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Despite resignations, rapid decline in support, Boris Johnson vows to stay on as PM

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed on Wednesday to stay in power despite the resignations of two top Cabinet ministers and a slew of more junior officials,…

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Lapid: Europe and the US feel there will be no return to Iran deal

PARIS — In his meeting Tuesday with France’s President Emmanuel Macron, Prime Minister Yair Lapid stressed the importance of a credible military threat in order to push Iran into a…

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Health Ministry urges coronavirus vaccination for high-risk babies

Ministry head Ash says he backs experts panel okaying shots for kids 6 months to 5 years old, day after leaked letter omitted stronger recommendation for kids in greater danger

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After youths invade Western Wall pluralistic plaza, Lapid warns: This can’t continue

Prime Minister Yair Lapid on Tuesday denounced a protest held last week at the egalitarian section of the Western Wall against mixed-gender prayer services being held there, after a top…

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Saudi Arabia expecting 1 million pilgrims for largest hajj since start of pandemic

MECCA, Saudi Arabia — One million Muslim pilgrims were converging on Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca on Wednesday for the largest hajj since the coronavirus pandemic severely curtailed access…

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IDF chief of staff candidate suggests ramping up assassinations of Iranian officials

Eyal Zamir, one of the leading candidates to take over as the next chief of the Israeli military, warned in a lengthy report that Iran has managed to establish a…

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Daily Briefing July 6: Could the November elections be Netanyahu’s last stand?

Welcome to The Times of Israel’s Daily Briefing, your 15-minute audio update on what’s happening in Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world, from Sunday through Thursday. Diplomatic correspondent…

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Top right-wing rabbi was reportedly close to endorsing coalition with Abbas

With Israel set for its fifth round of elections in under four years in November, one incident from last year stands out in the country’s ongoing attempt to form a…

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Iran says it’s still looking for 4 diplomats whose disappearance it blames on Israel

TEHRAN, Iran — Tehran said Wednesday it is “still looking” for four Iranian nationals with diplomatic status who disappeared during Israel’s 1982 invasion of Lebanon. “We are continuing serious efforts…

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State appeals release of sex offender nightclub owner: ‘Significant risk to victims’

Prosecutors filed a petition on Wednesday against the decision by a prison parole board to grant early release to sex offender Alon Kastiel, saying insufficient consideration had been given to…

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