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Former Israeli president Chaim Herzog, who was born in Belfast and brought up in Dublin, pictured inspecting a guard of honour at Dublin Airport in 1985. Photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

Irishman Chaim Herzog rose through the military to become a United Nations ambassador and president of Israel. He was a man of contradictions, once te(...)

Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu  walks out of 10 Downing Street after his meeting with Britain’s prime minister Theresa May in London. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Israel’s parliament passed a law on Monday retroactively legalising about 4,000 settler homes built on privately-owned Palestinian land in the occupie(...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn at  a May Day rally in London on Sunday: he  announced an independent review and pledged to tighten party codes of conduct in a bid to put a lid on the row. Photograph:  Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Senior Labour and trade union figures have denied Labour has a problem with anti-Semitism and accused Labour MPs of whipping up the issue as part of e(...)

Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu (right) and cabinet secretary Avichai Mandelblit (left) arrive at the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem. Photograph: Menahem Kahana/Reuters

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday rejected a call by Israel’s opposition leader to provide refuge to Syrian refugees, saying the cou(...)

Labourers disembark a Palestinians-only bus before crossing to the West Bank through Israel’s Eyal checkpoint. Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has cancelled  a plan to segregate Palestinians from Israelis on West Bank buses. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has called off a proposed plan to segregate Palestinians from Israelis on West Bank buses, overruling his o(...)

It is unlikely, however difficult, that whoever gets to form a government in London in the next days will have to face quite as tortuous – or torturou(...)

Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the plenum at Israel’s parliament in Jerusalem. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is struggling to form a stable coalition before Wednesday’s deadline after the surprise decision of a former(...)

Victor: ballot papers and campaign posters for Binyamin Netanyahu’s Likud party lie on the ground after the country’s parliamentary elections, on March 18th. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty

Who won? No party won an outright majority – that has never happened in an Israeli election – but the result was a triumph for Binyamin Netanyahu. His(...)

‘Now, evidently, there is to be no discussion . . . Binyamin  Netanyahu will again form a coalition with the pro-settler party of Naftali Bennett, who coarsely calls the Palestinians “shrapnel in the butt”.’  Photograph: MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images

Hello again to Binyamin Netanyahu as prime minister of Israel. He came clean on the eve of the polls, opposing the existence of the state of Palestine(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu waves to supporters at the party headquarters in Tel Aviv. Netanyahu claimed victory in Israel’s election after exit polls showed he had erased his centre-left rivals’ lead with a hard rightward shift in which he abandoned a commitment to negotiate a Palestinian state. Photograph: Amir Cohen/Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won a come-from-behind victory in Israel‘s election after tacking hard to the right in the final days of cam(...)

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