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WORLD:  Israel Prime Minister faces trial for Corruption.

WORLD: Israel Prime Minister faces trial for Corruption.

CRIME, ISRAEL, WORLD
Mr Netanyahu, 70, is the first standing leader to face trial in the country's history. He denies accusations of bribery, fraud and breach of trust. Arrived at the courthouse for a brief hearing, he said the cases were aimed at "toppling him in any way possible". He was sworn back into office as head of a rare unity government a week ago. His political rival, Benny Gantz, agreed to share power following three inconclusive elections in under a year. He has rejected calls by opponents to step down while he fights the cases. The leader of the right-wing Likud party is Israel's longest-serving prime minister, having been in power continuously since 2009. He also served a term in office from 1996-1999. What happened at the court? As he arrived at the Jerusalem District Cour...
Chinese ambassador to Israel found dead at home

Chinese ambassador to Israel found dead at home

China, EUROPE, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, ISRAEL
Tel Aviv ---- China's Ambassador to Israel, Du Wei, was found dead inside his official residence Sunday morning, a spokeswoman for Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs told CNN. At this stage, the 57-year-old's death is not being treated as suspicious. The official said Israeli police had launched an investigation but initial findings suggested no foul play. Mr Du, 57, was appointed ambassador in February having previously served as envoy to Ukraine. The ambassador was married and had a son but his family had still to join him in Israel. He was living in Herzliya, some 10km north of Tel Aviv. Police carrying out investigations outside the ambassador's residence in Herzliya Police are outside the ambassador's residence in Herzliya — to the north of Tel Aviv — as part of s...
Netanyahu Suspends All Flights from US to Israel as Trump Threatens Sanctions on Blocking Travel

Netanyahu Suspends All Flights from US to Israel as Trump Threatens Sanctions on Blocking Travel

AMERICA, ASIA, CORONAVIRUS, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, ISRAEL
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the suspension of all flights "from the US and other commercial flights" to Israel until all travelers arriving into the country are able to be taken to state-run quarantine hotels for a 14-day period by the Home Front Command. According to the Prime minister’s office on Saturday, flights already destined for Israel will be permitted to land but no new flights will be allowed until a solution has been arranged. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu contacted Minister of Transport Bezalel Smutrich, and decided to halt the flight from the US and other commercial flights until a Cabinet meeting can be held to determine all persons returning from abroad be quarantined at designated hotels under r...
AFRICA: Sudan says leader made no promises to Israel Prime Minister.

AFRICA: Sudan says leader made no promises to Israel Prime Minister.

AFRICA, FEATURE STORIES, ISRAEL, SUDAN
Sudan’s cabinet said Thursday that the country’s leader General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan had made no promise to Israel’s prime minister of “normalising ties” between the two countries. Burhan, who heads Sudan’s ruling sovereign council, met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for previously unannounced talks in Entebbe on Monday that appeared to signal an end to Sudan’s long-standing boycott of the Jewish state. Soon after their meeting, Netanyahu announced that the two leaders had agreed to cooperate towards normalising ties. Sudan’s transitional cabinet said Thursday that meeting Netanyahu was Burhan’s “personal initiative” and he had made no promises to the Israeli premier. “The chief of the sovereign council told us … he did not give any commitment and did no...