Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: said the three Arab Knesset members were not fit to serve as lawmakers. Photograph: Amir Cohen/Reuters

Prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu wants to ban three Arab legislators from Israel’s Knesset parliament after they met this week with relatives of Pale(...)

 An Israeli settler  next to the body of Dafna Meir during her funeral ceremony in the Jewish settlement of Otniel near the flashpoint city of Hebron in the southern West Bank. Photograph: Getty Images

Israeli security forces have arrested a 16-year-old Palestinian suspected of stabbing to death a Jewish settler mother of six on Sunday as her childr(...)

 A photo of 18-month-old Ali Dawabsheh, who was killed with his parents in an arson attack on their home in  occupied West Bank, for which a man and minor have  been charged with murder. Photograph: Alaa Badarneh/EPA

Israeli prosecutors filed murder charges today against a man and a minor for an arson attack in the occupied West Bank that killed three members of a (...)

Israeli author Dorit Rabinyan, posing with her Hebrew-language novel titled Gader Haya (known in English as Borderlife), expressed surprise at the controversy. “Politicians keep using fear to do their bidding, but why?” Photograph: Gil Cohen Magen/AFP/Getty Images

The controversial novel Borderlife, about a romantic relationship between a Palestinian man and a Jewish woman, has shot to the top of Israel’s best-s(...)

An employee works at the offices of activist group Breaking the Silence in Tel Aviv, Israel on Wednesday: the group has been banned from speaking in schools or to groups of soldiers. Photograph:  Reuters/Baz Ratner

Israel has banned activist group Breaking the Silence, which solicits testimonies of alleged Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) misdeeds, from speaking in (...)

Israeli security forces stand behind burning tires during clashes with Palestinians in Beit El, near the West Bank city of Ramallah on Friday. In the Israeli city of Dimona, a Jewish attacker stabbed two Palestinians and two Arab Israelis. Photograph: Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images

Hamas’s leader in Gaza has declared the current unrest in Jerusalem and the West Bank an intifada, as six Palestinians were shot dead protesting at (...)

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(...)

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(...)

Israel’s security cabinet minister Naftali Bennett is calling on the international community to recognise Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Photograph: Jim Hollander/EPA

A far-right ally of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged world powers on Sunday to recognise Israel’s 1981 annexation of the Golan Heights,(...)

Israeli prime minister Binymin Netanyahu and religious nationalist Jewish Home party leader Naftali Bennett announce their new coalition. Photograph: GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images

The Palestinian leadership has predicted that Israel’s new right-wing religious coalition will be belligerent and will work against peace.Former chie(...)