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Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: under pressure. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

The mushrooming corruption scandal plaguing Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu took a surprising turn on Tuesday, with an allegation that one (...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: described police recommendations as “biased, extreme and as full of holes as Swiss cheese”. Photograph: Nir Elias

On Tuesday, the Israeli police concluded that there was an evidentiary foundation to charge prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu with bribery, fraud and (...)

Mateusz Morawiecki, Poland’s prime minister, tweeted: “Auschwitz-Birkenau is not a Polish name, and arbeit macht frei is not a Polish phrase.” Photograph: Getty Images

Israeli leaders have reacted furiously to a planned Polish law that would make it illegal to suggest that Poland bore responsibility for the crimes co(...)

US president Donald Trump and Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu  at the White House in  February: It is  unclear  whether Mr Netanyahu’s intervention attested to a serious rift with the Trump administration or was pitched primarily at a domestic audience. Photograph: Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

Binyamin Netanyahu insisted on Monday that he had asked President Donald Trump to move the US embassy to Jerusalem, highlighting a potentially explos(...)

Israeli soldier Elor Azaria is embraced by his mother at the start of his sentencing hearing in a military court in Tel Aviv. Photograph: Jim Hollander/EPA

Israeli politicians are calling for the soldier who shot dead a wounded Palestinian attacker to be pardoned, after he was sentenced by a military cour(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu at a weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on December 25th, 2016. Photograph: Dan Balilty/AP

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s domestic critics are coming out in force as the impact of the UN Security Council resolution condemning th(...)

During July and August 2014, Israel fought a 50-day war against Hamas, with the militants making widespread use of deep tunnels to launch surprise attacks on Israeli forces. Israel heavily bombed the tunnels, but not all were destroyed.  File photograph: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters

Seven Hamas members were killed when a tunnel collapsed close to the Gaza Strip’s eastern border with Israel, the Islamist militant group’s armed wing(...)

Israeli security forces stand behind burning tires during clashes with Palestinians in Beit El, near the West Bank city of Ramallah on Friday. In the Israeli city of Dimona, a Jewish attacker stabbed two Palestinians and two Arab Israelis. Photograph: Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images

Hamas’s leader in Gaza has declared the current unrest in Jerusalem and the West Bank an intifada, as six Palestinians were shot dead protesting at (...)

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu: “We must control our borders  to prevent both the entry of illegal migrants seeking work and perpetrators of terrorism.” Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu is resisting calls for Israel to accept refugees from neighbouring Syria, including from politicians who li(...)

The EU-wide initiative supported by Dublin could be complicated by recent moves by the US Congress to link negotiations on a US-EU trade deal to the debate on the settlements. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government expects EU action on the labelling of goods from illegal West Bank settlements despite a move in Washington that could stymie the Europ(...)

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