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Yaakov Litzman arrives for a court hearing as part of his plea bargain, at the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court on August 08, 2022.

Israel: Ex-lawmaker Yaakov Litzman convicted of breach of trust

Litzman was given a suspended sentence of eight months and was forced to pay a fine of roughly $900

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Sami Abu Shehadeh attends a plenum session in the assembly hall of the Israeli parliament on May 16, 2022.

Israel: Joint List lawmakers condemn Operation 'Breaking Dawn'

'(Lapid and Gantz) are trying to pave their way back to power at the expense of Palestinian blood'

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An Israeli guides his child in casting the ballot for Israel's parliamentary election at a polling station in the city of Yavne, Israel, on March 23, 2021.

Israel: Labor, Likud may postpone primaries due to Operation Breaking Dawn

The final decision will be made by the end of the day

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Israel's opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu, left, participates in a security briefing with Prime Minister Yair Lapid, right, and Lapid's military secretary Avi Gil, center, Jerusalem, August 7, 2022.

Netanyahu gives 'full backing' to Gaza operation in meeting with Lapid

'I of course fully support the government, the IDF, the security forces'

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La Knesset réunie en plénum, le 27 juin 2022

Explainer: How Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, works

With the fifth round of elections since 2019 looming, how exactly does Israel’s government function?

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Israeli Interior Minister and head of the Yamina party Ayelet Shaked arrives to a press conference at Hamacabia Village in Ramat Gan, central Israel, on July 27, 2022.

Israel elections: Shaked would narrowly cross electoral threshold, poll finds

If Shaked's party were to join Netanyahu's, it would bring the opposition leader's bloc to a majority

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Zehava Galon lors d'une réunion du comité des finances au Parlement israélien le 11 septembre 2017

Israel: Galon calls for investigation into Netanyahu over Channel 14 case

'Netanyahu has learned nothing from his past crimes,' says left-wing Meretz chairwoman candidate Zehava Galon

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Benjamin Netanyahu stands at his podium ahead of a press conference with Jared Kushner (L) in Jerusalem on December 21, 2020.

Netanyahu contests Kushner's claim on surprising Trump with annexation

'The allegation that Netanyahu surprised Trump... is completely false," says a Netanyahu spokesperson

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Head of Israel's Otzma Yehudit party Itamar Ben-Gvir speaks to i24NEWS, Tel Aviv, Israel, on August 3, 2022.

Ben-Gvir to i24NEWS: 'I want to act to strengthen the state'

The head of the Otzma Yehudit party talks about the November 1 elections, the fifth round since 2019

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Yair Lapid speaks to party members during a Yesh Atid party conference in Tel Aviv, Israel, August 3, 2022.

Israel: Lapid's Yesh Atid party officially launches election campaign

'Everything has changed in the last year, but not our values; not the things we care about,' Lapid says

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Border-marking buoys in the Mediterranean waters off the coast of Rosh Hanikra, Israel, an area at the between Israel and Lebanon, on May 4, 2021.

KPF: Israel-Lebanon maritime talks require national referendum

PM Lapid held a Security Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, updating ministers on the status of the maritime talks

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Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to the media at the Likud headquarters in Tel Aviv on July 26, 2022.

Israel: Likud head Netanyahu launches economic plan

'Our country is in a deep economic crisis. This isn't fate. It is possible to exit it,' says Netanyahu

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United Torah Judaism parliament member Ya'akov Tessler during a plenum session at the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem, on June 6, 2022.

Poll: Israeli voters don’t want ultra-Orthodox factions in next gov’t

The Israeli public 'wants to be freed from religious coercion, rather than perpetuate it'

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Eli Avidar speaks during a press conference at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem, on February 22, 2022.

Israel: Former Yisrael Beitenu MK announces new 'Free Israel' party

'It’s time for an ‘Israel Free’ from dictators, corruption, coercion, fear, incitement, racism... bullying'

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Bezalel Smotrich, Itamar Ben Gvir and MK's from the Religious Zionism party visit at Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City on October 20, 2021.

Israel: Ben-Gvir, Smotrich set to announce merger agreement

Ben-Gvir will co-head the list along with Smotrich, whose party is set to hold primaries at the end of August

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Ofer Cassif attends Internal security committee meeting at the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament in Jerusalem on November 8, 2021.

Israel: Joint List MK summoned after violence against cop

Police stopped Cassif while driving to the South Hebron Hills to participate in a protest at Masafer Yatta

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Michal Shir speaks during Labor and Welfare Committee meeting at the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament in Jerusalem on June 20, 2022.

Israel: Lawmaker Michal Shir leaves New Hope for Yesh Atid

Shir originally began her political career as a member of Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party

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Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas speaks in the West Bank's Ramallah on September 3, 2020.

Israel to deduct $176 million from PA's funds

Israel expects a protest from the Palestinian Authority over the move

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Benyamin Netanyahou et Ayelet Shaked à la Knesset, le 21 décembre 2016

Israel's Shaked does not rule out sitting with Netanyahu

Shaked opposes the formation of a 'narrow government,' calling it 'not right'

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Ayelet Shaked holds a press conference with Yoaz Hendel at Hamacabia Village in Ramat Gan, Israel, on July 27, 2022.

Israel: Shaked's new party crosses threshold, poll shows

Neither Netanyahu nor Lapid are able to form a coalition according to this poll

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Les ministres israéliens de l'Intérieur et des Communications, Ayelet Shaked et Yoaz Hendel au Mont Herzl à Jérusalem, le 10 juillet 2022

Israel: Yamina and Derech Eretz announce merger agreement

Latest poll showed that Yamina would not pass the threshold in the upcoming election

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Illustration - le Premier ministre israélien Benyamin Netanyahou et Yaïr Lapid,  à Jérusalem le 7 octobre 2014

Israel: Netanyahu accuses Lapid of 'amateurism, irresponsibility' over Russia crisis

'When we return, with God's help, to leadership, we will fix what is being ruined now,' says Netanyahu

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MK Itamar Ben-Gvir reacts during a press statement of United Arab List party MK Mansour Abbas, at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem, May 11, 2022.

Ben-Gvir preferred by Israelis over Abbas, new poll shows

40 percent of Israelis prefer a government that includes Ben-Gvir and 20 percent want a government with Abbas

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Israel's Minister of Regional Cooperation Issawi Frej at the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament in Jerusalem, on June 13, 2022.

Peace with Morocco could heal Palestinian conflict, Issawi Frej tells i24NEWS

'There is no substitute for friendship, there is no substitute for closeness'