An Israeli soldier closes a border gate at the Jordan Valley site of Naharayim. Photo: AFP

Israeli farmers no longer welcome in Jordan after enclave land deal expires

  • The 25-year arrangement – signed in 1994 – had allowed farmer access to two territories within Jordan, whose king now wants them back
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An Israeli soldier closes a border gate at the Jordan Valley site of Naharayim. Photo: AFP
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the swearing-in session of the 22nd Israeli parliament in Jerusalem on October 3. Photo: EPA-EFE

Benjamin Netanyahu fails to form government, plunging Israel into political uncertainty

  • Prime minister returns mandate to President Reuven Rivlin, who will ask Blue and White leader Benny Gantz to form ruling coalition
  • If Gantz fails during 28-day window, lawmakers could make unprecedented move to support third candidate, or send country into third election in less than a year
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the swearing-in session of the 22nd Israeli parliament in Jerusalem on October 3. Photo: EPA-EFE
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