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Prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: some believe a  national unity government with Benny Gantz is  possible. Photograph: Dan Balilty/New York Times

Israelis vote in a general election on Tuesday with polls showing Binyamin Netanyahu likely to win an unprecedented fifth term as prime minister, even(...)

 Mr Netanyahu pledged that he would not dismantle a single Jewish settlement and that Israel would retain control of the territory west of the Jordan River –the West Bank. File Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/ Reuters

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged to annex Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank if he is re-elected. The vow marks a dram(...)

Palestinians sit near  the Israeli-Gaza border fence, ahead of the first anniversary of border protests. Photograph:  Reuters/ Mohammed Salem

The Israeli army is on high alert along the Gaza border as Palestinians plan large demonstrations on Saturday to mark the one-year anniversary of the (...)

Flame and smoke are seen during an Israeli air strike in Gaza. Photograph: Mohammed Salem/Reuters

Israeli aircraft hit what were termed “Hamas targets” across the Gaza Strip on Monday evening after a rocket fired from Gaza destroyed a home in centr(...)

Rafi Eitan, who was a member of the Mossad team that captured Adolf Eichmann in Argentina in 1960. He was a legend in Israel because so many feats of espionage and international intrigue seemed to bear his fingerprints. Photograph: Gali Tibbon/AFP/Getty Images

Rafi Eitan, the Israeli spymaster who commanded the Nazi-hunting team that captured Adolf Eichmann in Argentina, and many years later was unmasked as (...)

A file photo taken on October 19th, 1973 shows Israeli defence minister Gen Moshe Dayan (R) looking towards the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, four days after the beginning of the Yom Kippur War. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Thursday’s tweet by US president Donald Trump stating that it was time for the US to “fully recognise” Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights is (...)

Ayelet Shaked in the mock advert for “Fascism” perfume.  Photograph: Screengrab

Israel’s right-wing justice minister Ayelet Shaked has hit back at critics after she was lambasted for featuring in a spoof election campaign ad, oste(...)

Benny Gantz, one of the leaders of  Blue and White, leans forward  during a visit to Kibbutz Kfar Aza, outside the northern Gaza Strip, in southern Israel. Photograph: Amir Cohen

Benny Gantz, Israel’s former top general, wants to end Binyamin Netanyahu’s decades-long dominance of Israeli politics. Gantz (59), who has no politi(...)

A Palestinian boy jumps at a  destroyed Hamas site following Israeli air strikes in Gaza City on March 15th. Photograph: Mohammed Salem

Egypt on Friday mediated a truce between Israel and Hamas after two missiles fired from Gaza at Tel Aviv, apparently in error, prompted massive Israel(...)

 An Iron Dome rocket interceptor battery deployed near the Gaza Strip. Photograph: REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Militants in Gaza have fired two rockets towards Tel Aviv, the first such attack since the war between Israel and Hamas in 2014. Israel has responded(...)

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