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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...
AFRICA: Israel to normalize relations as leaders hold ‘secret’ Kampala meeting

AFRICA: Israel to normalize relations as leaders hold ‘secret’ Kampala meeting

AFRICA, FEATURE STORIES, SOUTH SUDAN, UGANDA
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with the leader of Sudan on Monday and said they began talks on normalization, a major diplomatic breakthrough with an Arab and African state two days after the Arab League rejected a U.S. Mideast initiative that heavily favors Israel. Sudan is a longtime member of the Arab League and joined other members in rejecting President Donald Trump’s plan. But Sudan is also desperate to lift sanctions linked to its listing by the U.S. as a state sponsor of terror — a key step toward ending its isolation and rebuilding its economy after the popular uprising that toppled Omar al-Bashir last year. We agreed to begin cooperation that will lead to normalization of relations between the two countries. History! For Israel, the meeting mar...
UGANDA: Israel’s Prime Minister arrives in Uganda.

UGANDA: Israel’s Prime Minister arrives in Uganda.

FEATURE STORIES, UGANDA
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has arrived Monday for a one-day visit to Uganda, where he is set to meet with leaders of other East African countries. At Entebbe airport, Mr. Netanyahu who is in company of his wife was welcomed by Prime Minister Ruhakana, state minister for foreign affairs Okello Oryem among other officials. “I am setting out for another visit to Africa, my fifth in three and a half years,” Netanyahu was quoted by local media before taking off from Tel Aviv. “Israel is making a big return to Africa, and Africa has already returned to Israel. These are important ties politically, economically and in terms of security,” he said, adding that he hopes to have good news upon his return. In July 2016, Natanyahu participated in a ceremony in Ug...