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Amid Spasm of Violence, Israels Far-Right Government Raises Risk of Escalation Israel and the West Bank were gripped by violence this week. Its roots predate Israels new far-right government, but the governments ministers and goals are fueling tensions.
New York Times | 2 hours, 51 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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2 Injured in Jerusalem Attack, Hours After a Nearby Mass Shooting Two Israelis were shot and injured on Saturday in East Jerusalem, the day after an attack outside a synagogue elsewhere in the city killed seven people.
New York Times | 4 hours, 1 minute ago | comment? | recommend
Jerusalem police chief on synagogue attack District Police Commander Doron Turgeman speaks after the attack on a synagogue in East Jerusalem.
BBC News | 21 hours, 33 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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At Least 5 Killed in Attack in East Jerusalem Police said a gunman killed the people at a small synagogue, before being killed himself by police fire.
New York Times | 23 hours, 16 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Gunman Attacks Azerbaijan Embassy in Tehran, Killing the Head of Security Iranian officials blamed the assault, which also wounded two guards, on personal motivations, while the Azerbaijani authorities called it a terrorist attack. A suspect is in custody.
New York Times | Jan 27, 2023 3:02 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
People in Beirut are still looking for justice after the 2020 port explosion Two years after an explosion at Beirut's port killed hundreds, no officials suspected of ignoring safety warnings have been tried. Now a prosecutor and a judge are trading charges as protests grow.
NPR.org | Jan 27, 2023 10:06 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Israeli Raid on West Bank City Kills Nine Palestinians, Officials Say The deaths, reported by the Palestinian health ministry, bring the toll of Palestinians killed in the Israeli-occupied West Bank so far this year to 29, including at least five children.
New York Times | Jan 26, 2023 12:06 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Protesters in Israel criticize the judicial overhaul planned by the new government Israel's new government wants to weaken the judiciary prompting unprecedented levels of protest. Critics say the effort echoes steps taken by the far-right governments in Hungary and Poland.
NPR.org | Jan 26, 2023 10:05 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
How much is Israel's new government trying to change the balance of power? With a coalition that includes far-right figures, Benjamin Netanyahu is prime minister again. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Dahlia Scheindlin, a columnist for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz.
NPR.org | Jan 25, 2023 10:11 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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In Egypt, Eggs Are Becoming a Luxury and Lenders Are Setting Terms After months of punishing inflation and a plummeting currency value, Egyptians are growing louder about an economic crisis. In exchange for a bailout, the I.M.F. is imposing stern conditions on the government.
New York Times | Jan 23, 2023 2:11 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend