Israeli deputy foreign minister Tzipi Hotovely speaking on Tuesday on the EU’s decision to label goods made in Jewish settlements. She was in a factory near the Israeli settlement of Ariel in the occupied West Bank. Photograph: AFP Photo/Menahem Kahana

Israel has launched a last-ditch effort to prevent a move by the EU to require member states to put certain labels on Israeli products made over the G(...)

Israeli soldiers at the Israeli Syrian border south of the Golan Heights during a search operation for a man reported to have used a paraglider to cross  the border. Photograph: Atef Safadi/EPA

Israel said on Sunday that an Arab citizen had used a paraglider to fly illegally into neighbouring Syria, where he planned to join Islamic State insu(...)

Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel giving a press conference following their meeting in Berlin on Wednesday. Photograph: Michael Kappeler/EPA

Binyamin Netanyahu has met US secretary of state John Kerry in Berlin amid a continuing storm of criticism over remarks by the Israeli prime minister (...)

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu: “We must control our borders  to prevent both the entry of illegal migrants seeking work and perpetrators of terrorism.” Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu is resisting calls for Israel to accept refugees from neighbouring Syria, including from politicians who li(...)

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(...)

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(...)

It is unlikely, however difficult, that whoever gets to form a government in London in the next days will have to face quite as tortuous – or torturou(...)

Israeli prime minister Binymin Netanyahu and religious nationalist Jewish Home party leader Naftali Bennett announce their new coalition. Photograph: GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images

The Palestinian leadership has predicted that Israel’s new right-wing religious coalition will be belligerent and will work against peace.Former chie(...)

Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the plenum at Israel’s parliament in Jerusalem. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is struggling to form a stable coalition before Wednesday’s deadline after the surprise decision of a former(...)

Israel’s foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman: had a number of scores to settle with Binyamin Netanyahu, and said he “chose principles over cabinet seats”. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

In a political bombshell, Israel’s foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman has said he will not be joining prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s new governme(...)