Republican US senator Lindsey Graham, Israel prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu    and US ambassador David Friedman at the border line between Israel and Syria at the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on  March 11th. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun

The Trump administration may recognise Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights when prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu visits the White House later (...)

 Israel has decided not  to extend the mandate of the international observer force in the West Bank city of Hebron. Photograph: EPA/Abed Al Hashlamoun

Palestinians have reacted angrily to Israel’s decision not to extend the mandate of the international observer force in the flashpoint West Bank city (...)

A road sign points towards an Airbnb apartment near the Jewish settlement of Shilo and the Palestinian village of Qusra in the occupied West Bank. Photograph:  Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images

Israel has reacted angrily to the decision by Airbnb to remove listings in West Bank settlements and is considering limiting the company’s operations (...)

An Israeli flag near the Dome of the Rock, located in Jerusalem’s Old City on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount. Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters

Israel’s parliament has passed a Bill stipulating that any plan to cede parts of Jerusalem would require approval by a special majority of 80 Knesset(...)

Former West Bank settler leader Dani Dayan.

Israel is threatening to downgrade its diplomatic relations with Brazil in protest over Brasilia’s refusal to accept former West Bank settler leader D(...)

Tensions rose last year when an Israeli foreign ministry spokesman called Brazil a ’diplomatic dwarf’ after Brasilia recalled its ambassador from Israel to protest the  military offensive in Gaza in July 2014. File photograph:  AP Photo/Hatem Moussa

Brazil’s reluctance to accept an Israeli ambassador who is a West Bank settler has set off a diplomatic crisis and led to a standoff with the Israeli (...)

Israeli deputy foreign minister Tzipi Hotovely speaking on Tuesday on the EU’s decision to label goods made in Jewish settlements. She was in a factory near the Israeli settlement of Ariel in the occupied West Bank. Photograph: AFP Photo/Menahem Kahana

Israel has launched a last-ditch effort to prevent a move by the EU to require member states to put certain labels on Israeli products made over the G(...)

The Jewish settlement of Givat Zeev in the West Bank, north of Jerusalem. A government programme authorises 381 new homes in the illegal settlement. Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images

Israel is to approve the building of almost 900 new homes in West Bank Jewish settlements today, ending what settler leaders termed a de facto build(...)