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Palestinian citizens of Israel New Israeli bill proposes to let police enter homes of Arab citizens without warrant

Critics argue that in the name of fighting rising crime rates within the Arab community, Israel is legalizing discrimination against Arab citizens. Recently, the policy of indefinite detention. so far followed only in the occupied territories, was extended to Arab citizens of Israel

Law that discriminates against Palestinian families in Israel set to expire after 18 years

The Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law was not renewed after a vote in the Knesset resulted in a tie. The law effectively separates Palestinians in the occupied territories from their spouses who are citizens of Israel

Benjamin Netanyahu is out for now but how long will Bennett rule?

Ending weeks of speculation and uncertainty about the possibility of a transition, the Naftali Bennett-led government received Knesset’s support by the narrowest of margins of 60-59

Israel intensifies persecution of its Palestinian citizens over opposition

Israel’s security forces have waged a campaign and arrested more than 3,000 Palestinian citizens since the second week of May this for their participation in protests against Israeli aggression at Al-Aqsa and in Gaza, calling it “operation law and order”

Benjamin Netanyahu fails to get majority yet again, deadlock in Israel continues

In the results announced today, no party or coalition, even after the fourth election in two years, has reached the majority mark of 61 seats in the 120 member Israeli parliament Knesset

Polls suggest political deadlock in Israel may continue even after the fourth election in two years

Though there is widespread frustration against Benjamin Netanyahu’s government due to corruption cases, a strong hegemony of the right-wing in the country’s politics and the absence of a real left alternative may help him hang on to power

Israel’s parliament dissolves, fresh elections to be held in March 2021

Parliament was dissolved after the government could not pass the budget in the stipulated time. The upcoming elections in March will be the fourth election in less than two years

Israeli government accused of shielding police officers who shot dead Iyad al-Hallaq

32-year-old Iyad al-Hallaq, a Palestinian man with autism, was shot dead at an Israeli police checkpoint on May 30. The police officer who shot him has been charged with only reckless homicide

Arab joint list opposes Israeli annexation plan Arab Joint List in Israel opposes proposed annexation of parts of Palestinian West Bank

The Arab Joint List, the third largest political bloc in the Israeli parliament, has sought international intervention to stop the proposed annexation of large parts of West Bank territory by the Israeli government under prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu 

Israeli annexation plan Unfazed by protests, Netanyahu reiterates plan to annex more Palestinian territory

Israel has occupied Palestinian West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza since 1967 and also built numerous illegal settlements, violating several international laws. It now plans to formally annex a large part of these territories

Israel government formation In a surprise U-turn, Benny Gantz partners with arch rival Netanyahu to form national government

Benny Gantz broke his Blue and White alliance and reached an agreement with Benjamin Netanyahu which will see the latter become the prime minister for the first three years in a national unity government

Gantz invited to form government in Israel, potentially ending Netanyahu’s rule

Blue and While alliance’s leader Benny Gantz was invited by the Israeli president to form the government after he received the support of 61 members of the 120-seat Knesset. Gantz has also been supported by the Joint List – the first time in Israel’s history

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