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Israel, Russia, and the US are in a diplomatic standoff over a 26-year-old woman smuggling 9 and a half grams of marijuana

Israel, Russia, and the US are in a diplomatic standoff over a 26-year-old woman smuggling 9 and a half grams of marijuanaNaama Issachar, 26, was sentenced to 7.5 years of prison in Moscow, and negotiating her release is part of a bigger diplomatic dispute.



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Israel envoy demands probe after effigy of Jewish tycoon left at Ukraine synagogue

Israel envoy demands probe after effigy of Jewish tycoon left at Ukraine synagogueThe Israeli ambassador to Ukraine asked police on Thursday to find and punish people who left a red paint-spattered effigy of tycoon Ihor Kolomoisky, who holds a Ukrainian Jewish community leadership post, on the steps of the main synagogue in Kiev. Kolomoisky, one of Ukraine’s richest men, is in the public eye over his business ties to President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who came to fame as the star of TV show on a channel Kolomoisky owns. Kolomoisky is president of the United Jewish Community of Ukraine, one of several Jewish community bodies in the country.



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Israel unveils the remains of 5,000-year-old city

Israel unveils the remains of 5,000-year-old cityIsraeli archaeologists on Sunday unveiled the remains of a 5,000-year-old city they said was one of the biggest from its era in the region, including fortifications, a ritual temple and a cemetery.



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Israel unveils remains of 5,000-year-old city

Israel unveils remains of 5,000-year-old cityIsraeli archaeologists on Sunday unveiled the remains of a 5,000-year-old city they said was among the biggest from its era in the region, including fortifications, a ritual temple and a cemetery. “We have here an immense urban construction, planned with streets that separate neighbourhoods and public spaces,” Yitzhak Paz of the Israel Antiquities Authority told AFP at the site near the Mediterranean in the country’s centre. The archaeological site known as En Esur “is the largest site and the most important from that era” in the region, said Itai Elad, another archaeologist overseeing the excavation.



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Iran general says destroying Israel is an 'achievable goal'

Iran general says destroying Israel is an 'achievable goal'The commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards said Monday that destroying Israel has become an "achievable goal" due to his country's technological advances.



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Israel final vote results give Netanyahu additional seat

Israel final vote results give Netanyahu additional seatIsrael’s election committee published final results from last week’s election on Wednesday that gave Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud an additional seat, but which did not change the deadlock the country faces. The final results from the September 17 vote gave the rightwing Likud 32 seats compared to Benny Gantz’s centrist Blue and White’s 33 in the 120-seat parliament. The two parties are in the process of trying to negotiate a unity coalition, and President Reuven Rivlin has one week to name someone to form a government.



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UPDATE 1-Netanyahu, Gantz in unity talks; may rotate as Israel PM

UPDATE 1-Netanyahu, Gantz in unity talks; may rotate as Israel PMPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his rival Benny Gantz launched negotiations on Monday over a proposed Israeli unity government and a key politician said the focus was on who would lead it first under a rotation deal. After failing to secure a clear victory in the second election in six months, Netanyahu, Israel’s longest-serving premier, seems to reckon he can stay in power only by sharing it. Going solo, neither he nor ex-general Gantz have enough support from respective allies for a majority in the 120-member parliament.



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Netanyahu, Gantz in unity talks; may rotate as Israel PM

Netanyahu, Gantz in unity talks; may rotate as Israel PMPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his rival Benny Gantz launched negotiations on Monday over a proposed Israeli unity government and a key politician said the focus was on who would lead it first under a rotation deal. After failing to secure a clear victory in the second election in six months, Netanyahu, Israel’s longest-serving premier, seems to reckon he can stay in power only by sharing it. Going solo, neither he nor ex-general Gantz have enough support from respective allies for a majority in the 120-member parliament.



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Israel cuts power in parts of West Bank over debts

Israel cuts power in parts of West Bank over debtsIsrael’s national electricity company said Sunday it was cutting power to parts of the occupied West Bank due to outstanding payments amounting to nearly $ 483 million. The Israel Electric Corporation said it was owed 1.7 billion shekels in debts from the main Palestinian power distributor for the West Bank, which is based in east Jerusalem. From Monday, the company “will reduce the current in some areas of the West Bank” because of the debts, it said in a statement.



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Arab lawmakers in Israel endorse Gantz for prime minister

Arab lawmakers in Israel endorse Gantz for prime ministerThe Arab bloc in Israel’s parliament abandoned its usual hands-off stance Sunday and endorsed former military chief Benny Gantz for prime minister, potentially giving him the edge over hard-line incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu. The historic move marked the first time in nearly three decades that the Arab parties backed a candidate for prime minster, reflecting their contempt for Netanyahu, who was accused of fomenting hatred of the Arabs during his re-election campaign. “Benny Gantz is not our cup of tea,” said Arab lawmaker Ahmad Tibi.



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