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(...)

An ultra-Orthodox Jew prays on Mount Olive in east Jerusalem: Avigdor Lieberman, an ultranationalist ex-defence minister, wants to capitalise on a turn in public opinion against the Haredi. Photograph: Atef Safadi

At nearly 50 years of age, Yitzhak Pindrus would prefer the traditional life of an ultra-Orthodox Jew, sequestered in a religious school poring over t(...)

Having failed to form a coalition government before the deadline of midnight on Wednesday, Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu moved to dissolve parliament and trigger new elections. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Less than two months after Israelis went to the polls, the country is back in election mode. Having failed to form a coalition government before the d(...)

 Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu meets US president Donald Trump’s senior adviser Jared Kushner  at the prime minister’s residence in Jerusalem. Photograph: Stern Matty/Handout/EPA

The long-awaited US peace plan for the Middle East, which was expected to be unveiled next month, is facing another significant delay after Israel cal(...)

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has to tackle another election with his image severely tarnished. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

In the early hours of April 10th, when Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu addressed the Likud faithful following (yet another) impressive elect(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu was left without a majority coalition failed to reach a compromise on the question of drafting the ultra-Orthodox into the army. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Israel will hold a new election on September 17th after prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu failed to meet the Wednesday midnight deadline to form a gov(...)

Avigdor Lieberman, head of far-right Yisrael Beitenu party,  and Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: they have a history of bad blood. Photograph: Ammar Awad

Barring a last-minute compromise ahead of a midnight Wednesday deadline, Israel will be holding new elections in September, as prime minister Binyamin(...)

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(...)

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