netanyahu continues to attack the agreement, I and many in Israel believe that it's time to deal with this worrying and uncertain situation in a sensible manner.
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JERUSALEM, July 21 (Reuters) - Israel's parliament imposed tougher penalties of up to 20 years prison for people throwing
Politics
The book is instructive and disturbing on many levels. First and foremost, I was struck by the arrogance and the sense of impunity with which Ally was written. No one who criticizes Israel is spared from Oren's venomous pen. Two targets receive special attention: President Obama and liberal American Jews.
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I think Israel needs a revolution. I think Israelis need to freak out, blow a gasket, wig out, and stop being blinded by the sheer idiocy of hate and power. It is time to start acting like the Greeks and Italians and be brave. I think it is time to burn.
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The new Netanyahu-led government was created to serve its own political agenda, which is far removed from Israel's national interests. Indeed, in Israel the politician's personal interest comes first, the interest of the political party comes second, favoritism comes third, and the country can wait.
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The Knesset opening session was buzzing with new faces, as 39 new Members of Knesset joined their veteran colleagues in the swearing in ceremony that took place in the Israeli parliament on Tuesday, March 31.
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A little over 20 percent Israel's eight million citizens are Arabs. According to the Israeli Democracy Index, a public opinion survey project conducted by the Israeli Democratic Institute and the Guttman Center for Surveys found last year that 65 percent of Israeli-Arabs are proud to be Israeli.
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That the Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel have fought for their rights for 67 years and continue to advance in their struggle gives me hope. As we approach this years' "Land Day," keep your eyes on this remarkable community. They do, indeed, point the way forward.
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The Tea Partyers and members of Likud, including Benjamin Netanyahu, give no real alternatives to negotiated settlements other than war.
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History teaches us that the window of opportunity can be closed at any moment. It's important that Israel not lose its chance for a decent future.
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We cannot afford another nine years of more of the same. Economic growth cannot be separated from social growth any longer. Israel's opportunities should be available to everyone and under Isaac Herzog's leadership, we will ensure that strong economic growth benefits ordinary people.
Politics
In a few days, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will mount the podium of the U.S. Congress to speak before a joint session of the House and Senate. He will use the occasion to blast Iran and issue dire warnings about the current US-led negotiations designed to limit Iran's nuclear program.