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Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu  walks out of 10 Downing Street after his meeting with Britain’s prime minister Theresa May in London. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Israel’s parliament passed a law on Monday retroactively legalising about 4,000 settler homes built on privately-owned Palestinian land in the occupie(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu at an event marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day, marked on January 27th, at the Yad Vashem synagogue in Jerusalem. Photograph: Amir Cohen/Reuters

Israeli police questioned prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Friday for the third time this month as part of a criminal investigation into abuse of(...)

 Israeli soldiers stand still during the funeral of Israeli soldier Yael Yekutiel at the Kiryat Shaul Military Cemetery in Tel Aviv, Israel, January 9th, 2017. Yekutiel was one of the four Israeli soldiers killed in a truck attack in Jerusalem on  January 8th. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

With Israel still mourning the four soldiers who were killed in Sunday’s truck ramming attack in Jerusalem, a fierce debate is raging over why so many(...)

The Israeli settlement of Maale Edumim. The leader of the right-wing Jewish Home party  said it will introduce a Bill for Israel to annex the major West Bank settlement blocs. Photograph: Reuters/Amir Cohen

Israel has launched an unprecedented diplomatic offensive against both the outgoing administration of US president Barack Obama and those countries w(...)

Former Israeli president Moshe Katsav (centre)on his way to  prison in 2011. Photograph: Jim Hollander/EPA

Former Israeli president Moshe Katsav, who was convicted of rape and indecent acts against a number of women, will soon become a free man after the pa(...)

 Amona, the largest West Bank outpost of Jewish settlers:     The community, which is home to 40 families, was left out of the Bill and is to be demolished on Christmas Day. Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images

The Israeli Knesset is expected on Wednesday to pass the first and second readings of a controversial Bill that will retroactively legalise thousands(...)

Former US president Bill Clinton pays his respects at the coffin of Shimon Peres outside the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, in Jerusalem. Photograph: Getty Images

The Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas will participate in today’s funeral in Jerusalem of Israel’s elder statesman Shimon Peres – his first visit t(...)

Avigdor Lieberman (left), head of the far-right Yisrael Beitenu party, and Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu sign a coalition deal in Jerusalem on Wednesday. Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters.

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his choice for defence minister, ultranationalist Avigdor Lieberman, signed a coalition agreement on Wed(...)

Israeli defence minister Moshe Ya’alon announces his resignation during a press conference in Tel Aviv on Friday. “To my great regret, I have found myself lately in deep disagreement over professional and ethical issues with the prime minister,” he said. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

A day after being informed that he will be replaced as defence minister, Moshe Ya’alon has resigned and quit the Knesset parliament, warning that Isra(...)

   Avigdor Lieberman with Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: Under the terms of an emerging deal, the outspoken Mr Lieberman will replace Moshe Ya’alon, considered a moderate pragmatist within Likud, as defence minister. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

Palestinian leaders have warned the expected appointment of Avigdor Lieberman as Israel’s new defence minister “confirms the lack of a peace partner (...)

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