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Israeli nationalists march in East Jerusalem under heavy police presence
  + stars: | 2021-06-15 | by ( Canice Leung | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: 1 min
Anti-lockdown and anti-vaccine demonstrators gathered in London, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson delayed his plans to lift most remaining COVID restrictions by a month, warning that thousands more people might die if he did nothing because of the rapid spread of the more infectious Delta variant.
Persons: Boris Johnson Locations: London
Israeli Nationalists March in Jerusalem as Hamas Calls for Confrontation
  + stars: | 2021-06-15 | by ( Dion Nissenbaum | Dov Lieber | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
JERUSALEM—Israeli police fired rubber bullets at Palestinians trying to disrupt a right-wing nationalist march in Jerusalem, while Hamas militants launched incendiary balloons into Israel and urged Palestinians to confront the marchers, raising the specter that a new spiral of violence could sweep through the region. Mostly young Israelis, some chanting “Death to Arabs,” marched to the main entrance to the Old City’s Muslim quarter, where a few thousand dancing demonstrators gathered to celebrate Israel’s contested control of East Jerusalem. Scores of stone-throwing Palestinians took part in running street battles with Israeli security forces, who used rubber bullets, batons and water cannons spraying foul-smelling water to scatter those trying to disrupt the nationalist celebration outside the Old City walls. At least 33 people were injured, including a 14-year-old boy hit by a rubber bullet, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent Society. Israeli police said two officers were lightly injured and that 17 people had been arrested during the protests.
Persons: specter, , Israel’s, Naftali Bennett Organizations: Palestinian Red Crescent Society, Israeli Locations: JERUSALEM, Jerusalem, Israel, East Jerusalem, Old
Jerusalem (CNN) A controversial right-wing Flag March through east Jerusalem is set for Tuesday after Israel's new government green-lighted it on Monday. Naftali Bennett was sworn in as Israel's new prime minister on Sunday and this march will be the first real test for his government. The minister was presented with the operational plans for the flag parade in Jerusalem on Tuesday, the statement added. Minister Bar-Lev said in the statement. Israelis take part in a Jerusalem Day march on May 10.
Persons: Naftali Bennett, Omer Bar, Lev, Shin, Read Organizations: Jerusalem, CNN, Internal Security, IDF, National Security Locations: Jerusalem
Israeli military confirms Gaza air strikes
  + stars: | 2021-06-15 | by ( ) sentiment -0.91   time to read: 1 min
A field on fire is seen after Palestinians in Gaza sent incendiary balloons over the border between Gaza and Israel, Near Nir Am June 15,2021. REUTERS/Amir CohenJERUSALEM, June 16 (Reuters) - The Israeli military said its aircraft attacked Hamas armed compounds in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday in response to the launching of incendiary ballons from the territory that caused fires in fields in southern Israel. In a statement, the military said that it was "ready for all scenarios, including renewed fighting in the face of continued terrorist acts emanating from Gaza". The attacks, following an Israeli nationalist march in East Jerusalem that angered Palestinians, were the first launched by Israel and Gaza militants since an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire ended 11 days of cross-border fighting last month. Editing by Jeffrey HellerOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Amir Cohen JERUSALEM, Jeffrey Heller Organizations: REUTERS, Thomson Locations: Gaza, Israel, Nir, East Jerusalem
A Hamas spokesman, confirming the Israeli attacks, said Palestinians would continue to pursue their "brave resistance and defend their rights and sacred sites" in Jerusalem. read moreIsrael, which occupied East Jerusalem in a 1967 war and later annexed it in a move that has not won international recognition, regards the entire city as its capital. Palestinians want East Jerusalem to be the capital of a future state that would include the West Bank and Gaza. Prior to Tuesday's march, Israel beefed up its deployment of the Iron Dome anti-missile system in anticipation of possible rocket attacks from Gaza. The procession was originally scheduled for May 10 as part of "Jerusalem Day" festivities that celebrate Israel's capture of East Jerusalem.
Persons: Khan Younis, Israel beefed, Nidal al, Jeffrey Heller Organizations: West Bank, Thomson Locations: GAZA, Israel, Gaza, East Jerusalem, Gaza City, Jerusalem, Damascus, Jerusalem's Old City
JERUSALEM — The first Israeli government in 12 years not led by Benjamin Netanyahu got down to business on Monday, with the former prime minister shying away from a handover ceremony with successor Naftali Bennett. Israeli Prime Minster Naftali Bennett on Monday in Jerusalem. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, President Reuven Rivlin and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid pose for a photo in Jerusalem on Monday. Ronen Zvulun / ReutersUnder the coalition deal, Bennett, a 49-year-old Orthodox Jew and high-tech millionaire, will be replaced as prime minister in 2023 by centrist Yair Lapid, 57, a popular former television host. Netanyahu was Israel's longest-serving leader, and had served consecutive terms as prime minister since 2009.
