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After 12 consecutive years in power, and another three before that, the country’s longest serving prime minister will no longer be its leader. Netanyahu did not take his defeat lightly, promising Israel's enemies that the Likud party would return to power in his final speech as prime minister. After losing the next election, he left politics, only to return in 2002 as foreign minister and then as prime minister in 2009. A man walks by an election campaign billboard showing Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv, Israel, in April 2019. They have complained of being second-class citizens in Netanyahu’s Israel, pointing to the impact of both legislation and rhetoric.
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In Israel, Arab Villages Take Leading Role in Drama Over Netanyahu’s Fate
  + stars: | 2021-06-11 | by ( Dov Lieber | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
KHASHEM ZANNEH, Israel—In his campaign to thwart a rival coalition that seeks to end his 12-year rule as soon as Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is turning to a stretch of ramshackle huts in the desert of southern Israel. Hundreds of families live in homes made of tin or cinder block along a highway that runs through Israel from the Gaza Strip to Jordan. Khashem Zanneh lacks a power grid and paved roads and has no supermarket or even a school for its children. The Bedouins are demanding Israel rectify the situation, but for now, all new construction is considered illegal and subject to demolition. “The time has come for [the state] to treat us like everyone else.”
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24 European startups that will boom, according to venture capitalists
  + stars: | 2021-06-10 | by ( Jack Sommers | ) www.businessinsider.com sentiment -0.93   time to read: +1 min
We asked investors at successful venture-capital firms to name the European startups that will boom. The result is a list of startups to watch from the people who make their livings watching startups. One of the best ways to see what the year holds is to ask the venture capitalists who fund and advise tech startups, hearing pitch after pitch. We spoke to a select group of successful venture-capital firms and asked them to name the European startups — plus one in Israel — that are poised to have great years. When we spoke to each VC, we set some ground rules:They had to tell us about one startup in their portfolio.
Persons: Israel —, We've Locations: Israel
Iran's biggest warship catches fire, sinks in Gulf of Oman
  + stars: | 2021-06-02 | by ( The Associated Press | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
The largest warship in the Iranian navy caught fire and later sank Wednesday in the Gulf of Oman under unclear circumstances, semiofficial news agencies reported. The Fars and Tasnim news agencies said efforts failed to save the support warship Kharg, named after the island that serves as the main oil terminal for Iran. The vessel sank near the Iranian port of Jask, some 790 miles southeast of Tehran on the Gulf of Oman near the Strait of Hormuz — the narrow mouth of the Persian Gulf. Iran's largest warship, the Kharg has caught fire & sunk in the Gulf of Omanunder unclear circumstances. The warship, built in Britain and launched in 1977, entered the Iranian navy in 1984 after lengthy negotiations that followed Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution.
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GENEVA — The U.N. rights chief said Thursday that Israeli forces may have committed war crimes in the 11-day war with the militant group Hamas that rules the Gaza Strip. The remarks came as the U.N.’s top human rights body opened a one-day special session to discuss the “the grave human rights situation” in Gaza, the West Bank and east Jerusalem. Bachelet said Hamas’ indiscriminate rocket fire during the conflict was also a clear violation of the rules of war. The U.N. high commissioner for human rights detailed to the Human Rights Council the “most significant escalation of hostilities since 2014” that left devastation and death in the Gaza Strip before a cease-fire last week. Rahaf Nuseir, 10, looks on as she stands in front of her family's destroyed homes in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, on Friday.
Persons: Michelle Bachelet, Bachelet, Rahaf Nuseir, Khalil Hamra, ” Bachelet, Israel, , Sheikh, Adi Vaizel, Amir Cohen, Israel —, United States —, Meirav Eilon Shahar, , Riad al Organizations: Hamas, West Bank, Human Rights, “ Air, Reuters, Islamic Conference, NBC, United, U.S, Maliki Locations: GENEVA, Gaza, Israel, Jerusalem, Beit Hanoun, Ashkelon, United States, , Dublin, Paris, Madrid
Opinion | Anti-Zionism Isn’t Anti-Semitism? Someone Didn’t Get the Memo.
  + stars: | 2021-05-24 | by ( Bret Stephens | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
But if there’s been a massive online campaign of progressive allyship with Jews, I’ve missed it. If corporate executives have sent out workplace memos expressing concern for the safety of Jewish employees, I’ve missed it. If academic associations have issued public letters denouncing the use of anti-Semitic tropes by pro-Palestinian activists, I’ve missed them. Would the assaults in Los Angeles and New York have been more justifiable if the victims had been Israeli citizens — even, say, Israeli diplomats? It is especially despicable when Israel is singled out in ways that apply to no other country.
