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Israel: Netanyahu to seek parliamentary immunity

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said today he would seek parliamentary immunity from prosecution in the three corruption cases he faces, a move that could delay criminal proceedings against him for months. Netanyahu was indicted in November on charges of bribery, fraud

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Israel’s Netanyahu again quits rally as rocket alert sounds

GAZA: Sirens warning of rocket fire from Gaza cut short a rally by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday evening as he campaigned for his party’s primaries the following day, public television reported. It was the second time in recent

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Probing war crimes in Palestine long overdue – Dr Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR: Any move to investigate alleged war crimes in the Palestinian territories is long overdue, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He said Israel should face justice over the atrocities committed against the Palestinian people. “Israel should be

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ICC to probe alleged war crimes in Palestinian areas

The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor said yesterday she would launch a full investigation into alleged war crimes in the Palestinian Territories as soon as the court’s jurisdiction had been established. The announcement opens the possibility of charges being filed

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UN: Israel advances 22,000 settler homes in past three years

NEW YORK: A top United Nations (UN) envoy yesterday bashed Israel’s ongoing settlement building on Palestinian land, saying it breached international law and made the chances of peaceful settlement ever more remote. Anadolu Agency reported addressing the UN Security Council,

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ICC pushed to probe Israeli crimes in Gaza

MADRID: A group seeking to end Israel’s crippling blockade on the Gaza Strip is pressing the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague to probe Israel’s crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. Anadolu Agency reported a letter signed by social

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Malaysia to continue seeking solutions for Palestine-Israel conflict

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will continue to play an active role in seeking solutions to the Palestine-Israel conflict and towards the establishment of an independent and sovereign state of Palestine. Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Marzuki Yahya said the government would continue

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Embattled Netanyahu charged for corruption, won’t quit as PM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said yesterday that he would not resign despite being charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust in a corruption scandal that he denounced as an “attempted coup”. The charges announced by Attorney General Avichai

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Netanyahu’s nemesis, Gantz, fails to form gov’t

JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s challenger, Benny Gantz, announced yesterday he had failed to form a government by yesterday night deadline, increasing prospects for third nationwide election in Israel in less than a year. Xinhua news agency reported Gantz

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US gets brickbats from allies, rivals at UN for supporting Israeli occupation

UNITED NATIONS: The United States yesterday defended itself at the United Nations against strong opposition from the European Union and other world powers to Trump administration’s declaration that it no longer considers Israeli settlements to be in violation of international

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