Vexed by annexation: The battle inside the EU over Israel

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Two months before Donald Trump unveiled his Middle East peace plan on Jan. 28, Luxembourg’s foreign minister was certain the U.S. president would break with the European Union and recognise Israeli sovereignty over Jewish settlements in the

Exclusive: Israel builds new Jerusalem road that will link settlements as government weighs West Bank annexation

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Construction is under way on a major new ring road for Jerusalem that Israeli officials say will benefit all of its residents, but critics of the project say is another obstacle to Palestinian hopes to make East

Netanyahu fate at stake as coalition deal challenged in top court

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s top court on Monday heard challenges to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s bid to secure a governing coalition, with opposition figures arguing a deal on a new unity administration would unlawfully shield him in a corruption trial.

Israel decries Egyptian TV show predicting its destruction

Israel says series ‘completely unacceptable’, but there was no immediate comment from Egyptian government. Israel’s foreign ministry has condemned a new Egyptian TV drama set in the year 2120 that predicts Israel’s destruction as well as the break-up of its

Netanyahu and rival Gantz clinch Israel power-sharing deal

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his centrist election rival Benny Gantz signed a deal on Monday to form a national emergency government, ending a year of unprecedented political deadlock. The power sharing agreement clinched after weeks