Israel’s newly sworn in prime minister Naftali Bennett gives an address before the new cabinet at the Knesset in Jerusalem on Sunday. Photograph: Gil Cohen-Magen/AFP/Getty

Naftali Bennett, who has been sworn in as Israel’s new prime minister, embodies many of the contradictions that define the 73-year-old nation. He is (...)

 Yamina party leader Naftali Bennett in the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, in Jerusalem on Wednesday. Photograph:   Ronen Zvulun/EPA

The morning after Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential election, Naftali Bennett, the energetic leader of a relatively small, Israeli pro-s(...)

US secretary of state Antony Blinken will visit Israel in the coming days, following the announcement of a ceasefire in the region. According to the W(...)

US president Joe Biden: “The president conveyed to the prime minister that he expected a significant de-escalation today on the path to a ceasefire.” Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

International pressure for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas mounted on Wednesday, as US president Joe Biden told prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu(...)

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu (left) and US president Joe Biden.  File photographs: Jack Guez & Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty

US president Joe Biden told Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu he would support a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas after days of calling for (...)

Palestinian firefighters douse a huge fire at the Foamco mattress factory following an Israeli airstrike, east of Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images

As the current round of fighting entered its second week on Monday with no end in sight, Israel ordered schools in the south and centre of the country(...)

 United Nations secretary general  Antonio Guterres virtually addresses the UN Security Council on Sunday. Photograph: Jason Szenes/EPA

UN secretary general Antonio Guterres urged all parties in the deepening Israeli-Palestinian conflict to respect international law, as he denounced th(...)

Smoke billows after an Israeli airstrike on Gaza City targeted the Ansar compound, linked to the Hamas movement. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP via Getty

Twenty-seven days before the first rocket was fired from Gaza this week, a squad of Israeli police officers entered the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, b(...)

A policeman stands on rubble from a building housing the Associated Press office and other media in Gaza City that was destroyed after Israeli warplanes demolished it on Saturday. Photograph: Hatem Moussa/AP

With the death toll in Gaza from Israeli air strikes approaching 200, including more than 50 children, Israeli prime minster Binyamin Netanyahu has do(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu, blaming Hamas for starting nearly a week of hostilities by firing rockets at Israel, said on Saturday Israe(...)

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