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Former general in Israeli army Benny Gantz: launched the Israel Resilience Party in December. Photograph: Amir Levy/Getty Images

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu faces a serious new threat after an opinion poll on Wednesday showed a new centrist party led by the country(...)

The defence minister was reportedly reacting to a report that Israel had threatened Pakistan with nuclear weapons. File photograph: HO-U.S. Air Force Photo/Defense Department/Reuters

A fake news article led to gunfire at a Washington pizzeria three weeks ago. Now it seems that another fake news story has prompted the defence minist(...)

Avigdor Lieberman (left), head of the far-right Yisrael Beitenu party, and Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu sign a coalition deal in Jerusalem on Wednesday. Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters.

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his choice for defence minister, ultranationalist Avigdor Lieberman, signed a coalition agreement on Wed(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: “Hitler didn’t want to exterminate the Jews at the time, he wanted to expel the Jews,” he told the Zionist Congress. Photograph: Atef Safadi/EPA

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has provoked huge controversy, hours before a visit to Germany, by saying the former Muslim elder in Jeru(...)

An Israeli border policeman uses pepper spray on a Palestinian man during clashes in Arab East Jerusalem on Friday. Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters.

Israel has launched a huge manhunt in the West Bank for the suspected Palestinian gunmen who killed a pair of Israeli settlers in front of their child(...)

File photograph of Israeli border police. Photograph: Abed Omar Qusini/Reuters

Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian who stabbed an Israeli man at a petrol station along a main highway in the occupied West Bank near Jerusalem on(...)

The brother and mother of Avraham Mengistu (29), an Israeli of Ethiopian descent who is reportedly held captive in the Gaza Strip. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images.

An Israeli civilian is being held against his will by the Islamist group Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Israel said on Thursday. Hamas, the Palestini(...)

Israeli soldiers mourn during the  funeral of a colleague killed in a clash on the Lebanese border at Mount Hertzel cemetery in Jerusalem. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA.

Israel and Hizbullah have signalled that a rare flare-up in fighting across the Israel-Lebanon border is over, after the Lebanese guerrillas killed(...)

Binyamin Netanyahu: accused by a US source as only interested “in protecting himself from political defeat”. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

US relations with Israel have plunged to new depths of bitterness and hostility as senior officials in the Obama administration decried Binyamin Netan(...)

Palestinians watch a party for a bride ahead of her wedding ceremony at a United Nations-run school sheltering displaced Palestinians from the Israeli offensive, in Beit Lahiya town in the northern Gaza Strip today. Phogoraph: Suhaib Salem/Reuters

Talks to end a month-long war between Israel and Gaza militants are “difficult”, Palestinian delegates said today, while Israeli officials said no pr(...)

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