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TV show: Black Cube hired to smear Israeli Cabinet minister

Jun. 6, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli investigative TV show reported on Thursday that one of the country's richest men hired Israeli intelligence firm Black Cube to dig up dirt on a Cabinet minister. Black Cube denied the allegations. Tycoon Idan Ofer hired the firm in 2014 to dig up dirt on then-Finance Minister...

Israel's 'do-over' election brings new threats to Netanyahu

Jun. 3, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — After narrowly failing to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in April elections, the long-time Israeli leader's opponents now have a rare chance for a "do-over" in a snap vote in September. The 69-year-old Netanyahu's apparent victory against long odds seemed to seal his aura of...

Israelis protest proposed Netanyahu immunity bills

May. 25, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Tens of thousands of Israelis gathered in the central city of Tel Aviv Saturday, protesting proposed legislation granting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu immunity from prosecution on a series of corruption charges. The protesters outside the city's Museum of Art also called for...

Israel's Gaza blockade under scrutiny after latest violence

May. 6, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — For 12 years, Israel has maintained a blockade over the Gaza Strip, seeking to weaken the territory's militant Hamas rulers. And for 12 years, Hamas has remained firmly in power, developing a thriving homegrown weapons industry along the way. This weekend's violence, the worst in a string...