It is unlikely, however difficult, that whoever gets to form a government in London in the next days will have to face quite as tortuous – or torturou(...)

Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the plenum at Israel’s parliament in Jerusalem. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is struggling to form a stable coalition before Wednesday’s deadline after the surprise decision of a former(...)

Israel’s foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman: had a number of scores to settle with Binyamin Netanyahu, and said he “chose principles over cabinet seats”. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

In a political bombshell, Israel’s foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman has said he will not be joining prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s new governme(...)

A protester of Israeli Jews of Ethiopian origin shouts at a policeman during a demonstration against what they say is police racism and brutality, after the emergence last week of a video clip that showed policemen shoving and punching a black soldier. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

Police on horseback charged hundreds of ethnic Ethiopian citizens in central Tel Aviv on Sunday as an anti-racism protest descended into one of the(...)

An Ethiopian-Israeli protester is detained during the protest at Rabin Square in Tel Aviv. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

Hundreds of Ethiopian-Israelis clashed with police officers in central Tel Aviv on Sunday as a protest sparked by a police beating turned into a vi(...)

Israeli protesters, Jews of Ethiopian origin, participate in a protest against what they say was police violence against their community in Jerusalem on April 30th, 2015. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

A demonstration by Israeli Jews of Ethiopian origin against police brutality turned violent on Thursday, with police using water cannon to keep angry (...)

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas delivers a speech during an opening ceremony of the “Istiqlal” (independence) garden in the West Bank city of Ramallah Photograph: Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images

Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday Israel had released frozen tax revenue to the Authority but that he had ordered the funds(...)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement to the media in Jerusalem. Netanyahu said on Wednesday it was not too late for world powers still locked in nuclear negotiations with Iran to demand a “better deal”. Photograph: Debbie Hill/Reuters 1:49

Iranians celebrated in the streets after negotiators reached a framework for a nuclear accord, and US president Barack Obama hailed an “historic under(...)

Women sitting in a car flash the “V for Victory” sign as they celebrate on Valiasr street in northern Tehran  after the announcement of an agreement on Iran nuclear talks. Iran and global powers sealed a deal on plans to curb Tehran’s chances for getting a nuclear bomb, laying the ground for a new relationship between the Islamic republic and the West. Photo: Atta Kenreatta/AFP 1:49

Iran and world powers reached a framework agreement on Friday on curbing Iran’s nuclear programme for at least a decade, a step towards a final pact t(...)

Jeb Bush: though he is more apt to do his homework, he’s unformed on foreign policy, like his brother – except that his brother was elected before 9/11. Photograph: Jabin Botsford/New York Times

James Baker can take credit for two presidencies and one vice-presidency in the Bush family. So it’s a tad ungracious for a Bush to take Baker to task(...)