Israel’s Coalition Was Not a Failure. It Was a Precedent.

The departing coalition was created out of necessity — it was the only path to unseat Benjamin Netanyahu — but it almost immediately came under vicious attack.

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Bullet Too Damaged to Prove Who Killed Shireen Abu Akleh, U.S. Says

The State Department said Shireen Abu Akleh, the Al Jazeera broadcaster killed in the West Bank in May, was likely hit by shots fired from Israeli military positions.

#abu-akleh-shireen, #deaths-fatalities, #israel, #united-states, #west-bank

Nazi Tapes Provide a Chilling Sequel to the Eichmann Trial

Sixty years after the execution of Adolf Eichmann, the logistics chief of the Holocaust, an Israeli documentary airs his confessions in his own voice.

#eichmann-adolf, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #israel, #movies, #television, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Yair Lapid, Israel’s New Prime Minister, Played the Long Game to Power

Once mocked for his inexperience and perceived arrogance, Israel’s caretaker premier taught voters a lesson in political maturity and humility.

#bennett-naftali, #elections, #israel, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #netanyahu-benjamin, #politics-and-government, #yair-lapid

Israel’s Parliament Dissolves, Paving Way for Another Election

The decision brought down the coalition government and installed Yair Lapid, a centrist, as interim prime minister. Exhausted and exasperated voters now face a fifth election since April 2019.

#bennett-naftali, #elections, #israel, #lapid-yair, #likud-party-israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #politics-and-government, #yesh-atid

On Israeli and American Ballots: The Soul of Democracy

What ails Israel’s politics has similarities in the United States.

#abbas-mansour, #bennett-naftali, #elections, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #israel, #israeli-settlements, #lapid-yair, #netanyahu-benjamin, #politics-and-government, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

An Israeli Soccer Team’s Success Puts Its Arab Village on the Map

Established in 2016, Maccabi Bnei Reineh is the talk of Israel’s top division after completing a quick rise. Its founders say its presence represents something far more important.

#israel, #maccabi-bnei-reineh-soccer-team, #soccer

Naftali Bennett’s Exit Interview

Israel’s departing prime minister reflects on a government that tried to put pragmatism ahead of ideology. 

#bennett-naftali, #content-type-personal-profile, #international-relations, #iran, #israel, #nuclear-weapons, #politics-and-government, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Israeli Government Collapse Gives Netanyahu Another Chance at Power

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, lost power last year. But his base hasn’t abandoned him, and he could return to office after a snap election this fall.

#bennett-naftali, #israel, #lapid-yair, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #likud-party-israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #politics-and-government

Israel Confirms Regional Military Project, Showing Its Growing Role

The Israeli defense minister, Benny Gantz, said Israel was working with other countries in the Middle East to combat Iranian military threats.

#arabs, #defense-and-military-forces, #international-relations, #israel, #middle-east, #politics-and-government

Israel Heads for 5th Election in 3 Years After Government Collapses, Officials Say

The move follows the defection of two coalition lawmakers, giving the opposition a majority in Parliament.

#bennett-naftali, #defectors-political, #elections, #israel, #lapid-yair, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #netanyahu-benjamin, #politics-and-government

The Killing of Shireen Abu Akleh: Tracing a Bullet to an Israeli Convoy

A New York Times investigation found that the bullet that killed a Palestinian-American journalist was fired from the approximate position of an Israeli military vehicle.

#abu-akleh-shireen, #al-jazeera, #defense-and-military-forces, #israel, #middle-east, #news-and-news-media, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #west-bank

Fears Grow Over Iran’s Nuclear Program as Tehran Digs a New Tunnel Network

The conflict over the program is about to flare again as President Biden travels next month to Israel and Saudi Arabia, Iran’s two biggest regional rivals.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #gantz-benny, #grossi-rafael, #international-atomic-energy-agency, #iran, #israel, #middle-east, #nuclear-energy, #nuclear-weapons, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

Biden Trip to Saudi Arabia Is Set, but Energy Help Is Not

The White House formally announced that President Biden would visit the oil-rich kingdom in mid-July despite having denounced it as a “pariah” state after the assassination of a dissident.

