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Former US president Bill Clinton pays his respects at the coffin of Shimon Peres outside the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, in Jerusalem. Photograph: Getty Images

The Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas will participate in today’s funeral in Jerusalem of Israel’s elder statesman Shimon Peres – his first visit t(...)

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 defence minister Moshe Ya’alon announces his resignation during a press conference in Tel Aviv on Friday. “To my great regret, I have found myself lately in deep disagreement over professional and ethical issues with the prime minister,” he said. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

A day after being informed that he will be replaced as defence minister, Moshe Ya’alon has resigned and quit the Knesset parliament, warning that Isra(...)

   Avigdor Lieberman with Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: Under the terms of an emerging deal, the outspoken Mr Lieberman will replace Moshe Ya’alon, considered a moderate pragmatist within Likud, as defence minister. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

Palestinian leaders have warned the expected appointment of Avigdor Lieberman as Israel’s new defence minister “confirms the lack of a peace partner (...)

 Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu: “The comparison implied is outrageous and baseless.” Photograph: EPA/Ronen Zvulun/Pool

Prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has launched a scathing attack on the deputy Israel Defence Forces (IDF) chief of staff Maj Gen Yair Golan for “dis(...)

Political campaign posters on the  streets of Dublin. / AFP / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images

On October 20th, 1986, a remarkable political event took place in Israel. The prime minister and the foreign minister swapped jobs. What made it parti(...)

  Settlers and securioty forces wait in a patio as settlers are removed from two buildings near the   Cave of Patriarchs in  the West Bank town of Hebron.  Photograph: Abed Al Hashlamoun/EPA

Right-wing Knesset members are threatening a parliamentary revolt in protest at Friday’s eviction of settlers from Palestinian homes in the West Bank(...)

Sara Netanyahu: the Netanyahu family has denied the expenditure suspicions levelled at her and said “the claims against the prime minister’s wife are baseless and imaginary, and this will be clearly proven”. Photograph: Geoffroy van Der Hasselt/EPA

Sara Netanyahu, wife of prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu, has been questioned under caution by Israel police’s fraud squad on suspicion she used sta(...)

An employee works at the offices of activist group Breaking the Silence in Tel Aviv, Israel on Wednesday: the group has been banned from speaking in schools or to groups of soldiers. Photograph:  Reuters/Baz Ratner

Israel has banned activist group Breaking the Silence, which solicits testimonies of alleged Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) misdeeds, from speaking in (...)

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(...)

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