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Politics
Israel's Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (L), Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and lawmaker Boaz Toporovsky during a vote on a bill to dissolve the Knesset, at the assembly hall of the Israeli parliament, in Jerusalem, Israel, on June 22, 2022.

Yair Lapid takes over prime minister position from Naftali Bennett

Lapid to act as interim prime minister until election in fall

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Diplomacy
Ukrainian soldiers inspect a destroyed warehouse reportedly targeted by Russian troops on outskirts of Lysychansk, in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donbas on June 17, 2022.

Israeli citizen fighting for Ukraine captured by pro-Russian forces - FM

A video showing Vladimir Kozlovsky's interrogation spread on social media

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Politics
Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid arrives to a cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem on May 1, 2022.

Yair Lapid: From TV star to Israel's next prime minister

Aged 58, the self-taught politician has many hats

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Politics
Ra'am party chief Mansour Abbas in Jerusalem, on February 22, 2022.

Low turnout among Arab voters predicted in Israel’s next elections

Only 40% of Israeli Arabs are estimated to come to election polls

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Defense
Israel Defense Forces soldiers during urban warfare training.

Behind the scenes look at IDF urban warfare training

'Little Gaza' prepares Israeli soldiers for different scenarios during West Bank operations

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Israel
Israel's new Prime Minister Yair Lapid visits the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, June 30, 2022.

Israel's incoming PM Lapid visits Yad Vashem to honor father's memory

New head of government vows to ensure Israel is always able to defend itself

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Politics
Former US president Donald Trump watches as Former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, United States, September 15, 2020.

Trump may endorse Netanyahu despite being 'disappointed with him'

'He disappointed me in certain ways, but he also did a very good job in other ways'

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Technology & Science
Elderly women sit on the beach at sunset, in the southern Israeli town of Ashdod, July 27, 2021.

Israeli study examines link between altruism and Alzheimer's

Participants completed a series of cognitive, behavioral and neurological assessments

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Politics
A man walks by election campaign billboards in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, April 7, 2019.

Israel: Committee approves 12.5% ​​increase in funds for party election campaigns

Funding is allocated to each existing parliamentary party according to number of members it has in Knesset

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Politics
مناقشة وتصويت على مشروع قانون لحل الكنيست ، في قاعة الجمعية بالبرلمان الإسرائيلي ، في القدس ، في 30 يونيو ، 2022.

Israel: Parliament votes to dissolve, Lapid to become PM

Fifth round of elections since 2019 scheduled for November 1

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Politics
Leader of the Opposition and head of the Likud party Benjamin Netanyahu leads a Likud party meeting at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem on June 20, 2022.

Israel: Netanyahu gives speech before parliament dissolution vote

'The general feeling is that we're losing this country,' Benjamin Netanyahu says

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Politics
Leader of the opposition and head of the Likud party Benjamin Netanyahu leads a Likud party meeting at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem on May 23, 2022.

Israel: Shaked-led Yamina could give Netanyahu bloc majority - poll

A partnership with Yamina would bolster Netanyahu's bloc to 63 seats

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Politics
Israel's Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked at the plenum hall of the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, on June 13, 2022.

Israel: Shaked to lead a party with members looking to leave

Shaked will spend the upcoming days attempting to persuade some Yamina members to remain in the party

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Society
Sha'aban Al Sayed, père d'Hisham Al Sayed détenu en captivité depuis sept ans à Gaza, dans le Prime le 29 juin 2022

'We ask Hamas to release him immediately' says father of Israeli captive in Gaza

‘We need to stay strong and carry on until he comes back’

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Politics
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett during a discussion and a vote on a bill to dissolve the Knesset, at the assembly hall of the Israeli parliament, in Jerusalem, on June 22, 2022.

Israel: PM Bennett will not run in next elections

'I do not intend to run in the next elections, but I will remain a loyal soldier of this country'

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Politics
The empty assembly hall of the Israeli parliament, in Jerusalem, on June 27, 2022.

Israel: Parties threaten filibuster over Metro Bill before parliament dispersal

Israel's opposition wants to block the bill, as it would be a victory for the coalition

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Diplomacy
Le président Isaac Herzog et le roi de Jordanie Abdallah II au palais Al Husseiniya à Amman, en Jordanie, le 30 mars 2022.

Israeli president Herzog meets with Jordan's King Abdullah

'During the warm meeting, the president and the king discussed deep strategic issues,' the statement reads

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Diplomacy
An Israeli flag is set atop a delivery truck outside US ice-cream maker Ben & Jerry's factory in Be'er Tuvia, Israel on July 21, 2021.

Ben & Jerry's Israel and Unilever reach agreement to end settlement boycott

'Antisemitism will not defeat us, not even when it comes to ice cream,' says Foreign Minister Yair Lapid

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Society
Rachel (L) and Michael, two protestors holding signs reading "It's my body it's my choice," "Never again," and "If it's not our body it's not your choice," during a pro-choice protest in Tel Aviv, Israel, June 28, 2022.

Israelis protest overturning of Roe v. Wade in Tel Aviv

‘It’s no longer just a US issue, it’s a human rights issue’

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Economy
An Egyptian farmer stands in front of wheat crops in Zagazig, northeast of Cairo, Egypt, on April 11, 2016.

Egypt to receive $500m from World Bank to boost food security

The new tranche will go towards ‘funding wheat purchases’

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Defense
An image grab from a handout video released by the media office of Hamas's armed wing the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades on June 28, 2022

Father of Israeli hostage: We are ready to wait for his release

'We want all the captives to return home to their families'

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Defense
In this file photo taken on April 11, 2021 coal steam rises from the Miller Power Plant in Adamsville, Alabama, US.

IDF official: Israel thwarted cyberattack targeting US power plants

'It enabled preventing this threat, through tight collaboration with our fantastic American partners'

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Diplomacy
L'ambassadeur américain en Israël Thomas Richard Nides lors de sa cérémonie de prestation de serment en tant que nouvel ambassadeur en Israël, à la résidence du président à Jérusalem, le 5 décembre 2021.

US ambassador urges passage of visa waiver bills held up by opposition

Likud-led opposition preventing passage of two bills required for Israel to join US Visa Waiver Program

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Defense
Israel's Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, (L), gets an update on Rafael's under-development Magen Or laser defense system, Haifa, June 1, 2022.

Report: Israel aims to transfer laser tech to Saudis

Government will seek US permission to sell Iron Beam to Saudi Arabia, UAE during Biden's visit next month