We look into who controls what in the occupied West Bank as its total annexation is the top priority of Israel's new yet bloated government.
The catastrophe that Palestinians first faced 72 years ago seems to only worsen with time.
The international community's focus on battling Covid-19 provides the perfect cover for criminal political adventurism.
Seventy-two of the Knesset's 120 lawmakers signed on to Benjamin Netanyahu's candidacy after parliament passed legislation approving details of a power-sharing deal between the premier's Likud party and centrist rival Benny Gantz's Blue and White.
Official details of the power-sharing deal were not immediately disclosed, but it's believed both have agreed to rotate jobs, with Benjamin Netanyahu serving as premier first followed by Benny Gantz in October 2021.
Even the medical and economic crises brought on by the coronavirus outbreak have so far failed to end an unprecedented political deadlock that has pushed Israel into three inconclusive elections in the last year, and perhaps now a fourth.
The two men had held talks through the night "aimed at establishing a national emergency government to deal with the corona crisis and the additional challenges facing the State of Israel," a joint statement said.
A former intelligence chief believes that the country’s Jewish underground has been growing by worrying proportions, and predicts Israel’s future as “bad or very bad."
Benjamin Netanyahu says annexation of strategically crucial Jordan Valley and other parts of occupied West Bank was his top priority among "four major immediate missions," in interview ahead of Monday's election.
The Zionist state treats Arab-Israelis as second-class citizens but woos Arab states such as Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Sudan, who have been reciprocating positively.
Opposition politicians accuse the Israeli prime minister of putting his personal interests above those of the state.
The embattled hardline prime minister is sinking into further trouble as a new challenger from his Likud Party emerges to oppose him.
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