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PARTNERSHIP: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, right, met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at 10 Downing Street, the residence of the British prime minister, earlier this year. The two countries signed a trade agreement in February in case Brexit occurs.

Brexit fears? Israel has a separate trade deal with the UK, just in case

October 16, 2019

Leaving the European Union will mean that the United Kingdom — whose full moniker is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland — will l...

Live coverage of Israeli election results

September 17, 2019

LIVE BLOG: Boiling Point Outside News Editor Sam Rubanowitz, Staff Writer Sivan Karz and History Teacher Mr. Jeremy Shine are giving updates and analysis...

COALITION: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with his security team March 26. Religious and defense-oriented parties  have held his government together in the past, and may again.

Israeli election chooses same old same old — but not exactly

May 20, 2019

After a tight race in Israel, it is almost definite that Likud party leader Benjamin Netanyahu will continue as Prime Minister, forming a coalition with r...

LABELS: Left means more government involvement and right means less - but sometimes they're reversed, as in the debate over abortion rights.

Right or left? In politics, it can be hard to tell

May 20, 2019

“Right” and “left” are used as political terms all the time today, but what do they mean? The political terms left and right date from 1789...

<strong><span style=GOVERNING: Israel’s parliament meeting in the Knesset in December before it was adjourned until after new elections. At center is Yair Lapid, leader of the Yesh Atid party " />

Instability in Israeli government leads Netanyahu to call early elections

February 21, 2019

Elections in Israel are now set to take place seven months early, as instability within Knesset coalitions and corruption charges against Prime Minister...

Pepsico buys Israel-based SodaStream for $3.2 billion

Pepsico buys Israel-based SodaStream for $3.2 billion

September 23, 2018

On Aug. 20, another Israeli company came off the shelves, as SodaStream sold to U.S. based PepsiCo in a deal valued at $3.2 billion. Following the sale, PepsiCo stated that it would allow the home soda-making compa...

Hamas leaders called on the crowds to cross into Israel. IDF sniper fire killed more than 100, most but not all fighters.

Was IDF Gaza action justified? Students struggle but most say yes

June 5, 2018

Shalhevet students were mostly supportive of the actions of Israeli soldiers who shot into crowds of Palestinian protesters gathered at the Israel-Gaza bor...

TABLE TALK: Netanyahu may face charges; new U.S. tax plan takes effect

TABLE TALK: Netanyahu may face charges; new U.S. tax plan takes effect

May 16, 2018

Netanyahu accused of corruption Investigations into Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara have led to three suggested charges ...

CROWD: 18,000 people filled the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington DC on March 5 to hear from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

At AIPAC conference, Netanyahu was ‘like a friend’

March 29, 2018

For Shalhevet’s delegates to this year’s AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., an appearance by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was...

AGREE: President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shook hands at the White House on Feb. 15, 2017. Last month, President Trump announced he would move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.

With planned move of US Embassy to West Jerusalem, world rages but city mostly calm

January 17, 2018

By Nicholas Fields, Staff Writer Thousands of Palestinians protested and governments around the world complained, but Shalhevet alumni in Jerusalem said t...

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