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In Cease-Fire, Israel and Hamas See Gains—Toward Differing Goals
  + stars: | 2021-05-21 | by ( Yaroslav Trofimov | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -0.95   time to read: +2 min
TEL AVIV—Hamas wasted no time in proclaiming victory once a cease-fire with Israel took effect Friday, ending 11 days of fighting. “Deterrence, unfortunately, is only measured when you look back,” said retired Maj. Gen. Amos Yadlin, a former head of Israeli military intelligence. The complication is that for Israel and Hamas measures of success or failure aren’t the same. Gen. Yossi Kuperwasser, the former head of analysis at Israel’s military intelligence agency. But on the political level, Hamas doesn’t fight Israel—it fights Abu Mazen and the moderates in the Arab world.
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Hundreds in Houston marched in solidarity with Gaza on Tuesday, holding a silent prayer outside the Israeli Consulate. The same day, pro-Palestinian protesters in Michigan booed President Joe Biden during his visit to an auto plant. "We are tired of our stories not being told, and we aren't waiting for permission anymore." People demonstrate in support of Palestinians during a protest outside the Israeli consulate in Los Angeles on May 15, 2021. Abuznaid said that no matter the reason, the surge in support for Palestinians is electrifying.
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Israel and Hamas appeared to be observing a truce that went into effect before dawn on Friday. The Biden administration says it will help lead reconstruction in Gaza after 11 days of Israeli and Hamas strikes. Hamas controls Gaza, and is considered a terrorist organization by the United States and others. Since May 10, Hamas has fired rockets into Israel, and Israel has bombed targets in Gaza. More than 4,000 rockets have been fired at Israel from Gaza since May 10, killing 12 people, mostly civilians.
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Live Live Updates: Biden to Meet With South Korea’s President President Moon Jae-in of South Korea has said that one goal for his meeting with President Biden is bringing North Korea “back on the path of dialogue.” A Biden administration official says the United States will be at the forefront of efforts to help rebuild Gaza. North Korea’s shadow hovers over Biden as he greets South Korea’s president at the White House. President Moon Jae-in of South Korea speaks during a meeting with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other congressional leaders on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday. Privately, officials in the Biden administration admit they harbor no illusions that North Korea will ever give up the entirety of its program. For months now, the Biden administration has been engaged in a North Korean strategy review, often in consultation with South Korea and Japan.
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Live Live Updates: Biden Meets With South Korea’s President President Moon Jae-in of South Korea has said that one goal for his meeting with President Biden is bringing North Korea “back on the path of dialogue.” A Biden administration official says the United States will be at the forefront of efforts to help rebuild Gaza. North Korea’s shadow hovers over Biden as he greets South Korea’s president at the White House. Yet, like his predecessors, Mr. Biden has made the decision not to officially acknowledge the North as a nuclear state, aides say. For months now, the Biden administration has been engaged in a North Korean strategy review, often in consultation with South Korea and Japan. Turbine towers at an offshore wind farm near Gochang, South Korea.
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Live Live Updates: As Israel-Hamas Cease-Fire Holds, Gazans Survey Wreckage There were no reports of violations of an agreement that went into effect on Friday, bringing nearly two weeks of violence to an end. Mr. Biden pressed Mr. Netanyahu on what his objective was, and what would allow him to say he had achieved it so that a shorter war was possible, rather than a drawn-out military conflict. And it took into account the need to tread carefully with Mr. Netanyahu. Instead, Mr. Biden tried to create space for Mr. Netanyahu, whom he will need as a partner in the future in dealing with Iran, to achieve his objectives. In follow up conversations on Tuesday and Wednesday, Mr. Biden built up the pressure by demanding privately to Mr. Netanyahu the need for a cease-fire.
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ASHKELON, Israel — Finally, the sirens had fallen silent. Now, the skies were as calm as the nearby sea, and people said they were glad for the respite. Instead, many Israelis said that the military should have carried on pounding Hamas for another week or two. The shared dissatisfaction throughout the country signaled Israelis’ growing impatience with what they see as hastily arranged, unconditional cease-fires. Each successive, inconclusive round of conflict has only added to the sense of futility, with no decisive victory or conclusion in sight.
Persons: Israel —, gingerly Locations: ASHKELON, Israel, Ashkelon, Gaza
Biden Meets With South Korea’s President
  + stars: | 2021-05-21 | by ( Madeleine Ngo | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.00   time to read: +32 min
Biden Meets With South Korea’s President President Moon Jae-in of South Korea has said that one goal for his meeting with President Biden is bringing North Korea “back on the path of dialogue.” A Biden administration official says the United States will be at the forefront of efforts to help rebuild Gaza. The ceremony was done in conjunction with a visit by the president of South Korea. [applause] President Biden awarded Col. Ralph Puckett Jr., a 93-year-old Korean War hero, the Medal of Honor on Friday. The ceremony was done in conjunction with a visit by the president of South Korea. President Biden chose quiet diplomacy rather than public pressure on Israel to end the violence.
