Israel approved today the construction of 1,100 settlement homes on annexed land in the West Bank, a move that complicates global efforts to renew peace talks and defuse a crisis over a Palestinian statehood bid at the United Nations.
The Israeli government said it was disappointed by the new dialogue between Argentina and Iran over bettering bilateral relations and advancing in the search for justice over the AMIA Jewish community centre bomb blast case that caused 85 deaths in 1994 in Buenos Aires.
Israel's cabinet announced a January 22 date for a national election, a ballot that opinion polls predict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will win.
Militants from the Quebracho organization, along with other leftist groups, gathered outside of the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires in order to protest the Middle Eastern country’s attacks in Gaza.
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman met with Israeli ambassador to Argentina Dorit Shavit, and expressed the “surprise and irritation” that the National Government felt after learning that Tel Aviv had summoned the Argentine ambassador to Israel.
Israel launched its first targeted attack on a militant in Gaza since a war in November, killing a Palestinian jihadist in an air strike that put further strain on a five-month-old ceasefire.
Iraeli police arrested today the Palestinians' top Muslim religious leader from his Jerusalem home, a day after Palestinians and Israelis scuffled outside the city's flashpoint al-Aqsa mosque.
Israel responded sceptically to the extension of Iranian nuclear talks with world powers today, saying it saw no cause for the optimism voiced by some Western diplomats about prospects for an accord.
Egypt will host talks between rival Palestinian factions within days, followed by indirect negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis on the ceasefire in Gaza, the state news agency MENA has said.