US ambassador to Israel David Friedman cautioned Israel against ‘unilateral action’ in annexing West Bank settlements. File photograph: Jose Luis Magana/AP

The US ambassador to Israel has cautioned the country against “unilateral action” in annexing West Bank settlements, warning such a move could endange(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu was formally indicted in court on Tuesday on corruption charges after he withdrew his request for parliamentary immunity from prosecution. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu was formally indicted on charges of corruption after dropping a request for parliamentary immunity that had(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron’s reluctance to get involved in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict contrasts with his energetic diplomacy on other issues. Photograph: Yoan Valat/Reuters

French president Emmanuel Macron is travelling to Jerusalem to participate in the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi (...)

Protesters shout slogans against the US during a demonstration in Peshawar, Pakistan. Photograph: Abdul Majeed/AFP via Getty Images

Iraqi militia leaders have put their fighters on high alert as the Middle East braced for the repercussions of the US’s assassination of Qassem Suleim(...)

 A protester places a shoe on a poster of US president Donald Trump outside the US embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. Photograph: Khalid al-Mousily/Reuters

George W Bush had the chance to take him down. So did Barack Obama. But ultimately it was Donald Trump who ordered a strike that killed Qassem Suleima(...)

A victory would mean that Binyamin Netanyahu will lead Likud during March elections, Israel’s unprecedented third election in less than a year. Photograph: Gali Tibbon/Pool/AFP via Getty

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has declared victory in his primary election battle for leadership of the Likud party. He made the declarat(...)

An Israeli missile launched from the Iron Dome defence missile system, designed to intercept and destroy incoming short-range rockets and artillery shells, is seen above Gaza city on Tuesday. Photograph: Bashar Taleb/AFP via Getty

The death toll from Israeli air strikes on Gaza rose to at least 24 on Wednesday, as Egyptian and United Nations officials stepped up efforts to bring(...)

Baha Abu Al-Ata, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader who  was assassinated on Tuesday morning in an Israeli air strike. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Israel and Gaza militants are locked in another round of deadly violence after Israel killed a senior militant commander in a surprise, pre-dawn air s(...)

President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, for a day trip to South Carolina. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times)

Scarcely a week passes without US president Donald Trump tweeting about the stock market. Trump, who loves to claim the credit when stocks hit new hig(...)

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s long-awaited pre-indictment hearing has started. Mr Netanyahu’s lawyers arrived on Wednesday at the justi(...)

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