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(...)

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu (centre) has called on European  Jews to move to Israel following recent attacks. Photograph: Abir Sultan/pool/EPA

Denmark’s ambassador to Israel and the Danish chief rabbi have criticised the call by Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu for the country’s Jews(...)

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January January 3rd A succession of storms causes major damage, particularly in the west and south. Widespread flooding requires €70(...)

Palestinian medics tend to a man whom they said was wounded in an Israeli air strike, at a hospital in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on March 13th, 2014. Photograph: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters

A fragile ceasefire came into effect on Thursday after the most serious flare-up in violence along the Gaza border since the second Gaza war in 201(...)

This land is our land: Dr Paisley at an Independent Orange Order demonstration at Ballycastle, Co Antrim in 1985. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Ariel Sharon and Ian Paisley shared more than bulkiness and belligerence. Each based his ideology on books of the Bible – the fundamental reason ne(...)

Members of the Knesset guard carry the flag draped coffin of former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon before a memorial ceremony today. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

Israel buried former prime minister Ariel Sharon at his family farm today, celebrating the military achievements of a man seen as a war hero at home b(...)

Israelis pay their respects as they walk past the flag-draped coffin of former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon lying in state at the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, in Jerusalem yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Ronen Zvulun

Former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon, who had been in a coma since 2006, died in a Tel Aviv hospital on Saturday after suffering from a malfunct(...)

Members of the Knesset guard stand around the flag-draped coffin of former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon as he lies in state at the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, in Jerusalem yesterday. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

It may be a measure of the dimming of hopes for a resolution of the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians that Ariel Sharon’s death has evoked in(...)

Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon speaks to the media during a news conference in Tel Aviv in 2005. File Photograph: Gil Cohen Magen/Reuters

A maverick in war and politics, Israel’s Ariel Sharon reshaped the Middle East in a career marked by adventurism and disgrace, dramatic reversals and (...)

Ariel Sharon: died today  after eight years in a coma. Photograph: Reuters

Thousands of Israelis bade farewell today to former prime minister Ariel Sharon, the controversial politician and former military leader whose action(...)