US and Israel exploring ‘plan B’ for if Iran does not resume nuclear talks

Tehran is warned that the window is closing to return to negotiations and salvage 2015 nuclear deal The United States and Israel have warned that they are exploring a “plan B” for dealing with Iran if Tehran does not return in good faith to negotiations to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal. With talks to revive […]

Scott McTominay’s late strike caps Scotland’s thrilling win over Israel

So much for tight, grim affairs between Scotland and Israel. A seventh meeting in three years broke the mould of anything that had come before. This was a breathless encounter, a game for the ages, as befitting the long-awaited return of a capacity crowd to this stadium. The final act was the defining one. Scott […]

Israel accuses Iran of attack attempt against Israelis in Cyprus

Nicosia says an armed individual was arrested after crossing from Turkish-controlled north Israel has accused Iran of orchestrating an attempted attack against Israelis in Cyprus after police on the Mediterranean island said an armed individual had been arrested. “This was a terrorist incident directed by Iran against Israeli businesspeople living in Cyprus,” Matan Sidi, spokesperson […]

The message from Israel is clear: Covid booster shots should be standard | David O’Connor

A third dose of the vaccine provides significant protection, but that should not mean those who are unvaccinated go without David O’Connor is professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of Wisconsin In the summer, Israel began offering third doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to the over-60s. It was the first country to […]

A happy baby on a train: Dina Alfasi’s best phone picture

‘That the young girl in the foreground was a soldier with a gun on her knee is an integral part of that moment’ Dina Alfasi has often said that her favourite place to shoot is on the train. It’s not only a mobile studio with, as she puts it, great natural light and interesting subjects; […]

Grandmother of Eitan Biran reportedly investigated over his alleged abduction

Boy’s maternal grandfather already under investigation after cable car crash survivor, six, was taken to Israel The maternal grandmother of a six-year-old boy who is the sole survivor of a cable car crash in northern Italy is being investigated over the alleged abduction of the child after he was flown to Israel at the weekend […]

Naftali Bennett makes first visit to Egypt by an Israeli PM in a decade

Meeting with Egyptian president Abdul Fatah al-Sisi aimed at reviving Israeli-Palestinian peace talks Israel’s prime minister, Naftali Bennett, has met the Egyptian president, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, in the first visit to Egypt by an Israeli leader in a decade. The meeting, which took place in the Red Sea resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh, was described […]

Israel to prosecute Hasidic pilgrims who faked negative Covid tests to fly home

Dozens of Hasidic Breslov pilgrims boarded planes in Ukraine with bogus paperwork, border officers say Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Israel says it will prosecute dozens of pilgrims returning from Ukraine who flew back into the country with fake negative Covid test results. The pilgrims had been attending the annual celebration […]

Lyndon Dykes penalty earns Scotland priceless away victory over Austria

The perfect night for Scotland. Tense, exhausting yet perfect. Victorious in Vienna thanks to Lyndon Dykes’ second winning goal in two games, Steve Clarke’s side seized control of their own destiny in Group F with a memorable triumph over Austria. Israel’s resounding defeat away to runaway leaders Denmark provided the gloss. Scotland defended superbly throughout, […]

One hour to escape: the race to get out of a Gaza tower before an Israeli airstrike

A warning call told residents of al-Jalaa apartment block that their homes were about to be destroyed. This is the story of the frantic evacuation that followed – told through recordings made by the people who lived there On 15 May, at 1.35pm, an officer of the Israeli military called Tarek Mahdi, whose family owned […]

The Palestinian Authority’s crackdown on protest shows it will never serve its own people | Yara Hawari

Palestinians are being repressed and brutalised by their own government in collaboration with the Israeli state Yara Hawari is a senior policy fellow at Al-Shabaka, the Palestinian Policy Network On 24 June, Nizar Banat, a longtime activist and outspoken critic of the Palestinian Authority (PA), was reportedly arrested and beaten outside his cousin’s home in […]

Israel says US plan to reopen Jerusalem consulate is ‘bad idea’

Foreign minister warns reviving site traditionally used for diplomacy with Palestinians could be ‘destabilising’ Israel has said a US plan to reopen its consulate in Jerusalem that was traditionally a base for diplomatic outreach to Palestinians is a “bad idea” and could destabilise the prime minister’s new government. The previous US administration of Donald Trump […]

Nizar Banat’s death highlights brutality of Palestinian Authority

Killing of the strident Fatah critic has underlined the PA’s complicity with Israel and how far Mahmoud Abbas will go to crush dissent Nizar Banat knew he was going to die. As he grew bolder calling out corrupt members of Fatah, the party which controls the Palestinian Authority, the death threats mounted. In May, his […]

EU removes six countries including US from Covid safe travel list

Travellers from Israel, Kosovo, Lebanon, Montenegro, and North Macedonia also affected by move Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The EU has removed six countries, including the US, from a Covid “white list” of places whose tourists should be permitted entry without restrictions such as mandatory quarantine. A majority of EU countries […]

Palestinian boy shot by Israeli soldiers during clashes on Gaza border dies

Omar Hassan Abu al-Nile was hit on the sidelines of a demonstration near the fence separating the Gaza Strip A 12-year-old Palestinian boy shot last week by Israeli soldiers during clashes along the border with Gaza has died of his injuries, the territory’s health ministry said on Saturday. Omar Hassan Abu al-Nile was hit last […]

