Israel responds to Hizbullah attack with air and ground strikes on southern Lebanon. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Israeli leaders convened on Wednesday night to consider their response after two Israeli soldiers were killed and seven wounded in a Hizbullah atta(...)

Israeli soldiers in the West Bank. Unit 8200, the largest intelligence unit in the Israeli army, is tasked with collecting signals intelligence, including phones calls, text messages, emails and faxes, from West Bank Palestinians. Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters

Veterans from Israel’s top military electronic surveillance unit, dismissed after refusing to spy on West Bank Palestinians, have accused the army of(...)

Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman: ‘We will not allow radical Islam to intimidate us.’ Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

Activists of foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman’s Yisrael Beiteinu party have purchased copies of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo to dis(...)

Us president Barack Obama meets with Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the  White House in  2011. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

US president Barack Obama and secretary of state John Kerry, in an unprecedented snub, have made it clear that they will not meet with Israeli prime(...)

Israeli police officers carry a man who allegedly stabbed up to 10 people in Tel Aviv. The man  was shot in the leg by a prison security officer as he tried to escape, police said. Photograph: Oren Ziv/Reuters

Up to 10 people were injured in a multiple stabbing on a commuter bus in central Tel Aviv on Wednesday before the alleged attacker was shot in the leg(...)

A screengrab from a video, titled ‘The Islamic State: A message to the government and people of Japan’ which was posted on militant websites associated with the extremist group. 1:08

Japan has been dragged into the turmoil in the Middle East after Islamic State militants threatened to behead two of its nationals.The threat, issued (...)

Palestine’s permanent observer to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, speaks at a UN Security Council meeting on a resolution to establish a Palestinian state. The resolution was defeated. Photograph: Peter Foley/EPA

The UN Security Council rejected a Palestinian resolution calling for an Israeli withdrawal from the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem and the est(...)

Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman and his Canadian counterpart in Jerusalem yesterday. Mr Baird’s country voted against Palestinian membership of the ICC; his car was pelted with eggs by protesters in Ramallah. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

Israel has reacted angrily to the decision by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to open an inquiry into possible war crimes in the Palestinian te(...)

Israeli settlement Givat Ze’ev in the West Bank. Israel’s minister of housing Uri Ariel wants to expand existing settlements to cater for an expected ‘influx’ of Jewish immigrants from France. File photograph: Yiorgos Karahalis/Reuters

Israel’s minister of housing Uri Ariel wants new Jewish immigrants from France, who are expected to arrive in Israel in record numbers this year, to l(...)

The daughter of Phillipe Braham, one of four Jews killed in an Islamist attack on a Kosher supermarket in Paris last week mourns during their funeral service in Jerusalem yesterday. Photograph: Jim Hollander/AFP/Getty Images

Benjamin Blum enters the security code at the entrance to the synagogue on rue Pavée, allowing nine soldiers with automatic weapons to make their w(...)