An Israeli soldier battles a fire started by an incendiary device launched from Gaza Strip, near the Israel and Gaza border fence on Wednesday. Photograph: AP Photo

Israel has given the Hamas rulers in Gaza a 24-hour deadline to implement the latest ceasefire arrangements after renewed clashes along the border on (...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu casts his vote in Jerusalem. Photograph: Ariel Schalit/AFP/Getty

Binyamin Netanyahu looked on course to secure a fifth term as Israeli prime minister on Tuesday night, but differences in exit polls from the three ma(...)

 Palestinian protesters run for cover after Israeli troops open fire during the clashes near the border between Israel and Gaza Strip. Photograph: EPA/Mohammed Saber

Israel and Hamas have taken the first steps to restore calm after four Gaza residents, including three teenagers, were killed during weekend protests(...)

Ayelet Shaked in the mock advert for “Fascism” perfume.  Photograph: Screengrab

Israel’s right-wing justice minister Ayelet Shaked has hit back at critics after she was lambasted for featuring in a spoof election campaign ad, oste(...)

Benny Gantz, one of the leaders of  Blue and White, leans forward  during a visit to Kibbutz Kfar Aza, outside the northern Gaza Strip, in southern Israel. Photograph: Amir Cohen

Benny Gantz, Israel’s former top general, wants to end Binyamin Netanyahu’s decades-long dominance of Israeli politics. Gantz (59), who has no politi(...)

A Palestinian boy jumps at a  destroyed Hamas site following Israeli air strikes in Gaza City on March 15th. Photograph: Mohammed Salem

Egypt on Friday mediated a truce between Israel and Hamas after two missiles fired from Gaza at Tel Aviv, apparently in error, prompted massive Israel(...)

Israeli foreign minister Yisrael Katz: Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki condemned ‘racist, unreasonable and unacceptable remarks’ by Mr Katz. Photograph: Sebastian Scheiner/AFP/Getty Images

Poland has pulled out of a summit planned for Jerusalem on Tuesday, in an escalating diplomatic row over Israeli accusations of Polish complicity in t(...)

An Israeli army bulldozer destroying the family home of Ashraf Naalwa,  who was suspected to have killed two Israelis in an attack at the Barkan industrial zone of the occupied West Bank in October. Photograph: Alaa Badarneh/EPA

Israeli ministers have approved a Bill authorising the government to order the expulsion of the families of West Bank militants, in response to an ups(...)

A woman bakes bread in the Palestinian Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, east of Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank, on October 21st, 2018 Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty

The residents of Khan al-Ahmar are living on borrowed time. On Monday, Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu told Knesset members from his ruling(...)

 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 (...)

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