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FEB 26, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Jewish MP on Arab Israeli slate rejects 'traitor' label

As a Jewish Israeli Communist running for election under an Arab banner, Dov Khenin is often the butt of jokes. In a country where most of the electorate leans to the right, the 57-year-old member of a Communist party that includes both Jewish and Arab lawmakers is used to threats and hate mail. "I've been subjected to many threats," the ...

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FEB 26, 2015 - The Economist

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No cash spells more violence

THE Palestinian Authority (PA), which governs the West Bank under Israel’s wary eye, is nearly broke. Israel collects $100m-plus every month on the PA’s behalf in customs dues and other credits from abroad and is supposed to hand over the money to the PA in Ramallah, its headquarters. But earlier this year, after the Palestinians applied to join the International ...

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FEB 26, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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West Bank settlers vote although outside of sovereign Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — When Israelis go to the polls next month, tens of thousands of Jewish settlers in the West Bank will also be casting votes, even though they do not live on what is sovereign Israeli territory. The settlers' voting rights stem from Israel's 1969 election law that stipulates "there will only be voting on Israeli land," with exceptions ...

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FEB 25, 2015 - The Guardian

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Binyamin Netanyahu criticised for Israel's housing crisis as election nears

Highly critical report published by state watchdog takes aim at the Israeli government’s inaction over the overheated and dysfunctional housing marketBinyamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, is confronting a second highly critical report from the state’s official watchdog in barely a week, this time concerning his government’s inaction over Israel’s overheated and dysfunctional housing market.The publication of the report – which ...

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FEB 24, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Israeli challenger Herzog a determined underdog

In a briefing with the foreign press Tuesday, he vehemently predicted victory in the March 17 election, pledging to restart peace talks with the Palestinians, freeze construction in most West Bank settlements and fix Israel's unsettled relations with the world. There is deep malaise about the state of the economy, where despite a rich-world GDP many feel hard-put to get ...

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