A panel voted to repeal the 2017 measure, under which settlers could remain on land if they built there without prior knowledge of Palestinian ownership, or if homes were built at the state's direction. Eight voted in favour and one against.
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.
It was the first time in almost 31 years of Polish democracy that voting for the election in line with the constitution, scheduled for Sunday, did not take place. The speaker of parliament now has two weeks to announce a new date.
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.
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.
Israel's president says he has decided to give opposition leader Benny Gantz the first opportunity to form a new government following an inconclusive national election this month.
Israel's Justice Ministry said the trial, due to have opened on March 17 with the reading of an indictment against Netanyahu in three graft cases, would begin on May 24 "due to developments related to the spread of the coronavirus".
Surveys conducted by three Israeli networks gave Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party between 36 and 37 seats in Israel's 120-member parliament.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger Benny Gantz had failed to form a coalition government in the past two elections in April and September.
Annegert Kramp-Karrenbauer has given up her post as Chairwoman of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), and is no longer seen as a favourite for Germany’s chancellorship after a political scandal in Thuringia.
Opposition politicians accuse the Israeli prime minister of putting his personal interests above those of the state.
Partial results reported by Israeli TV stations showed Netanyahu capturing between 70 percent and 80 percent of the vote, trouncing his challenger, lawmaker Gideon Saar.
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