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Danan: Israeli Supreme Court Challenges Separation of Powers with Basic Law Case

While the imminent dissolution of Israel’s Knesset was keeping the country on tenterhooks Tuesday, another smaller, but arguably no less significant, development was taking place in its Supreme Court. For the first time ever, the court debated the legality of a Basic Law — essentially challenging its own constitution — in a move that has been denounced as the “quiet death of democracy.”

Judges and personnel of the Israeli Supreme Court wearing face masks against the coronavirus Covid-19, attend a session on May 4, 2020 at the Supreme Court in Jerusalem. - The Court tackled the vexed question of whether a political deal to form a coalition government after three inconclusive elections in …

Police Cover-up in Netanyahu Probe Alleged in Bombshell TV Report

Senior police officers and officials at the state prosecutor’s office were accused Monday of staging a massive cover-up involving a serious conflict of interest by a lead investigator in one of the three corruption cases facing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Israel’s Channel 12 news reports.

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Israel Releases Fatah Terrorist And Drug Smuggler Back to Syria

TEL AVIV – Israel on Sunday released two Syrian prisoners – a Fatah terrorist and a drug smuggler – to Damascus in a Russian-mediated “goodwill gesture” following the return of Israeli soldier’s remains earlier this month. 

TEL AVIV - Thirty-seven years after he was killed, an Israeli soldier whose body was found after a decades-long intelligence mission was due to be buried in Jerusalem on Thursday evening. 

Netanyahu Meets Putin in Moscow to Discuss Iran

TEL AVIV – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu landed in Moscow early on Thursday for a brief trip during which he is expected to discuss Syria and Iran with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Netanyahu Ally to AG: Rushed Indictment ‘A Serious Blow to Democracy’

TEL AVIV – A senior Israeli official on Monday urged the attorney general not to be influenced by the media or the political left, who might lead him to make a rash decision regarding an indictment against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of the April 9 elections. 

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Watch: IDF Reveals Identities of Hamas Terrorists Behind Kite Terror

TEL AVIV – The IDF accused the Hamas terror group on Sunday of being behind the so-called “kite terror” from the Gaza Strip, and revealed the identities of key Hamas operatives suspected of organizing the launch of incendiary kites, balloons and condoms into Israel to spark fires. 

Palestinians prepare an incendiary device attached to a kite before trying to fly it over the border fence with Israel, on the eastern outskirts of Jabalia, on May 4, 2018. - Hundreds of Palestinians gathered on the Gaza border Friday for the sixth week of protests in which dozens have …

Poll Shows Netanyahu’s Likud Getting Stronger Despite Allegations

TEL AVIV – Yet another poll published Saturday showed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud gaining steam with an additional two seats predicted for the party if elections were held today, up two from last week’s results from the same pollsters.

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Support For Netanyahu On the Rise After Police Allegations, Polls Show

TEL AVIV – In an ironic twist, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s popularity is actually on the rise since the police recommended he be indicted Tuesday, with polls showing that his Likud party would gain an additional seat if elections were to be held now.

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