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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(...)

An Iron Dome rocket interceptor battery deployed near central Gaza Strip, southern Israel. Photograph: Amir Cohen/Reuters

Two rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip at the Tel Aviv area on Thursday, setting off sirens, and several explosions were heard, the Israeli milita(...)

 Palestinian paramedics and journalists carry a  journalist wounded by Israeli fire during a protest by Palestinians along the Gaza-Israel border in the Gaza Strip on October 5th, 2018. Photograph: Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images

United Nations investigators said on Thursday that Israeli security forces may have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in killing 189 P(...)

Relatives of the men executed for the killing of public prosecuter Hisham Barakat gather at Zynhom morgue in Cairo, Egypt,  on Wednesday to wait for their bodies to be released. Photograph: Amina Ismail/Reuters

Egyptian authorities executed nine men convicted over the 2015 killing of the country’s chief prosecutor on Wednesday amid a surge in the number of d(...)

The government of Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah  has submitted its resignation to President Mahmoud Abbas. Photograph: EPA/Abed  Al Hashlamoun

President Mahmoud Abbas has accepted the resignation of the Palestinian cabinet and begun consultations to form a new government consisting of Palesti(...)

A  Palestinian protester throws back a tear gas canister towards Israeli forces during clashes after a demonstration along the border with Israel east of Gaza City on January 25th, 2019. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP

Qatar has decided to divert its monthly payment of funds for Gaza to United Nations-administered humanitarian projects in the Strip, after the Palesti(...)

The controversial Israeli separation barrier separating the Palestinian West Bank village of Eizariya (foreground) and Jerusalem (background). Photograph: Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images

The Palestinian Authority (PA) and Israeli officials have both rejected the outlines of the American Middle East peace plan revealed in an Israeli tel(...)

Amos Oz: much of his work explored kibbutz life and picked apart his characters’ often complex relationships with Israel and modern politics. Photograph: Dan Balilty/AP Photo
Israeli novelist Amos Oz dies aged 79
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  • December 28, 2018, 15:53

The esteemed Israeli novelist Amos Oz has died at the age of 79, from cancer. The author of 18 books in Hebrew and a long-time candidate for the Nobe(...)

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