Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: said that attempts to impose a boycott on Israel are “immoral and unjust” and will not succeed.  Photograph: Reuters

Israeli leaders have reacted angrily to comments from US secretary of state John Kerry warning that Israel might suffer boycotts and further delegitim(...)

 Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu chairing a weekly cabinet meeting today in Jerusalem, Israel. Photograph: Gali Tibbon/Getty Images

US secretary of state John Kerry is holding a gun to Israel’s head in peace talks with the Palestinians by warning it could face international isolat(...)

UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon and Israel’s justice minister Tzipi Livni  in Jerusalem on August 16th. Ms Livni, Israel’s chief negotiator in peace talks with Palestinian leaders, has refused to provide details on the state of the discussions. “We are arguing, but we are arguing inside the room,” she said. Photograph: Sebastian Scheiner/Reuters

With attention in the Middle East focused this week on the dramatic events in Egypt and Syria, Israeli and Palestinian negotiators in Jerusalem discre(...)

A Palestinian artist painting a mural in Gaza City in support of Palestinian prisoners  in Israeli jails. Photograph: Suhaib Salem/Reuters

Israel has agreed to release Palestinian prisoners in order to resume peace talks, but will not yield to other demands the Palestinians say must be me(...)