Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials have said.
Israel’s Shin Bet security service said it had thwarted a Hamas coup attempt in the West Bank aimed at toppling Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed to a 12-hour 'humanitarian window' in the ongoing conflict in Gaza.
US secretary of state John Kerry said he has not yet reached a deal between Israel and Hamas to call a seven-day humanitarian truce in the Gaza war but is continuing work.
The Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan says he believes a third-party intervention will be necessary to achieve a ceasefire in Gaza.
An Israeli soldier is missing following a deadly battle in the Gaza Strip, a defence official has said, while a medical chief in Gaza claims that Israeli air strikes hit a hospital yesterday.
Israeli air strikes pummelled a wide range of targets in the Gaza Strip today as the UN chief and the US Secretary of State began an intensive effort to end more than two weeks of fighting that has killed at least 570 Palestinians and 29 Israelis.
The overall Palestinian death toll passed 560 as high-level attempts to end Israel-Hamas fighting hit serious problems.
Former Irish President Mary Robinson says Israel is using "disproportionate" force in Gaza.
Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has called on the Government to expel Israeli ambassador Boaz Modai from Ireland in protest at the ongoing crisis in Gaza.
Israel uncovered more than a dozen cross-border tunnels and engaged in gun battles with Hamas militants today on the second day of its open-ended ground operation in Gaza, as the Palestinian death toll there topped 300.
The death toll from Israel’s 12-day offensive against Hamas militants has topped 300, a Gaza’s health ministry has said.
Israel has launched a large-scale ground offensive in the Gaza Strip, escalating a 10-day military operation to try to destroy Hamas’ weapons arsenal, rocket firing abilities and tunnels under the Palestinian territory’s border with Israel.
Israel has fired missiles at the homes of four top Hamas leaders, the militant group said, in a resumed bombardment of Gaza following a failed Egyptian ceasefire effort.
People in Gaza fear further bombardment after Israel warned tens of thousands in the north and east to leave their homes.
Israel has widened its air assault against the Gaza Strip’s Hamas rulers, hitting a mosque it said was hiding rockets, as Palestinians said the death toll from the five-day offensive had risen above 125.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said it is more urgent than ever to avoid another Israeli-Palestinian war that could spill into the Middle East and called on both sides to agree a ceasefire.
Israel has launched its largest offensive in the Gaza Strip in nearly two years, carrying out a blistering aerial assault on scores of targets and killing 25 people.
A Palestinian-American teenager who was filmed apparently being beaten by Israeli forces is to be put under house arrest for nine days.
A three-year-old girl in the Gaza Strip has been accidentally killed by a rocket launched by militants toward Israel, a Palestinian medical official said.
Israel’s prime minister has said that three teenagers missing from the West Bank were taken by a terror group.
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has sworn in a unity government, taking a major step toward ending a territorial and political split with the rival Hamas militant group but also setting the stage for new friction with Israel.
The Israeli and Palestinian presidents are to pay a symbolic visit to the Vatican next month to pray for peace.
Israel has broken off Middle East peace talks and brought the US-brokered process to the brink of collapse.
The Israeli military has uncovered another tunnel, the biggest so far, dug from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, stretching into Israel and intended for militant attacks or abducting soldiers and civilians.
The condition of critically ill former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon is deteriorating further, doctors say.
Israel’s prime minister has abruptly halted a plan to explore the potential construction of thousands of new homes in West Bank settlements.
Israel has freed 26 Palestinian prisoners, the second of four batches to be released as part of a deal that set in motion the current Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
A delegation of MEPs has been refused access to the Gaza Strip by the Israeli authorities.
The Israeli military said it has shot down a rocket launched toward the Red Sea resort town of Eilat, near the border with Egypt.
The path to formal negotiations with Israel is still blocked despite a US suggestion that the sides are close to returning to the table, a senior Palestinian official has said in another sign of scepticism that peace talks will resume.
Israel’s Prime Minister warned today that the Jewish state will do everything to defend itself against any threat.
Palestinian Prime Minister Salaam Fayyad has resigned, according to officials.
A cyberattack campaign targeting Israeli government websites failed to cause serious disruption, officials said today.
Israeli warplanes struck targets in the Gaza Strip today in response to rocket fire toward southern Israel.
US President Barack Obama said today he is not giving up on stalled peace talks in the Mideast but that continued Israeli settlement-building in the West Bank is not helping the cause.
President Barack Obama has arrived in Israel and vowed "eternal" support for his top Middle East ally.
Jewish settlers have shot two Palestinian demonstrators in clashes in the West Bank, officials say.
Israeli troops have fired tear gas and stun grenades to disperse Palestinian activists who pitched a camp in the West Bank to protest against Israeli restrictions on building in the territory.
The Israeli government’s settlement policy has clearly violated the rights of Palestinians and breaches one of the Geneva Conventions, a UN report says.
Iran and Russia have joined the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah in condemning a rare Israeli air strike on Syria.
Israel has become the first nation to miss a UN review of its human rights record without giving a reason.
Benjamin Netanyahu seems poised for re-election as Israel’s Prime Minister because of the failure of his opponents to unite behind a viable candidate against him .
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu closed roads leading to a strategic West Bank site tonight in preparation to evacuate Palestinians who pitched tents there to protest at plans to build a Jewish housing project.
The Fatah party of Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has staged a massive rally in the Gaza Strip, the first such gathering in the territory since the Islamist Hamas group took control there in 2007.
Gaza militants violated laws of war by launching hundreds of rockets at Israeli civilians during last month's fighting, Human Rights Watch has said.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused the international community of double standards.
Thousands of Palestinians are gathering in Gaza today to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Hamas militant group.
Israel’s deputy foreign minister Danny Ayalon has said that Israel is not happy about the international response to the plan for settlements in east Jerusalem, but “it’s not the end of the world”.
The Tánaiste and Foreign Affairs Minister Eamon Gilmore has today strongly criticised Israel’s decision to construct 3,000 new settlement units in East Jerusalem and West Bank.
Israel’s approval of 3,000 new homes on occupied territory has drawn sharp condemnation from European allies with at least three governments summoning ambassadors over an action they say undermines an already troubled peace process.
The United Nations has voted overwhelmingly to recognise a Palestinian state, but the Palestinians still face enormous limitations: they do not control their borders, airspace or trade, they have separate and competing governments in Gaza and the West Bank, and they have no unified army or police.
Israel’s former foreign minister, Tzipi Livni, is returning to politics and will be heading a new party, her aide said today.
The remains of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat were exhumed from his grave today so international forensic experts could search for additional clues to his death, Palestinian officials said.
Israel has eased some border restrictions as part of its truce with the Palestinian territory's Hamas rulers, Gaza residents said today, allowing farmers to visit land near its security fence and letting fishermen head further out to sea.
The remains of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat will be exhumed on Tuesday, to enable foreign experts to take samples as part of a probe into his death, a Palestinian official said today.
Israeli troops fired on Gazans as they surged towards their border fence, killing one person but leaving intact the fragile two-day-old ceasefire between Hamas and the Jewish state.
A ceasefire between Israel and the Gaza Strip’s Hamas rulers brought an end to eight days of the fiercest fighting in years and possibly signalling a new era of relations between the bitter enemies.
A ceasefire between Israel and Hamas has been agreed, Egypt has announced.
The prospect of a Hamas-Israel ceasefire drew closer tonight after encouraging hints that both sides were near to a deal.