Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu at the district court in Jerusalem on Sunday. He said police and prosecutors had conspired to “tailor” a case against him.  Photograph:  Ronen Zvulun/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu launched a tirade against the nation’s justice system as he arrived at court for the start of his corruption(...)

Israel’s new unity government is due to be sworn in on Thursday evening, following a deal made by rivals Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz to end a political deadlock that has dragged on for more than 500 days. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand,Menahem Kahana/AFP via Getty Images

Israel’s new unity government is due to be sworn in on Thursday evening, following a deal made by rivals Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz to end a p(...)

EU foreign policy chief Joseph Borrell: he  said  Israel  would be the “most important item on the agenda” when EU foreign ministers meet  this week. Photograph: Getty Images

EU states are set to address differences among them over how to respond to proposals by Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to annex large parts(...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo: Israeli visit is his first international trip since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo will make his first international trip since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic when he visits Israel on Wedne(...)

International Criminal Court (ICC) chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda: has set in train one of the ICC’s most controversial investigations. Photograph:  Cellou Binanicellou Binani/AFP/Getty

The embattled International Criminal Court (ICC) has moved a significant step closer to opening a war crimes investigation into the Israel-Palestinian(...)

Juliet Casey teaches a ballet class in Aida Camp, Bethlehem.

Juliet Casey is originally from Walkinstown, Dublin, but now teaches ballet in Palestine. * When did you leave Ireland? I left Ireland at 17, leaving(...)

The agreement between Benny Gantz and Binyamin Netanyahu has caused particular alarm in the Palestinian community. Photographs: Amir Cohen/ Reuters; Ariel Schalit/Pool via Reuters

When Benny Gantz engineered his own election to the powerful position of speaker of the Knesset two weeks ago, his Blue and White party had reason to (...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban delivers a speech about the current state of the coronavirus during a plenary session in the house of parliament in Budapest. Photograph: Tamas Kovacs/EPA

There is an unsurprising willingness among citizens to accept the curtailment of rights and extension of powers of the State during the coronavirus pa(...)

Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara onstage at the Likud party headquarters in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Tuesday. Photograph: Amnon Gutman/Bloomberg

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu emerged as the big winner from Monday’s general election, but it may be a couple of days before he knows if (...)

US ambassador to Israel David Friedman cautioned Israel against ‘unilateral action’ in annexing West Bank settlements. File photograph: Jose Luis Magana/AP

The US ambassador to Israel has cautioned the country against “unilateral action” in annexing West Bank settlements, warning such a move could endange(...)

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