Israel: Budget passes ending years of political uncertainty
04 November 2021 | 2:18 pm
The passage of the first budget in three years saves the country from facing its fifth election in two years.
26 Mar 2022
Huge crowds of ultra-Orthodox Jews gathered in Bnei Brak to mourn Chaim Kaniesky, a prominent rabbi. Police were out in force to prevent a repeat of a deadly stampede at a pilgrimage site 11 months ago.
24 Mar 2022
The Israeli government is preparing for a wave of refugees from Jewish communities in Ukraine, as people flee war there. With 200,000 Ukrainian Jews eligible for immigration to Israel, it seems to have already begun.
3 Apr 2022
This week's historic summit in Israel's Negev desert saw Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid host his counterparts from the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt and Morocco. Lapid said the objective was to establish "a new regional architecture that will deter Iran. It follows the normalisation of ties back in late 2020. We take a closer look.
8 Apr 2022
Israeli security forces shot dead a Palestinian man who killed two people and injured several others in a crowded Tel Aviv bar. The shooter was identified as a Palestinian in his 20s from Jenin.
9 Apr 2022
This week began with shock and outrage across the globe at the horrific images of what the invading Russian forces left behind them in the town of Bucha. And now, the week ends with more horrific images: dozens of people, many of them women and children, killed in twin rocket attacks on a train station in Kramatorsk in the East of Ukraine.
16 Apr 2022
Tensions between Israelis and Palestinians have been running high in recent days. Israeli forces have carried out fresh raids in the West Bank after a spate of recent deadly attacks.
15 Apr 2022
A spate of attacks have taken place in Israel in the past three weeks. The incidents picked up during the holy month of Ramadan, a time of year when tensions between Israelis and Palestenians are typically high. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has warned that Israel is now on the offensive and there will be "no limits" to its response. We take a closer look and get analysis with researcher Elizabeth Sheppard Sellam.
17 Apr 2022
Fleeing the horrors of war, many of Ukraine's Jewish population have fled to Moldova. From there, the refugees are being picked up by Israeli aid organizations to be flown to safety in Tel Aviv.
25 Apr 2022
Tehran said it would hit back in response to "the slightest step by Israel." Meanwhile, religious tensions in Jerusalem are once again close to boiling over.
21 Apr 2022
The Israeli army said it was reacting to a missile it had intercepted a day before. Tensions are high between Israel and Hamas amid violence at the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex in Jerusalem.
24 Apr 2022
President Macron's economic manifesto doesn't enthuse every French voter. But when it comes to the plans of his opponent Marine Le Pen, economists have said they could have severe financial consequences.
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Pope Francis starts a historic trip to Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan on Tuesday - two countries where protracted conflicts have displaced millions.
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Chelsea reportedly bid 120 million euros for Benfica's Enzo Fernandez in what would be break the record for the largest British transfer.
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Warsaw has announced "unprecedented" plans to ratchet up spending on its military and security following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Poland is already among NATO's top spenders when adjusted for its GDP.
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The 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is a human rights treaty setting out the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children. The nations that ratified it are bound to it by international law. One of them is Mozambique. But in fact, the country has developed into a major hub of child trafficking in southern Africa.
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The International Monetary Fund has raised its forecasts for the global economy for 2023, stating that growth has been “surprisingly resilient". However, it also said the UK is likely to be the only leading economy to head into recession in 2023.