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Israeli defence minister Benny Gantz met with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in Israel on Tuesday night. File photograph: Nir Elias/Pool/EPA

Israeli prime minister Naftali Bennett has criticised his own defence minister, Benny Gantz, for hosting Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas at Mr Gan(...)

 Israeli settlers mourn during the eulogy ceremony for  Yehuda Dimentman at Homesh, near the Israeli settlement of Shavei Shomron, in the West Bank, on Friday. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Relatives of an Israeli settler killed in a West Bank shooting and right-wing politicians have called on Israel’s government to rebuild the settlement(...)

Israeli troops  in the city centre of the West Bank city of Hebron on Friday. Photograph: Abed al-Hashlamoun/EPA

There was unrest in East Jerusalem and the West Bank on Friday as Palestinians observed a “day of rage” in solidarity with six militants who escaped f(...)

Israelis visit the Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream factory in the Be’er Tuvia Industrial area on Tuesday. Photograph: AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov

Palestinian leaders have welcomed a decision by ice-cream maker Ben & Jerry’s to stop selling its produce in West Bank settlements, while Israel h(...)

People dining outdoors on Dublin’s Baggot Street on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Last February, Israeli health minister Yuli Edelstein announced that Israelis would need to show they had been vaccinated, or had recovered from Covid(...)

 UAE minister of state Ahmed Al Sayegh welcomes Israeli foreign minister Yair Lapid (3-L) upon his arrival for an official visit in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Photograph: Israeli government press office handout/EPA

Israeli foreign minister Yair Lapid officially inaugurated Israel’s embassy in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday, hailing it as a “historic mo(...)

Israeli soldiers inspect a piece of debris after a missile launched from Syria landed in the vicinity of the Dimona nuclear site in Israel’s southern Negev desert. Photograph: Getty Images

The Israeli military is examining how its air defences failed to intercept a surface-to-air missile fired from Syria that landed close to the Dimona n(...)

Marwan Barghouti (L) and Mahmoud Abbas (R) will face off in the forthcoming Palestinian parliamentary elections. Photographs:  Sven Nackstrand  and Jamal Aruri/AFP via Getty Images

With his Fatah party in disarray, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas faces the prospect of defeat in the upcoming Palestinian elections. According t(...)

Naftali Bennett, leader of the right-wing Yamina  party, addresses supporters at his party’s campaign headquarters in  Tel Aviv, Israel, earlier this week. Photograph: Gil Cohen-Magen/AFP via Getty Images

After the publication of the Israeli legislative election results on Friday left no party with a clear path to forming a governing coalition, both the(...)

A queue to receive the Covid-19 vaccine outside the new Tel Aviv municipality vaccines centre in Rabin square, Tel Aviv. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

More than one million of Israel’s population of 9.3 million have now received the first of two doses of the Pfizer/BioNtech Covid-19 vaccine. Politic(...)

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