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Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara onstage at the Likud party headquarters in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Tuesday. Photograph: Amnon Gutman/Bloomberg

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu emerged as the big winner from Monday’s general election, but it may be a couple of days before he knows if (...)

Benny Gantz, leader of the centrist Blue and White party, attends an election campaign rally in Ramat Gan, near Tel Aviv, this week. Photograph: Corinna Kern/Reuters

Israel keeps having elections, but nothing really changes. On Monday, Israelis will go to the polls for the third time in a year after elections last(...)

An Israeli gate in Hebron in the Israeli-occupied West Bank: blacklist includes Motorola, Airbnb, Trip Advisor, Expedia and Booking.com as well as Israeli businesses. Photograph: Mussa Qawasma

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu pledged to “fight this with all our might” after the United Nations published a list of 112 companies that d(...)

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas holds a document while speaking during the UN Security Council meeting. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has suffered an unexpected defeat in the United Nations Security Council after the Trump administration exerted st(...)

US president Donald Trump and Israelai prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu take part in an announcement of Mr Trump’s Middle East peace plan in  the White House in Washington, DC on January 28th. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty

The Arab world has delivered a mixed reaction to the Trump administration’s plan to settle the Palestinian-Israeli dispute. Uncertain of the attitude(...)

 Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu with US president Donald Trump at the White House on Tuesday. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/ EPA

The release of the United States Middle East peace plan was repeatedly delayed due to the ongoing political uncertainty in Israel, which has been gove(...)

Israeli Jewish settlers Noam and Tehilla Cohen in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Neve Erez: “I didn’t come here because of ideology but it suits my ideology,” says Noam. Photograph: Heidi Levine

A few months after the end of the Six-Day War, the Israeli government of Levi Eshkol gave permission to a group of citizens to re-establish the commun(...)

Palestinians jump into a water canal used for irrigation to cool off as temperatures soared to 44 degrees in late May in the West Bank city of Jericho. inhabited for 10,000 years, Jericho vies with Damascus as the oldest city in the world. Photograph: Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images

The journey from the Allenby Bridge crossing from Jordan to the Israeli-occupied West Bank town of Jericho takes 15 minutes. For the time being, it(...)