Organisers of the Eurovision Song Contest said the gesture by Iceland's Hatari infringed upon their rules banning political gestures.
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.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger Benny Gantz emerge head-to-head after nearly over 90 percent of votes from the general election were counted, Israeli media reports.
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.
Israel's military actions targeting Lebanon could be cannon fodder for the Trump administration to use in its anti-Iran campaign.
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.
Israel is using Iraq as a staging ground for its proxy battles with Iran - and Iraq can do nothing to stop it.
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.
Ethiopian Jews have suffered discrimination by the Israeli state, which has been intelligent enough to divide ethnic groups to ensure there will never be a joint fight against racism.
Demonstrators in Tel Aviv blocked a major highway and other main intersections on roads around the country, protesting systematic discrimination by police toward the community
With the death of the former president, friends and colleagues say Egypt has lost a visionary who wanted to change the country’s authoritarian political framework.
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