Opinion

Why is Netanyahu so desperate for a ceasefire with Hamas?

The ceasefire in Gaza has destabilised Netanyahu's government, yet he has no other choice but to commit to it.

Ibrahim Fraihat

by Ibrahim Fraihat

Ibrahim Fraihat

Israel

Embattled Netanyahu warns of 'irresponsible' snap vote

Analysts say an upcoming election would bring about little change in the status quo of Israeli politics and discourse.

Israel: Embattled Netanyahu warns of 'irresponsible' snap vote

Middle East

Hamas celebrates Lieberman resignation as 'political victory'

Israel's defence minister quit over an Egypt-brokered ceasefire reached with armed groups in Gaza.

Gaza

Israel kills seven Palestinians in covert Gaza raid

Senior Hamas commander killed by Israeli special forces in cross-border operation in which one Israeli soldier died.

Israel kills seven Palestinians in covert Gaza raid

Oman

Netanyahu visits Oman, says opposing Iran unites Gulf and Israel

The Israeli prime minister visited Oman just three days after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in a move expected to increase pressure on Palestine to participate in US-led peace negotiations.

Israel

Israel's Netanyahu meets Sultan Qaboos in surprise Oman trip

Visit by Israeli prime minister forms part of policy of 'deepening' ties with the states of the region, statement says.

Israel's Netanyahu meets Sultan Qaboos in surprise Oman trip

Middle East

Netanyahu threatens Hamas with 'very strong blows'

Israel recently announced it would suspend all fuel deliveries to Gaza as government increases pressure on Hamas.

Netanyahu threatens Hamas with 'very strong blows'

Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu: Iran has a 'secret atomic warehouse'

Israeli prime minister calls on United Nations nuclear inspectors to carry out work on facilities near Tehran.

Netanyahu accuses Iran of maintaining a 'secret atomic warehouse'

UpFront

Netanyahu ally: Israel is not an apartheid state

Dore Gold defends Israel's controversial nation state law and Trump's decision to shut down the PLO office.

Netanyahu ally: Israel is not an apartheid state

UpFront

Has Netanyahu won?

We ask the Israeli PM's close adviser Dore Gold about peace talks and debate China's treatment of the Uighur Muslims.

Has Netanyahu won?

Philippines

Duterte thanks Netanyahu for help in ending Marawi siege

Israeli leader welcomes first Philippine president to the country as critics slam Duterte's human rights record.

Duterte thanks Netanyahu for help in ending Marawi siege

Head to Head

Gaza Killings: Who is to blame?

Former Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon on whether Israel is responsible for the recent Gaza bloodshed.

Iran

Putin to meet Netanyahu, Khamenei top adviser over Iran

Russian leader's meetings with Israeli prime minister and Iran's Ali Akbar Velayati come ahead of his talks with Trump.

Putin to hold separate talks with Netanyahu, Khamenei top adviser

Israel

World leaders react to US embassy relocation to Jerusalem

A round-up of statements after US moves its embassy to Jerusalem and dozens of Palestinians are killed in Gaza rallies.

World leaders react to US embassy relocation to Jerusalem

Israel

Iran: Netanyahu's 'lies' aimed at influencing Trump

Tehran's dismissal comes as US calls Netanyahu speech 'compelling' even as EU official says no proof Iran violated deal.