A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ended his quest to form a new coalition, the president said, in a step that pushes the country into new political uncertainty.
Mon, 21 Oct, 2019
He has led Israel for 13 years, but his desperation to be re-elected was not just about continuing his project of hardcore religious nationalism, but about securing immunity from indictment on charges of fraud. It remains to be seen whether the prime minister really will be politically sidelined, writes Shlomo Ben-Ami
Mon, 23 Sep, 2019
Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to begin annexing West Bank settlements if he wins re-election.
Tue, 10 Sep, 2019
As Israel pounded Gaza with airstrikes, the Palestinian death toll rose to 22, including two pregnant women and two babies.
Sun, 05 May, 2019
As Israeli politics shift rightward, It is time for a paradigm shift in how we think about the Middle East, writes.
Mon, 22 Apr, 2019
On the eve of elections that seem to carry particular weight for Israel and that troubled region, prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to annex Jewish settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories if he is re-elected tomorrow.
Mon, 08 Apr, 2019
All the main parties in Israel’s election are playing a game of hawkish one-upmanship that spells trouble for any hope for a peace in the divided country says
Thu, 04 Apr, 2019
Imagine if South Africa’s last white president FW de Klerk had, rather than recognise change as manifested by Nelson Mandela, insisted non-whites would be second-class citizens forever?
Wed, 13 Mar, 2019
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has used a prime-time address to again dismiss a series of corruption allegations against him.
Mon, 07 Jan, 2019
The Israeli Defence Minister has called for the "immediate" closure of its Dublin embassy days after a bill was passed by the Seanad banning the importation of goods originating from Israeli settlements in Palestine.
Fri, 13 Jul, 2018
If negotiations fail over the nuclear deal, the Islamic Republic will enrich uranium "more than before... in the next weeks".
Tue, 08 May, 2018
Israel has unveiled "half ton" of Iranian nuclear documents which it claims prove that Tehran covered up a nuclear weapons programme before signing a deal with the international community in 2015.
Mon, 30 Apr, 2018
Police have recommended indicting Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a pair of corruption cases, according to media reports.
Tue, 13 Feb, 2018
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told his country's Foreign Ministry to summon the Irish ambassador in Israel after the Seanad debated a bill tonight to block the import and sale of goods from Israeli settlements.
Tue, 30 Jan, 2018
Israel's health minister, who heads a powerful ultra-Orthodox political party in Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition, has resigned, saying he opposed continued maintenance work on the country's railways on the Sabbath.
Sun, 26 Nov, 2017
Priti Patel is thought to be on her way to Downing Street to learn her fate, after being summoned back from an official visit to Africa by Prime Minister Theresa May.
Wed, 08 Nov, 2017
Donald Trump's Middle East envoy has said Hamas must renounce violence and commit to negotiations with Israel if it wants to play a role in any Palestinian government.
Thu, 19 Oct, 2017
The comments drew an angry condemnation from the Palestinians and created a new test for the Trump administration.
Tue, 03 Oct, 2017
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's vow to never evacuate Jewish settlements from occupied land has drawn outrage from Palestinians.
Tue, 29 Aug, 2017
Israel has taken down metal detectors from entrances to a holy Jerusalem shrine to defuse a crisis that angered the Muslim world and triggered some of the worst clashes in years.
Tue, 25 Jul, 2017
Ireland is giving €200,000 to the disputed West Bank territory in the Middle East.
Thu, 13 Jul, 2017
An open-ended ceasefire in southern Syria brokered by the United States and Russia has come into effect.
Sun, 09 Jul, 2017
An Israeli court on Sunday ordered a journalist to pay more than €21,600 in damages to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara for libelling them.
Sun, 11 Jun, 2017
In June 1967, Arab leaders decided to crush Israel, then the only democracy in that divided region.
Mon, 05 Jun, 2017
US president Donald Trump has cast the elusive pursuit of peace between Israelis and Palestinians as the "ultimate deal" as he continues his tour of the Middle East.
Mon, 22 May, 2017
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas said he is hopeful after his first meeting with US president Donald Trump.
Thu, 04 May, 2017
ANY book written about the Syrian civil war can only, sadly, be a a sad book. And this book is no exception.
Sat, 22 Apr, 2017
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's security cabinet has approved Israel's first new settlement in two decades to compensate for the demolition of a settler outpost.
Fri, 31 Mar, 2017
As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits the White House, the Trump administration is going back and forth over whether its vision for Middle East peace includes a Palestinian state.
Wed, 15 Feb, 2017
Israel has approved 2,500 new settlement homes in the West Bank.
Tue, 24 Jan, 2017
IT was entirely predictable but nonetheless disheartening that Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu summoned a parade of ambassadors to his apartments on Christmas Day to administer a “personal reprimand”.
Tue, 27 Dec, 2016
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has denied he incited against Yitzhak Rabin in the months leading up to his 1995 assassination.
Sun, 13 Nov, 2016
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas’s senior adviser has warned Israel that if it rejects a fresh initiative to restart the dormant peace talks, that a third intifada or uprising could erupt,.
Tue, 25 Oct, 2016
Ambassador Zeev Boker has a tough task appeasing sentiment here about Israeli activity in Gaza, but our countries have much in common, he tells
Mon, 10 Oct, 2016
Tue, 28 Jun, 2016
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu lashed out at Iran yesterday for staging a Holocaust-themed cartoon contest that mocked the Nazi genocide of six million Jews during World War II and said the Islamic Republic was busy planning for another one.
Mon, 16 May, 2016
Itamar Rabinovich, chief negotiator for Israel during the Yitzhak Rabin government (1992-5), wrote a book about the failed negotiations with Syria.
Sat, 30 Apr, 2016
Given the disintegration of Syria and the consequent presence of Islamic terrorists within a day’s drive, is it any wonder that israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has categorically stated that “the Golan Heights will forever remain in Israeli hands” (World News,18 April)?
Wed, 20 Apr, 2016
Iran test-fired two ballistic missiles yesterday with the phrase “Israel must be wiped out” written in Hebrew on them, state media reported, a show of strength by the Islamic Republic as US Vice President Joe Biden visited Israel.
Thu, 10 Mar, 2016
While media headlines focus on plans to build new Israeli settlements, these are a part of Area C, which was established under the Oslo Accords for exclusive Palestinian development. Area C makes up 62% of the West Bank. However, it is under full Israeli control.
Fri, 19 Feb, 2016
Mon, 18 Jan, 2016
Some of the stranger stories from around the world
Mon, 14 Dec, 2015
A man who authorities say was growing marijuana in a central Florida storage unit panicked when he heard a police helicopter hovering nearby and called 911 to surrender.
Fri, 11 Dec, 2015
Donald Trump called off a planned December trip to Israel, shelving what was shaping up to be an awkward visit by the Republican presidential front-runner following comments that managed to offend Muslims and Jews alike.
Fri, 11 Dec, 2015