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Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: Asked how he would like to be remembered, he responded: “Defender of Israel, liberator of its economy.” Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/AFP/Getty

On Saturday, Binyamin Netanyahu will become Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, breaking the record set by Israel’s first prime minister, David B(...)

Udo Landbauer: “For me it’s clear these [extremist] songs were not sung,” he said on national television. “I’m not that much of a singer.” Photograph:   Dieter Nagl/AFP/Getty Images

Vienna Jewish groups boycotted a Holocaust remembrance ceremony on Thursday in protest at a fresh neo-Nazi scandal to hit the ruling far-right Freedom(...)

US president Donald Trump at the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology in Riyadh. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Donald Trump’s first trip abroad as president of the US was always going to be closely watched, but the series of controversies that assailed the Whit(...)

Amir Halevi, director-general of the Israeli Ministry of Tourism, and David O’Brien, Ryanair’s chief commercial officer, at the announcement of Ryanair’s Israel winter 2017 schedule. Photograph: Oded Karni

Ryanair has announced a major expansion of its Israel operations as it seeks to exploit the Middle East market. In a massive boost to Israel’s Open(...)

Former US president Bill Clinton pays his respects at the coffin of Shimon Peres outside the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, in Jerusalem. Photograph: Getty Images

The Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas will participate in today’s funeral in Jerusalem of Israel’s elder statesman Shimon Peres – his first visit t(...)

Adolescents sometimes hide their distress or express it through irritability, defiance or withdrawal. Photograph: Martin Dimitrov/Getty Images

Adolescent suicide is devastating for family, friends and their communities. The loss of a child or sibling leaves an abyss, typically accompanied by (...)

Palestinians watch as Hamas militants execute Palestinians suspected of collaborating with Israel in Gaza City today. Photograph: Reuters

Hamas-led gunmen in Gaza executed 18 Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel today, accelerating a crackdown on suspected informers after Is(...)

Palestinians bury the bodies of the wife of Mohammed Deif, Hamas’s military leader, and his infant son Ali, whom medics said were killed in an Israeli air strike, at a cemetery in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Mohammed Salem

Hundreds of Palestinians turned out yesterday for the funeral of the wife and son of the Hamas military chief Mohammed Deif, who were killed overnight(...)

Israeli president Shimon Peres, US president Barack Obama, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu walk together prior to Mr Obama departing from Ben Gurion International Airport today, concluding his three day visit to Israel and the West Bank. Photograph: Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images

Israel i Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologized to Turkish leader Recep Erdogan for the deaths of nine Turks on an aid flotilla to Gaza i(...)

US president Barack Obama in a news conference with Israel's prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem yesterday. It was clear both Mr Netanyahu and Mr Obama went out of their way to be super-friendly and forget tense meetings they have had in the past.

US president Barack Obama has vowed to do whatever is necessary to prevent Iran obtaining a nuclear bomb. Speaking in Jerusalem after tal(...)