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With his Likud party slipping in the polls to trail the main opposition by three to four seats it’s looking more likely that Israel may find itself wi(...)

Isaac Herzog, co-leader of the centre-left Zionist Union, during a campaign stop at a fruit and vegetable market in Tel Aviv on Thursday.  Polls suggest the Israeli electorate is getting used to the idea of him as prime minister. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

With four days to go before the Israeli election, polls continue to show the centre-left Zionist Union maintaining a three- to four-seat lead over (...)

Isaac Herzog at a campaign rally in a market in the mixed Jewish-Arab city of Lod  on March 3rd. The Labor Party leader, who is seeking to becom prime minister of Israel after next week’s general election, has strong Irish connections. Photograph: Uriel Sinai/The New York Times

In Isaac Herzog’s stump speech, honed over long weeks and months on the campaign trail, there invariably comes a point where he must acknowledge his b(...)

A construction site in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Ariel: “These houses . . . are on land taken from Palestinian ownership,” says Hadeel Hunaiti of human rights group al-Haq. photograph: uriel sinai/getty

Adi Elazar puts down his coffee and cups a hand to his ear, as if to say: listen to that. “It’s the middle of the day, and it’s quiet,” he says in an (...)

An Israeli printer works on a poster of Israeli Prime Minister and Chairman of the Likud Party, Benjamin Netanyahu in a printing house in Rosh Haayin near Tel Aviv, Israel. Photograph: EPA

With only six days before Israelis vote in a general election, the latest polls give the centre-left Zionist Union a dramatic four-to-three-seat lead (...)

A young boy flies a kite on the Mediterranean beach in Tel Aviv. Photograph: Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images

An overnight storm has given way to clear skies and warm sunshine, drawing crowds to the beachfront. It’s Saturday, so much of Tel Aviv has closed dow(...)

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pauses while he speaks to supporters of his Likud party as he campaigns in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim, near Jerusale. Mr Netanyahu has rebuffed criticism in Washington of his plans to speak in Congress, accusing world powers of forsaking a pledge to prevent Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons. Photograph: Nir Elias/Reuters

The row between the White House and Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has intensified with US officials saying his outspoken condemnation o(...)

Sir Martin Gilbert, who has died aged 78, was a distinguished historian and the official biographer of Winston Churchill. The author of more than 80 h(...)

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(...)

US president Barack Obama and Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu after meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, Washington DC, in 2010. File photograph: Ron Sachs/Getty Images

US House of Representatives speaker John Boehner on Wednesday invited Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu to speak to Congress without consultin(...)

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