Political rivals concluded the performance was the drama of a hunted animal sensing the hunters were closing off his escape routes.
- by David M. Halbfinger
In what was billed as a "dramatic announcement," Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu used a prime-time address to again dismiss corruption allegations against him.
Even in states that feel obliged to stand by the Palestinians, like Indonesia, there’s long been a sneaking admiration for the Israelis.
- by Hamish McDonald
The admission by the Egyptian president contradicts denials by Egypt's military that the two countries were co-operating against the militants.
- by Hamza Hendawi
"The New Right" party aims to carve supporters from Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud ahead of April elections with an anti-Palestinian independence stance.
The renowned Israeli author who wrote of striving and struggle and matured into a leading moral voice and an insistent advocate for peace with the Palestinians.
- by Isabel Kershner
The Israeli official said the air force had attacked several Iranian targets in three main locations late on Tuesday and early on Wednesday.
- by Josef Federman & Nataliya Vasilyeva
Prime Minister Scott Morrison simply acknowledged reality in announcing that Australia would officially recognise that West Jerusalem, where Israel’s government is located and which has been Israel’s capital since 1949, is in fact the site of Israel’s capital.
- by Naomi Levin
Despite the security situation, pilgrims flocked to the biblical birthplace of Jesus to celebrate Christmas.
- by Isabel Debre
Earlier this month, police recommended Netanyahu be charged with bribery but Netanyahu is hugely popular and ahead in the polls.
- by Josef Federman