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A look at the corruption scandals facing Israel's Netanyahu

A look at the corruption scandals facing Israel's NetanyahuIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking to hold on to power in Tuesday’s historic repeat election as the shadow of various corruption charges loom over his future. Israel’s attorney general has recommended pressing criminal charges against him in three separate corruption cases, pending a long delayed pre-trial hearing scheduled for early October — just three weeks after the election.



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Israel's F-35s Are the Uncontested Kings of the Middle East's Skies

Israel's F-35s Are the Uncontested Kings of the Middle East's SkiesIsrael's enemies can't even see them coming.



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Unable to vote, Palestinians shrug off Israel's elections

Unable to vote, Palestinians shrug off Israel's electionsMAS’HA, West Bank (AP) — Barhoum Saleh’s town is surrounded by Jewish settlements, the sign above his roadside mechanic shop is in Hebrew, most of his customers are Israeli and he needs an Israeli permit to visit the beach a half hour’s drive away. Saleh is among the 2.5 million Palestinians in the West Bank who have no voice in choosing Israel’s next government and no control over whether it decides to annex part or all of the occupied territory, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to do . With the peace process having sputtered to a halt a decade ago, they also have little hope of getting a state of their own anytime soon.



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Is Israel's Iron Dome Missile Defense Really That Impressive?

Is Israel's Iron Dome Missile Defense Really That Impressive?Let's find out.



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Wider Image: Israel's settlers and the Palestinians they live among

Wider Image: Israel's settlers and the Palestinians they live amongOne is an Israeli settler, the other a Palestinian living across the road. Israel’s settlements in the occupied West Bank are one of the most heated issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Palestinians want the area, captured by Israel in a 1967 war, for a future state.



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Israel's shadow war with Iran bursts into the open

Israel's shadow war with Iran bursts into the openThe long shadow war between Israel and Iran has burst into the open in recent days, with Israel allegedly striking Iran-linked targets as far away as Iraq and crash-landing two drones in Hezbollah-dominated southern Beirut. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is looking to project strength three weeks before national elections, while Iran has taken a series of provocative actions in recent months aimed at pressuring European nations to provide relief from crippling U.S. sanctions. Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Iran-backed Hezbollah, vowed to retaliate after a drone crashed on the militant group’s Beirut media office and another exploded midair early Sunday.



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Tlaib refuses to visit under Israel's set conditions

Tlaib refuses to visit under Israel's set conditionsDiala Shamas of the Center for Constitutional Rights says Israel's decision to ban Tlaib is "troubling," and that the country is treating congresswomen "the same way they deal with all Palestinians."



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How Israel's Travel Ban on Reps. Omar and Tlaib Is Uniting Democrats — Including Their Critics

How Israel's Travel Ban on Reps. Omar and Tlaib Is Uniting Democrats — Including Their CriticsLawmakers who had criticized Omar months earlier leapt to her and Tlaib’s defense



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Secrets: Everything You Wanted to Know About Israel's Nuclear Weapons

Secrets: Everything You Wanted to Know About Israel's Nuclear WeaponsThe Iranian nuclear nonproliferation agreement has been the top foreign policy issue throughout Washington for the past two months.  Approving or disapproving the deal was the first order of business for the U.S. Congress until the very last day of congressional action under the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act (September 17).  Hours of debate have been conducted on the floors of the House and Senate, both chambers have held roll call votes, and Senate Democrats bonded together to filibuster a motion of disapproval — a resolution that would have prevented President Obama from providing the Iranians sanctions relief.The Obama administration’s main selling point for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is based on the theory that forcing Tehran to downgrade its nuclear program will make the threat of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East — the world’s most frenetic and violent region even without nuclear weapons— far less urgent.  Yet we should remember that there is in fact a state in the region that already possesses nuclear weapons. That state happens to be Washington’s closest ally in the Middle East: Israel.(This first appeared in September 2015.)There are a lot of mysteries surrounding Israel’s nuclear arsenal. That is partly due to the Israeli security establishment’s unwritten rule of never speaking about the country’s nuclear weapons program in public in order to preserve the principle of deterrence.  But there are indeed some basic elements of Israel’s nuclear program that are acknowledged by defense analysts in the United States and around the world.1.    The Number is in Doubt:



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Daily Mail defends story linking Israel's Barak to Epstein

Daily Mail defends story linking Israel's Barak to EpsteinThe popular British tabloid The Daily Mail on Thursday defended a decision to publish photos in the US of one of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s election rivals entering the mansion of disgraced American financier Jeffrey Epstein in 2016. Ehud Barak’s lawyers wrote to the British company’s US-based website on Wednesday demanding it remove Tuesday’s story and pay “substantial damages to vindicate his reputation and compensate him”. The newspaper’s US website ran photos of four young women separately entering Epstein’s New York residence around the same time as Barak himself went in.



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