LATEST ISRAELI NEWS UPDATES, VIDEOS AND PICTURES
First hijab-wearing model to appear in a L'Oreal haircare campaign STEPS DOWN over a series of anti-Israel tweets in 2014 in which she compared the country to a 'child murderer'
Amena Khan, from Leicester, said she 'deeply regrets' her remarks from 2014, apologising for the 'upset and hurt that they have caused'. She had been criticised for a series of posts about Israel.
Ancient calendar used by a celibate Jewish brotherhood is revealed in the Dead Sea Scrolls after scientists painstakingly piece together 60 tiny fragments of the mysterious text
The scroll refers to a 364-day calendar and a festival that marks the changing of the seasons celebrated by an ancient Jewish sect, according to academics from the University of Haifa.
'It is against my morals and my values': Muslim blogger TURNS DOWN Revlon beauty award - because of its brand ambassador Gal Gadot's support of the Israeli Defense Forces
Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, known as MuslimGirl, publicly refused to accept Revlon's Changemaker Award on Instgram, citing their association with Gal.
Israeli army unveils details of a massive underground wall being built along the Gaza Strip to stop militants building 'attack' tunnels
Eventually stretching 41 miles (65 kilometres), the concrete wall will be accompanied by motion sensors designed to detect tunnel digging and is expected to be completed by mid-2019.
German police carry out raids on suspected Iranian special forces assassins 'plotting attacks on Israelis'
Hit teams from the Iranian secret intelligence services were targeted across Germany from Berlin to Bavaria as part of an effort by the authorities to eradicate a suspected spying ring (file image)
British tourist who vanished in Israeli desert may be suffering psychotic 'Jerusalem Syndrome' delusions after leaving a trail of torn Bible pages
Devout Christian Oliver McAfee, 29, disappeared on November 21 while cycling solo along the popular Israel National Trail near the small town of Mitzpe Ramon in the Negev desert.
Lebanese fashion brand Elie Saab is slammed for sharing a photo of 'flawless' Israeli actress Gal Gadot wearing a blue sash dress from its collection - because of tensions between the two nations
The Wonder Woman star was wearing a blue sash dress by Lebanese designer Elie Saab as she appeared at the National Board of Review Awards Gala in New York on Tuesday.
Benjamin Netanyahu's son apologizes after audio emerges of him drunkenly offering to 'pimp out his girlfriend'
The 26-year-old son of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologized on Monday after he made disparaging remarks about women while boasting about his powerful father.
Mystery as British tourist vanishes in Israeli desert for seven weeks, leaving his bicycle, wallet and laptop by a trail
Oliver McAfee, 29, disappeared on November 21 while riding solo along the popular Israel National Trail near the small town of Mitzpe Ramon in the Negev desert. His bike was found in December.
French PM's nephew is among three tourists repeatedly stabbed in Israeli seaside resort and left lying on promenade
It comes at a time of heightened tension between France and Israel, as President Emmanuel Macron and PM Edouard Philippe (pictured) refuse to accept Jerusalem as its capital.
So much for the 'fragile' sticker! Shocking pictures show how 17th-century viola worth hundreds of thousands of pounds emerged from an Alitalia flight 'savagely vandalized'
Brazilian-born Israeli Myrna Herzog has posted pictures of her viola da gamba on Facebook, showing that is has been severely damaged, with one half of the front ripped off.
'We deplore bullying tactics being used to defend injustice against Palestinians': Stars rally behind Kiwi singer Lorde after she was called a 'bigot' for cancelling her Israel show
Hollywood stars have rallied behind Lorde, after the singer was labelled a 'bigot' by critics for cancelling her concert in Israel.
Iran-backed terror cell ‘made up of Palestinians is busted in Israel after planning suicide bombings’
Israel said on Wednesday it had cracked the militant cell suspected of having been recruited and handled by Iranian intelligence officers who worked out of South Africa.
Houston imam issues apology for inflammatory sermon where he said it was the 'duty of Muslims to kill Jews' after Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital
A Texas imam who said that it was the duty of Muslims to kill Jews in light of President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital has issued an apology.
Israel offers to pay tens of thousands of African migrants to leave within 90 days or face jail after Netanyahu said their presence is 'a threat to the country's Jewish character'
The plan offers African migrants a $3,500 payment from the Israeli government and a free air ticket to return home or go to 'third countries', which rights groups identified as Rwanda and Uganda.
