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Anti-Netanyahu protesters demonstrate outside of the Knesset  in Jerusalem on Tuesday. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Israel’s Knesset parliament has voted to restrict the right to demonstrate during the coronavirus state of emergency. Citizens will only be permitted(...)

Israel  imposed new restrictions on parts of the country to confront a resurgence of Covid-19 infections. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

With Covid-19 infection rates continuing to rise, Israel has decided to impose a nationwide lockdown, beginning next week on the eve of the Jewish New(...)

Ultra-Orthodox Jews are pictured praying outside a synagogue in  Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv, amid measures put in place by Israeli authorities in a bid to stop the spread of Covid-19. Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP via Getty Images

Israel will implement overnight curfews from Tuesday night on some 40 cities and communities hit hard by coronavirus, after prime minister Binyamin Ne(...)

A mask-clad man and woman walk past a billboard  in the centre of  Ramat Gan, east of Tel Aviv. The Israel’s government said it was imposing new restrictions to limit the spiralling spread of coronavirus in the hope of avoiding a general lockdown. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP via Getty Images

With Israel struggling to contain a second coronavirus wave, the government has introduced a weekend lockdown and tightened restrictions in an attempt(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu during a  swearing-in ceremony of his new unity government   in Jerusalem on Sunday. Photograph: EPA/Adina Valman

Binyamin Netanyahu has been sworn in as Israel’s prime minister, heading a unity government in which he will rotate the leadership with his former riv(...)

Binyamin Netanyahu’s coalition is likely to constitute 78 or 79 of the 120 Knesset members. Photograph: Amir Cohen/Reuters

On a dramatic day in Israeli politics, the country’s opposition leader Benny Gantz agreed to join an emergency coalition headed initially by Binyamin (...)

Having failed to form a coalition government before the deadline of midnight on Wednesday, Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu moved to dissolve parliament and trigger new elections. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Less than two months after Israelis went to the polls, the country is back in election mode. Having failed to form a coalition government before the d(...)

 A billboard of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in an election campaign poster in Russian, in Jerusalem, on Friday. Israelis go to the polls in a general election next Tuesday.  Photograph: Jim Hollander?EPA

Like any successful politician, Binyamin Netanyahu recognises the value of being underestimated. For him, it’s been a recurring theme. In the 1980s, (...)

A looming indictment and the formation of a new a centrist party to oppose him have  further jeopardised Binyamin Netanyahu’s chances of winning a fifth term as prime minister in elections next month. Photograph:  Ronen Zvulun/EPA

When his predecessor, Ehud Olmert, faced a criminal indictment in 2009, Binyamin Netanyahu urged him to step down, remarking that a prime minister “up(...)

Israeli foreign minister Yisrael Katz: Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki condemned ‘racist, unreasonable and unacceptable remarks’ by Mr Katz. Photograph: Sebastian Scheiner/AFP/Getty Images

Poland has pulled out of a summit planned for Jerusalem on Tuesday, in an escalating diplomatic row over Israeli accusations of Polish complicity in t(...)

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