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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the opening session of the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. Netanyahu told parliament Monday that “the French build in Paris, the English build in London and the Israelis build in Jerusalem.” The government is currently advancing construction plans to …

Netanyahu: Trump Visit To Western Wall ‘Destroyed UNESCO’s Lies’

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday vowed that all parts of Jerusalem, including the Temple Mount and Western Wall, will forever remain under Israeli sovereignty, and added that President Donald Trump’s visit to the Western Wall “destroyed UNESCO’s propaganda and lies.”

Palestinian worshipers pray outside the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem during the third Friday prayers of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan on July 26, 2013. AFP PHOTO/AHMAD GHARABLI (Photo credit should read AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Netanyahu: Temple Mount Will ‘Forever’ Remain Under Israeli Control

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition leader Isaac Herzog went head-to-head in the Knesset on Wednesday over Jerusalem, with the premier saying Palestinian refusal to recognize Israel’s capital in any border was the root of the conflict, and pledging that the city, including the Temple Mount and Western Wall, will forever remain under Israeli sovereignty.

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Report: Jared Kushner Said Trump Would Move Fast to Resume Israeli-Palestinian Talks

US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner told opposition leader Isaac Herzog Tuesday that Washington intended to move fast to advance a renewal of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, a spokesman for Herzog said, with Trump’s envoy Jason Greenblatt reportedly set to return next week so as not to leave a “diplomatic vacuum.”

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Netanyahu Slams ‘Absurd’ UNESCO Vote, Vows to Cut More UN Funding

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday slammed the latest “absurd” resolution passed by the UN’s cultural agency calling Israeli presence in Jerusalem “illegal,” and ordered that funds to the international body be cut again by another $1 million.

South Africa main opposition party Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane gestures as he addresses the crowd of supporters during a campaign rally on April 23, 2016 at the Rand Stadium in Johannesburg, ahead of August municipal elections. South Africa's main opposition party launched its campaign by targeting black voters disillusioned …

South African Opposition Leader Visits Israel Defying Travel Ban

The head of South Africa’s opposition met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Wednesday, mere days after the country’s president reiterated Pretoria’s longstanding travel directive discouraging senior officials from visiting Israel.

Members of the Israeli Knesset guard carry the coffin of former Israeli president Shimon Peres at the Knesset, Israel's Parliament, in Jerusalem on September 29, 2016. The body of Shimon Peres was lying in state outside Israel's parliament as the world pays tribute to a statesman whose funeral is expected …

WATCH: Peres Casket Arrives in Knesset for Public to Say Goodbye

Shimon Peres’s casket was brought Thursday to the Knesset in Jerusalem, where thousands of Israelis are expected to pay their respects to the former president and prime minister, who died in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

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Herzog Blasted by Opposition Party Chief for Offer to Split Jerusalem

Yesh Atid head Yair Lapid bashed opposition leader Isaac Herzog on Monday for allegedly offering the West Bank and East Jerusalem to the Palestinians in secret talks with PA President Mahmoud Abbas in 2014-2015, calling the move “dangerous and wrong.”

UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been challenged to “explain why you defend the world’s oldest hatred”, in a debate on anti-Semitism in parliament.

Jeremy Corbyn ‘Failed To Reply’ To Israeli Labour On Fears Of Anti-Semitism

The Guardian reports: Jeremy Corbyn faced fresh criticism over his handling of anti-Semitism allegations after Labour’s sister party in Israel said it had had no reply to a letter its leader sent to him a month ago expressing dismay and inviting him to Jerusalem to see the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum.

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - JULY 21: Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during an official memorial ceremony for Theodor Herzl at Mount Herzl military cemetery on July 21, 2011 in Jerusalem, Israel. Herzl, considered to be the founder of modern Zionism, proposed the idea of a Jewish state in Palestine as …

Netanyahu ‘Close to Agreeing’ Israel Unity Government

JERUSALEM (AFP) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is close to agreeing a unity government with the main opposition leader, Israeli media said Wednesday, in a move that could help revive peace talks with the Palestinians.

Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog in Jerusalem on February 10, 2016

Israeli Labor Party To Decide Date For Key Convention Today

The Jerusalem Post reports: Labor leader Isaac Herzog and the party’s secretary-general, MK Hilik Bar, will hold a crucial meeting on Monday to decide when to hold a convention that will kick off a race for the party chairmanship.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures during a press conference together with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Chancellery following the 6th German-Israeli government consultations on February 16, 2016 in Berlin, Germany.

After 10 Years In Power, Netanyahu Keeps Rivals At Arm’s Length

When Benjamin Netanyahu first became Israel’s leader two decades ago, few would have predicted a future in which he would be poised to pass founding father David Ben-Gurion as its longest-serving prime minister. In a country where no single political

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Israeli leader Wants To Begin Separating From Palestinians

JERUSALEM (AFP) –  Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog said Wednesday that no peace deal was possible for now and his country must begin unilaterally separating from the Palestinians “as much as possible” to restore security. Herzog made the comments while laying

A Palestinian man covers his face as he prepares to smuggle sacks full of food, beauty products and second-hand clothes, as well as construction material, into Egypt through a dusty underground tunnels linking the southern Gaza Strip

Israelis Near Gaza Fear Hamas is Tunneling Beneath Them

Nissim Hakmon and his neighbors say they hear banging and clattering at night. They are convinced it can only mean one thing: Hamas is tunneling under their homes from Gaza and will one day emerge, guns blazing, to attack or

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Yachimovich Rips Into Herzog For Turn to ‘The Right’

The Times of Israel reports: Senior Zionist Union lawmaker MK Shelly Yachimovich leveled heavy criticism on her Knesset faction’s leader, Isaac Herzog, Sunday morning over his proposal to unilaterally disengage from West Bank territories rather than engage in talks with