'Blue & White'


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Politics
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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Politics
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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Africa
Hausa people protest in Khartoum's southern suburb of Mayo, Sudan, on July 19, 2022.

Sudan: Deadly tribal clashes prompt mass protests

Hausa people constitute the largest ethnic group in west and central Africa, but are a stark minority in Sudan

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Politics
Gideon Saar et Benny Gantz tiennent une conférence de presse annonçant la fusion de leurs partis en vue des prochaines élections, à Ramat Gan, le 10 juillet 2022.

Israel: Defense Minister Gantz, Justice Minister Sa’ar unveil new electoral union

'Israel needs a new hope and a way out of this crisis'

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Politics
Justice Minister Gideon Sa'ar and Defense Minister Benny Gantz at the assembly hall of the Israeli parliament, in Jerusalem, on June 22, 2022.

Israel: New Hope and Blue and White preparing to merge - report

In the current makeup of Israel's parliament Blue and White has eight seats, and New Hope has six

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Politics
Israel's Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (R) and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid attend a weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, on May 29, 2022.

Israel: Government’s one year anniversary marked by continued instability

Lacking a majority, diverse coalition veers from one crisis to the next

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Politics
Head of the Yamina party Naftali Bennett during a meeting with members of the 'change' coalition at the Knesset (Israel Parliament) in Jerusalem, on June 13, 2021.

Israel’s coalition ‘still alive’ despite recent Knesset failures - lawmaker

“I think we’ll make it through summer” - MK Alon Tal of Blue and White Party

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Politics
Michael Biton leads an Economic Affairs Committee meeting at the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament in Jerusalem on December 7, 2021.

Israel: Blue and White lawmaker plans to boycott votes due to reforms

'I won’t vote with the coalition except on no-confidence votes, so it won’t become political'

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Environment
An underwater view of Posidonia oceanica seagrass in the Mediterranean Sea, on June 24, 2015.

'Lungs of the Mediterranean' at risk

'Posidonia oceanica... is one of the most important sources of oxygen provided to coastal waters'

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Technology & Science
The side of a building in Van Horn, Texas, adorned with a mural of Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos on July 17, 2021.

Blue Origin's 4th astro-tourism flight set to launch without big names

Tuesday's entire flight, from liftoff to touchdown, is expected to last just over 10 minutes

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Palestinian Territories
Soldiers in Israel's army prevents Palestinians from entering the Old City of Hebron, in the West Bank, on March 17, 2022.

Report: Israel’s troops given quota of Palestinians to add to database

The database also is said to contain images of Palestinian children and the elderly

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Technology & Science
Celebrities Jon Stewart and Pete Davidson attend a game between the Golden State Warriors and the New York Knicks on December 14, 2021 at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York, US.

Actor Pete Davidson to blast off on Blue Origin space mission

The New Shepard rocket is set to launch from west Texas on March 23

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Africa
The site of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam in Guba, Ethiopia, on February 19, 2022.

Africa’s new hydro plant faces controversy over dam

'Our identity is very much attached to the Nile River, and we feel it is being stolen from us'

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Africa
A general view of the Blue Nile river as it passes through the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, near Guba in Ethiopia, on December 26, 2019.

Ethiopia: Nile mega-dam begins electricity production

Downstream neighbors Egypt and Sudan view project as a threat because of their dependence on Nile waters

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Politics
Israel's Defense Minister Benny Gantz leads a faction meeting at Israel's parliament in Jerusalem on November 22, 2021.

Israel's Gantz vows to continue meeting Mahmoud Abbas

'As far as I'm concerned, whenever politics clash with security, security must always prevail'

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Culture
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa disembarks from a helicopter as he arrives at Zhezkazgan airport after returning from the International Space Station (ISS) in Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, December 20, 2021.

Japanese space tourists land back on Earth after ISS trip

The 12 day excursion to the International Space Station is reportedly worth over $80 million

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Technology & Science
US CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos attends an Action on Forests and Land Use session, during the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland on November 2, 2021

Blue Origin loses lawsuit against NASA over SpaceX contract

The lawsuit began over the decision to award the $2.9 billion HLS contract to Elon Musk's SpaceX

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Diplomacy & defense
An Israeli F-16 takes off during the bi-annual multi-national aerial exercise known as the Blue Flag, at Ovda airbase near Eilat, southern Israel, October 24, 2021.

Israel, India to build 10-year defense sector roadmap

The plan will cover defense procurement, production, and research and development

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Technology & Science
This artist's illustration courtesy of Blue Origin shows the core module of Orbital Reef, obtained October 25, 2021.

Bezos' Blue Origin announces plans for private space station

'Orbital Reef' is one of several private outposts planned in the coming years

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Israel
قائد سلاح الجو الاسرائيلي عميقام نوركين يستقبل قائد سلاح الجو الاماراتي 24 تشرين ثاني 2021

UAE Air Force head in Israel for Blue Flag military drill

Although the UAE’s forces are not taking part in Blue Flag, the chief is visiting as an observer

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Diplomacy & defense
An Israeli "Baz" F-15 fighter jet is seen in the skies over Israel.

Israel hosting 'largest and most advanced aerial exercise ever'

Seven air forces participating in 'Blue Flag' aerial exercise at Uvda Air Force Base in southern Israel

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Technology & Science
Blue Origin’s New Shepard lifts off from the launch pad carrying 90-year-old Star Trek actor William Shatner and three other civilians on October 13, 2021 near Van Horn, Texas.

Star Trek's Shatner launched on ‘unbelievable’ space mission

Shatner was moved to tears after the 11-minute journey beyond Earth's atmosphere

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Culture
William Shatner participates on day 3 during the 'William Shatner Spotlight' panel at C2E2 at McCormick Place on March 1, 2020 in Chicago.

Jewish actor William Shatner going to space next week

Hollywood icon, who played Captain Kirk in 'Star Trek' series, will be oldest person to travel to space at 90

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Technology & Science
Cette photo d'archive prise le 24 avril 2015 montre Jeff Bezos, fondateur de Blue Origin, au point de lancement de New Shepard dans l'ouest du Texas avant le voyage inaugural de la fusée

Blue Origin sues NASA over SpaceX Moon contract

Bezos owned firm seeks to reverse NASA decision to award Human Landing System contract to its rival