#abbas-mahmoud, #bennett-naftali, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #israel, #middle-east, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #palestinian-authority, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #saudi-arabia, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #west-bank

Netanyahu vs. Olmert: A Lurid Libel Case Grips Israel

A sensational legal drama between the two ex-prime ministers, centered on a claim of mental illness, comes as Israel’s year-old government teeters and one of the former leaders eyes a comeback.

#bennett-naftali, #israel, #libel-and-slander, #mental-health-and-disorders, #netanyahu-benjamin, #netanyahu-sara, #netanyahu-yair, #olmert-ehud, #politics-and-government, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Israel’s Government Teeters Again, Losing Vote on Law that Supports West Bank Settlers

The vote’s failure — from defections within the governing bloc and a power move by usually pro-settler opposition lawmakers — could topple the government and throw a lifeline to former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

#arabs, #bennett-naftali, #israel, #israeli-settlements, #law-and-legislation, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #saar-gideon, #west-bank

Israel Signs Trade Deal With U.A.E.

The agreement highlighted deepening ties between Israel and parts of the Arab world. Once ratified, it will remove tariffs on 96 percent of bilateral trade, the two governments said.

#dubai-united-arab-emirates, #international-relations, #israel, #peace-process

Palestinian Inquiry Accuses Israel of Intentionally Killing Al Jazeera Journalist

The Palestinian Authority reported its final findings from a two-week investigation into the killing of the journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. Israel said it was still conducting its own inquiry.

#abu-akleh-shireen, #al-jazeera, #bullet-proof-clothing, #defense-and-military-forces, #funerals-and-memorials, #israel, #news-and-news-media, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #ramallah-west-bank, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #west-bank

Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh Was Killed in Jenin. Who Will Be Next?

A transparent investigation into the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh will lead to much-needed accountability.

#abu-akleh-shireen, #al-jazeera, #committee-to-protect-journalists, #israel, #palestinians, #west-bank

Israel’s Political Crisis Is Resolved, but Governing Remains a Strain

A lawmaker who quit the coalition last week reversed her decision on Sunday, averting the government’s imminent collapse.

#bennett-naftali, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #netanyahu-benjamin, #politics-and-government, #rinawie-zoabi-ghaida

Chaos in Israel Gives New Chance to Old Face: Benjamin Netanyahu

Mr. Netanyahu, Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, lost office last summer. Now the coalition that replaced him is crumbling — potentially leading to new elections that could return him to power.

#bennett-naftali, #israel, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #likud-party-israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #raam-party-israel, #rinawie-zoabi-ghaida

Israeli Police Attack Mourners Before Funeral for Shireen Abu Akleh

As hundreds gathered to witness the start of Shireen Abu Akleh’s funeral procession, riot police assaulted the people carrying her coffin.

#abu-akleh-shireen, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #east-jerusalem, #freedom-of-the-press, #funerals-and-memorials, #israel, #palestinians, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #west-bank

Israeli Police Attack Funeral of Slain Palestinian Journalist

Video showed police officers in Jerusalem beating and kicking mourners next to the coffin of Shireen Abu Akleh, an Al Jazeera reporter who was killed on Wednesday, forcing one to the ground.

#abu-akleh-shireen, #defense-and-military-forces, #israel, #news-and-news-media, #palestinians, #west-bank

Why a Bullet Is the Focus of Investigations In Journalist’s Killing

The Palestinian Authority said it would not let Israeli officials examine the bullet that killed Shireen Abu Akleh. Israel said that is the only way to determine who fired it.

#abu-akleh-shireen, #al-jazeera, #defense-and-military-forces, #funerals-and-memorials, #israel, #news-and-news-media, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #west-bank

Shireen Abu Akleh, Palestinian Journalist, Dies, Aged 51

Ms. Abu Akleh, a Palestinian American reporter who was killed in the West Bank on Wednesday, was a household name across the Middle East.

#al-jazeera, #israel, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #news-and-news-media, #palestinians, #shireen-abu-akleh, #west-bank

‘Tantura’ Documentary Reopens Debate About Israel’s Foundational Story

Israeli soldiers had long denied killing prisoners after capturing an Arab seaside town, days after Israel’s creation. A new film provides fresh evidence — reopening a debate about Israel’s foundational story.

