The Azerbaijani parliament last November passed a law paving the way for the country to open its first embassy in Israel.
Tel Aviv needs Moscow more than Kiev, and the Netanyahu government could shift its policy towards the country under siege.
Protesters led by left-wing and Arab members of parliament gather in Tel Aviv to demonstrate against proposals that they say undermine democratic institutions by giving absolute power to PM Netanyahu's new far-right government.
UN approved last week a resolution requesting International Court of Justice render 'advisory opinion' on the Israeli occupation.
Zeitoun is the fourth Palestinian killed by Israeli forces in the West Bank since the start of the year.
Justice Minister Yariv Levin introduces proposals that call for sweeping changes aimed at curbing powers of judiciary, including rulings outlawing Israeli outposts on private Palestinian land in occupied West Bank.
According to the local media, Benjamin Netanyahu and his far-right allies’ plan to restructure the military has triggered some in the Israeli army to question how it might impact its chain of command.
Israeli PM-designate Benjamin Netanyahu announces the nomination during a speech to the parliament.
Anyone convicted of offences but not given a custodial sentence can serve as a minister, and two ministers can now serve in the same office, according to legislations passed in Knesset.
Irit Lillian, whose appointment was announced in September, had served as Tel Aviv's charge d'affaires in Ankara for the past two years.
"I have managed (to form a government)," designated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says on Twitter, just minutes before midnight deadline set by President Isaac Herzog.
"There will be no peace with the policy of annexation and apartheid," says Palestinian Authority, adding world is "tired" of such Israeli positions on Middle East peacemaking.
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