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Benjamin Netanyahu  photo: Reuters Netanyahu may scupper agreed power industry reform

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is believed to prefer tearing up the agreement reached with Israel Electric Corporation workers and pressing for a court ruling limiting their right to strike. 

Avi Gabbay Photo: Knesset spokesman Zionist Union sets out plan to combat corruption

Zionist Union leader Avi Gabbay: Corruption is a strategic threat to the stability of society;it directly harms every citizen.

Aryeh Deri photo: Shlomi Yosef Restrictive Saturday trading bill passes first reading

Under the "grocers bill", local authority bylaws on Saturday opening for stores will require the interior minister's consent. 

Donald Trump  photo: Reuters US won't put Jerusalem, Israel in passports

"There has been no change in our policy with regard to consular practice or passport issuance at this time," said a senior US State Department official.

Tel Aviv Photo: 3DVISION Computer Image Gov't offices resisting move to Jerusalem

Only nine of 140 government units in Tel Aviv had moved to Jerusalem as of July 2017.

Hamas rally  photo: Reuters Palestinians keep protests within bounds

Despite some fiery rhetoric, Palestinian demonstrations against Trump's declaration on Jerusalem have been nowhere near the scale of the two intifadas.

Tel Aviv demonstration photo: Shlomi Yosef Corruption protest again fills Tel Aviv's Rothschild Blvd

Protest leader Eldad Yaniv: We want a new contract - no more politicians taking bribes; we'll keep coming every Saturday night.

Israel navy submarine Photo: PR Revealed: ThyssenKrupp paid Michael Ganor €10.2m

"Globes" reveals exclusive details about payments to the German submarine builder's Israeli representative, who bribed senior Israeli military and political figures.

Benjamin Netanyahu  photo: Reuters The assault on clean government

The bill to neuter Israel's State Comptroller is the latest in a series of attacks on the state's watchdogs, observes Tal Schneider.

Vivien Foster Photo: PR World Bank: Palestinian electricity grid to cost $3b

Talks on separating the Palestinian electricity grid from Israel are making progress says the World Bank's Vivien Foster.

Wind farm photo: Orly Ginnosar Galilee residents fear wind farms will dwarf landscape

Power plants and renewable energy farms are replacing agriculture throughout Israel.

King Abdullah II photo: Reuters Downfall of a Jordanian option

A heartening tale of how journalistic solidarity trumped a political illusion.

Binary options Photo: Shutterstock FBI targets Israeli binary options traders

The FBI recently managed to arrest the CEO of an Israeli based binary options company.

Kahlon, Netanyahu  photo: Flash 90 Netanyahu, Kahlon fight proxy war over the disabled

Moshe Kahlon wants the disabled pension linked to future rises in the minimum wage while Benjamin Netanyahu does not.

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