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My sons looked at one another and said, “Well, there goes our inheritance.”I was buoyed by the extraordinary outpouring of support and love and encouragement from around the world and — most notably — from my Arab friends and neighbors. In those same wee hours of the night, Micha phoned to say Acre was under attack by an angry Arab mob. Courtesy Evan FallenbergOther than my neighbors, I was the first to see the damage the next morning. That next morning, neighbors stopped in or passed by, shaking their heads in disbelief. But also during those days, I was buoyed by the extraordinary outpouring of support and love and encouragement from around the world and — most notably — from my Arab friends and neighbors.
Persons: Israel —, , , Arabesque, Micha, Evan Fallenberg, Emmett Till’s, Israel’s Organizations: Hamas, Iron Dome, Tourism Ministry, Jewish Locations: Israel, Ohio, Mediterrean, Acre, City, Tel Aviv, Palestinian, Gaza, iftar
Israeli shelling of Gaza continues; Hamas predicts a cease-fire within days
  + stars: | 2021-05-20 | by ( Natasha Turak | ) www.cnbc.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
Israeli soldiers work in an artillery unit as it fires near the border between Israel and the Gaza strip, on the Israeli side May 19, 2021. Israel launched a fresh wave of airstrikes over the Gaza strip early Thursday in what it says are continued operations to take out Hamas targets. Hamas, the U.S.-designated terrorist organization and political party that's governed the Gaza strip since 2007, has fired more than 4,000 rockets at Israel. Some Hamas rockets have also reportedly landed in Gaza, killing Palestinians as well. Israel's military said it hit at least four homes belonging to Hamas commanders, targeting "military infrastructure" and weapons storage, particularly Hamas' network of underground tunnels.
Persons: Benjamin Netanyahu, Moussa Abu Marzouk, Egypt —, Israel —, Joe Biden, Netahyahu, that's, Organizations: U.S, Hamas Locations: Israel, Gaza, Lebanese, Egypt, Hamas, U.S
The US told Israel it expects the offensive on Gaza to wind down soon, Axios reported. of State Blinken reportedly told his Israeli counterpart the US can't publicly back Israel much longer. The US has told Israel that it can't publicly support Israel in its offensive in Gaza for much longer, while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was "determined" to continue fighting, Axios reported. The behind-the-scenes call came shortly after President Joe Biden spoke to Netanyahu, Axios reported. The conflict is in its second week, with Israel launching airstrikes into Gaza, and Gaza militants firing rockets toward Israel every day since May 10.
Persons: Axios, State Blinken, Biden, Netanyahu, Benjamin Netanyahu, State Anthony Blinken, Gabi Ashkenazi, Blinken, Joe Biden, Israel —, Antony Blinken, Alex Edelman, , Jen Psaki Organizations: State, Hamas —, Democratic, UN Security Council, White House, BBC, Israeli Defense Forces Locations: Israel, Gaza, Sec, State, France, Jordan, Egypt
Live Live Updates: Israel and Hamas Begin Cease-Fire in Gaza Conflict The truce came into effect on Friday morning in the Middle East, after days of fighting that claimed hundreds of lives. Hamas and Israel have been engaged in some form of conflict since the Palestinian group was founded in the 1980s. Credit... Corinna Kern for The New York Times The damage caused by the war has not been spread proportionately. President Biden remarks on the cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. In July 2014, six days after the Israeli Army began bombarding Gaza, Egypt proposed a cease-fire that Israel agreed to.
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Rockets are launched towards Israel from Gaza City, controlled by the Palestinian Hamas movement, on May 18, 2021, amid a flare-up of Israeli-Palestinian violence. Mahmud Hams | AFP | Getty ImagesIsrael is continuing its bombardment of Gaza as Israeli-Palestinian violence enters its second week and militants in the blockaded Gaza strip carry on their rocket fire. Late Wednesday afternoon Lebanese security officials reported several rockets fired from southern Lebanon into Israel. Israel's military said air raid sirens were triggered in northern Israel and that one of the four rockets fired into the country was intercepted by its Iron Dome missile defense system. Two Thai workers in southern Israel were killed in a rocket attack fired from Gaza on Tuesday.
