Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Tag Archives: Israel

Iran executes man convicted of spying for CIA, Mossad

TEHRAN: Iran executed a former translator convicted of spying for the US and Israel, including helping to locate a top Iranian general killed later by the Americans, the judiciary said. The killing of Major General Qasem Soleimani in a US drone strike near Baghdad airport in January brought decades-old arch ...

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Israel makes high-spec N95 masks against virus second wave

LONDON: Israel said it had opened a factory to make millions of high-spec masks as it prepares for a possible “second wave” of coronavirus cases. After imposing tough measures to tackle the COVID-19 illness, Israel has fared relatively well in the initial months of the pandemic. More than 17,700 infections ...

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Chinese ambassador to Israel found dead at home

HERZLIYA: China s ambassador to Israel, Du Wei, was found dead at his residence on the outskirts of Tel Aviv on Sunday, police said. The 57-year-old envoy, who had arrived in Israel in mid-February, was found dead in his home in Herzliya, north of the city, spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told ...

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Netanyahu to form new government despite corruption charges

REUTERS / Ronen Zvulun HAIFA: Israel’s highest court gave Benjamin Netanyahu the green light to form a new government under a power-sharing deal struck with the Blue and White party, even as he faces trial for a number of serious corruption charges. The court’s unanimous decision, handed down by 11 ...

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Israeli high school students to launch self-made satellite

JERUSALEM: Three youngsters from an Israeli school will travel to India next week to launch a satellite – Duchifat 3 – designed and built by them aboard PSLV C48 from ISRO’s Sriharikota launch site. Alon Abramovich, Meitav Assulin and Shmuel Aviv Levi, all 17 to 18 years old, are students ...

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Israel’s FM says he hopes Corbyn loses British election

Israel’s foreign minister said on Thursday that he hopes Jeremy Corbyn loses next week’s British election, citing allegations of anti-Semitism buffeting the Labour Party leader. With Israel in political disarray of its own after two inconclusive elections, the British contest has elicited few comments from Israeli leaders despite deep concern ...

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US Allies Glad al-Baghdadi is Dead, but Say ISIS Still a Threat

WASHINGTON: U.S. allies around the world are calling the killing of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi a major blow, but say ISIS is still a terrorist threat. French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted that al-Baghdadi’s death is “just a stage.” “With our partners in the international coalition, the fight continues ...

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Netanyahu down but not out after failing to form govt

JERUSALEM: For the first time in a decade, someone other than Benjamin Netanyahu will be asked to form a government in Israel. The 70-year-old prime minister has called two elections this year, has twice been given the chance by the president to put together a ruling coalition, and has twice ...

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Gantz rejects Netanyahu’s call for unity government

WEST BANK: Benny Gantz, leader of the center-left Blue and White party, rejected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s offer to form a government. In the first party meeting since Tuesday’s parliamentary elections, Gantz said he is now the leader of the largest party in Israel. “I want to establish a ...

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Israel’s Netanyahu in Russia to meet Putin ahead of polls

MOSCOW: Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Russia, hoping to burnish his image as an international statesman, despite Moscow s condemnation of the Israeli Prime Minister s pre-election pledge to annex part of the occupied West Bank. Netanyahu is campaigning to maintain his status as Israel s longest-serving prime minister at next ...

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