Mazen Ghoneim, head of the Palestinian Water Authority, speaks as Jason Greenblatt (centre), US Middle East envoy, and Tzachi Hanegbi (left), Israeli minister of regional co-operation, sit next to him at a news conference in Jerusalem. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun

Israeli and Palestinian leaders have announced an agreement that they say will help alleviate the critical water shortage faced by residents of the We(...)

A bulldozer demolishes a home in the recently evicted illegal Israeli settler outpost of Amona. Israel has passed a law retroactively legalising about 4,000 settler homes built on privately owned Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

The European Union has cancelled a top-level summit with Israel in response to a new law retroactively legalising some 4,000 settler homes built on pr(...)

Binyamin Netanyahu: the White House is upset about his address to Congress coming two weeks before Israeli elections and the fact he is expected to be critical of US policy on Iran. Photograph: Baz Ratnerbaz/AFP/Getty

An Israeli minister has suggested prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu was misled into thinking an invitation to address the US Congress next month was b(...)

Israel said today it was business as usual despite two recent attacks on missile stores in Syria.  Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has travelled to China for an official visit. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters.

Russia and China have expressed alarm over the regional repercussions of two recent Israeli air raids on Syria. Israel p(...)