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Maayan Lubell

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Israel's right wing has grand plans for Trump era

19 January 2017

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's right wing has been eagerly awaiting Donald Trump's arrival in the White House, hoping a Republican president will usher in a new era of support for Israeli settlement-building on land Palestinians want for a state.

Web of investigations entangles Israel's 'King Bibi'

19 January 2017

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Benjamin Netanyahu has spent 30 years in public office, including 11 years as Israel's prime minister, but this year his political future is being called into question as seldom before.

Hamas sets 'honey traps' to hack Israeli soldiers' phones - army

12 January 2017

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Using photos of young women and Hebrew slang, the Palestinian militant group Hamas chatted up dozens of Israeli soldiers online, gaining control of their phone cameras and microphones, the military said on Wednesday.

Netanyahu in high stakes gamble with new settlement bill

8 December 2016

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's support for a bill that would legalise Israeli settlement homes on private Palestinian land in the West Bank is seen in Israel as another feint in a power struggle within his ruling right-wing coalition.

Israel arrests 12 on suspicion of arson after mass wildfires

25 November 2016

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police said on Friday they had arrested 12 people on suspicion of arson after massive wildfires tore through central and northern Israel, forcing the evacuation of about 80,000 people in the city of Haifa and destroying hundreds of homes.

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