Israeli soldiers inspect the remains of an Israeli F-16 fighter jet that was shot down after taking fire from a  Syrian anti-aircraft system, near the northern Israeli Kibbutz  of Harduf. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Israel launched its most intensive air strikes yet against Iranian forces in Syria on Saturday after intercepting what it said was an Iranian drone an(...)

A jawbone with teeth recently discovered at Misliya Cave on Mount Carmel In Israel, dated to 177,000-194,000 years ago. Photograph: Tel Aviv University/EPA

The discovery of a prehistoric jawbone in a cave in Israel forces scientists to rethink theories of how the earliest humans came to populate the plane(...)

A complete jawbone with teeth recently discovered at Misliya Cave on Mount Carmel, Israel. The jawbone is dated to 177,000-194,000 years ago, indicating that modern humans were present in the Levant at least 50,000 years earlier than previously thought. Photograph: EPA/Tel Aviv University

A prehistoric jawbone discovered in a cave in Israel has prompted scientists to rethink theories of how the earliest human pioneers came to populate t(...)

Evidence of primitive stone tools uncovered in Israel. Photograph: Tel Aviv University

Israeli archaeologists have uncovered the extraordinarily well-preserved site of a prehistoric “paradise” used more than half a million years ago by S(...)

Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli soldiers during a demonstration in the occupied West Bank village of Silwad. Photograph: Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images

The two-state solution is in peril. With the Israeli right in the ascendant, the peace process frozen and the presence in the White House of a preside(...)

A photo from the Israel Antiquities Authority shows letters inscribed on pottery unearthed in a fort in Arad, Israel, and dated to about 600 BC. A new analysis suggests that literacy may have been more widespread than previously known in the Holy Land at this time. The findings could influence a debate about when the main body of biblical texts was composed. Photograph: Michael Cordonsky/Israel Antiquities Authority via the New York Times

Eliashib, the quartermaster of the remote desert fortress, received his instructions in writing – notes inscribed in ink on pottery asking for provisi(...)

Melanie Fodera, a senior at Albion College in Michigan, who has been selling on eBay for about seven years. A study published  in the journal Science analysing some 630,000 auction transactions on eBay in the US reported that, on average, when men and women with equal selling reputations sold the same products, women received lower prices than men.

Successful sellers on eBay know certain things matter: item description, appealing photos, strong seller ratings and, of course, price. Now, a study p(...)

Flavour is still proving tricky with meat produced in vitro, but some commentators joke that cultured meat still tastes better than many vegan options currently on the market

You could start a fast food joint with the amount of grub that is being made from cell culture in a lab. Burgers and eggs have already been successfu(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: “Hitler didn’t want to exterminate the Jews at the time, he wanted to expel the Jews,” he told the Zionist Congress. Photograph: Atef Safadi/EPA

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has provoked huge controversy, hours before a visit to Germany, by saying the former Muslim elder in Jeru(...)

For a generation dependent on the phone charger, this looks like a game changer. A Tel Aviv-based startup has produced a piece of technology th(...)