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JERUSALEM | Israeli hard-line ministers to form new party ahead of vote

JERUSALEM— Two senior Israeli Cabinet ministers announced Saturday that they are forming a new party to run in April elections, hoping to present a hard-line alternative to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party. Education Minister Naftali Bennett and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said they were leaving the Jewish Home party and would instead lead a … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Israeli hard-line ministers to form new party ahead of vote

JERUSALEM | 2 Israeli ministers to form new party ahead of elections

JERUSALEM — Two senior Israeli cabinet ministers say they are forming a new party to run in April elections. Education Minister Naftali Bennett and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked announced Saturday that they are leaving the Jewish Home party. The Jewish Home is a hard-line nationalist party that is especially popular with religious voters and West … Continue reading JERUSALEM | 2 Israeli ministers to form new party ahead of elections

JERUSALEM | Popular former military chief jumps into politics in Israel

JERUSALEM — A popular former Israeli military chief jumped into the political fray Thursday, announcing he would run for office in the upcoming election and instantly injected perhaps the strongest challenge to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s lengthy rule. Retired Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz has been polling favorably in recent weeks, emerging as a fresh, exciting … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Popular former military chief jumps into politics in Israel

JERUSALEM  | Former military chief jumps into politics in Israel

JERUSALEM  — A popular former Israeli military chief says he is running for office in the upcoming election. Retired Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz registered his new party, “Israel Resilience,” on Thursday. Gantz has been polling favorably in recent weeks, emerging as perhaps Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s strongest challenger. Even before officially entering the fray, polls … Continue reading JERUSALEM  | Former military chief jumps into politics in Israel

JERUSALEM | Israel launches operation to thwart Hezbollah border tunnels

JERUSALEM — The Israeli military says it has launched an operation meant to “expose and thwart” tunnels built by the Hezbollah militant group and stretching from Lebanon into northern Israel. The military says the tunnels are not operational and that its work to expose them, which began on Tuesday, was taking place in Israeli territory. … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Israel launches operation to thwart Hezbollah border tunnels

JERUSALEM | Israeli firm rejects alleged connection to Khashoggi killing

JERUSALEM — An Israeli company known for its sophisticated phone surveillance technology on Monday rejected accusations that its snooping software helped lead to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The NSO Group has faced similar claims in the past that its products were used to stifle dissent in other countries. But the alleged connection … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Israeli firm rejects alleged connection to Khashoggi killing