Israel's addiction to expanding its territory will not be stopped at the ballot box.
With over 90 percent of votes counted, challenger Benny Gantz’s centrist Blue and White party captures 33 seats in 120-seat parliament, to 32 seats for PM Netanyahu’s conservative Likud. Mainly Arab Joint List alliance bags 13 seats.
The Israeli right led by Benjamin Netanyahu is having to grab increasingly more land from neighbours in order to shore up support at home.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is riding high on US President Donald Trump's unflinching support, taking aggressive strides to make a strong impression on the conservative voter base.
Bahrain leads the charge in befriending Israel as Gulf nations prioritise the Iranian 'threat' and shove Palestine off the agenda.
“This step shows the US government is not only biased toward the Israeli occupation, but is fully aligned with the plans of the extremist Israeli right-wing,” says Palestinian Authority (PA) spokeperson Nabil Abu Rudaineh.
Since the Gaza demonstrations began in March last year, Israeli forces have killed nearly 270 protesters and wounded thousands.
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.
A Southeast Asian Muslim initiative, the online platform, has gone live and aims to provide enyclopedic knowledge about the Al Aqsa Mosque.
The US President has divided Jewish citizens of the US into two camps: loyal and disloyal. Trump's statement employs a dangerous anti-Semitic trope that puts the minority in danger.
It was not immediately clear what sparked the violence at the site, which Palestinians refer to as the Al Aqsa mosque compound and Jews refer to as the Temple Mount.
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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