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Israel needs rethink on "angry" US Democrats, new foreign minister says
  + stars: | 2021-06-14 | by ( ) sentiment -0.97   time to read: 1 min
Israeli Prime minister Naftali Bennett and Foreign minister Yair Lapid attend its first cabinet meetiing in the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem June 13, 2021. REUTERS/Ronen ZvulunIsrael's new foreign minister said on Monday that Israel must change the way it deals with U.S. Democrats, who he said had been abandoned by former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "The Republicans are important to us, but not just them. We find ourselves, as you know well, facing a Democratic White House, a Democratic Senate and a Democratic Congress," Yair Lapid told Israeli diplomats. "And these Democrats are angry."
Persons: Naftali Bennett, Yair Lapid, Benjamin Netanyahu Organizations: REUTERS, U.S, Democrats, Democratic White House, Democratic Senate, Democratic, Thomson Locations: Jerusalem, Israel
Israel’s Frail New Coalition Gets a Quick First Test
  + stars: | 2021-06-14 | by ( Patrick Kingsley | Adam Rasgon | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
JERUSALEM — Israel’s fragile new coalition government faced a first test of its unity on Monday after the Palestinian militant group Hamas vowed to respond if a far-right march through Palestinian areas of Jerusalem on Tuesday was allowed to go ahead. The march is a rescheduled version of a procession originally planned for last month that was among the reasons the group cited for firing rockets toward Jerusalem on May 10, setting off an 11-day air war between Hamas and Israel. The planned march posed an unwelcome dilemma for the coalition barely 12 hours after it succeeded the administration of Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s longest-serving leader. The freighted choices underscored the frailties of the new coalition, which replaced Mr. Netanyahu’s government Sunday night in a confidence vote in Parliament that passed by just a single vote — 60 votes to 59, with one abstention. The coalition is an unlikely alliance of the hard right, the far left and the center, as well as — for the first time in Israeli history — an independent Arab party, all of whom share little common ground beyond a desire to keep Mr. Netanyahu out of office.
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Youths wave Israeli flags during a parade marking Jerusalem Day amid Israeli-Palestinian tension as they march along the walls surrounding Jerusalem's Old City, May 10, 2021. REUTERS/Nir Elias/File PhotoFar-right Israeli groups will march in and around East Jerusalem's Old City on Tuesday in a flag-waving procession that risks igniting tensions with Palestinians in the contested city and rekindling violence between Israel and Gaza militants. Assailing the march as a "provocation", Palestinian factions have called for a "Day of Rage" in Gaza and the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Israeli rightists accused their government of caving into Hamas by changing its route. Palestinians want East Jerusalem, which includes the Old City, to be the capital of a state they seek to establish in the occupied West Bank and Gaza.
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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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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a ceremony to show appreciation to the health sector for their contribution to the fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Jerusalem June 6, 2021. read moreBennett, a hawkish hi-tech millionaire, will serve as premier for two years before Lapid, a former popular TV host, takes over. Serving in his first term as prime minister in the 1990s and since 2009 winning four more terms in succession, he has been a polarising figure, both abroad and at home. His opponents have long reviled what they see as Netanyahu's divisive rhetoric, underhanded political tactics and subjection of state interests to his own political survival. But for Netanyahu's large and loyal voter base, the departure of "King Bibi" as some call him, may be difficult to accept.
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Live Live Updates: Israel’s Parliament Will Vote on a Coalition to Replace Netanyahu The prime minister’s supporters have put heavy pressure on lawmakers to reject the coalition. Israel’s Parliament will hold a vote of confidence on a new government on Sunday that would topple Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from power. If confirmed by Parliament, Mr. Bennett would lead an ideologically diffuse coalition that is united only by its antipathy toward Mr. Netanyahu. Mr. Bennett is expected to speak first, followed by Mr. Lapid and then Mr. Netanyahu. But while Mr. Bennett takes the stage first, he does so only because Mr. Lapid vacated the limelight for him.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. ABIR SULTAN | AFP | Getty ImagesIsrael's Parliament, the Knesset, gathered to vote in its new government — and new prime minister for the first time in 12 years — on Sunday. The vote, set to ring in the leadership of a very diverse and cobbled-together coalition of right-wing, left-wing, centrist and Islamist parties, will oust Israel's longest-serving leader Benjamin Netanyahu. It also spares Israel from the prospect of a fifth election in less than two years. Bennett, formerly an aide to Netanyahu, continued his pre-vote speech amid the heckling, praising Netanyahu as having "worked hard and faithfully for the state of Israel."