Jerry Seinfeld and his family spent the holidays in Israel, where he performed two sold out shows.
Jerusalem is 'not for sale', Palestine's president says after Trump threatened to cut the state's $300million annual aid to force it to negotiate
Relations between the White House and the Palestinians were already tense after the US president's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital last month.
Palestinian protester with no legs is rolled in his WHEELCHAIR to Israeli border where he hurls stones at security forces
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT - The disabled demonstrator was rolled towards the Israeli border in Gaza City before using a slingshot to hurl projectiles towards the security services.
Pence IS going to Israel as planned says his office after report his Holy Land visit was getting delayed again
A planned visit by Vice President Mike Pence to Israel is going forward as planned, the vice president's office said.
Israeli archaeologists discover 2,700-year-old clay seal that once belonged to a biblical governor of Jerusalem
The clay seal, discovered near Jerusalem's Western Wall, depicts two figures wearing striped clothing facing each other above an inscription which means 'belonging to the governor of the city.'
Oh Lorde! Kiwi singer slammed as 'a bigot' in controversial Washington Post ad... after cancelling show in Tel Aviv
A full-page advertisement has been taken out in the Washington Post calling Kiwi musician Lorde a bigot and accusing New Zealand of prejudice against Israel.
Embattled footy star Jarryd Hayne could be BANNED by the NRL if it emerges he failed to tell authorities about allegations he 'raped a drunk virgin'
Jarryd Hayne's long-awaited return to the Parramatta Eels could be put on hold if its proved he failed to report the rape allegations against him to the NRL.
Embattled footy star Jarryd Hayne escorted out the back entrance of Sydney Airport by police as he arrives home from Israel after being accused of 'raping a drunk woman'
Jarryd Hayne has arrived home in Sydney after leaving the country in secret following the surfacing of his rape allegations.
Leaving your house every day is as effective as cholesterol-busting STATINS and boosts lifespan, finds 'exciting' study
For 78 year olds who went out every day, they were a third more likely to reach 85 than those who went out once a week, found researchers at Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem.
Israel will name a new train station near Jerusalem's Western Wall after TRUMP for his 'historic and brave decision' to recognize it as the capital and move the U.S. embassy there
Israel's transportation minister is pushing ahead with a plan to extend Jerusalem's soon-to-open high speed rail line to the Western Wall, where he will name a future station after the U.S. president.
'Shameful': Australian Jewish leader condemns Lorde for cancelling her Tel Aviv show after backlash from fans who accused her of supporting the Israeli government
Australian Jewish leaders have slammed Kiwi pop singer Lorde for cancelling her concert in Israel after pressure from fans demanding she boycott the country.
Why the Christmas blow-out may not be so bad for you after all: Scientists have discovered that what food is healthy depends on your individual body type
Overdid it yesterday on the roast potatoes? Not to mention Christmas pudding followed by a few too many Quality Street... Well, relax. It may not be the diet disaster you think.
'The winds of war are blowing': The Pope warns of the risk of global conflict in Christmas address as he calls on Israelis and Palestinians to 'resume dialogue' after Trump recognized Jerusalem
Pope Francis called for peace in Jerusalem in his traditional Christmas address, warning: 'The winds of war are blowing,' as he called on Israel and Palestine to 'resume' dialogue.
Guatemala to move its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem after voting with the US during UN vote denouncing President Trump's recognition of the city
Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales said on Sunday that after talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, he decided to move the country's Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Lorde cancels Tel Aviv show after backlash from fans who accused her of supporting Israeli government
Pop singer Lorde has cancelled a planned show inIsrael after fans urged her to boycott the country.
Double trouble! Dad Photoshops images of his adorable one-year-old twins into hilarious comedy scenes - including showing them swinging from trapezes
Guy Vainer, from Slomi in Israel, takes pictures of his one-year-old twins Yanai and Barak in outrageous situations like getting tattoos and having beers, but they're down to clever editing tricks.
