Benjamin Netanyahu is Israel's longest serving Prime Minister. (Photo credit: File/AP/PTI)

  • Benjamin Netanyahu is battling a clutch of corruption charges
  • Israeli lawmakers are to vote Sunday on a 'change' coalition government
  • Netanyahu called the prospective coalition "the greatest election fraud in the history" of Israel

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Pro- Palestinian demonstrators calls for an end to US aid to Israel. (Photo credit: AFP File)

  • Pro-Palestinian demonstrators gathered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington 
  • More than 1,000 people rallied holding Palestinian flags
  • Protesters said they will stand against any politician that continues to fund weapons to Israel

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Antony Blinken has served in various capacities under two different administrations for two decades. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • Blinken met with both Israeli and Palestinian leaders during the two days of talks
  • "We see the ceasefire not as an end, but as a beginning of something to build on", said Blinken
  • 11 day Israel-Gaza violence was halted due to the ceasefire

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US President Joe Biden spoke over call with the Egyptian President for the second time in less than a week. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Both presidents discussed "international efforts to rebuild Gaza
  • Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pledged $500 million to help reconstruction efforts in Gaza
  • They also touched on human rights issues in Egypt

Palestinians inspect the damage in a building in Beit, Hanun, caused by airstrikes from Israel in the northern Gaza Strip on Friday. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Israel says the aid should flow through an international mechanism
  • Up to 800,000 remain with access to clean water after recent violence
  • Egypt and UN have promised humanitarian aid for the Gaza

Children scavenge debris from a severely damaged building hit by an air-strike prior to a cease-fire reached after an 11-day war between Israel and Hamas. (AP/PTI Photo)

  • "We need to have a genuine focus on human development," UN official said
  • Reconstruction in Gaza needed to go hand in hand with efforts to create "a different political environment", UN official said
  • The "layers of hardship in Gaza keep getting thicker", he said

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Dua Lipa is an English singer and songwriter. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ Dua Lipa)

  • Dua Lipa lashed out an organisation that paid for a full-page ad in The New York Times
  • The add accused her of being anti-semitic
  • Lipa took to Twitter and rejected the allegations

A Palestinian man inspects damaged products in a shopping center, next to a building that was hit by an Israeli strike, in Gaza City. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • Gazans slowly resumed their daily lives after a deadly 11-day conflict between Hamas and Israel
  • The latest round of bombardment killed 248 people in Gaza, including 66 children
  • The UN says more than half of those killed were civilians.

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US President Joe Biden said that a two-state solution is needed. (Photo credit: AP)

  • President Joe Biden on Friday pledged to help organise efforts to rebuild Gaza
  • He said creating a Palestinian state alongside Israel is the 'only answer' to the conflict
  • However, Biden stressed 'there is no shift in my commitment, commitment to the security of Israel'

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An Israeli artillery unit fired shells towards Gaza Strip on Wednesday. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • A ceasefire controlled by Islamist group Hamas, came into effect early Friday
  • It erupted after 11 days of airstrikes and rocket fire between Israel and Palestine
  • Tensions initially flared in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of occupied east Jerusalem