Tag: Jerusalem (Israel)

Israeli Voters May Like Netanyahu’s Promises, but Don’t Necessarily Believe Them

JERUSALEM — Shlomo Zadik, 70, a onetime pioneer in a Jordan Valley settlement, said that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had won his vote with his pre-election vow on Tuesday to annex the strategic area. “Netanyahu touched last night on an issue that has been important to me for a long time,” the Jerusalem pensioner said. […]

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Netanyahu Pledges to Annex Part of West Bank

JERUSALEM — A week before an election in which he is battling for survival, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel on Tuesday asked voters to return him to power with a mandate to annex the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank, a move that could dramatically reshape the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The move would give […]

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The One Thing No Israeli Wants to Discuss

JERUSALEM — When trying to understand Israel’s election on Sept. 17, the second in the space of six months, you can easily get lost in the details — corruption charges, coalition wrangling, bickering between left and right. But the best explainer might be a small film that you’re unlikely to see about something that people […]

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HBO Drama Revives a National Trauma for Israel

JERUSALEM — It was the extraordinary coldbloodedness of the murder that made it true-crime movie material in the first place: a Palestinian teenager snatched off a Jerusalem street by Orthodox Jews, choked, bludgeoned and burned to death in a forest at dawn. But “Our Boys,” a 10-part series that started this month on HBO, is […]

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‘Tel Aviv on Fire’ Review: Mideast Conflict as Soap Opera and Farce

Can anyone make a sweet and silly comedy out of a subject as grim and intractable as the Israeli-Palestinian situation? For Sameh Zoabi, the director of “Tel Aviv on Fire” (who wrote the script with Dan Kleinman), the answer to the question is another question. What else is there? For Salam (Kais Nashif), a skinny, […]

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Israel Begins Tearing Down Palestinian Housing on Edge of East Jerusalem

JERUSALEM — Israeli bulldozers arrived before dawn on Monday and began clawing at the first of 10 Palestinian apartment blocks that were slated for demolition because the government said they were illegally built too close to its security barrier in a Palestinian area of the West Bank abutting Israeli-annexed East Jerusalem. Israel’s minister of strategic […]

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Palestinian Who Attended Bahrain Conference Is Arrested in West Bank

JERUSALEM — About a dozen Palestinian businessmen defied the official Palestinian boycott of the Trump administration’s economic conference in Bahrain this past week. Once there, most of them tried to maintain a low profile and keep their names out of the news media. But officers of the Palestinian Authority’s General Intelligence Service arrested one of […]

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U.S. Ambassador Says Israel Has Right to Annex Parts of West Bank

JERUSALEM — Israel has a right to annex at least some, but “unlikely all,” of the West Bank, the United States ambassador, David M. Friedman, said in an interview, opening the door to American acceptance of what would be an enormously provocative act. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has promised to begin annexing Jewish settlements in […]

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