Israeli soldier and two Palestinians seriously injured in Gaza cross-border gunfire

Another 39 Palestinians wounded as protests against Israel’s blockade met with live fire An Israeli soldier and two Palestinians, including a 13-year-old boy, were seriously injured in gunfire across the Gaza border on Saturday that wounded another 39 Palestinians, officials said. The violence broke out during a Gaza protest organised by the enclave’s Islamist rulers, […]

Israeli PM receives third Covid shot in over-40s booster push

Naftali Bennett, 49, has vaccine shot live on social media to encourage take-up and avoid fourth lockdown Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The Israeli prime minister, Naftali Bennett, has received a third shot of the Pfizer/BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine after Israel extended its booster campaign for people aged 40 and over to […]

Has a lone Palestinian aid worker been falsely accused of the biggest aid money heist in history?

Mohammed El Halabi is accused of stealing relief money and giving it to Hamas for their war effort against Israel. But five years on, the evidence against him looks seriously flawed At about 9am on 12 July 2016, dozens of Israeli security officers stormed through the gates of the Augusta Victoria hospital complex in East […]

Artists pull work from Whitworth gallery after Palestine statement removal

Solidarity message removed from exhibition by Forensic Architecture after UK Lawyers for Israel campaign A Turner prize-nominated investigative group has said it is pulling an exhibition of its work at the Whitworth gallery in Manchester after a statement of solidarity with Palestine was removed from the display. Part of the exhibition addresses violence used by […]

Poland’s president signs bill to curb claims on property seized by Nazis

Move to limit Jewish people’s opportunity to seek restitution sparks furious response from Israel Poland’s president has decided to sign a bill that would set limits on the ability of Jews to recover property seized by Nazi German occupiers and retained by postwar communist rulers, drawing fury from Israel, which said the law was antisemitic. […]

Israel’s shadow war with Iran

A spate of attacks on one of the world’s busiest shipping trade routes is part of an escalating tit-for-tat conflict playing out between Iran and Israel, says Martin Chulov, the Guardian’s Middle East correspondent In the last week of July, an oil tanker managed by an Israeli company was making a routine journey from Dar […]

Covid live: UK allows quarantine-free travel from France as restrictions change

Follow the latest on the coronavirus pandemic from the UK and around the world See all our coronavirus coverage 10.39pm BST Brazil has recorded 13,893 new coronavirus cases and 399 further deaths, the country’s health ministry said. The country has had more than 20.1 million cases and over 563,000 deaths in total. 10.22pm BST Most […]

We got Ben & Jerry’s to stop selling in Israeli settlements. Here’s how we did it | Mark Hage

The groundswell for Palestinian freedom has reached new levels. It’s only a matter of time before other companies take Ben & Jerry’s lead On 19 July, Ben & Jerry’s, the celebrated ice cream company based in Vermont, where I live, set off a firestorm after it announced it would no longer allow its ice cream […]

Palestinians facing eviction from East Jerusalem offered deal

Judge proposes compromise to settle dispute over home ownership with Israeli settlers in Sheikh Jarrah Palestinian residents of the occupied East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah facing forcible eviction from their homes have been offered a compromise deal with Jewish settlers by Israel’s supreme court, in an unexpected development in the high-profile case. The session […]

Israel supreme court decision expected on Sheikh Jarrah evictions

Verdict due in case that could lead to Palestinians being forcibly displaced to make way for Jewish settlers Israel’s supreme court is due to make a decision on whether to evict Palestinian families from the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah, in a final hearing in the controversial case that helped spark communal violence inside […]

Israel blames Iran for attack on tanker that killed Briton and Romanian

Israeli foreign minister contacts Dominic Raab and says ‘Iran is not just an Israeli problem’ Israel has blamed Iran for a suspected drone attack on a tanker in the Arabian Sea that killed two crew, including a British national, and has vowed a harsh response. The Liberian flagged Mercer Street, which is linked to an […]

Jehan Sadat obituary

Champion of social justice and women’s rights in Egypt before and after the assassination of her husband, President Anwar Sadat Jehan Sadat, who has died aged 88 of cancer, spent most of her life promoting social justice and women’s rights in Egypt. She continued to campaign decades after her husband, President Anwar Sadat, was assassinated, […]

Why Israel is more concerned about Ben & Jerry’s than the Pegasus revelations | Dahlia Scheindlin

The country’s hi-tech surveillance industry is part of its identity – which is why its dark side often goes unexamined After extraordinary revelations that the Israeli company NSO Group’s mercenary cyber-surveillance tool, Pegasus, was allegedly used to target political dissidents, human rights activists, journalists and politicians around the world, Israel should be asking itself a […]

Hungary’s forgotten wartime heroine remembered 100 years after her birth

Tortured and executed in Nazi-allied Hungary, Hannah Szenes is fêted in Israel but largely unknown in her native land In Israel, even schoolchildren know the name of Hannah Szenes, but in her birthplace of Hungary she has largely been forgotten. Szenes was born to a Jewish family in Budapest 100 years ago, on 17 July […]