Palestinian president Abbas says he will 'no longer accept' any peace plan proposed by the US as Putin and Erdogan agree on the creation of a Palestinian state after Trump's Jerusalem decision
The Russian and Turkish presidents spoke in a phone call a day after the UN rejected Donald Trump's controversial decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
UN Ambassador Nikki Haley plans 'thank you' party for countries that DIDN'T vote to condemn Trump for saying Jerusalem is Israel's capital (so it will be a pretty select affair!)
UN ambassador Nikki Haley is holding a 'thank you' party for nations who did not support a UN resolution condemning the U.S. for moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
United Nations votes overwhelmingly against Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital – ignoring his threat to take cash away from countries defying the U.S.
In an emergency session, the UN voted overwhelmingly Thursday to condemn the U.S. for recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and pledging to relocate its embassy there.
Lorde 'considers' cancelling Tel Aviv show after fierce backlash from fans, including an open letter that warned her performing will show 'support to the policies of the Israeli government'
The 21-year-old New Zealander had been inundated with messages on social media calling on her to abandon a gig in Tel Aviv next year. Now she said she is 'considering all options'.
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish grandmother, 42, gives birth to her 20TH child in Jerusalem (but she still has some way to go to beat the record of 69 by 18th century Russian peasant woman)
The unnamed 42-year-old grandmother was rushed to Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem in Jerusalem after going into labour on Wednesday.
Football superstar Jarryd Hayne pictured for the first time after denying ‘raping a heavily-intoxicated woman’ as he arrives in Israel from Australia
Jarryd Hayne has been pictured for the first time since his rape allegations surfaced, after flying out of Sydney to Israel in secret overnight.
Trump confronted May over his move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital after Britain voted AGAINST the US at the UN prompting warnings the President is 'taking names' of those who oppose him
On Monday, Britain's UN ambassador joined allies in voting for a motion condemning the change, which flouts international doctrine on the Middle East.
Mystery as 2,000-year-old tomb door with a stunning menorah carving is discovered at an ancient mosque in Israel
While the door was first discovered in 2010 in Tiberias, archaeologists from the Hebrew University's Institute of Archaeology have only now revealed it to the public now.
Remains of 1,500-year-old monastery and church with 'outstanding' mosaic floors and imported marble are uncovered in Israel
The Byzantine-era building, uncovered in the Israeli city of Beit Shemesh, may have once served as a meeting ground for ancient pilgrims, scientists said.
May is slammed for DUCKING showdown with Trump over far-right retweets as it emerges US President WILL make 'working' visit to Britain in the New Year
Although the PM raised concerns about US policy on Israel in a phone call, no reference was made to their extraordinary public spat over Mr Trump's retweets of anti-Muslim posts by Britain First.
'Very disappointed in you!' Fans criticise Lorde for scheduling a concert in Tel Aviv amidst movement that sees artists take a 'stand against Israel's oppression of Palestinians'
Fans urge singer-songwriter Lorde, real name Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor, 21, to cancel her Tel Aviv concert, next year on June fifth.
British PM Theresa May calls Trump to offer her condolences on Washington train wreck as they finally have a showdown over his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital
Downing Street revealed the call had taken place and provided a read out of the first conversation between the two leaders since a spat over Trump's retweets of a far-right group in Britain.
Palestinian dressed as Father Christmas throws rocks at Israeli soldiers as protests over Trump’s Jerusalem embassy move continue
A Palestinian demonstrator dressed as Santa Claus was seen throwing rocks at Israeli troops when a protest near the West Bank city of Ramallah turned violent today.
Dakota Johnson makes a casual arrival in London in a baker boy hat and cosy jacket... amid claims she's 'getting serious' with Coldplay's Chris Martin
Actress Dakota Johnson, 28, stepped out solo for her trip to London on Thursday, and tried to go incognito as she touched at Heathrow airport.
Trump's U.N. ambassador VETOES 'insulting' resolution that called for decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital to be reversed
The U.S. used its veto as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council after all 14 other 14 other members voted in favor of a resolution calling for Trump to ditch his Jerusalem policy.
Hezbollah says it will focus on confronting Israel and renew its fight for the Palestinian cause after Netanyahu claimed Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as its capital makes 'peace possible'
Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel provides much-needed stability in the Middle East that stops the spread of militant Islam and protects Europe as he spoke to EU leaders in Brussels.
