Hakeem Jeffries’ likely elevation set to please US pro-Israel groups

Democrat set to succeed Nancy Pelosi maintains ties to Aipac and others but could be challenged by critics in his own caucus Hakeem Jeffries might be about to make history but some... Read more »

Netanyahu strikes Israeli coalition deal with far-right homophobic leader

Ex-PM poised to form one of most hardline religious and nationalist governments in country’s history The former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has struck a coalition deal with a far-right leader known... Read more »

The World Cup tension the west is not seeing: Israelis told to keep low profile

Though neither Israel nor Palestine are playing in the tournament, the latter has featured prominently in Qatar One video shows an Egyptian football fan smiling serenely as an Israeli broadcaster introduces him... Read more »

Far-right extremist to be Israel’s national security minister

Appointment of Itamar Ben-Gvir raises fears of further escalation in Israeli-Palestinian tensions The extremist Israeli politician Itamar Ben-Gvir, who has a long record of anti-Arab rhetoric and stunts, will become the country’s... Read more »

Biden upgrades US-Palestinian relations by naming special representative

Hady Amr, held in high regard by Israeli and Palestinian diplomats, appointed to Washington-based role Joe Biden has appointed a new special representative for Palestinian affairs, a significant upgrade in relations with... Read more »

Iran blames Israel after bomb kills colonel of Revolutionary Guards in Syria

Col Davoud Jafari and bodyguard were reportedly killed on Monday near Damascus An improvised bomb has killed an Iranian colonel from the aerospace division of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps near Syria’s... Read more »

At least 12 injured in explosion near bus stop in Jerusalem

Two people are critically injured, with a further two seriously hurt, say medical officials At least 12 people have been injured, two critically, in an explosion near a bus stop on the... Read more »

How airstrikes by Israel, Turkey and Russia denote a new era in Syrian war

Regional interests remain very much at stake in conflict neither isolated, nor solely Syrian – though often forgotten Over the plains of northern Syria, an approaching warplane usually makes a distinctive roar,... Read more »

Suspected Israeli gang leader arrested in South Africa raid

Police say torture van found at Johannesburg property where they detained wanted Abergil gang member and seven others A man reputed to be one of Israel’s most wanted gang leaders has been... Read more »

Liberian-flagged oil tanker owned by Israeli billionaire hit by drone

An Israeli official said it appeared that Iran had carried out the attack on the Pacific Zircon An oil tanker associated with an Israeli billionaire has been struck by a bomb-carrying drone... Read more »