Benjamin Netanyahu

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.

Israeli teens face jail after refusing to join army

Robert Tait To some, they are heroes ready to trade their personal liberty for the sake of high principle. To others, they are spoilt rich children, shirking their national duty on the backs of the less...

Israel warns Palestinians but leaves way open to salvage talks

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned that Israel would take its own

Jodi Rudoren Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened Sunday that Israel would take its own "unilateral steps" in response to the Palestinians' move last week to join international conventions and reiterated...

Israeli court convicts ex-PM Olmert in bribery case

Ehud Olmert

Rami Amichay An Israeli court has convicted Ehud Olmert of bribery over his ties to a real-estate deal while Jerusalem mayor, likely ending any prospect of a political comeback.

US may release convicted spy to keep Israel in faltering talks

Convicted spy: Jonathan Pollard in 1998.

Michael R. Gordon The United States and Israel are discussing the possible release of Jonathan Pollard, who is serving a life sentence for spying for Israel, as part of efforts to advance Middle East peace...

Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard release talk infuriates US intel community

Jonathan Pollard in a US Federal Correction Institution in North Carolina in 1998.

Mark Hosenball and Matt Spetalnick A US proposal to consider freeing a jailed Israeli spy caught many American intelligence officials off-guard and will face stiff opposition if the Obama administration decides to go ahead with it in...

Kerry-Abbas meeting cancelled as Palestinians turn to UN

'We don't want to collide': Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas meets with Palestinian leaders in Ramallah on Wednesday.

Jodi Rudoren The fraught Middle East peace talks have been thrown into confusion after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas moved to join 15UN agencies, a move vigorously opposed by Israel and the United...

Israel says it seized Gaza-bound rocket shipment from Iran

A rocket is seen on a ship seized by the Israeli navy in the Red Sea in this handout picture released by the Israel Defence Forces on March 5.

Dan Williams The Israeli navy said that it seized a ship in the Red Sea on Wednesday carrying dozens of advanced Iranian-supplied rockets made in Syria and intended for Palestinian guerrillas in the besieged Gaza...

Removing Israeli settlers could cost $10 billion, group says

Jonathan Ferziger Paying Israel's settlers to give up their homes for a future Palestinian state would cost about $US10 billion, a peace group said. Settlers said the final price could be double that.

Israel-Gaza ceasefire threatened by escalating attacks

A relative of one of three Palestinian militants from the Islamic Jihad's armed wing who were killed in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza.

Jodi Rudoren Hostilities between Israel and the Gaza Strip continued, a day after the most intense cross-border exchange in more than a year left a 16-month-old ceasefire and the fragile Middle East peace talks...

US to demand Israeli settlement freeze

Washington will reportedly demand Israel implements a partial settlement freeze after US Secretary of State John Kerry presents his framework for extending peace talks.

Israel to take harder line on occupied territory: report

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he addresses the foreign media during a reception marking the new year in Jerusalem.

Jeffrey Heller Israel's prime minister has increased the amount of occupied territory he wants to keep after any peace deal with the Palestinians, Israeli radio reported on Thursday, a move that could complicate U.

Israel lashes out at Europe for 'one-sided stance' on settlements

Israeli anger: Avigdor Lieberman says Europe is

Isabel Kershner Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has summoned four ambassadors to complain about pro-Palestian bias.

Plane diplomacy: Israeli jet parked next to Iranian in Zurich sparks Davos thaw

The Iranian aircraft of President Hassan Rouhani (left) stands alongside the aircraft of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu   at Zurich airport in Switzerland.

Gwen Ackerman Zurich air traffic controllers may have inadvertently succeeded where diplomats have failed for decades: to bring Israelis and Iranians together.

John Kerry backing 'anti-Semitic' efforts, says Israel

Robert Tait The US Secretary of State was accused of supporting "anti Semitic" interests after warning that Israel faced an economic boycott if it failed to reach a peace agreement with the Palestinians.

Pro-Israel group holds less sway in Washington

Mark Landler The last time the nation's most potent pro-Israel lobbying group lost a major showdown with the White House was when President Ronald Reagan agreed to sell AWACS surveillance planes to Saudi Arabia...

US denounces Israeli settlers' video attack on John Kerry

The US has lashed out at a video produced by Israeli settlers mocking US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Robert Tait Israeli settlers have released a video ridiculing John Kerry's Middle East peace efforts, undermining a plea from the White House to desist from personal attacks on the US secretary of state.

Avigdor Lieberman, ex-foreign minister of Israel, cleared of fraud charges

Former Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman

Avigdor Lieberman, the former Israeli foreign minister who is among the nation's most powerful and polarising politicians, was acquitted on Wednesday of corruption charges that have dogged him for...

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu warns US not to enter 'bad deal' on Iran's nuclear program

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Michael R. Gordon and Mark Landler Secretary of State John Kerry and foreign ministers from France, Britain and Germany planned to join the push here on Friday for an interim agreement that would freeze Iran’s nuclear program.