The global COVID-19 pandemic has altered Israel's annual Memorial Day ceremonies as families are forced to visit their loved ones in staggered groups and other events move online

Israel Memorial Day events held in small groups, online amid pandemic


Israeli soldiers, police and civil authorities on Wednesday demolished several buildings they say were illegally erected in the West Bank, drawing condemnations from settlement leaders

Israel demolishes several buildings near West Bank settlements


Palestinian leaders reacted with dismay to a coalition government deal struck by Israel's two main political blocs, warning Tuesday it could spell the end of any two-state solution

Palestinian leaders warn Israel’s new gov’t against more annexation


After three elections and months of stalled negotiations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition leader Benny Gantz agreed to a coalition government on Monday

Benjamin Netanyahu, Benny Gantz agree on unity government in Israel


Benny Gantz, wielding new power as Knesset speaker, permitted new legislation Monday to bar Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from forming a coalition government -- possibly a final effort to coerce him into a deal

Benny Gantz accepts legislation to bar PM Benjamin Netanyahu from forming Israeli gov’t


Israeli President Reuven Rivlin handed over charge of putting together a unity government to the Knesset on Thursday, allowing it three weeks to prevent a fourth election

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin gives Knesset gov’t mandate, bypasses PM Benjamin Netanyahu


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition leader Benny Gantz reported "major progress" Tuesday in forming a unity government

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, Benny Gantz closer to unity deal


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and rival Benny Gantz resumed negotiations to form an emergency unity government Monday after five fruitless days of talks

Benjamin Netanyahu, Benny Gantz re-engage for talks to form emergency unity gov’t


Israeli opposition leader Benny Gantz accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party Wednesday of backtracking on a deal to form a unity government

Benny Gantz says PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s party walked away from coalition deal


A government ban took effect in Israel on Tuesday that prohibits citizens from traveling from city to city, and was one of several new restrictions introduced ahead of the Jewish holiday of Passover

Israel bans travel from city to city ahead of Passover