Smoke rises after an Israeli airstrike on the south of Gaza City on  June 8th, 2014. A UN report accuses both Israel and Gaza of committing war crimes during the 2014 conflict. Photograph: Mohammed Saber/EPA.

Israel’s prime minister says the United Nations report on the 2014 Gaza war is “biased”. Binyamin Netanyahu said the UN Human Rights Council, which co(...)

A Palestinian child in front of the rubble of buildings which were destroyed during the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas militants in the summer of 2014, in the village of Khuzaa, east of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Monday.  Photograph: Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images

Ahead of this week’s expected release of a United Nations report on last summer’s war in Gaza, Jerusalem has produced its own report concluding that I(...)

A Palestinian man  waits for a travel permit to cross into Egypt at the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and southern Gaza Strip yesterday. Photograph: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters

Israel has claimed the Israel Defence Forces’ operation in Gaza last summer was a moral, defensive war conducted in accordance with international law.(...)

Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu with deputy speaker of the Knesset Oren Hazan: Mr Hazan has been barred from presiding over any parliamentary meetings following a television report which claims he used hard drugs and hired prostitutes for clients while managing a casino in Bulgaria. Photograph: Menahem KahanaAFP/Getty Images

The deputy speaker of the Israeli Knesset, Oren Hazan, has been barred from presiding over any parliamentary meetings after a television report claime(...)

Orange’s decision to end its brand- licensing deal with Israeli mobile operator Partner Communications came a day after Orange chief executive Stephane Richard made comments in Cairo that were perceived in Israel as support for the boycott movement. Photograph: Nir Elias/Reuters

In what appears to be the most significant victory to date for the Israel boycott movement, the French mobile telephone company Orange has announce(...)

An Israeli soldier pushes a Palestinian protester during scuffles at a demonstration against Palestinian land confiscation by Israel in the West Bank village of Massara, near Bethlehem. Photograph: Abed Al Hashlamoun/EPA

Since armed struggle and negotiations have failed to secure Palestinian statehood, the Palestinians have turned to international political action and (...)

Palestinian workers disembark from an Israeli bus at the Eyal crossing near the West Bank town of Qalqilya on Wednesday. Photograph: AFP Photo/Menahem Kahana

Israel has shelved a plan for separate buses for Jewish settlers and Palestinians in the West Bank following criticism that compared the scheme to a(...)

Labourers disembark a Palestinians-only bus before crossing to the West Bank through Israel’s Eyal checkpoint. Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has cancelled  a plan to segregate Palestinians from Israelis on West Bank buses. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has called off a proposed plan to segregate Palestinians from Israelis on West Bank buses, overruling his o(...)

Fifa president Sepp Blatter will meet Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem  and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/Getty Images

Fifa chief Sepp Blatter has called on Israel to make concessions in order to prevent a vote to expel Israel from football’s governing body later this(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: government has a majority of only one in the 120-member Knesset. Photograph: Gali Tibbongali/AFP/Getty Images

Israel’s new government was sworn in last night but only after a two-hour delay in the Knesset vote as prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu scrambled t(...)