Neither Benny Gantz not Benjamin Netanyahu has been able to pull together 61 seats for a majority.
Ahead Israel's deadline to form a new government, Euronews traveled to the West Bank by invitation from the EU. The bloc's role in the region is in question, after the US policy shift away from the two-state solution.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday that Israeli settlements in the West Bank are not inconsistent with international law.
The ruling, by the European Court of Justice said the labels could no longer imply that goods produced came from Israel itself.
Sirens sounded in Israeli cities on Tuesday as Palestinian militants fired rockets in retaliation for the assassination of a Islamic Jihad leader in the Gaza Strip.
It was their first round of direct talks since president Reuven Rivlin on Wednesday tasked Gantz with trying to form a government.
Gantz's nomination marked the first time since 2008 that someone other than Netanyahu has been asked by Israel's president to build a ruling coalition.
As the UN turns 74 this week, we can look back on its legacy and credit the organisation, and the system of multilateral cooperation built around it, with the avoidance of major wars. But do its recent failures spell the demise for the UN?
If Netanyahu fails to form a government, Israel is set on a path for its third election with its government in a deep-seated deadlock.
Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party received less votes than Gantz's Blue and White coalition.
Second and third-generation relatives with British nationality have expressed interest in applying for citizenship of the EU country as Brexit looms.
Blue and White and Likud are currently tied on seats after the country's second election in a year.
Benjamin Netanyahu's fight for a fifth term is an existential struggle.
Today Israel is having an election for its prime minister, and both candidates believe in a one-state solution. This conflicts with the EU's push to end Israeli expansion in the West Bank.
The European Union said any "settlement plan" would be considered "illegal" under international law after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced he planned to annex parts of the occupied West Bank.
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There were no immediate reports of casualties, though the Israeli Defense Forces said a number of hits have been confirmed.
Tensions have risen in the last week after Israel allegedly crash-landed two drones in southern Beirut. Hezbollah's leader said in a speech on Saturday that Israel will "pay a price" for the attack.
Far below Jerusalem's main cemetery of Har Hamenuchot, a new underground burial site is being built. It will contain 23,000 new graves along a mile of tunnels.
There are strong indications that Tehran is in breach of its obligations. Documents seized from a warehouse in Tehran by Israel in January 2018 disclose a wealth of new information about Iran’s nuclear program that was previously unknown to the IAEA.
Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party at level with Benny Gantz's centrist Blue and White.
Two Israeli drones came down over Beirut early on Sunday causing damage in a densely populated neighbourhood.
The International Sand Sculpture Festival has opened in Ashkelon, Southern Israel to an excited public in spite of recent unrest in the region.
The system follows the insects with a red laser beam and sends a text alert to householders, letting them know where the mosquito can be found.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday became the first foreign leader to visit Ukraine since the election of former actor Volodymyr Zelensky as President of the eastern European country.
Israel allows US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib's visit 'on Humanitarian Grounds' a day after ban