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Israeli AG: PM broke law on conflict of interest

The leader is in violation of conflict of interest agreement by pledging to take over judicial overhaul, according to Israeli Attorney-General Gali Baharav-Miara. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in…
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Ramadan starts in Mideast amid high costs

Hundreds of millions of Muslims began the first daily fast of Ramadan on Thursday, as parts of the Middle East approached crucial junctures in high-stakes peace negotiations during the holy…
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Netanyahu vows to mend rift; Gantz opposes

Israeli National Unity leader Benny Gantz, a key member of the opposition, says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is failing to “rise to the occasion” and stop the coalition’s push to…
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Muslims mark start of holy month of Ramadan

Muslims holy month of Ramadan begins Thursday, a month-long observance for Muslim communities in the United States and around the world. Many Muslim people will observe Ramadan by fasting from sunup to sundown,…
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Lebanon: Protesters try to storm govt HQ

Lebanese security forces on Wednesday fired tear gas at hundreds of protesters, mostly retired members of the security forces, who had gathered near government buildings in Beirut in anger at…
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Biden spoke with Netanyahu about judicial plan

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced a softening on Monday of his hard-right government’s judicial overhaul plan, an apparent bid to calm more than two months of nationwide protests and…
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Israelis protest legal overhaul for 11th week

Israeli protesters pressed ahead on Saturday with demonstrations against a contentious government plan to overhaul the judiciary, pushing back against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The protesters say the proposed changes…
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