Benny Gantz, leader of the centrist Blue and White party, attends an election campaign rally in Ramat Gan, near Tel Aviv, this week. Photograph: Corinna Kern/Reuters

Israel keeps having elections, but nothing really changes. On Monday, Israelis will go to the polls for the third time in a year after elections last(...)

Israeli defence minister Avigdor Lieberman, Cypriot defence minister Savvas Angelides  and Greek defence minister Panos Kammenos. Photograph: Yiannis Kourtoglou/Reuters

Cyprus is considering an Israeli proposal to build a dedicated pier in an existing port or employ an established pier to receive cargo ships carrying (...)

Yitzhak Herzog, leader of Israel’s Labour Party, and former Israeli justice minister Tzipi Livni have formed a joint election ticket that could pose a serious challenge to prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu. Photograph: Reuters

Israel’s election campaign has taken a dramatic turn with polls showing the new alliance of Labour and Tzipi Livni’s Hatnua party winning more seats t(...)