Daily Archives: January 15, 2021

Peace deals, vaccinations and the Arab vote: In first for Netanyahu, a positive campaign

By | 2021-01-15T20:43:43+00:00 January 15th, 2021|Israel|

In his frantic search for immunity, the premier puts incitement and fear-mongering aside ■ Meanwhile, he plays the puppet master with Bennett and Smotrich, but Yamina leader could yet prove the kingmaker

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Trump receives Morocco’s highest award for Middle East work

By | 2021-01-15T20:38:10+00:00 January 15th, 2021|Middle East|

Morocco's ambassador to the United States bestowed the Order of Muhammad on Trump for the Israel-Morocco normalization deal, as Jared Kushner and the administration's Middle East envoy receive other awards

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For first time since 2006: Abbas sets date for Palestinian Authority elections

By | 2021-01-15T19:18:37+00:00 January 15th, 2021|Middle East|

Palestinian president signs executive order to hold election for the legislature on May 22 and a presidential election on July 31

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Netanyahu is lucky Adelson died before he could testify to prosecutors

By | 2021-01-15T18:48:45+00:00 January 15th, 2021|Israel|

The deceased casino magnate refused to be a tool in the prime minister’s efforts to bring a rival publisher on board and broaden the scope of the pro-Bibi media

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Egyptian women jailed over TikTok posts to face trafficking charges

By | 2021-01-15T18:07:55+00:00 January 15th, 2021|Middle East|

Egyptian lawmakers last year demanded the government ban TikTok in the country, saying it promoted nudity and immorality.

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Supreme Court rules town must reconsider policy limiting pool membership to residents

By | 2021-01-15T17:34:07+00:00 January 15th, 2021|Israel|

A 2017 petition accused the town of implementing a policy that effectively barring Arabs from nearby towns from the country club's pool

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Israeli court freezes bid for new Jerusalem neighborhood over Palestinian discrimination claims

By | 2021-01-15T15:48:04+00:00 January 15th, 2021|Israel|

East Jerusalem residents say 90% of Palestinian residents would be unable to buy homes in a swathe of new neighborhood because they are ineligible for government programs

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A settler vigilante noticed a ‘suspicious’ Palestinian – and shot him dead

By | 2021-01-15T15:04:17+00:00 January 15th, 2021|Middle East|

The army says the Palestinian threw a knife at soldiers but provided no proof

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