Israeli policemen arrest Yishai Schlissel on suspicion of stabbing participants of the Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem. He was recently released from prison after serving a sentence for a similar attack in 2005. Photograph: Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images

An Orthodox Jewish man stabbed and injured six participants of an annual Gay Pride march in Jerusalem on Thursday, police and witnesses said. It was t(...)

Residents queueing for humanitarian aid at the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk, Damascus, in March. Photograph: Reuters

Palestinians displaced from Syria’s largest UN camp, in the flashpoint Yarmouk district south of Damascus, face an outbreak of typhoid that could spre(...)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Photograph: Petros Karadjias/Reuters

Israel’s parliament on Thursday passed into law the ability to force-feed prisoners on hunger strike, a move that has met vehement opposition from the(...)

Israeli paramilitary police  stand in front of Jewish settlers protesting the demolition of two partially-built dwellings in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Beit El near Ramallah. Photograph: Emil Salman/Reuters

The Palestinian Authority has condemned Israel’s decision to build 300 new homes in the West Bank settlement of Beit El as compensation for the des(...)

Jonathan Pollard is pictured im May 1991 file photo, six years after his 1985 arrest. File photograph: Reuters

Jonathan Pollard, a former US Navy intelligence analyst convicted of spying for Israel, will be released on parole on November 21st after 30 years in (...)

Israeli security forces drag away one of hundreds of Jewish activists who had occupied two buildings slated for demolition by Friday in the settlement of Beit El north of Jerusalem. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has gone out of his way to calm the right- wing flank of his slim coalition after showdowns between polic(...)

The Jewish settlement of Givat Zeev in the West Bank, north of Jerusalem. A government programme authorises 381 new homes in the illegal settlement. Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images

Israel is to approve the building of almost 900 new homes in West Bank Jewish settlements today, ending what settler leaders termed a de facto build(...)

Palestinians throw stones at Israeli soldiers during clashes in the West Bank town of Hebron in 2009. The new Bill means protesters can jailed for up to 10 years without  harmful intent having to be proved. Photograph:  Hazem Bader/AFP/Getty Images

Israel’s Knesset parliament has introduced legislation allowing stone-throwers to be sentenced to prison terms of up to 20 years. Passed with the aim (...)

Ash Carter (right) with Israel’s defence minister Moshe Ya’alon  at the Hussein Lookout, near Kiryat Shmona, northern Israel. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/Reuters

With bilateral ties at rock bottom following last week’s signing of the Iran nuclear deal, US secretary of defence Ash Carter went out of his way y(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu responds to the Iranian nuclear deal. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has termed the nuclear agreement reached between the world powers and Iran a “stunning mistake of historic (...)