#arab-israeli-war-1948, #arabs, #defense-and-military-forces, #documentary-films-and-programs, #dor-israel, #israel, #palestinians, #schwarz-alon, #tantura-israel, #tantura-movie, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Israel Plans Zip Line for Ancient Jerusalem

A Jewish settler group is promoting projects that opponents say will change the delicate historic, religious and political balance in highly symbolic areas around Jerusalem’s Old City.

#cable-cars-and-trams, #christians-and-christianity, #east-jerusalem, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #jews-and-judaism, #muslims-and-islam, #palestinians, #religion-and-belief, #temple-mount-jerusalem

Israel Condemns Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov’s Comments as Antisemitic

Israel’s response is among the fiercest criticism it has leveled at the Russian government since the invasion of Ukraine.

#anti-semitism, #bennett-naftali, #israel, #lapid-yair, #lavrov-sergey-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

Mi’ilya, Christian Village in Israel, Digs Into Crusader Past

The residents of Mi’ilya long wondered what archaeological treasures lay beneath a crumbling castle. Now, some are excavating their homes to find out.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #byzantine-civilization, #crusades-christianity, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #israel, #khamisy-rabei, #miilya-israel

They Survived the Holocaust. Now, They Are Fleeing to Germany.

A complex operation is underway to evacuate Holocaust survivors from Ukraine. For rescuers and evacuees alike, it means confronting the past.

#american-joint-distribution-committee, #conference-on-jewish-material-claims-against-germany, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #germany, #hanover-germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #israel, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #stalin-joseph, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Baking Challah in Dubai: A Jewish Community Heads Out Into the Open

The increasing openness of Jewish life in the Persian Gulf emirate of Dubai is another sign of an emerging new reality in the Middle East, where Israel’s isolation by the Arab world is ebbing.

#anti-semitism, #arabs, #dubai-united-arab-emirates, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #peace-process, #politics-and-government, #united-arab-emirates

A Site Holy to Jews and Muslims Returns as the Nexus of Conflict

The skirmishes between Palestinians and Israeli police at the Aqsa Mosque, known to Jews as Temple Mount, are laden with national and religious symbolism.

#al-aqsa-mosque-jerusalem, #arabs, #bennett-naftali, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #east-jerusalem, #hamas, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #jews-and-judaism, #mosques, #muslims-and-islam, #olmert-ehud, #palestinians, #temple-mount-jerusalem, #terrorism, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #western-wall-jerusalem

Gazan Militants and Israeli Air Force Exchange Fire

The flare-up followed a rise in tensions over holy places in Jerusalem and a deadly wave of Arab attacks in Israel, answered by a lethal Israeli crackdown in the occupied West Bank.

#al-aqsa-mosque-jerusalem, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #jews-and-judaism, #mosques, #palestinians, #temple-mount-jerusalem

Rare Overlap of Holy Days Shows Jerusalem’s Promise and Problems

In its Old City, a Christian, a Jew and a Muslim marked Easter, Passover and Ramadan. To some, it’s a “symphony.” To others, a reminder of division.

#al-aqsa-mosque-jerusalem, #christians-and-christianity, #easter-and-holy-week, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #jesus-christ, #jews-and-judaism, #mohammed-the-prophet-of-islam, #moses-prophet, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #muslims-and-islam, #passover, #ramadan, #temple-mount-jerusalem, #terrorism

Israeli Police Stop Muslim Worshipers From Entering Holy Site

Brief clashes broke out Sunday in side streets near the Aqsa Mosque compound, two days after violence at the site left more than 150 people injured.

#al-aqsa-mosque-jerusalem, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #mosques, #palestinians, #temple-mount-jerusalem

Israel Steps Up Raids in Palestinian Territories in Response to Attacks

At least 14 Palestinians have been killed in a widespread Israeli military operation in the West Bank, launched in response to a string of attacks in Israel that killed 14 people.

#israel, #jerusalem-israel, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #terrorism

Clashes Erupt at Jerusalem Holy Site on Day With Overlapping Holidays

Calm returned after more than 150 people were injured and hundreds were arrested by the Israeli police on Friday, when Ramadan, Easter and Passover coincided for the first time in thirty years.

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Israeli-Palestinian Clashes Erupt in Jerusalem as Holidays Converge

The violence broke out at the Aqsa Mosque compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, on the first day of a rare concurrence of Ramadan, Passover and Easter.

