Yair Lapid

    • UAE opens embassy in Tel Aviv

      UAE opens embassy in Tel Aviv

      The United Arab Emirates opened an embassy in Israel Wednesday, housed in Tel Aviv's new stock exchange building, in the latest normalisation move under a deal brokered by Washington last year, AFP reported. The venue in the heart of Israel's financial district highlighted the central role economic cooperation has played since the UAE became only the third majority-Arab country to recognise the Jewish state.

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    • Raisi is the most extreme Iran's president yet, Israel says

      Raisi is the most extreme Iran's president yet, Israel says

      Israel on Saturday condemned Iran's newly-elected president Ebrahim Raisi, saying he was its most extreme president yet and committed to quickly advancing Tehran's nuclear programme, Reuters reported. Raisi, a hardline judge who is under US sanctions for human rights abuses, secured victory as expected on Saturday in Iran's presidential election after a contest marked by voter apathy over economic hardships and political restrictions.

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    • Netanyahu’s opponents reach coalition deal to form government

      Netanyahu’s opponents reach coalition deal to form government

      Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s opponents on Wednesday reached a deal to form a new governing coalition, paving the way for the ouster of the longtime Israeli leader, news wires reported. The dramatic announcement by opposition leader Yair Lapid and his main coalition partner, Naftali Bennett, came shortly before a midnight deadline and prevented what could have been Israel’s fifth consecutive election in just over two years, AP noted.

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