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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 (...)

 Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu: “The comparison implied is outrageous and baseless.” Photograph: EPA/Ronen Zvulun/Pool

Prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has launched a scathing attack on the deputy Israel Defence Forces (IDF) chief of staff Maj Gen Yair Golan for “dis(...)

Political campaign posters on the  streets of Dublin. / AFP / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images

On October 20th, 1986, a remarkable political event took place in Israel. The prime minister and the foreign minister swapped jobs. What made it parti(...)

  Settlers and securioty forces wait in a patio as settlers are removed from two buildings near the   Cave of Patriarchs in  the West Bank town of Hebron.  Photograph: Abed Al Hashlamoun/EPA

Right-wing Knesset members are threatening a parliamentary revolt in protest at Friday’s eviction of settlers from Palestinian homes in the West Bank(...)

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