Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu (left) shakes hands with president Reuven Rivlin at the prime minister’s residence in Jerusalem on April 17. Photograph:Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty

Israeli president Reuven Rivlin has tasked prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu with forming his fifth government. At a ceremony at the president’s resi(...)

 Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: in a speech, cited unspecified security challenges ahead and hinted at future action by Israel against its enemies. Photograph:  Abir Sultan/EPA

Political pundits were already picking potential dates in the spring for early elections as Naftali Bennett, Israel’s education minister and head of (...)

Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement to the members of the media in Tel Aviv, Israel. Photograph: Reuters/ Corinna Kern

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged his coalition partners on Sunday not to bring down the government, citing security challenges ahead an(...)

Israeli soldiers taking cover near the Israel Gaza border on November  12th. The Israeli military said it had dispatched fighter jets to strike “terror targets” throughout Gaza. Photograph: APÊPhoto/Tsafrir Abayov

On Sunday evening a civilian car pulled up at a Hamas checkpoint set up among the warren of streets in Khan Younis, a town in the Gaza Strip close to (...)

 Avigdor Lieberman, as he resigned as Israel’s defence minister on Tuesday. “Were I to stay in office, I would not be able to look southern residents in the eye,” he said after rocket attacks from Gaza. Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images

Israeli defence minister Avigdor Lieberman resigned on Wednesday, denouncing a ceasefire agreement with Hamas to end two days of fighting as “surrende(...)

A Palestinian Hamas-hired employee displays  dollar notes after receiving her salary, in the southern Gaza Strip on  November 9th, 2018. Photograph: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

More than €13 million, provided by Qatar, was paid to Gaza civil servants on Friday after being transferred via the Israeli border crossing in three s(...)

A vineyard in one of the disputed settlements. Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said the Government opposes Israeli settlements on Palestinian lands. File photograph: Getty Images

The State could face infringement proceedings by the EU or a third party if a Bill that would ban imports from Israeli settlements in occupied Palesti(...)

Palestinian Bedouin encampment of Khan al-Ahmar in the occupied West Bank: the villagers rejected Israeli proposals to relocate to two other West Bank locations, one close to a rubbish dump. Photograph: Mohamad Torokman/Reuters

The Israeli high court of justice has given the green light for the demolition of the West Bank Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, rejecting petitions (...)

 A child stands in the rubble of Said al-Mishal cultural centre building destroyed in Israeli air strike in the west of Gaza City on Thursday. Photograph: Haitham Imad/EPA

The truce announced late on Thursday night between Israel and Hamas was hanging in the balance on Friday after at least two Palestinians were killed d(...)

Tear gas canisters fired by Israeli forces landing amidst protesters along the border with Israel east of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip. Photograph: Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images

Israeli fire killed three Palestinians during protests in the Gaza Strip on Friday, Palestinian health officials said. The Israeli military said its (...)

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