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Retired Israeli general Benny Gantz, one of the leaders of the Blue and White (Kahol Lavan) political alliance, campaigning  in the Israeli city of Rehovot. Photograph: Thomas Coex/AFP

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu is fighting to retain his position in a general election that remains too close to call. The last polls per(...)

A ball of fire billows above buildings in Gaza City during reported Israeli strikes on Monday. Photograph: Majdi Fathi/AFP/Getty Images

An uneasy calm held yesterday between Israel and Hamas, but the situation remains volatile and both sides risk finding themselves fighting a war that (...)

Flame and smoke are seen during an Israeli air strike in Gaza. Photograph: Mohammed Salem/Reuters

Israeli aircraft hit what were termed “Hamas targets” across the Gaza Strip on Monday evening after a rocket fired from Gaza destroyed a home in centr(...)

A file photo taken on October 19th, 1973 shows Israeli defence minister Gen Moshe Dayan (R) looking towards the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, four days after the beginning of the Yom Kippur War. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Thursday’s tweet by US president Donald Trump stating that it was time for the US to “fully recognise” Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights is (...)

Ayelet Shaked in the mock advert for “Fascism” perfume.  Photograph: Screengrab

Israel’s right-wing justice minister Ayelet Shaked has hit back at critics after she was lambasted for featuring in a spoof election campaign ad, oste(...)

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 looming indictment and the formation of a new a centrist party to oppose him have  further jeopardised Binyamin Netanyahu’s chances of winning a fifth term as prime minister in elections next month. Photograph:  Ronen Zvulun/EPA

When his predecessor, Ehud Olmert, faced a criminal indictment in 2009, Binyamin Netanyahu urged him to step down, remarking that a prime minister “up(...)

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, (...)

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