Israel to dissolve parliament and hold April elections
Leaders in Israel's governing coalition have decided to dissolve parliament and hold elections seven months early. Coalition disagreements over a military conscription bill appear to have caused the move.
Australia recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital
After reversing decades of Middle East policy, Australia will now wait to move its embassy to Jerusalem. Last year, the US unilaterally recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, triggering violent unrest in the region.
Israel and Gaza militants reached a decision to stop shooting
Israel and Gaza militants reached a decision to stop shooting rockets at one another following the most serious escalation of violence since the 2014 Israel-Gaza war.
Couples from Israel and Lebanon say 'I do' in Cyprus
In both Lebanon and Israel, Couples must marry in a mosque, church or synagogue. For couples of different religions, atheists or anyone who wants to see their union regulated by a civil code, there is only one solution: those who can afford it are left to wed abroad.
Former top US official warns of possible 'Arab-Persian conflict'
Wendy Sherman, who served as US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs in the Obama administration, told FRANCE 24 of her concern at the possibility of an "Arab-Persian conflict" that would pit Iran against Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Israel.
Queen of Sheba – a journey in search of wisdom
Though her origin is contested, the Queen of Sheba - also known as Makeda - is at the core of Ethiopian mythology. Her encounter with Israel's King Solomon, which takes us 3,000 years back, is legendary.
Summit or No Summit: North Korea angry over military drill
Peace in the Korean peninsula is threatened as North Korea threatens to pull out of the agreed summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un. This after North Korea expresses it's worry over US-South Korean military exercises. Also, Monday's US Embassy opening in Jerusalem sparked outrage as celebrations coincided with the deadliest clashes between Palestine and Israel since 2014.
Beyond the conflict: Reporter's notebook in modern-day Israel
Israel regularly makes headlines, but there is more to the country than the conflict with the Palestinians.
United States to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem
This unprecedented move signals a dramatic shift in US foreign policy and has triggered a fierce controversy - as the status of Jerusalem is one of the most contentious issues in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.
Israel at 70: The enduring impasse with Palestinians; What's left of the Iran nuclear deal?
Donald Trump's decision to walk away from the Iran nuclear dealt was followed by direct confrontation between Israel and Iran in Syria and all comes ahead of next Monday's decision by Trump to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The date chosen to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Israel. In the build-up another Friday of protest at Israel's border with Gaza. With all that's going on can Israel afford to stick with the status quo when it comes to the Palestinians?