So in Vogue! British fashion bible features young female Labour politicians in May issue

Its pages are usually graced by stars and supermodels, but Vogue has set aside the rich and famous in favour of politicians. The fashion bible has broken with tradition to feature four of Labour’s newest female MPs, including the controversial Equality minister Charlotte Nichols, 30. The MP for Warrington North was forced to apologise last week … Read more

Benjamin Netanyahu tasked to head government for fourth time in two years, despite corruption probe

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been given the task of forming a government from the country’s splintered parliament for the fourth time in two years. Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin handed Netanyahu the task on Tuesday, giving the embattled leader a chance to prolong he lengthy term in office while on trial for corruption.    In … Read more

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu appears in court at his corruption trial

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared in court today at his corruption trial to hear prosecutors make their allegations against him. Prosecutors say Israel’s longest-serving Prime Minister used his political influence as ‘currency’ to buy favours from media executives and wealthy businessmen. The evidentiary phase of the trial was beginning as Israel’s political parties were … Read more

Israel election results show nation is deeply divided over Benjamin Netanyahu’s future

The final results from Israel’s fourth election in two years show a nation deeply divided over whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should remain in office. Netanyahu and his right-wing allies fell short of winning a parliamentary majority, according to a final vote count released on Thursday. The Prime Minister and his allies captured 52 seats, … Read more

Israel’s elections look set for a deadlock AGAIN, as Netanyahu tries avoid a FIFTH election

Israel’s elections have resulted in a virtual deadlock for the fourth time in the past two years, exit polls suggest. The inconclusive results leave Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with an uncertain future as he pleads with opponents to help him form a majority government and avoid a fifth election.       The exit polls on Israel’s three … Read more

Netanyahu hopes this ‘is the last election’ as Israel goes votes for the FOURTH time in two years

Benjamin Netanyahu has voiced hope that Tuesday’s election will end an unprecedented period of political crisis in Israel that has forced four elections in less than two years. ‘I hope this is the last election,’ said the 71-year-old premier said as he voted in Jerusalem. Earlier on Tuesday, the country’s opposition leader warned that Netanyahu … Read more

Israel adopts law allowing names of unvaccinated to be shared

Israel’s parliament today passed a law allowing the government to share the identities of people not vaccinated against the coronavirus with other authorities.  The move on Wednesday has raising privacy concerns for those opting out of inoculation. The measure, which passed with 30 votes for and 13 against, gives local governments, the director general of … Read more

How life is getting back to normal for Israel’s citizens: Nearly 3 million fully inoculated

Israel is banking on vaccine passports to re-open its economy with gyms, hotels, restaurants and swimming pools , bars and restaurants open to those with a ‘green pass’ who have had two doses of a jab.  More than a third of Israel’s 8.6 million population has been fully vaccinated in the world’s quickest immunisation programme … Read more

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu denies bribery charges as his corruption trial resumes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pleaded not guilty on Monday to corruption charges at the resumption of his trial some six weeks before Israeli voters again pass judgment on his leadership. ‘I confirm the written answer submitted in my name,’ Netanyahu said, standing before a three-judge panel in a heavily-guarded Jerusalem District Court. He was … Read more

Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews ignore Covid lockdown rules in Israel for Rabbi funeral

Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Israelis participated today in the funeral of a prominent rabbi in Jerusalem, flouting the country’s ban on large public gatherings amid the pandemic. Shocking images showed the funeral procession for Rabbi Meshulam Soloveitchik, who died at age 99 and had recently suffered from Covid-19, wending its way through the streets of Jerusalem … Read more