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article 14 August 2015 World, Israel
Mark Regev
Mark Regev tipped to become Israeli ambassador to UK

Mark Regev, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's spokesman, is expected to become his country's next ambassador to the UK, according to widespread reports.

post 13 July 2015
Read more from Jon on Snowblog The dangerous cost of Israel's siege on Gaza

There was a time when you could swim anywhere off Gaza¿s coast. Not now. Not in the aftermath of war.

post 22 June 2015
Read more from Jonathan Miller on his blog UN: Israel and Palestinians may both be guilty of war crimes in Gaza conflict

A UN report criticises Israel and Palestinian armed groups, saying both could be guilty of carrying out war crimes during last year's Gaza conflict.

post 19 June 2015
Read more from Jonathan Miller on his blog Israel's Mark Regev: UN war crimes inquiry 'a kangaroo court'

With its report into last summer's Gaza conflict expected shortly, Israel repeats its claim that the UN inquiry into whether war crimes were committed in there is a "kangaroo court".

post 12 June 2015
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Gaza child deaths - the view from the shoreline

Today Israel has exonerated its military from any criminal charges relating to the action. It says they were playing in a "compound" clearly identified...

article 29 May 2015 World, Israel
Fifa congress: Palestine and Israel shake hands
Fifa congress: Palestine drops motion to suspend Israel

Palestine's football association drops its motion asking for Israel, which it accuses of racism and preventing the free movement of Palestinian athletes, to be suspended from Fifa.

article 27 May 2015 World, Israel
Palestinian members of the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas (Reuters)
Hamas 'tortured and killed Palestinian civilians' - Amnesty

Hamas committed war crimes against Palestinian civilians in Gaza during the 2014 war with Israel, according to Amnesty International.

article 05 May 2015 World, Israel
Israeli tanks on the Gaza border 2014
Israel 'caused massive and unprecedented harm' in Gaza

Israeli soldiers fired indiscriminately at Palestinian civilians during the 2014 Gaza conflict, according to a report based on the testimony of dozens of IDF veterans involved in the operation.

article 01 April 2015 World, Israel
News
Gaza man 'tricked' into selling valuable Banksy artwork

A Palestinian man claims to have been "tricked" into selling a valuable Banksy painting, daubed on the door to his ruined home, for just 700 Israeli shekels (£120).