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The coalition spans the far-left to the far-right and includes for the first time a small Islamist faction representing Israel's Arab minority. He served in previous Netanyahu-led governments, most recently as defence minister. Under the coalition deal, Bennett will serve as prime minister for two years and until he is replaced by Yair Lapid. Lapid will serve as foreign minister for two years and then take over as prime minister until the end of the government. He will be a part of the new coalition, remaining in the post of defence minister.
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Live Updates: Israel’s Parliament Is Near Vote on New Government
  + stars: | 2021-06-13 | by ( Roger Cohen | ) + 0.00   time to read: +28 min
Live Live Updates: Israel’s Parliament Is Near Vote on New Government The Knesset is expected to approve a new government and replace Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after days of heavy pressure from his supporters. Israel’s Parliament will hold a vote of confidence on a new government on Sunday that would topple Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from power. If confirmed by Parliament, Mr. Bennett would lead an ideologically diffuse coalition that is united only by its antipathy toward Mr. Netanyahu. Mr. Bennett spoke first, followed by Mr. Lapid and then Mr. Netanyahu. Mr. Bennett is a former aide to Mr. Netanyahu who is considered even further to his right.
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Hope, anger and defiance greet birth of Israel's new government
  + stars: | 2021-06-13 | by ( Stephen Farrell | ) + 0.99   time to read: +1 min
Head of Oposition Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel Prime minister Naftali Bennett shake hands following the vote on the new coalition at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem June 13, 2021. REUTERS/Ronen ZvulunFollowing are reactions to the formation of Israel's new government led by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett. read moreBENJAMIN NETANYAHU, FORMER ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER"We'll be back, soon." And we are hopeful that we can now begin serious negotiations for a two-state solution. I am urging the Biden Administration to do all it can to bring the parties together and help achieve a two-state solution where each side can live side by side in peace."
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New Israeli government wins majority vote, ending Netanyahu tenure
  + stars: | 2021-06-13 | by ( ) + 0.99   time to read: 1 min
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks on as he delivers a speech during a special session of the Knesset, Israel's parliament, to approve and swear-in a new coalition government, in Jerusalem June 13, 2021. REUTERS/Ronen ZvulunIsrael's parliament voted 60-59 in favour of a new government on Sunday, ending Benjamin Netanyahu's 12-year consecutive tenure as premier. Ultra-nationalist Naftali Bennett will head the new cabinet, comprising parties from left to right, for a little over two years before his centrist ally, Yair Lapid, takes over. Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Benjamin Netanyahu, Benjamin Netanyahu's, Naftali Bennett, Yair Lapid Organizations: REUTERS, Thomson Locations: Jerusalem
Jerusalem (CNN) Naftali Bennett was sworn in as Israel's new prime minister on Sunday, after winning a confidence vote with the narrowest of margins, just 60 votes to 59. His victory ends a 12-year grip on power by former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the country's longest-serving leader. In his speech before the Knesset confidence vote, Bennett celebrated the diversity and warned of polarization within the country. Each was right, yet with all their being right, they burnt the house down on top of us," Bennett said. US President Joe Biden on Sunday congratulated Bennett in his first statement about the political situation in Israel, saying he looked forward to working with the new prime minister.
Persons: Naftali Bennett, Benjamin Netanyahu, Bennett, Yamina, Netanyahu, Joe Biden, Read Organizations: Jerusalem, CNN, Israel, Likud Locations: Israel's, Israel
The Demonization of Benjamin Netanyahu
  + stars: | 2021-06-11 | by ( Ron Dermer | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
JerusalemOpponents of Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, have worked for more than a quarter-century to tarnish his image in the U.S. and around the world. For three years, his opponents insisted that if only Israel were rid of Mr. Netanyahu, it could make peace with Yasser Arafat. Ehud Barak defeated Mr. Netanyahu in 1999 and offered Arafat sweeping concessions at Camp David a year later. Just as Mr. Netanyahu predicted, Israel’s unilateral concession led only to further aggression. Mr. Netanyahu returned to the premiership in 2009.
