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Israelis are the citizens or permanent residents of the State of Israel, a multiethnic state populated by people of different ethnic backgrounds. The largest ethnic groups in Israel are Jews (75%), followed by Arabs (20%) and other minorities (5%). Among the Israeli Jewish population, hundreds of thousands of Jews born in Israel are descended from Ashkenazi Jew, Mizrahi Jews, Sephardi Jews, Ethiopian Jews, and an array of groups from all the Jewish ethnic divisions, though over 50% of Israel's Jewish population is of at least partial Mizrahi descent.

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Thousands of Israelis join protests calling for the resignation of Benjamin Netanyahu [Video]

Thousands of Israelis join protests calling for the resignation of Benjamin Netanyahu

Protesters are demanding the Israeli leader’s resignation over criminal corruption charges and his handling of the coronavirus crisis.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

This is the U.S. campaign, on Israeli streets [Video]

This is the U.S. campaign, on Israeli streets

"You have to thank Trump" posters in Hebrew suddenly started appearing on minibuses in Tel Aviv this week, as Republican ads brought the race for the White House onto the streets of Israel. Democrats..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:07Published
Future sparkles for UAE-Israeli diamond trade [Video]

Future sparkles for UAE-Israeli diamond trade

Diamond traders in Dubai say they have been inundated with enquiries from Israelis, who traditionally do their business in Belgium's Antwerp -- the world's biggest centre for traders of rough and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:51Published

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In Arab States’ Embrace, Israelis See a Reshaped Mideast

Normalized ties with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain raise hopes in Israel that it is finally gaining acceptance in its volatile neighborhood.
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Israelis are going to the polls for an unprecedented third time in less than a year. Today's ballot hopes to break the logjam that has seen Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition leader Benny..
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Young Israelis and Emiratis meet online after peace deal

Some young people from both countries are finding out more about each other on video calls.
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Embattled Netanyahu dragging Israel toward another election

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Netanyahu accused of 'bribing the masses' with Israeli cash handout

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Benjamin Netanyahu has been accused of attempting to deflect public anger around his handling of Israel’s pandemic and an ongoing corruption trial by proposing a cash handout to all Israelis..
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'There is another way': Boris Johnson pleads with Israel not to illegally annex more of West Bank

'I want to see an outcome that delivers justice for both Israelis and Palestinians....annexation would represent a violation of international law'
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Netanyahu And Covid19

netanyahu and covid19
FNA*: Netanyahu was very quick to administrate a lockdown at the outset of the coronavirus outbreak in Israel. Was Covid-19 his only reason for the lockdown? Gilad: You are tapping here into a crucial..
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Pompeo says annexation up to Israel amid condemnation

pompeo says annexation up to israel amid condemnation
WASHINGTON: Secretary of State indicated on Wednesday that had the US green light to annex Palestinian land, amid wide criticism of the 's plans. "Decisions about Israelis extending sovereignty to..
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Israelis protest Netanyahu's annexation plan

Thousands of Israelis demonstrated on Saturday against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plan to extend sovereignty over parts of the occupied West Bank, de-facto annexation of land that the..
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Half of Israelis support West Bank annexation, poll finds

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Half of Israelis support annexing parts of the occupied West Bank, although they are divided over whether to take the step without US support, an opinion poll showed on Wednesday. Some 25 percent of..
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Greece to welcome Germans, Cypriots, Israelis in first wave of visitors

Greece will allow travellers from around two dozen countries including Germany, Cyprus and Israel to visit from mid-June without having to be quarantined, government officials said, part of a gradual..
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Abbas Declares Palestinians’ West Bank Security Commitments Null and Void

The Palestinian leader has made such assertions before, but this may not be a mere threat. The agreements have protected Israelis and preserved the Palestinian Authority’s political hold over the..
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Herd Immunity, or Big 2nd Wave? Israel Antibody Testing Hopes to Find Out.

