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Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: Asked how he would like to be remembered, he responded: “Defender of Israel, liberator of its economy.” Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/AFP/Getty

On Saturday, Binyamin Netanyahu will become Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, breaking the record set by Israel’s first prime minister, David B(...)

An ultra-Orthodox Jew prays on Mount Olive in east Jerusalem: Avigdor Lieberman, an ultranationalist ex-defence minister, wants to capitalise on a turn in public opinion against the Haredi. Photograph: Atef Safadi

At nearly 50 years of age, Yitzhak Pindrus would prefer the traditional life of an ultra-Orthodox Jew, sequestered in a religious school poring over t(...)

US national security adviser John Bolton. Photograph: Abayov/Pool via Reuters

The United States will unveil new sanctions on Iran as early as Monday, US national security adviser John Bolton has said, warning that Iran should no(...)

Wix.com offers a platform that lets people build their own websites.

Israeli web development company Wix. com has opened a customer support centre in Dublin, employing 100 people. The company offers a platform that le(...)

Outgoing UK prime minister Theresa May has a Brussels catch-up with European Commission president Jean-Clause Juncker. Photograph: Francisco Seco/Pool via Reuters.

Image of the week: Nebulous sequel For someone who repeatedly threatened/assured she would “deliver Brexit”, outgoing UK prime minister Theresa May h(...)

Prime minister Mohammad Shtayyeh (centre)  told his  cabinet that Palestinians “do not trade our national rights for money”. Photograph: Alaa Badarneh/EPA

Palestinian politicians and businessmen have flatly rejected the Trump administration’s proposal for an economic workshop scheduled for next month in (...)

Protesters hold a demonstration outside the Eurovision 2019 venue in Tel Aviv, Israel. Photograph: Jim Hollander/EPA

Israel had tried desperately to keep politics out of Eurovision but Palestinian flags were shown on two separate occasions during Saturday night’s fin(...)

Sarah McTernan of Ireland looks every inch the contoured pop contender. Photograph: Reuters/Ronen Zvulun

The roof of the Expo Tel Aviv remained resolutely unraised during Sarah McTernan’s Eurovision performance of the song 22 – the second act of Thursday’(...)

 Ireland’s Sarah McTernan  performs during a dress rehearsal ahead of the second semi-final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv. Photograph: Reuters/ Ronen Zvulun

Ireland’s Eurovision entry, Sarah McTernan, takes to the stage in the contest’s second semi-final on Thursdsay in Tel Aviv, hoping to become only the (...)

Irish Eurovision hopeful Sarah McTernan in Tel Aviv. She will perform the song 22 in the second semi-final on Thursday. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Despite a mild gum inflammation last week, Ireland’s Eurovision Song Contest entrant, Sarah McTernan, is full of confidence ahead of Thursday’s second(...)

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