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The new Israeli government set to end Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-year tenure as prime minister signed its final coalition agreements on Friday, pointedly including term limits. Netanyahu, Israel's longest-serving leader, will be succeeded on Sunday by a coalition that includes for the first time a party from Israel's Arab minority. Under a power-sharing agreement, Naftali Bennett, of the ultra-nationalist Yamina (Rightwards) party, will serve as prime minister for two years. * Maintaining the "status-quo" on issues of religion and state, with Bennett's Yamina party to have a veto. * A general goal to "ensure Israel's interests" in areas of the West Bank under full Israeli control.
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A new coalition may soon take power in Israel, but that doesn't signal a change in the country's foreign policies, according to Israel's ambassador to Singapore. Foreign relationsA Lapid-Bennett government is unlikely to change Israel's relations with other countries, Karni said. Karni said Israel needs to protect its citizens, but that it has "no quarrel" with any countries in Southeast Asia. We would like to expand the circle of peace also, to the Muslim countries here in the region. Sagi Karni Israel's ambassador to Singapore"We would like to expand the circle of peace also, to the Muslim countries here in the region," he said.
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David Drebin is that friend you invite to a dinner party who knows a little something about everybody and everything. A multidisciplinary artist who got his start in New York, Drebin now splits his time between New York City, Berlin, Miami and Los Angeles. One of his most famous pieces, "Girl in Paris" is of a woman on a terrace with the patio doors open looking out, with the Eiffel Tower in the background. The 50-year-old Drebin graduated from the Parsons School of Design in 1996, and started his career in New York. But it wasn't until his first solo exhibition in 2005 held at an art gallery in Berlin that put him on the map.
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The agency advises people to be on the lookout for certain symptoms following Covid-19 vaccination, such as chest pain, shortness of breath and heart palpitations. There's concern the President's effort could be hindered by parental worries over the risk of myocarditis following vaccination. To do this, they compare how often the adverse event happened to people following Covid-19 vaccination versus unvaccinated people around the same age. All of the patients developed symptoms within four days after receiving the second dose of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine. "The consistent timing of symptoms in these seven cases after the second vaccination suggests a uniform biological process," O'Leary and Maldonado wrote.
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Thrilled to have you: UAE welcomes American Jewish advocacy group
  + stars: | 2021-06-08 | by ( ) + 0.99   time to read: +1 min
The American Jewish Committee (AJC) advocacy group said it has opened an office in the United Arab Emirates, its first in the Arab region, in a move welcomed by the Gulf state's foreign minister to promote dialogue. The UAE and Bahrain established ties with Israel last year in U.S.-brokered deals called the Abraham Accords, becoming the first Arab states in more than a quarter century to break what had been a long-standing taboo in the region. "We are thrilled to have you," Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan told the group's virtual annual global forum on Monday. The UAE, which distrusts Islamist groups, does not allow political parties and shows little tolerance towards dissent. read moreSheikh Abdullah said finding a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict would require "strategic" thinking on both sides.
Persons: Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, Nahyan, Sheikh Abdullah, Abdullatif, Zayani Organizations: American Jewish Committee, United Arab Emirates, Gulf, Israel, Abraham Accords, Bahraini, Thomson Locations: UAE, Bahrain, Sudan, Morocco, Israel, Jerusalem
Parliament to vote on new Israeli government on Sunday, Knesset speaker says
  + stars: | 2021-06-08 | by ( ) sentiment -0.97   time to read: +1 min
Naftali Bennett, Israeli parliament member from the Yamina party, gives a statement at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem, June 6, 2021. Menahem Kahana/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoIsrael's legislature will vote on Sunday on approving a new government, the speaker of parliament said on Tuesday, a move that will unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the country's longest-serving leader. If the coalition of right-wing, left-wing, centrist and Arab parties wins the vote of confidence, it will be sworn in on the same day, marking the end of Netanyahu's 12-year run as prime minister and his replacement by nationalist Naftali Bennett. Under their deal, Bennett will serve first as prime minister, followed by Lapid. Bennett had urged Parliamentary Speaker Yariv Levin, a Netanyahu loyalist, to hold the Knesset vote this Wednesday, and called on the prime minister to "let go" and desist from any efforts to persuade members of the new coalition to defect and scupper its inauguration.
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