US health body highlights risks of reopening after outbreaks in state of Georgia and IsraelCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCoronavirus may be more easily transmitted in school and summer camp settings than previously understood, after the emergence of new details of outbreaks in the US state of Georgia and in Israel that have underscored the risks of school reopenings

Covid-19 may spread more easily in schools than thought, report warns


Response follows thwarted infiltration attempt from Syria by suspected militants, Israel saysIsraeli fighter jets and attack helicopters have struck Syrian military targets, hours after thwarting an infiltration attempt from Syria by suspected militants who were trying to plant explosives, the Israeli military said

Israeli jets strike Syrian military targets after Golan Heights attack


Thousands of Israelis took to the streets over the weekend to protest against prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's alleged corruption and against his government's handling of the coronavirus crisis

Israel protests: thousands join weekend protests against Netanyahu’s government – video


Israeli PM says media makes demonstrations seem more significant than they are – he might have a pointImages of thousands of people in the streets and police scuffling with protesters paint a picture of an increasingly isolated prime minister whose lengthy grip over Israel may finally be loosening

Israel protests may dent Netanyahu’s ego, but do they threaten his power?


Crowds gathered in central Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and outside the PM’s beach house amid anger at his handling of the virus crisis and corruptionThousands of demonstrators have gathered outside the official residence of prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and thronged the streets of central Jerusalem, as weeks of protests against the Israeli leader appeared to be gaining steam

Thousands demonstrate against Netanyahu as Israel protests gain strength


Israeli prime minister says the mock tableau of Jesus’ final meal before his killing is akin to a death threatA sprawling sculpture of Benjamin Netanyahu gorging on a giant frosted cake, Moët champagne, and pink macaroons has irked the Israeli leader, who suggested the Last Supper-inspired artwork was the equivalent of a death threat

Netanyahu rattled by Last Supper sculpture in Tel Aviv protest square


Actor says when he was younger he wasn’t told Palestinians lived on land that became the Jewish stateSeth Rogen has said he was “fed a huge amount of lies about Israel” as a young Jewish person, stoking controversy around the country’s sometimes fraught relationship with many North American Jews

Seth Rogen: ‘I was fed a huge amount of lies about Israel’


Israeli military claims to have thwarted Lebanese militant group in disputed border areaIsrael’s military announced it had thwarted a Hezbollah “infiltration attempt” along its northern border with Lebanon that led to military clashes, a flare-up that comes during a period of heightened tensions between the longstanding foes

Israel and Hezbollah clash after border ‘infiltration attempt’


Israel accused British charity of links to Hamas in 2014, although Islamic Relief says it has yet to see ‘credible evidence’A Tel Aviv court is set to hear a petition from Islamic Relief to restart its aid work in the occupied West Bank, six years after the Israeli government designated the charity a “terrorist organisation”

Islamic Relief to contest Israeli ‘terrorism’ allegations in court


Despite a prompt lockdown, the veteran leader is seen to have lost control of the crisisCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFor Benjamin Netanyahu it wasn’t a bad spring this year, considering the previous 12 months

Netanyahu faces Israelis’ anger as virus surges and unemployment rises