Israeli justice  minister  Tzipi Livni:   “We took a place that was not controversial and turned it into a place that was controversial.”  Photograph:  Gali Tibbon/AFP/Getty Images

Israel’s doveish justice minister Tzipi Livni has criticised the government’s decision to appropriate a large swath of West Bank land near Bethlehem, (...)

 A Palestinian family celebrate as they return home in Al-Shejaeiya neighbourhood following a ceasefire in Gaza City. Photograph: Mohammed Saber/EPA

On the 50th day of fighting, an open-ended ceasefire went into effect last night, paving the way for Egyptian-mediated talks in Cairo in a month’s tim(...)

A Palestinian man in the remains of his livingroom after an Israeli air strike in Zaitun, Gaza City, yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Oliver Weiken

Militant rocket fire into Israel, minutes after the end of the three-day truce, led to the resumption of Israeli strikes yesterday, leaving a huge qu(...)

Israeli soldiers sleep near their armoured personnel carriers on the front line with the Gaza Strip. Prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu told Israelis to prepare for a lengthy campaign. Photograph: Jim Hollander/EPA

The Israeli security cabinet convened last night for the umpteenth time since the start of Israel’s “Operation Protective Edge”, now in its fourth wee(...)

  Danny Danon, deputy defence minister fired for attacking the leadership over handling of crisis in Gaza: Photograph/EPA

Binyamin Netanyahu’s cabinet is in disarray as the Israeli prime minister comes under fire from several of his most senior ministers for his handling (...)

Israeli flares float down over Gaza tonight  in Sderot, Israel. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Egypt is proposing a temporary ceasefire as a first step in ending the latest Israeli-Palestinian conflict that has left more than 175 people dead.The(...)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu eulogizes the three Israeli teens during their joint funeral in the Israeli city of Modi’in. Photograph: Reuters

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu says Israel will expand its operation against Hamas if necessary and will apprehend everyone involved in (...)

Israeli soldiers guard  bulldozers as they demolish two houses belonging to a Palestinian family  in Al-Aroub refugee camp, near the West Bank City of Hebron. According to the Israelis, the houses were built illegally.

More than 120,000 Israelis, including many uniformed soldiers, covering their faces to avoid a court martial, have joined an unprecedented online camp(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry at the security conference in  Munich last weekend. Photograph: Reuters

We are all anti-Semites now, including US secretary of state John Kerry. That’s according to a clutch of ministers in Binyamin Netanyahu’s cabinet, pl(...)

John Kerry is expected to  present Israel and the Palestinians with a framework agreement which will enable peace talks between the sides to continue for another year. Photograph: Reuters

US secretary of state John Kerry is expected to return to the Middle East next week to present Israel and the Palestinians with a framework agreement (...)