Israel’s newly sworn in prime minister Naftali Bennett gives an address before the new cabinet at the Knesset in Jerusalem on Sunday. Photograph: Gil Cohen-Magen/AFP/Getty

Naftali Bennett, who has been sworn in as Israel’s new prime minister, embodies many of the contradictions that define the 73-year-old nation. He is (...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu leaves the courtroom in Jerusalem on Monday. Photograph: Abir Sultan/Pool/AFP via Getty

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial has resumed, with a key witness painting a picture of an image-obsessed leader forcing a (...)

Pedestrians, some wearing face masks, in the Mea Shearim neighbourhood in Jerusalem last week. Photograph: Dan Balilty/The New York Times

In an unprecedented display of civil disobedience, ultra-Orthodox schools and seminaries have reopened in defiance of Israeli government ordinances de(...)

Flaming images of US president Donald Trump and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu lie on the ground during a rally by Palestinians against Israel’s plan to annex parts of the West Bank, near Beit Hanun in the northern Gaza Strip. Photograph: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty

For three elections in a row, Binyamin Netanyahu shaped his entire campaign with a signature, incendiary pledge – put him back in the prime minister’s(...)

An Israeli court last Wednesday ordered Benjamin Netanyahu, above,  to appear for the opening of his criminal trial in Jerusalem on Sunday. File photograph: Gali Tibbon/Pool via AP

Exactly a week after being sworn in for his fifth term as Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu will on Sunday appear at the Jerusalem district c(...)

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 (...)

Former general in Israeli army Benny Gantz: launched the Israel Resilience Party in December. Photograph: Amir Levy/Getty Images

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu faces a serious new threat after an opinion poll on Wednesday showed a new centrist party led by the country(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: The Knesset on Wednesday closed down the state-funded IBA and set up two new public broadcasting corporations. Photograph:  Oded Balilty/AFP/Getty

The opposition in Israel have accused the government of Binyamin Netanyahu of trying to control the media after the Knesset on Wednesday closed down (...)

Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the plenum at Israel’s parliament in Jerusalem. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is struggling to form a stable coalition before Wednesday’s deadline after the surprise decision of a former(...)

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(...)

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