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Israel’s leadership battle: End of an era for Netanyahu?



Israel’s current Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu has lashed out at the coalition, that is moving to remove the leader from power after 12 years in the role.

Netanyahu is calling on his right-wing allies to block the newly formed coalition from taking office.

It follows eight separate parties signing an agreement on Wednesday, stating that they would work together to oust Netanyahu and cease control of the country.

However, the coalition still faces significant hurdles, including receiving the required parliamentary backing to proceed with the leadership change.

This vote is expected to occur by next week at the latest, and there is still a possibility that defectors could derail the whole plan.

In his first comment since the agreement was signed, Netanyahu warned on Twitter that the coalition is “left-wing” and “dangerous”…

He also urged his allies to stand against the newly formed alliance.

What does this mean for Israeli/Palestine peace?

Director of the Michael and Elaine Serling Institute for Jewish Studies at Michigan State University, Yael Aronoff, says having Netanyahu removed from office will be a positive step forward for the nation

Director of the Michael and Elaine Serling Institute for Jewish Studies at Michigan State University, Yael Aronoff spoke on ticker news.

Coalition aiming to end Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12 years of power, however, Aronoff says that “even under Bennett there are things to be done to reconstruct Gaza”

Aronoff on what the political shift in leaders means for the nation.

“It’s the first time in Israel’s history that an Arab Israeli party will be part of the coalition government,”

Yael Aronoff

Netanyahu wants to retain power… what’s his next move?

Bennett is expected to become the country’s Prime Minister, but the coalition group still have a few hurdles to jump before they gain control, including the key vote in parliament.

In the meantime, Netanyahu continues to rally to retain power.

ARONOFF ON what Netanyahu WILL be doing behind the scenes to keep stay as PM.

“I think it’s not likely he will succeed… but you never know,” Aronoff said on Netanyahu’s ability to continue as Israel’s Prime Minister after 12 years in the top job.


Four dead in Russian military plane crash



Four people have been killed after a Russian military plane suffered an engine malfunction

The plane reportedly crashed in the city of Ryazan, which is located southeast of Moscow.

It’s believed five others are also injured. However, it is unclear how many were on board.

The Ilyushin IL-76 military cargo plane is a long-range aircraft, which can reportedly carry over 100 troops.

An Ilyushin IL-76 aircraft, which is similar to the one involved in the incident.

Local authorities say the plane suffered a malfunction while on a training flight.

Russia’s Defence Minister is yet to give any further details on the crash, or about the victims.

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Double election defeat for UK Conservatives



British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives have suffered defeat in two parliamentary by-elections

UK Conservatives have lost two crucial seats in England, which could spark concerns about Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s future.

The centrist Liberal Democrat party won the seats of Tiverton and Honiton.

The seats are in a Conservative part of south-west England, where a majority of 24,000 has been overturned.

The Liberal Democrats say it is their biggest ever majority turn around at a parliamentary by election.

“Tonight, the people of Tiverton and Honiton have spoken for Britain. They’ve sent a loud and clear message: It’s time for Boris Johnson to go, and go now.”

winning candidate Richard Foord

The losses have renewed calls for Prime Minister Boris Johnson to resign after a police investigation into gatherings at his Downing Street offices.

Johnson recently survived a vote of no-confidence, which secured his term as Prime Minister for another 12 months.

It also follows the Conservatives winning a landslide majority in three decades during the last national election.

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Protestors disrupt Chinese ambassador’s speech in Sydney



Protesters are causing disruptions during an address by China’s Ambassador to Australia

Xiao Qian is in Sydney, where is he speaking about how to improve ties between the two countries.

One protester described Mr Xiao as a “representative of a dictatorship” and accused the Chinese Government of committing genocide against Uyghur Muslims.

Others were heard shouting “Free Tibet”, and another was asked to leave the venue prior to the event because he was dressed in a military costume.

The speech was widely seen as an attempt to ease relations between the two countries.

China has put trade sanctions on Australia, while a recent encounter took place between a Chinese fighter jet and an Australian maritime aircraft over the South China Sea.

Security guards reportedly ushered the protesters.

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