Benjamin Netanyahu
Pandemic exposes cracks in world order

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha looks at the failure of the G20 leadership to arrive at any concrete plan to address the COVID-19 crisis.

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

Israeli demolitions Israel steps up its destruction of Palestinian homes and agricultural lands in occupied territories

The Israeli military and other authorities are demolishing Palestinian-owned homes and levelling their lands in multiple cities and villages across the occupied territories, citing lack of Israeli construction permits

Israeli elections Israel set for more political uncertainty as elections yield inconclusive results

The Likud-led coalition has once again won 58 seats, three short of a majority. However, the number of seats won by various parties makes the formation of government unlikely

Israeli elections Israelis vote for the third time in less than a year to elect a new parliament

No coalition or party was able to secure majority support in the two previous elections, held in April and September of last year

UN names and shames 112 companies operating in illegal Israeli settlements_ Profiteering from war-crime: UN shames 112 companies operating in illegal Israeli settlements

Apoorva Gautam, South Asia Coordinator of the Boycott, Divestments, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, talks about the list and its implications.

Israeli soldiers arrest a Palestinian youth during a protest against Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Hebron, West Bank, December 7, 2017. (Photo: Wisam Hashlamoun/Flash90) ‘Deal of the century’ is yet another attempt to legalize the Israeli occupation of Palestine

Hala Marshod spoke on what Trump’s ‘peace deal’ means for the Palestinians, who have been living under Israeli occupation and facing apartheid since 1948

The flawed ‘deal of the century’ runs into determined Palestinian opposition

Demonstrations were held in different parts of the West Bank and Gaza strip against the proposed deal that is heavily biased in favor of Israel and was not framed with any Palestinian input

Palestinians reject Trump’s unilateral ‘peace’ deal

The so called “deal of the century” proposed by US president Donald Trump was constructed without consulting the Palestinian people and heavily favors the occupying power, Israel

Israel continues to grab Palestinian land for building illegal settlements

In Qalqilya in the northern West Bank, Israeli security forces on Monday violently attacked a peaceful Palestinian protest march against the forceful seizure of land by Israel for the purpose of construction of illegal Jewish settlement near Qalqilya city.

Illegal Jewish settlements Israel announces new illegal settlements in occupied Palestinian territory

Israel plans to construct close to 2,000 more settler housing units in occupied Palestinian territories, in contravention of international law. Currently, more than 650,000 illegal Israeli settlers live in these settlements

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