Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu attending this week’s cabinet meeting in his office in Jerusalem. Photograph: Reuters

As he desperately searches for an agenda on which to fight the March election, the rapidly-deteriorating diplomatic battle with the Palestinians may b(...)

Palestinian relatives mourn during the funeral of Palestinian Authority minister Ziad Abu Ein in the West Bank town of Ramallah yesterday.  Photograph: Atef Safadi/EPA

The Palestinian Authority has accused Israel of the murder of a minister who died in a scuffle with Israeli troops in the West Bank on Wednesday, but (...)

Senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat:    “Those who fear the ICC should stop committing war crimes, including the construction of settlements.” Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The Palestinian Authority says it will appeal to the international community, including the International Criminal Court, if Israel announces plans fo(...)

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a special Knesset (Israeli parliament) session yesterday. Photograph: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images.

Israel’s prime minister has abruptly halted a plan to explore the potential construction of thousands of new homes in West Bank settlements.Benjamin N(...)