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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.

Israel’s former PM Bennett counts on benefits as if served 18 months - report

Retirement benefits include a car with a driver and an annual budget for an office with two employees

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Politics
An elections ballot box at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem, on December 18, 2019.

Poll predicts deadlock in next Israeli elections

Prime Minister Yair Lapid's Yesh Atid party expected to win 21 seats

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Politics
Moshe Feiglin attends Likud faction meeting in the Israeli parliament, on July 26, 2021.

Israel: Far-right former MK announces intention to run on Likud slate

'I decided that the time had come to unite forces, and precisely in this difficult time to return to Likud'

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Politics
Avi Simhon attends the Eli Horowitz Conference  for Economy and Society, organized by Israel Democracy Institute in Jerusalem, Israel, on June 19, 2017.

Israel: Netanyahu economic advisor launches election campaign, vows to stop rise in prices

Avi Simhon announced plan for lowering real estate prices

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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 elections on November 1

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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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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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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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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
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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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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Israeli Foreign Affairs Minister Yair Lapid takes part in a Knesset (parliament) session in Jerusalem, on June 27, 2022.

Israel heads towards snap election, Lapid poised to be PM

Parliament expected to dissolve Wednesday, ending Naftali Bennett's year-long premiership

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A cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem, Israel, on June 19, 2022.

Israel’s PM Bennett thanks cabinet, calls his gov’t ‘short-lived with great achievements’

‘This was an excellent government, which depended on a complex coalition’

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Diplomacy
Israeli Labor party leader and Transportation Minister Merav Michaeli in Tel Aviv, Israel, on June 23, 2022.

Israeli minister warns of ‘dark and misogynistic’ US abortion ruling

'One of the world’s great democracies is taking us back to the dark days when a woman had no rights'

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Israel's Prime Minister Naftali Bennett at a military ceremony at the Hatzerim Air Base in southern Israel, on June 23, 2022.

Bennett: ‘I hand over a strong and secure State of Israel’

'I did the best I could for the people of Israel, for my beloved people'

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Defense
Le chef d'état-major israélien Aviv Kochavi après une réunion avec le ministre israélien de la Défense Benny Gantz au quartier général du commandement central de Tsahal à Jérusalem, le 30 mars 2022

Israel’s DM pushes to appoint new army chief before elections

Gantz has three top generals shortlisted for the position

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Politics
Le Premier ministre israélien Naftali Bennett lors du vote sur le projet de loi visant à augmenter le salaire minimum, à la Knesset le 8 juin 2022.

Israel: Bennett considers break from politics, not running in next election

Polls predict Bennett's Yamina party to win four to five seats in the next election

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The Gulf
Kuwait's Crown Prince Mishal al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah attending the Middle East Green Initiative Summit in the Saudi capital Riyadh, October 25, 2021.

Kuwait crown prince dissolves parliament, calls for early election

'It is in the nation's interest that I seek the dissolution of the National Assembly,' says the prince

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Economy
An elections ballot box at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem, on December 18, 2019.

Israel: Experts believe elections could cost Israel $840 million

Independent businesses and employers 'are paying for the election costs from their own pockets'

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Politics
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: Parliament dissolution bill passes initial vote

The bill will now head to the Knesset Committee, led by Nir Orbach

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Politics
L'ancien Premier ministre israélien Benyamin Netanyahou arrive pour une audience de son procès, au tribunal de district de Jérusalem, le 11 mai 2022.

Netanyahu would not be able to form the next government (poll)

When asked who the best prime minister would be, 48% answered Netanyahu

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Iran & Eastern States
the head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps Hossein Salami speaking during a military drill in an unknown location in central Iran on January 15, 2021.

Iranian commander gloats over 'political collapse' in Israel

'The desperate arrogant powers seek to find a way out. Our enemies are worn and defeated,' says Salami

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Politics
Portrait of Moshe Tur-Paz, January 3, 2016.

Israeli MK to i24NEWS: 'This was a very good coalition'

'We had to decide whether we're going to stumble for a few more months or go to elections'

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Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid seen during plenum session in the assembly hall of the Israeli parliament, in Jerusalem on June 20, 2022.

Israel: Coalition to begin dissolving process on Wednesday

'We hope that within a week, we will complete the process,' says Welfare Minister Meir Cohen