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Israel’s High Court Rejects Anti-Netanyahu Petition, Greenlights Gov’t Deal

TEL AVIV – The High Court of Justice unanimously rejected petitions about whether to allow Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form the next government despite his indictment in three corruption cases, allowing him to go ahead with the controversial rotational unity coalition deal signed with Blue and White chief Benny Gantz. 

TEL AVIV - A majority of Israelis believe Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will beat his main political rival Benny Gantz in April's elections and serve another term, tie David Ben-Gurion and become the longest-serving prime minister in Israel's history, a new poll aired Monday showed.

Ayelet Shaked: Israeli Right Must Unify for Sept. Elections

Former Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked told a group of New York Republican leaders visiting the Jewish state this week that Israel’s right-wing, which unsuccessfully ran under separate banners during the recent April elections, must unify as a single political constellation ahead of Sept. 17 national elections.

Israeli Justice minister Ayelet Shaked delivers a speech during the swearing-in ceremony for the incoming Israeli president of the Supreme Court, Esther Hayut, at the Israeli Presidential residence in Jerusalem on October 26, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / THOMAS COEX (Photo credit should read THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

Netanyahu Appoints Israel’s First Openly Gay Minister

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday appointed Amir Ohana to replace Ayelet Shaked as justice minister, making him the first openly gay cabinet minister. Shaked was fired by Netanyahu earlier this week after she and former education

Israeli Knesset member Amir Ohana attends the Champions of Jewish Values International Awards Gala at the Marriott Marquis on Thursday, May 5, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

IDF to Demolish Home of Palestinian Behind Israeli Teenager’s Murder

TEL AVIV – The IDF on Sunday began preparations for the demolition of the home of a Palestinian man who confessed to brutally murdering a 19-year-old Israeli woman in Jerusalem last week, suggesting that security forces believe that the murder constituted an act of terror. 

The August 16, 2017 demolition of the family home of 19-year-old Omar al-Abed, the terrorist behind the deadly terror attack in the settlement of Halamish on July 21, 2017, in the northern West Bank village of Kobar. (IDF Spokesperson's Office)

First-Ever Deaf Knesset Candidate Joins ‘New Right’

TEL AVIV – The new party formed by Education Minister Naftali Bennett and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked announced on Tuesday that activist Shirley Pinto will be joining the New Right party’s list as the first-ever deaf Knesset candidate.

TEL AVIV - The new party formed by Education Minister Naftali Bennett and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked announced on Tuesday that activist Shirley Pinto will be joining the New Right party's list as the first-ever deaf Knesset candidate.

Naftali Bennett Forms Secular-Religious ‘New Right’ Party

TEL AVIV – Education Minister Naftali Bennett and leader of the Jewish Home and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked on Saturday announced they were quitting the party to set up a new secular-religious platform called HaYamin HeHadash (“The New Right”).

Two right-wing ministers form new party ahead of Israel polls

Netanyahu Coalition Chaos Deepens As Israeli Lawmaker Debate Early Elections

JERUSALEM – The so-called Israeli coalition crisis has lawmakers on the fence about whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should call early elections or not amid the threat of an indictment and contention over a draft bill that has parties in the coalition pitted against each other.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the Economic Club of Washington, Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Israeli Ministers Publicize Facebook Bill to Remove ‘Terror Posts’

TEL AVIV – Following a $1 billion class-action suit filed against Facebook by American victims of Hamas terror, Israel’s Justice Minister and Public Security Minister presented to the Knesset an unprecedented bill for the forced removal of terror-inciting content from social media platforms.

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Israel Eying Law to Remove Social Media Content Inciting Terrorism

Israel’s Justice Ministry is drafting legislation that would enable it to order Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and other social media to remove online postings it deems to be inciting terrorism. “We are working on draft legislation, similar to what is being done in other countries; one law that would allow for a judicial injunction to order the removal of certain content, such as websites that incite to terrorism,” Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said.

Facebook and Twitter have been blocked since late Saturday and are to remain inaccessible to millions of Algerians until after the last test

Israeli Minister: Criticizing Israel Is The New Anti-Semitism

The Washington Post reports: JERUSALEM — Israel’s justice minister, Ayelet Shaked, on Wednesday slammed European leaders who criticize Israel and advocates of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against the country, accusing them of simply swapping old anti-Semitic tropes for a new format.

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