There are more than 300 prosecution witnesses for the indictment in Israel's Parliament in three graft cases against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Israel takes pride in being democratic in an undemocratic region but is now looking to limit one of the very foundations of democratic societies.
Israel's parliament voted to dissolve itself early, sending the country to an unprecedented second snap election this year as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a governing coalition before a midnight deadline.
Last authorised opinion polls suggest PM Benjamin Netanyahu heading for next term in office. Meanwhile, the country's Arab minority is being urged to boycott election over Israel's controversial "nation-state" law.
Israeli Parliament approves legislation allowing further expansion of illegal Jewish-only settlement in the occupied city's Silwan neighbourhood.
The sultanate's Foreign Affairs minister Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah says Muscat only offering ideas to help Israel and Palestinians to come together, a day after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Oman.
Voting to advance the legislation that critics say targets convicted Palestinians will take place on Wednesday.
People living in Issawiya have literally built their opposition to an Israeli bill that aims to muffle the Muslim call to prayer in occupied East Jerusalem.
A controversial draft law that legalises construction of Jewish homes on private Palestinian property has just passed the first of three hurdles in Israel's parliament.
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