Blood tests of 100,000 Israelis will try to assess exposure to Covid-19 on a nationwide scale.
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Cemeteries off-limits as Israelis honour war dead under coronavirus

With military cemeteries and ceremonies off-limits, Israelis went online on Tuesday to honour the dead in annual remembrances held under the shadow of the coronavirus crisis.
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Israelis and Palestinians Remember the Slain, Home Alone or Online En Masse

With Israel’s cemeteries closed, Memorial Day mourning had to adapt to the coronavirus lockdown. An alternative ceremony bringing together Israelis and Palestinians attracted 170,000 people online.
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Anti-Netanyahu rally draws thousands under coronavirus curbs

Wearing face masks, waving black flags and keeping two yards apart, thousands of Israelis demonstrated against prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu under strict coronavirus restrictions on Sunday.
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Zoom Call With Israelis Lands a Gaza Peace Activist in Jail

A video chat, intended to build bridges between Israeli and Palestinian strangers, led some in Gaza to label the conversation itself an act of treason.
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Hamas arrests Palestinians in Gaza for Zoom video chat with Israelis

Hamas arrested a Palestinian in Gaza on Thursday, saying that he had taken part in a video conference with Israelis and describing his act as "treason."
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Israelis mark Passover, a celebration of freedom, in virtual isolation

The Jewish Passover holiday typically draws crowds of Israelis outside to burn heaps of leavened bread, commemorating the Biblical exodus from slavery in Egypt.
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Israel seeks immediate resumption of talks on citizens held in Gaza

Israel called on Tuesday for the immediate resumption of talks on the return of four Israelis held for years in the Gaza Strip after the Palestinian territory's Hamas rulers said they might be willing..
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Israelis put on coronavirus lockdown for Passover holiday celebration

Israelis celebrating the Jewish Passover holiday this week will hold the "seder", the traditional meal celebrating freedom from biblical slavery, confined to their homes under a national coronavirus..
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Protective of religious beards, Israel to produce fitted face masks

Israelis who have beards for religious reasons will get the option of custom-made face masks to protect them from the coronavirus rather than being told to shave, a government official said on Monday.
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Israelis told to wear face masks in public, mark religious holidays with close family only

All Israelis should wear face masks while in public as a precaution against the coronavirus, and upcoming Jewish, Muslim and Christian holidays should be marked only with immediate family, Prime..
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All Israelis must wear face-masks in public as virus precaution: Netanyahu

All Israelis must wear face-masks while in public as a precaution against the coronavirus, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday.
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How Are You Feeling? Surveys Aim to Detect Covid-19 Hot Spots Early

Scientists have persuaded Britons and Israelis to fill out questionnaires about their health, to get ahead of the coronavirus by getting resources to the right place. The U.S. is next.
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1.5 million Israelis using voluntary coronavirus monitoring app

Around 1.5 million Israelis have downloaded a mobile app in the past week that alerts users who have crossed paths with a coronavirus patient, according to the Health Ministry, helping to improve..
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Some ultra-Orthodox Israelis chafe at coronavirus restrictions

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Israelis told to keep within 100m from home for recreation

Israelis hoping for a stroll or jog were instructed on Wednesday to stay within 100 meters (110 yards) of their homes for a week under tightened restrictions to curb the coronavirus.
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Netanyahu could be ousted if Jewish lawmakers accept Arab support. But to many Israelis, that is unthinkable.
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Explainer: Israel has voted three times in a year. What happens now?

Israelis turned out to vote in large numbers to try to break the political deadlock that has seen three closely fought elections since last April.
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Exit polls: Benjamin Netanyahu projected to win most votes in Israel's election

Israelis voted for a third time in 12 months as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fought for political survival with a criminal trial looming.
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Masked and gloved: Israelis in quarantine from coronavirus vote in election

Paramedics dressed in head-to-toe protective gear stood guard at dedicated polling stations where Israelis under quarantine from the coronavirus voted in Monday's election.
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For the third time in less than a year, Israelis will vote in a national election.
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Palestinians refuse to give up their natural rights

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