Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu looks on as US president Barack Obama speaks in the Oval Office of the White House  on March 3rd, 2014. The relationship between Israel and the US ‘has never been so terrible as it is today’, according to Giora Eiland, a former Israeli national security adviser. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

When US president Barack Obama’s national security adviser sat down with her Israeli counterpart at the White House last week, she upbraided him over (...)

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pauses while he speaks to supporters of his Likud party as he campaigns in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim, near Jerusale. Mr Netanyahu has rebuffed criticism in Washington of his plans to speak in Congress, accusing world powers of forsaking a pledge to prevent Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons. Photograph: Nir Elias/Reuters

The row between the White House and Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has intensified with US officials saying his outspoken condemnation o(...)

A Palestinian girl  carries her sister during a protest in the southern Gaza Strip calling for reconstruction of houses. Some 150,000 Gazans remain homeless. Photograph: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters

The Palestine Liberation Organisation has called a meeting for early next month to discuss the future of the cash-strapped Palestinian government and(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan lays a wreath during a ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance at Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem.  Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

The opportunity to re-start the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians could be lost for a generation if it is not grasped soon, Minister f(...)

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 (...)