Some countries opt for caution as Omicron Covid variant spreads

Japan, Israel and Australia impose travel curbs; Joe Biden says variant is ‘cause for concern, not for panic’ Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The Omicron variant of coronavirus... Read more »

Eitan Biran: cable car fall survivor must be returned to Italy, Israeli court rules

Six-year-old boy has been at the centre of a bitter custody battle between relatives in Italy and Israel Israel’s top court has ruled that a six-year-old boy who was the sole survivor... Read more »

Iran hopes to covertly advance its nuclear programme, says Israel

Israeli foreign minister claims Tehran only agreed to restart nuclear negotiations to get sanctions removed Israel’s foreign minister, Yair Lapid, has claimed his country’s arch-enemy, Iran, had only agreed to restart nuclear... Read more »

Covid live news: Omicron variant detected in Canada as Fauci warns two weeks needed to study new strain

Canada has confirmed two cases of Omicron in Ontario in travellers from Nigeria, while top US infectious disease official Dr Anthony Fauci says two weeks will be needed to gather definitive information... Read more »

Britain and Israel to sign trade and defence deal

Pact covers Iran as well as cybersecurity, despite controversy over use of Israeli firm NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware in UK Britain and Israel will sign a 10-year trade and defence pact in... Read more »

Israel bans foreign visitors as Omicron Covid fears rise around the world

Red-listing of 50 African countries and use of phone monitoring technology among measures approved by Israel Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Israel has approved barring entry to all... Read more »

The world is watching: TV hits around the globe

A Spanish trans woman’s memoirs, a Mumbai gangster drama, Israeli sisters in trouble… the Covid era is a rich moment for TV drama. Critics from Spain to South Korea tell us about... Read more »

How settler violence is fuelling West Bank tension

As attacks on Palestinians worsen, we speak to farmers, settlers, Israeli human rights activists, and the mother of a three-year-old boy left injured in a raid The assault was already under way... Read more »

Controversial Pegasus spyware faces its day of reckoning | John Naughton

The infamous hacking tool is now at the centre of international lawsuits thanks to a courageous research lab If you were compiling a list of the most toxic tech companies, Facebook –... Read more »

‘Amoral 21st-century mercenaries’: problems mount for NSO Group

Israeli spyware firm goes from bad to worse as scathing Apple lawsuit follows US blacklisting Shalev Hulio, the co-founder of Israel’s NSO Group, was in Washington DC on a mission to try... Read more »