Israel's addiction to expanding its territory will not be stopped at the ballot box.
Opinion polls put former armed forces chief Benny Gantz's centrist Blue and White party neck-and-neck with PM Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud, and suggest the far-right Yisrael Beiteinu party could emerge as kingmaker in coalition talks.
The Israeli right led by Benjamin Netanyahu is having to grab increasingly more land from neighbours in order to shore up support at home.
Donald Trump has one less hawk in his administration, that much is certain. What is unclear is whether it means a less combative foreign policy with countries like Iran or Venezuela.
Two Palestinian teenagers were killed by Israeli troops along the Gaza border on Friday, according to the health ministry of Palestine.
Recent Israeli strikes in its neighbourhood are a calculated risk, but no matter how controlled, they can quickly spin out of control.
A Hamas interior ministry spokesman said security forces are making progress in their investigation to establish who was behind the blasts, but did not disclose further details.
An Israeli teenager was killed and her father and brother were injured by a bomb blast blamed on Palestinians near a settlement in the occupied West Bank, Israeli officials said.
Obeying the demands of US President Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday banned a join trip by US representatives Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from visiting Israel and touring the West Bank.
At least 300 Palestinians have since been killed in Gaza or the border area by Israeli fire since March 2018, the majority during demonstrations and clashes.
Instead of standing in solidarity with Kashmir, many in the Arab world have only a vague understanding of its situation, which emboldens India to act with impunity.
Gaza's Health Ministry says a Palestinian has been killed by Israeli gunfire during a protest along the territory's frontier with Israel.
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