Sarah McTernan on stage performing at the Eurovision on Thursday in Tel Aviv. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Ireland has failed to qualify for the Eurovision Song Contest final for the fifth time in six years despite a professional performance from Sarah McTe(...)

US president Donald Trump shakes hands with Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu in Washington. File photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu wants to name a new settlement in the Golan Heights after president Donald Trump out of gratitude for the W(...)

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(...)

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Binyamin Netanyahu has won the Israel general elections as leader of the Likud party, which is in much the best position to form a new coalition. It w(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu and deputy foreign minister Tzipi Hotovely at his Likud Party headquarters in Tel Aviv on election night in the early hours of Wednesday. Photograph:  Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images

King Bibi has done it again. Trailing in the polls to the centrist Blue and White throughout the campaign, Binyamin Netanyahu managed to siphon enough(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara celebrate following the announcement of exit polls in Israel’s parliamentary election in Tel Aviv  on Tuesday night. Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu secured a clear path to re-election on Wednesday, with far-right parties set to hand him a parliamentary maj(...)

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(...)

Prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: some believe a  national unity government with Benny Gantz is  possible. Photograph: Dan Balilty/New York Times

Israelis vote in a general election on Tuesday with polls showing Binyamin Netanyahu likely to win an unprecedented fifth term as prime minister, even(...)

 A billboard of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in an election campaign poster in Russian, in Jerusalem, on Friday. Israelis go to the polls in a general election next Tuesday.  Photograph: Jim Hollander?EPA

Like any successful politician, Binyamin Netanyahu recognises the value of being underestimated. For him, it’s been a recurring theme. In the 1980s, (...)

Retired Israeli general Benny Gantz, one of the leaders of the Blue and White (Kahol Lavan) political alliance, campaigning  in the Israeli city of Rehovot. Photograph: Thomas Coex/AFP

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu is fighting to retain his position in a general election that remains too close to call. The last polls per(...)

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