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Israel’s Lieberman Stills Holds Keys to Future Government

JERUSALEM — Israel finds itself in a familiar place after a tumultuous election campaign — with maverick politician Avigdor Lieberman still seemingly in control of the country’s fate. The run-up to Israel's third election in less than a year saw criminal ch...
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Israel Could Clash With International Court on Settlements

JERUSALEM — Emboldened by a supportive White House, Israel appears to be barreling toward a showdown with the international community over its half-century-old settlement enterprise in the West Bank. “History is knocking at the door." — Israeli Defense Mini...
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Trump Peace Plan Could Boost Embattled Israeli Leader

WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Washington Sunday night vowing to “make history” at a planned meeting with President Donald Trump for the unveiling of the U.S. administration's...

Israeli Lawmaker Aims to Oust Netanyahu in Likud Primary

JERUSALEM — Israel’s governing Likud party was holding a primary vote on Thursday in the first serious internal challenge to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his more than a decade in power. “For years I have been working for you for the sake of our bel...
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Palestinians in Bethlehem Look Beyond Religious Tourism

BETHLEHEM, West Bank — For decades, the people of Bethlehem have watched tour buses drive up to the Church of the Nativity, disgorge their passengers for a few hours at the traditional birthplace of Jesus, and then return to Israel. But in recent years a ne...