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BRUSSELS — A diplomatic flurry from the White House and Europe added pressure on Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza on Wednesday to halt their 10-day-old conflict before it turned into a war entangling more of the Middle East. President Biden spoke with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel — their second phone call in three days — telling the Israeli leader he “expected a significant de-escalation today on the path to a cease-fire,” administration officials said. Although they portrayed the call as consistent with what Mr. Biden had been saying, his decision to set a deadline was an escalation. And in Europe, France and Germany, both strong allies of Israel that had initially held back from pressuring Mr. Netanyahu in the early days of the conflict, intensified their push for a cease-fire. A senior Israeli official familiar with the negotiations said that Israel and Hamas will most likely reach a cease-fire agreement within the next two days.
Persons: Biden, Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel —, , Mr, Netanyahu, Israel Organizations: White House, Palestinian Locations: BRUSSELS, Europe, Israel, Gaza, France, Germany, Israeli
Live Live Updates: Biden Will Visit Ford Plant as Part of Domestic Spending Pitch President Biden will visit the factory in Detroit producing the first electric F-150 pickup truck and give remarks. President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris both released financial disclosures on Monday. They earned nearly $1.7 million for the year and paid an effective federal income tax rate of 36.7 percent. Mr. Biden and Ms. Harris also released their personal financial disclosure forms, which are required under federal law. That disbursement will pause now that Mr. Biden has re-entered the government, White House officials said.
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As in the majority of cases since Hamas started raining rockets at Israel on Monday—a total of 2,800 by now—there were no casualties or major damage. So far, Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad fire from the Gaza Strip has managed to kill 10 Israelis. Some 188 Palestinians, including 55 children, were killed since Israeli strikes on Gaza began in response to these barrages. The lopsided casualty toll, however, isn’t due to a lack of Hamas trying: its rockets have been aimed relentlessly at Israeli population centers. Days earlier, one of the Hamas rockets that the Iron Dome didn’t intercept landed about 100 yards from his home.
Persons: Israel —, , , Moti Hetzroni Organizations: Gaza Locations: ASHKELON, Israel, Ashkelon, Palestinian, Gaza
Opinion | For Trump, Hamas and Bibi, It Is Always Jan. 6
  + stars: | 2021-05-16 | by ( Thomas L. Friedman | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
So, the next time someone tells you that Israel is a purely racist, anti-Arab country, think about those numbers. But the next time someone tells you that Israel is a paradise for its Arab citizens and that they should have nothing to complain about, think about this quote from that Haaretz story. It’s from Dr. Suad Haj Yihye Yassin, who had returned from a long shift saving Israeli Arabs and Jews from Covid-19 at her Tel Aviv hospital and had just heard Netanyahu rule out forming a government that included Israeli Arabs. And that is why the column I was working on last Monday was planning to say, “Hey, folks! I realized that it was impossible to ignore.
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The airstrikes that have engulfed Lina Wahbi’s neighborhood in the Gaza Strip feel random and relentless. After nights of continuous airstrikes by hundreds of Israeli missiles, Palestinian civilians living in Gaza are exhausted and scared. Palestinians outside Gaza City near the northern and eastern frontiers with Israel fled their homes Friday amid intensifying Israeli bombardments. Relatives mourn the death of two members of the Palestinian Alrantisi family, killed in an Israeli airstrike, at their funeral in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on Friday. “Last night there were strikes near my house and I wasn’t there,” Najjar said from Gaza City.
Persons: Lina Wahbi’s, , Wahbi, Israel, Said Khatib, hasn’t, ” Najjar, Nadeen, Mahmoud Abbas, , Jonathan Conricus, They’re, “ We’re, Mahmud Hams, Eid, Najjar, he’d, Abu Zarefah, Jabari, Petra Cahill Organizations: NBC News, Gaza’s Al, Azhar University, Islamic, Getty, NBC, United, Avaaz, West Bank, UN Locations: GAZA, Gaza, Israel, Israel —, United States, Rafah, AFP, Gaza City, Egypt, Ramallah, Mahmud, Jerusalem, London
Israel’s New Challenge: Violence Among Its Own Citizens
  + stars: | 2021-05-14 | by ( Yaroslav Trofimov | Dov Lieber | Felicia Schwartz | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -0.95   time to read: +2 min
Another complicated challenge is coming from within, with neighbor turning against neighbor in an escalation of communal violence that Israel’s Arab and Jewish citizens haven’t seen for decades. Israel’s president, Reuven Rivlin, described the events as a “pogrom.” Similar scenes occurred in the northern city of Acre, usually a tourist magnet. Several people died or ended up in intensive care with life-threatening injuries from the communal violence within Israel’s borders. In many ways, the strife between Israel’s Jews and its two million Arab citizens, a fifth of its population, represents a more complicated challenge than the country’s external enemies. While Gaza and the West Bank lie behind security barriers and barbed wire, Israel’s Arab and Jewish citizens are linked by myriad day-to-day connections, despite often diverging political outlooks.
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