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In A First, Israeli Foreign Minister To Visit UAE Next Week

Jun 21, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Israeli foreign Minister Yair Lapid's trip comes after the two countries normalised relations last year in an agreement brokered by the Trump administration

Naftali Bennett Sworn In As Israel's New Prime Minister: All You Need To Know About Him

Jun 14, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Naftali Bennett is opposed to Palestinian independence and strongly supports Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank and east Jerusalem, which the Palestinians and much of the international community see as a major obstacle to peace.


UN Agency Withdraws Director From Gaza After Threats Over His Remarks On Israeli Airstrikes

UN said Gaza director Matthias Schmale and his deputy have been recalled to UNRWA's headquarters in east Jerusalem for “consultations.”

Jerusalem Evictions That Triggered Gaza War Could Still Happen

Jun 04, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Rights groups say evictions of Palestinian families could still proceed in the coming months as international attention wanes, potentially igniting another round of bloodshed.


Benjamin Netanyahu Opponents Reach Coalition Deal To Oust Israeli

The dramatic announcement by opposition leader Yair Lapid and his main coalition partner, Naftali Bennett, came shortly before a midnight deadline and prevented the country from plunging into what would have been its fifth consecutive election in just over two years.

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02 June, 2021

Benjamin Netanyahu's Opponents Face Unity Government Deadline

Associated Press (AP)

Israeli media reported that there are some lingering disagreements over lower-level political appointments but that Lapid was likely to announce an agreement sometime Wednesday.


31 May, 2021

Benjamin Netanyahu Could Lose PM Job As Rivals Attempt To Join Forces

Associated Press (AP)

The dramatic announcement by Naftali Bennett, leader of the small hardline Yamina party, set the stage for a series of steps that could push Netanyahu and his dominant Likud party into the opposition in the coming week.


30 May, 2021

Israel, Egypt Hold Talks To Bolster Gaza Truce

Associated Press (AP)

Egypt last week invited Israel, Hamas and the Palestinian Authority for separate talks in Cairo to consolidate the Cairo-mediated cease-fire and accelerate the reconstruction process in Gaza.


25 May, 2021

US Secretary Of State Antony Blinken Arrives In Israel To Bolster Gaza Truce

Associated Press (AP)

To strengthen the Israel-Hamas ceasefire, Blinken will have to tackle hawkish Israeli leadership, Palestinian divisions and deeply rooted tensions surrounding Jerusalem and its holy sites.


21 May, 2021

Ceasefire Changes Nothing; Palestinian Leadership Vacuum Gives Bully Israel A Free Hand

Ruben Banerjee

Though the myriad groups claim to speak for their people, the Palestinians have not really found their voice. Nor is anyone actually willing to listen to them.


21 May, 2021

Israel, Hamas Agree To Ceasefire After 11 Days Of Destruction

Associated Press (AP)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced angry accusations from his hard-line, right-wing base that he stopped the operation too soon.


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20 May, 2021

‘Actively Engaged In Mediation’: China On Middle East Violence

Outlook Web Bureau

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said a special envoy for the Middle East was calling for an immediate ceasefire and reiterating (China's) firm commitment to the two-state solution.


20 May, 2021

Gaza's Health System Suffers Under Repeated Wars, Israeli Bombardment

Associated Press (AP)

Hospitals in Gaza have been overwhelmed with waves of dead and wounded from Israel's bombardment.


19 May, 2021

Explained: Are Israel, Hamas Committing War Crimes In Gaza?

Associated Press (AP)

The firing of hundreds of imprecise rockets into Israel by Hamas and other Palestinian groups is fairly clear-cut.


18 May, 2021

Joe Biden Expresses 'Support' For Cease-Fire In Netanyahu Call

Associated Press (AP)

Biden's move signals US concern for an end to Israel's part of hostilities with Hamas, although it falls short of joining growing Democratic demands for an immediate cease-fire.


17 May, 2021

Israel Stages New Round Of Heavy Airstrikes On Gaza City

Associated Press (AP)

Local media reports said the main coastal road west of the city, security compounds and open spaces were among the targets hit early Monday.


16 May, 2021

China Calls For UN Intervention For De-Escalation In Israel-Gaza, Slams US

Associated Press (AP)

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi blamed the US for the council's lack of action so far.


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16 May, 2021

Israel Bombs Hamas Leader’s Home In Gaza; Family Of 10 Killed

Associated Press (AP)

The week of deadly violence, set off by a Hamas rocket Monday, came after weeks of mounting tensions and heavy-handed Israeli measures in contested Jerusalem.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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