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  • Palestinians' future and the Israel's election

    Israel's election and the Palestinians' future

    Looking at the outcome of the recent election in Israel, the only thing that concerns us is what it implies for the already fading hope

  • Israel votes with Netanyahu's future at stake

    Israelis began voting Tuesday in a high-stakes election that will decide whether to extend Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's long right-wing tenure despite corruption allegations or to replace him with an ex-military chief new to politics.

  • Israelis unveil 'world's longest salt cave'

    Israeli cave explorers says that a salt cave with striking stalactites near the Dead Sea is the world's longest, beating the previous record-holder in Iran.

  • Dhaka worried over Trump's Golan Heights decision

    Bangladesh has expressed deep concern over the recent announcement of the US's recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Syrian Golan Heights.

  • Australia recognises west Jerusalem as Israel capital

    Australia has decided to formally recognise west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, but won’t move its embassy until there’s a peace settlement between Israel and Palestinians, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Saturday.

  • Israel adopts divisive Jewish nation-state law

    Israel passes a law declaring that only Jews have the right of self-determination in the country, something members of the Arab minority calls racist and verging on apartheid.

  • Gaza blockade tightened

    Israel tightened its blockade of the Gaza Strip yesterday, partly over kites carrying firebombs to set alight Israeli farmland, as concerns mounted over whether the rudimentary devices could spark another war.

  • Wife of Israeli PM charged with fraud

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife, Sara, is charged with fraud over the alleged misuse of state funds in ordering catered meals at their official residence, the Justice Ministry says.

  • Israeli rockets hit

    Israeli jets hit 25 targets in Gaza

    Israeli fighter jets hit 25 targets in the Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire from the Palestinian territory, the army says.

  • Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes

    Paraguay opens its Israel embassy in Jerusalem

    Paraguay opens its Israel embassy in Jerusalem today, the second country to follow the United States in making the politically sensitive move from Tel Aviv.

  • Iran targets Israeli positions across Syrian frontier

    Iranian forces in Syria shells Israeli army outposts across the Syrian frontier overnight, Israel says, prompting one of the heaviest Israeli strikes in Syria since its civil war began in 2011.

  • Thousands of Africans protest Israeli deportation plan

    Thousands of African asylum seekers and their local supporters protest against an Israeli plan to deport them.

  • Bibi's Faustian bargain

    On February 13, after an investigation that began in 2016, the Israeli police recommended charges against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for bribery, fraud, and breach of trust. Now, the spotlight is on Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit, who must decide whether to issue a formal indictment against a man who has become virtually synonymous with modern Israeli politics.

  • Palestine

    Israeli retaliation strikes kill 2 Palestinian gunmen in Gaza

    Israel launches fresh airstrikes in the Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire from the enclave and the Palestinian Islamist Hamas group says two of its gunmen are killed in the bombings.

  • Israeli forces disperse Palestinian protesters

    Hundreds more Israeli police deployed ahead of main Muslim prayers

    Israel deploys hundreds of additional police officers following Palestinian calls for protests after the main weekly Muslim prayers against US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

  • Jerusalem conflict: A timeline

    Conflicts over Jerusalem go back thousands of years — including biblical times, the Roman Empire and the Crusades — but the current one is a distinctly 20th-century story, with roots in colonialism, nationalism and anti-Semitism.

  • Yuval Steinitz

    Israeli minister reveals covert contacts with Saudi Arabia

    An Israeli cabinet minister says that Israel has had covert contacts with Saudi Arabia amid common concerns over Iran, a first disclosure by a senior official from either country of long-rumoured secret dealings.

  • Israel removes metal detectors from sensitive holy site

    Israel removed metal detectors from a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site in the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday and said they would no longer be used after the new security measures set off deadly violence.

  • 2 killed in shooting at Israeli embassy in Jordan

    Two Jordanians are killed and an Israeli is wounded by gunfire Sunday in a residential building at the Israeli embassy compound in Jordan’s capital, the kingdom’s Public Security Directorate said.

  • ‘This is normal for Palestine’

    Though Jerusalem is about nine kilometers from Bethlehem, the Bangladesh U-23 football team players have apparently been spending anxious hours due to the unrest over new Israeli security measures at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound which left three Palestinians dead over the last week.

  • Celtic fans raise funds for Palestine

    Two Palestinian charities have picked up an unexpected financial windfall with £45000 (52000 euros, $59000) raised by supporters of Scottish Champions Celtic.

  • Rio Olympics: Egyptian judoka sent home over handshake refusal

    Egyptian judoka Islam El Shehaby has been sent home from the Rio Olympics after refusing to shake the hand of Israeli Or Sasson following the end of their bout.

  • Aslam named some masterminds: Cops

    BNP leader Aslam Chowdhury has spilled names of the masterminds who sent him up for meeting an Israeli politician and divulged some other crucial information, police say.

  • 4 killed in shooting at Tel Aviv nightspot

    Two Palestinians opened fire at a popular Tel Aviv nightspot near Israel's military headquarters on Wednesday, killing four people in one of the worst attacks in a months-long wave of violence.

  • BNP leader Aslam on 7-day remand in sedition case

    A Dhaka court places BNP leader Aslam Chowdhury on a seven-day remand in a sedition case filed allegedly for hatching a conspiracy with Israel's Likud Party and its intelligence agency Mossad to oust the government.

  • 30-day remand sought for Aslam in sedition, 2 other cases

    Law enforcers seek a 30-day remand for interrogating BNP leader Aslam Chowdhury in three separate cases including a sedition one. The sedition case has been filed allegedly for hatching a conspiracy with Israel's Likud Party and its intelligence agency Mossad to oust the government.

  • Sajeeb Wazed Joy

    Joy denies meeting Israeli politician

    Sajeeb Wazed Joy, ICT affairs adviser to the prime minister, denies holding meeting with Israel's Likud Party leader Mendi N Safadi in Washington DC of USA as BBC Bangla reported earlier.

  • BNP’s Aslam charged with treason

    Police files a sedition case against BNP leader Aslam Chowdhury for allegedly fraternising with Israel to overthrow the government.

  • BNP-Jamaat out to oust govt: Hasina

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has alleged that the BNP-Jamaat nexus has joined hands with Israel to oust her government as the two parties are working against the country and Islam.

  • Arrest of Aslam a drama: BNP

    BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Rizvi Ahmed alleges that the government “staged a drama” by arresting its leader Aslam Chowdhury in a bid to bury the Bangladesh Bank reserve heist issue.