A staunch backer of Israel and the Republican party, Adelson became an opponent of former Democratic president Barack Obama, then a major financier for his successor Donald Trump.
PM Benjamin Netanyahu orders new settlements for illegal Jewish settlers on the Palestinian lands, a move that could strain ties with the incoming US administration of President-elect Joe Biden.
The protest in a Jerusalem square near Netanyahu’s official residence comes as Israel is in the midst of its third national lockdown, which was recently tightened to shutter schools.
Iran earlier breached the 2015 nuclear pact’s limit on the purity to which it can enrich uranium to go up to 4.5 percent but enrichment at 20 percent at its Fordow facility is just one technical jump away from weapons-grade levels of 90 percent.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been charged with fraud, breach of trust and accepting bribes in three corruption cases.
The Jewish state faces criticism for being vindictive towards Mordechai Vanunu, an Israeli cold-war whistleblower, while celebrating the return of Jonathan Pollard, who sold American military secrets to Tel Aviv in the 1980s.
Israel’s government is accused of not acting against violent settler protests, in which Jewish extremists beat and injure police forces and Palestinian civilians.
Turkey has been at odds with PM Benjamin Netanyahu, who is now facing fresh elections in March, over several issues, including Israel’s attitude towards Palestinian lands.
The ideological groupings in the Israeli parliament usually pave the way for snap elections, pushing the country in political limbo.
Israel to hold snap election in March as Parliament fails to meet deadline to pass budget, triggering a ballot presenting new challenges for PM Benjamin Netanyahu.
Protests against Benjamin Netanyahu have been fueled by the government’s inefficient response to coronavirus pandemic and the Prime Minister's ongoing trial for corruption.
There are opposing views inside the kingdom towards normalisation with Israel, revealing fault lines among different political clans.
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