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Chelsea’s Diego Costa sits on the bench before the match against Tottenham. Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters

Diego Costa is expected to return to the Chelsea starting lineup for the Premier League game against Bournemouth on Saturday despite making (...)

Jose Mourinho has insisted his players were happy to travel to Haifa ahead of tonight’s Champions League fixture against Maccabi Tel-Aviv. Photograph: Afp

José Mourinho has claimed he had no “Graeme Le Saux” in his Chelsea squad as he confirmed none of his players had expressed reluctance to travel to (...)

Israel’s economy minister Naftali Bennett, head of the far-right Jewish Home party, during campaigning  in the country’s general election.  Photograph: Amir Cohen/Reuters

Naftali Bennett knows how to work a crowd. Pacing up and down on stage, his shirt-sleeves rolled up, his voice fills the seafront hangar where hundred(...)

A young boy flies a kite on the Mediterranean beach in Tel Aviv. Photograph: Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images

An overnight storm has given way to clear skies and warm sunshine, drawing crowds to the beachfront. It’s Saturday, so much of Tel Aviv has closed dow(...)

Israeli police detain a protester during Monday’s protest by Israeli Arabs in Nazareth against the Gaza offensive. Photograph: Reuters/Ammar Awad

Madj Kayyal – self-confident, purposeful, brimming with energy – has the air of a man who feels he’s part of something big. Over coffee on a hot summe(...)

An Israeli soldier on the Israeli-Gaza border yesterday:  there was speculation that the intensified bombing was the first stage ahead of an invasion by armoured and infantry units. Photograph: Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images

Israel has stepped up its aerial assault on the area of Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip after issuing warnings that compelled 10,000 residents(...)

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man walks out with his children after collecting gas mask kits at a distribution point in Jerusalem

Following a number of threats from Syrian officials over the last few days to target Israel in the event of an American strike, Israel has indicated s(...)

“Two summers ago I cruised in the Mediterranean. The itinerary included Israel, a first for me. In Haifa, I was surprised to find the vessel SS Exodus(...)

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: the Islamic Republic would destroy Tel Aviv and Haifa if it came under attack from the Jewish state, he said yesterday

Iran’s clerical supreme leader said yesterday the Islamic Republic would destroy the Israeli cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa if it came under atta(...)