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Spyware Pegasus is just the tip of the iceberg, investigative journalist Antony Loewenstein tells scmp.com. His new book warns such hi-tech surveillance tools are being sold by Israel to autocracies and democracies alike, with profound implications for the privacy of citizens everywhere.

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The groups accuse the Pink Floyd co-founder of antisemitism – an allegation he denies. Last year, the Polish city of Krakow cancelled gigs by Waters because of his sympathetic stance towards Russia in its war against Ukraine.

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Beijing’s envoy to the UN issues strong rebuke of illegal West Bank settlements and right-wing Israeli official’s recent visit to Jerusalem holy site.

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Science suggests all European wines are based on a cross of Israeli and Turkish grapes, while a growing tourism industry is emerging around ‘northern Israel’s Napa Valley’ – is this the destination for your next tasting tour?

National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir’s visit to Temple Mount comes days after Israelis marked Jerusalem Day, which celebrates Israel’s capturing of east Jerusalem in 1967.

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Even as the truce was being finalised on Saturday, the two sides kept up firing, with air raid sirens sounding as far as Tel Aviv’s suburbs.

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Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip killed a senior commander in charge of Islamic Jihad’s rocket launching force, raising the death toll from the latest burst of fighting to 25.

The rocket fire set off air-raid sirens throughout southern Israel and as far away as Tel Aviv, on the Mediterranean Sea, 80km away.

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The Israeli air force attacked targets in Gaza after militants fired at least 30 rockets at Israel following the death of high-profile Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan.

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Islamic Jihad warned Israel will ‘pay the price’ after Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan died in Israeli custody after a hunger strike of nearly three months.

The driver injured five people with his vehicle before being killed by a passer-by; the incident comes hours after Israeli troops killed a Palestinian during a raid in the occupied West Bank.

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DeSantis is also travelling to Japan, South Korea and Britain. The expected 2024 US presidential candidate met Netanyahu during a visit to Jerusalem in 2019, calling Florida ‘the most pro-Israel state in the nation’.

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The ancient Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where the thousand-year-old rite takes place, was built over the site where Christian tradition says Jesus Christ was crucified, buried and resurrected.

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Special envoy Zhai Jun meets UN undersecretary general for political and peacebuilding affairs, Rosemary DiCarlo, four days after talks with Arab diplomats.

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An Italian tourist was killed in a car ramming in Tel Aviv hours after 3 Israeli women were killed in a shooting attack in the occupied West Bank last week.

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March at Eviatar – unauthorised settlement evacuated by previous Israeli government – led by hard-line ultranationalist Jewish settlers.

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Pentagon officials say the breadth of topics addressed in the documents – which appeared online on Friday and touch on China, the Middle East, Africa and the war in Ukraine – suggest they were leaked by an American rather than an ally.

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Christian Easter coincided with Jewish Passover and the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, against a backdrop of surging Israeli-Palestinian violence

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The firings come after days of escalating violence on multiple fronts over tension in Jerusalem and an Israeli police raid on the city’s most sensitive holy site.

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Reservists are being called up after three people were killed in separate attacks, including an Italian visitor when an Israeli Arab ploughed a car into pedestrians on Tel Aviv seafront.

Despite militants firing salvoes of rockets from Lebanon and Gaza over the past day and the Israeli military replying with air strikes, no other serious injuries were reported along the borders.

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