Shimon Peres (92) leaving Tel Hashomer hospital near Tel Aviv on January 19th. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

Israeli elder statesman Shimon Peres was hospitalised on Sunday for a second time in as many weeks after complaining of chest pains, an aide said. Mr(...)

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness and First Minister Peter Robinson: together they “oversaw the devolution of policing and justice powers”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Northern Ireland’s outgoing First Minister Peter Robinson has been shortlisted for this year’s Tipperary International Peace Award. The citation hail(...)

Israeli politician Yossi Sarid  listens to a Knesset debate in Jerusalem on March 13th, 2000, while serving as Minister of Education. Photograph: EPA

Yossi Sarid, who has died aged 75, was an Israeli commentator and former cabinet minister who was the most articulate Israeli advocate of accommodatio(...)

An Israeli woman reacts during a rally to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the assassination of the late Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin in Tel Aviv, Israel. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Wednesday marks the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, Israel’s former prime minister, who was shot by right-wing extremist Yigal(...)

Tel Aviv: a billboard bearing a portrait of the late Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, ahead of a memorial rally marking the 20th anniversary of his assassination. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

Wednesday marks the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, Israel’s former prime minister, who was shot by right-wing extremist Yigal(...)

Then British prime minister Sir Anthony Eden addresses the nation with a television broadcast concerning the Suez crisis. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

On October 24th, 1956, French foreign minister Christian Pineau, Israeli prime minister David Ben Gurion and Patrick Dean, assistant under-secretary a(...)

Isaac Herzog, co-leader of the centre-left Zionist Union, during a campaign stop at a fruit and vegetable market in Tel Aviv on Thursday.  Polls suggest the Israeli electorate is getting used to the idea of him as prime minister. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

With four days to go before the Israeli election, polls continue to show the centre-left Zionist Union maintaining a three- to four-seat lead over (...)

Israeli forces have demolished the east Jerusalem home of a Palestinian who killed two pedestrians and have started to erect barriers at the entranc(...)

Pope Francis exchanges his skullcap with a member of the faithful during his weekly public audience in St Peter’s Square in Rome on Wednesday. Photograph: Franco Origlia/Getty Images

Could Pope Francis be in line for a Nobel Peace Prize? Eighteen months into what already looks like a momentous pontificate, there has been specula(...)

Mohammed Abu Khudair, 16, is seen in this undated family handout picture. Photograph: Handout via Reuters

Israel’s prime minister phoned the father of a murdered Palestinian teenager today to promise that the attackers would be prosecuted, the government s(...)