Madonna's hugely anticipated performance during the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel drew plaudits from the crowd but raised eyebrows among the show's viewers, as the pop legend mixed new material with a hugely popular classic and a noticeable political statement

Madonna adds politics to Eurovision performance

On April 11, the Israeli Beresheet spacecraft attempted to land on the moon in the ancient volcanic field called the Sea of Serenity -- but it crashed instead

This is where the Israeli spacecraft crashed into the moon

Australian rugby union star Israel Folau has been sacked after he posted an anti-gay statement on social media

Israel Folau fired after anti-gay Instagram post

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's election victory makes him odds on to secure a historic fifth term in office

Netanyahu has won, but still has everything to lose

A series of "unacceptable" homophobic and transphobic social media comments posted by Australian rugby player Israel Folau are being investigated by the sport's governing body

Australian rugby star’s ‘unacceptable’ homophobic posts under investigation

Pop star Madonna is expected to perform two songs at the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel in May

Madonna to play at Eurovision song contest in Tel Aviv

One of the more striking campaign ads preceding Israel's upcoming elections featured footage from 2011 of Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House telling Barack Obama that the President's wish to see a restarted peace process between Israelis and Palestinians was pie-in-the-sky

How Israel’s political debate moved from peace talks to annexation

As Israelis prepare to head to the polls on April 9, Benjamin Netanyahu faces perhaps the toughest election campaign of his long political career

Trump backs Netanyahu, but will voters?

Israel launched strikes against Hamas targets in Gaza on Monday evening, hours after a rocket fired from the coastal strip hit a home in central Israel

After rocket hits house near Tel Aviv, Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza