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In an emergency meeting on Sunday afternoon, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued instructions to begin the deportation of illegal African migrants to countries which Israel has diplomatic relations with, which account for 25,000 out of 60,000 African migrants in Israel. read full story / add a comment
An Israeli citizen has been imprisoned for trying to drop his Israeli citizenship and replace it with Palestinian citizenship. He said that he does not recognize Israeli courts and the Israeli government as they represent an illegal occupation. read full story / add a comment
Israeli journalist, Uri Blau, will be indicted for possession of classified Israeli military documents, by Israel's Attorney General, Yahuda Weinstein, Haaretz reports. read full story / add a comment
In the UK, the Jewish National Fund and more than 280 "concerned" Jews, including the religious head of the Reform Movement, clashed this week over the charity's invitation to Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman. Lieberman, the Head of the far right Yisrael Beiteinu Party, is due in the UK next week to give a talk to JNF members and meet Foreign Secretary William Hague. read full story / add a comment
The Arab 48 News Agency reported today that US Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, announced on Thursday that the United States will provide Israel with $70 million in immediate aid for the purchase of additional Iron Dome rocket defense batteries. This was needed for Israel to meet its fiscal requirements for 2012. In addition, he said that the US was in talks with Israel about the possibility of establishing a multi-year budget plan to assist Israel in purchasing additional batteries. read full story / add a comment
In Haifa District Court on Tuesday the judge ruled that whether a person is an Israeli citizen is determined by whether that person is of Jewish descent, i.e. born to a Jewish mother following halachic law, and not by their place of birth or whether they are by religion Jewish or not. read full story / add a comment
The Israeli Government has decided to transfer 700 illegal Sudanese immigrants back to their country, the State of South Sudan, after it concluded that “their lives will not be endangered should they be sent back to their country”. read full story / add a comment
Israeli daily, Haaretz, reported that EU Foreign Ministers are expected to issue a condemnation of Israel’s actions in the occupied West Bank, and the escalating attacks carried out by extremist settlers against the Palestinians and their property. Netanyahu’s Envoy meets Abbas in Ramallah. read full story / add a comment
With previous claims of unsettling his coalition government if he made gestures towards Palestinians, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received a call from U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urging him and his new coalition partners to advance peace talks read full story / add a comment
Israeli Deputy Prime Minister, Dan Meridor, stated that the Palestinian state will never be established along the 1967 six-day war border, adding that there should be different maps, and certain compensations. read full story / add a comment
Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, who also heads the Likud Party, has reached an agreement with Shaul Mofaz, head of the Kadima opposition party, to form a new national unity government. read full story / add a comment
With many predicting Benjamin Netanyahu would call an early general election one year before he is obliged to do so by law, he has made his strongest suggestion yet that this will indeed be the case. The actual date is still uncertain, but may well be 4 September. read full story / add a comment
Israeli daily, Haaretz, reported that 470 of the 1200 persons that Israel blacklisted as “pro-Palestinian” and part of the Welcome To Palestine campaign, were not activists; two of them were a French diplomat and his wife. read full story / add a comment
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