Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a special Knesset (Israeli parliament) session yesterday. Photograph: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images.

Israel’s prime minister has abruptly halted a plan to explore the potential construction of thousands of new homes in West Bank settlements.Benjamin N(...)

The West Bank settler outpost of Givat Asaf near Ramallah. Photograph: Reuters

Israel plans to declare legal four unauthorised West Bank settler outposts, according to court documents lodged yesterday, days before US secre(...)