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The Israeli settler outpost of Evyatar overlooking the Palestinian village in Beita, West Bank. Photograph: Amit Elkayam/New York Times

Some 50 settler families have voluntarily left the illegal West Bank outpost of Evyatar under a deal reached with Israel’s new government, avoiding a (...)

Naftali Bennett: the leader of the far-right Yamina party will serve  as the first prime minister of the new coalition under  a rotating premiership agreement. Photograph: Menahem Kahana/EPA

Barring a last-minute surprise, Israel’s 36th government will be sworn in on Sunday and the the strangest Israeli coalition ever assembled will take (...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: held a  meeting with his right-wing and religious allies to plot the downfall of the nascent coalition. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun

A day after Yair Lapid, head of the centrist Yesh Atid, announced he had succeeded in forming a wide-reaching coalition to replace Binyamin Netanyahu (...)

Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak at a press conference with Labour defector Stav Shaffir and Meretz chairman  Nitzan Horowitz in Tel Aviv on Thursday. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

In a dramatic reshuffle on the Israeli left, former prime minister Ehud Barak has decided to run on a joint list with the Meretz party in the Septembe(...)

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(...)