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The Israeli government has said it would seek to speed up the process for citizens to obtain firearms licenses in the wake of attacks in East Jerusalem.
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The US secretary of state strongly condemned recent attacks by Palestinian gunmen in east Jerusalem, but also urged restraint from Israelis in their response.
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As any diplomat will tell you, your friends' friends aren’t necessarily your friends. We knew that at the start of the war in Ukraine, when Israel made sure to keep up relations with Russia so it could keep on targeting Moscow ally Syria. Did that all change last Saturday night in Isfahan? Israeli drones reportedly targeted a defence facility in Iran's third-largest city.
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged a "strong, swift and precise" response following deadly attacks in Jerusalem. The Israeli military also sent more troops into the West Bank.
In November of 1995, a Jewish extremist murdered Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, marking a turning point in the country's history. For some, Rabin's assassination partially catalysed the death of a certain path towards peace with Palestinians and a sense of unity among Israelis.
Demonstrators have taken to the streets of Tel Aviv to protest the most right-wing government in the country's history. Many fear a danger to democracy amid planned judicial reforms.
The new Israeli government is expected to be the most nationalist, religious government ever. Analysts are concerned it will exacerbate internal divisions and the conflict between Palestinians and Israelis.
Benjamin Netanyahu who served as the prime minister of Israel from 1996 to 1999 and again from 2009 to 2021, is to return to office.
An Israeli military court sentenced Hamouri, who holds French citizenship, to administrative detention in March, accusing him of being a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), and said he “endangers security in the region”. Israel, the US and the EU consider the PFLP a “terrorist group”.
Palestinians are concerned about the return of former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the prospect of a coalition government that included a far right-wing group.
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said the US inquiry was a "mistake" and that Israel would not cooperate with an "external investigation."
After Tuesday's Knesset election, it looks like Benjamin Netanyahu will become Prime Minister of Israel again ― if he can form a government. A portrait of one of the strongmen in Israeli politics.