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(...)

Palestinians bury the bodies of the wife of Mohammed Deif, Hamas’s military leader, and his infant son Ali, whom medics said were killed in an Israeli air strike, at a cemetery in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Mohammed Salem

Hundreds of Palestinians turned out yesterday for the funeral of the wife and son of the Hamas military chief Mohammed Deif, who were killed overnight(...)