Day: 08/03/2018

The man who knew too much

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Op-ed: Nir Hefetz protected Benjamin Netanyahu until he realized that, as far as the latter is concerned, he no longer exists. In that critical moment, the man who knows everything there is to know about the Netanyahu family turned into a state’s witness—and the smug and self-confident leader who sat next to the US president in the Oval Office on Monday knows exactly what that means.

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New law lets Israel strip residency status from Palestinians in East Jerusalem

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The “breach of loyalty” law gives Israel the authority to force out Palestinians that it deems a threat.

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Attorney general said to want Netanyahu to resign if indicted

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Report says comments are Mandelblit’s personal stance, not official legal position; under Israeli law, a PM doesn’t need to step down if charged

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Netanyahu accuses police of pressuring witnesses in graft cases

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Premie­r slams use of state witnes­ses in video publis­hed on his Facebo­ok page

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Israel Gives Government Minister Power To Revoke Palestinian Residency

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After ruling against the practice, Israel’s high court gave the government six months to write a law that made revoking residency legal.

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Israel to legalize withholding bodies of slain Palestinians

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The bill, co-sponsored by right-wing Israeli lawmakers Anat Berko and Bezalel Smotrich, has passed its first reading, and will be put to vote in two more readings later on Wednesday.

Source: Israel to legalize withholding bodies of slain Palestinians