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Zehut party leader Moshe Feiglin advocates a mix of extreme right-wing and libertarian policies. Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images

Moshe Feiglin and his Zehut (Identity) party have emerged as the surprise package in the Israeli elections and, with polls showing a close race betwee(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu:  a poll shows an indictment would result in Likud falling to 25 seats. The Blue and White alliance would rise to 44 seats.  Photograph: AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner

Binyamin Netanyahu has dominated Israeli politics for the last two decades and only a few months ago looked a certain bet to win a fifth term as prime(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu is seeking a fourth consecutive term in office. File photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters

Israel’s attorney general has called for prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu to face charges in all three of the corruption investigations against him, (...)

 Benny Gantz, chairman of the Israel Resilience Party, speaks during the presentation of a list of election candidates, in Tel Aviv, Israel. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Israel’s two biggest centrist parties have agreed to run in the April 9th election on a joint list called Blue and White, mounting a serious challenge(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu on the on I24 TV channel at the prime minister’s office in Jerusalem. Photograph: Thomas Coex/I24/ AFP/Getty Images

According to the polls, Binyamin Netanyahu is almost certain to be elected to a fifth term as Israel’s prime minister when the country goes to the pol(...)

Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: a confidant said it wrong to gainsay Israeli control over the whole city of Jerusalem. Photograph: Corinna Kern/Reuters

Israel signalled displeasure on Sunday with Australia’s recognition of West Jerusalem as its capital, with a confidant of prime minister Binyamin Neta(...)

A woman bakes bread in the Palestinian Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, east of Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank, on October 21st, 2018 Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty

The residents of Khan al-Ahmar are living on borrowed time. On Monday, Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu told Knesset members from his ruling(...)

 Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: in a speech, cited unspecified security challenges ahead and hinted at future action by Israel against its enemies. Photograph:  Abir Sultan/EPA

Political pundits were already picking potential dates in the spring for early elections as Naftali Bennett, Israel’s education minister and head of (...)

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