Benjamin Netanyahu

Defiant Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won't rule out ground invasion of Gaza

ISABEL KERSHNER, FARES AKRAM and RICK GLADSTONE Brushing aside criticism of Israel's four-day aerial attacks on Gaza, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday he felt no international pressure to quit the operation and would not rule out a...

Benjamin Netanyahu wants to define Israel as a Jewish state in law

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Jeffrey Heller Palestinians fear this label would lead to discrimination against Israel's Arab minority, one fifth of the population.

Pope Francis, Benjamin Netanyahu dispute Jesus' language during papal visit to Israel

Pope and Netanyahu

Nick Squires and Robert Tait The Pope visited a memorial to Jewish victims of terrorism on Monday after Israel demanded the gesture following his decision to pray at the foot of the giant concrete wall that symbolises the...

Benjamin Netanyahu's son Yair dating non-Jewish woman, report claims

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was under fire from religious lawmakers following a report that his son was dating a non-Jewish woman, media said.

Benjamin Netanyahu lashes John Kerry over boycott remarks

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Isabel Kershner Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and some of his senior ministers on Sunday strongly criticized those who are threatening a boycott of Israel over its policies toward the Palestinians.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ready to seek peace pact on his own

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Jodi Rudoren Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas plans to present an initiative that would bypass US-brokered negotiations with Israel that have failed for many years to produce a Palestinian state.

Britain 'deplores' Israel decision to claim West Bank land

Expanding Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank ... Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The British government said on Monday it deplored an Israeli decision to appropriate a large swathe of land inside the occupied West Bank, saying the move would seriously damage Israel's...

Gaza ceasefire holding: crowds celebrate

Palestinians flash the sign of victory.

Ceasefire between Israel and Palestinians in Gaza appears to be holding as the focus shifts to securing an arrangement for the long term.

Hamas and Israel reach long-term Gaza ceasefire deal after 50 days of war

Palestinian children flash the sign of victory as they celebrate the ceasefire in the streets in East Jerusalem.

Ruth Pollard Fifty days of terror – in which more than 2100 Palestinians and 69 Israelis were killed – has come to an end with a ceasefire agreement that loosens controls on Gaza's borders but has yet...

Israeli PM faces revolt over truce with Hamas

Robert Tait Benjamin Netanyahu was facing a cabinet revolt on Wednesday over his decision to agree a ceasefire with Hamas.

An unsteady peace in Gaza

A Palestinian father carries his wounded son as they wait to cross into Egypt at the re-opened Rafah border crossing.

Ruth Pollard, Middle East Correspondent The ceasefire in Gaza is just four days old but already the clock is ticking toward the next outbreak of war.

Israel pounds Gaza after militants break truce with rocket fire

Israeli troops prepare outside the Gaza Strip before the ceasefire broke down.

Nidal al-Mughrabi The Israeli military has responded with air strikes across the Gaza Strip after militants launched rockets from the Palestinian enclave at the end of a 72-hour ceasefire.

Israeli troops being redeployed, not withdrawn from Gaza: Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to the media during a press conference in Tel Aviv on Saturday.

Ruth Pollard Israeli tanks appeared to be pulling back from a number of border towns around Gaza, as its military continued an intensive bombardment of the southern city of Rafah after one of its soldiers went...

Israel braces for war crimes inquiries on Gaza

Attacked the United Nations Human Rights Council: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Isabel Kershner The fighting is barely over in Gaza, but attention has already shifted to the legal battlefield as Israel gears up to defend itself against international allegations of possible war crimes.

Gaza cease-fire off to rocky start as Palestine accuses Israel of cross-border shooting

Nidal al-Mughrabi Israel denies shooting at houses as the two sides agree to extend their truce by five days.

Gaza: Israel, Palestinians extend truce by 24 hours

Palestinians in the ruins of houses in Khan Younis, Gaza.

Nidal al-Mughrabi Israel and the Palestinians have agreed on Monday to extend a Gaza truce by another 24 hours, minutes before an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire was set to expire, officials on both sides said.

Ceasefire shattered as rockets from Gaza draw Israel airstrikes

Smoke billows from an Israeli air strike in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip.

Nidal al-Mughrabi and Jeffrey Heller Israel orders truce negotiators home from Cairo peace talks as violence erupts again in Gaza.

Israel responds to rockets, killing wife and child of Hamas military leader

Palestinians flee their houses after an Israeli air strike in Gaza City.

Nidal al-Mughrabi Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip fired rockets at Israel for a second day as fighting resumed after the collapse of truce talks in Egypt.

Israel kills three top Hamas commanders in Gaza air strikes

Tens of thousands of Palestinians marched at the funeral of the three Hamas commanders.

Nidal al-Mughrabi and Maayan Lubell An Israeli air strike killed three senior Hamas commanders in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, a clear sign of its intention to hit the group's armed leadership days after a ceasefire failed.

Hamas executes 18 as Israeli boy killed

Sakher Abu El Oun in Gaza City Hamas has executed 18 alleged collaborators in Gaza City as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed harsh retribution for the killing of a four-year-old boy by Palestinian mortar fire.