#al-aqsa-mosque-jerusalem, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #easter-and-holy-week, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #mosques, #muslims-and-islam, #palestinians, #ramadan, #temple-mount-jerusalem

Israel’s Oldest Museum Takes a New Look at Israeli Art

For decades, museums presented Israeli art as a companion to the country’s history. The Tel Aviv Museum of Art breaks away from that approach — with surprising results.

#art, #herzl-theodor, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #museums, #palestinians, #sculpture, #tel-aviv-israel, #west-bank, #zionism

Mimi Reinhard, Who Typed Up Schindler’s List, Dies at 107

As a secretary in a forced-labor camp in World War II, she added her own name to the list of 1,100 Jews who would be spared from the gas chambers.

#deaths-obituaries, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #israel, #krakow-poland, #oskar-schindler, #reinhard-mimi, #schindlers-list-movie, #schindlers-list-book

Israel’s Ukraine Policy Prompts Scrutiny of Russian-Israeli Oligarchs

Israel has expressed solidarity with Ukraine but avoided direct criticism of Russia, raising questions about Russian-Israeli businessmen close to the Kremlin.

#bennett-naftali, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #kolomoisky-igor-v, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

In a Village Divided, Palestinians See Their Hold on Territory Eroding

Carved up over decades, the village of Walaja sits partly in the occupied West Bank and partly in Jerusalem. Palestinians say this type of fragmentation undermines prospects for a state.

#border-barriers, #defense-and-military-forces, #east-jerusalem, #israel, #israeli-settlements, #jerusalem-israel, #middle-east, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #west-bank

Wave of Terrorism in Israel Defies a Simple Narrative

Four recent deadly attacks have highlighted Palestinian anger over vanishing prospects of a Palestinian state, but the assailants’ diverse backgrounds have left many questions unanswered.

#abbas-mahmoud, #bennett-naftali, #defense-and-military-forces, #easter-and-holy-week, #israel, #israeli-settlements, #jews-and-judaism, #muslims-and-islam, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #passover, #ramadan, #terrorism

Gunman Is Fatally Shot After Killing 2 in Tel Aviv

The initial killings occurred outside a busy bar at the heart of Israel’s most cosmopolitan city, in the latest deadly attack in the country.

#firearms, #israel, #magen-david-adom, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #tel-aviv-israel

Tel Aviv Shooting Kills 2, Wounds 8

The shooting occurred outside a busy bar at the heart of Israel’s most cosmopolitan city, at the start of the Israeli weekend. Nearly three hours later, the shooter was still at large.

#firearms, #israel, #magen-david-adom, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #tel-aviv-israel

At Least 2 Killed in Tel Aviv, in Latest Attack in Israel

The shooting occurred outside a busy bar at the heart of Israel’s most cosmopolitan city, at the start of the Israeli weekend.

#firearms, #israel, #magen-david-adom, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #tel-aviv-israel

Israel’s Government in Crisis After Senior Lawmaker Quits Coalition

Idit Silman, the de facto government whip, left the coalition, depriving the government of a parliamentary majority. But her move does not mean the opposition can win a vote of no confidence, at least for now.

#bennett-naftali, #idit-silman, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #netanyahu-benjamin, #passover, #politics-and-government, #yamina-israeli-political-party

Israeli Troops Kill 3 Palestinian Militants in West Bank After Rise in Attacks

The Israeli authorities said the men were killed in a shootout. The security forces have ramped up their operations after a wave of violence.

#israel, #palestinians, #temple-mount-jerusalem, #west-bank

Spike in Violence Poses Test for Israel’s Fragile Government

A rash of terrorist attacks has spawned criticism of the government from the left and right, and for opposite reasons. But the coalition’s diversity has constrained its options.

#abbas-mahmoud, #abbas-mansour, #bennett-naftali, #bnei-brak-israel, #israel, #israeli-settlements, #jerusalem-israel, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #raam-party-israel, #terrorism

U.S. Pressured to Open Consulates in Jerusalem and Western Sahara

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, on travels through the Middle East and North Africa over the past week, was urged by Arab leaders to make good on past promises.

#abbas-mahmoud, #algeria, #blinken-antony-j, #defense-and-military-forces, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #morocco, #palestinian-authority, #polisario-front, #politics-and-government, #united-states-international-relations