Iran airs 'confession' of Swedish death-row academic accused of spying for Israel during nuclear talks with world powers
In the video aired late Sunday and prepared by Iran's intelligence ministry, Ahmadreza Djalali says he worked with a foreign intelligence agency while studying in Europe.
Protester with no legs is shot dead by Israeli troops along with two other Palestinians, as riots sparked by Trump's Jerusalem declaration continue in Gaza
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Israeli troops shot dead a wheelchair-bound man with no legs in Gaza today as two other Palestinians were killed during protests, medical officials said.
'Little Marco' Rubio says he's a no on the tax cut unless it changes after GOP leaders stiff him on child credit – but Trump says it'll be 'the greatest Christmas present that a lot of people have ever received'
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio told party leaders his vote on the $1.5 trillion tax cut depends on a provision to extend the child tax credit to more low income families.
Hamas chief demands 'the Islamic world makes every Friday a day of anger' until Trump's Jerusalem decision is overturned as thousands mark 30th anniversary of the militant group
Tens of thousands of supporters - including young children decked out in military uniforms and carrying toy assault rifles - attended the demonstration in Gaza.
'Death to America!': Hezbollah chief vows to END Israel and the US and calls for 'millions of martyrs' to march to Jerusalem, as Israeli minister threatens to return Lebanon 'to the Stone Age'
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, urged his followers to 'end' the U.S. and Israel and send 'martyrs' to Jerusalem in a speech where he declared 'Death to America'.
Gary Lineker is criticised for condemning a video of Palestinian children being arrested and detained in a cage by Israeli forces as 'sickening' on Twitter - while hundreds praise him for his views
Gary Lineker plunged himself into the midst of a war of words on Twitter after posting a video of Israeli troops arresting Palestinian youths with the caption 'sickening', as both sides weighed in.
Israel's warning shot for Palestinians: Undercover Israeli police fire shots in the air as they break up protest over Trump's Jerusalem decision
Dramatic pictures show Israeli officers with handguns bundling men to the ground after infiltrating a demonstration of up to 150 men in the West Bank town of Ramallah.
Labour shadow minister Kate Osamor looks set to KEEP her job despite breaking party policy to back a BOYCOTT on Israeli goods
Kate Osamor, Shadow International Development Secretary, tweeted a link to a campaign calling for the 'boycott, divestment and sanctions' against the country.
Trump's move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital will 'hasten the destruction of the Zionist regime,' Iran says
A top Revolutionary Guards commander phoned two Palestinian armed groups and pledged Iranian support for them in the wake of President Trump's decision.
Islamic leaders declare Trump’s Jerusalem decision ‘null and void’ and call for the city to be recognised as Palestine’s capital
Leaders from 57 Islamic nations have announced that they now officially recognise occupied East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine, in response to Trump's move to declare it Israel's capital.
Jeremy Corbyn posed for pictures with student activist who has been forced to apologise for anti-Semitic remarks at the launch of Labour Muslim group
The Labour leader attended the launch of the Labour Muslim Network whose executive includes Ali Milani, who has previously said Israel has 'no right to exist'.
Israeli is jailed for arson attack on the church built where Jesus is believed to have performed the miracle of loaves and fishes
The Israeli district court in the Galilee city of Nazareth had earlier found Yinon Reuveni guilty of 'aggravated arson' and two counts of criminal conspiracy for the June 2015 attack.
Banksy unmasked? Tourist claims snap shows secretive artist at work in Bethlehem - with the same 'Peace on Earth' graffiti appearing on his website
The image shows a man glancing over his shoulder in a courtyard close to the Chapel of the Milk Grotto, a holy site in the ancient town of Bethlehem.
'We swear to break your necks and shed your blood': Trump and Netanyahu kneel before jihadist executioner in Jerusalem in latest ISIS propaganda vowing lone wolf attacks in US
US President Donald Trump and Israel's leader Benjamin Netanyahu are shown as prisoners, kneeling before a jihadist executioner in front of the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.
Spiritual leader of ultra-Orthodox Jews around the world dies aged 104: Tens of thousands gather in Israel for influential rabbi's funeral
Hundreds of thousands of people have taken part in the funeral procession in Israel of Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman, the spiritual leader of ultra-Orthodox Jews, who has died aged 104.
Israeli army officer is caught stealing fruit from a Palestinian stall holder amid violence after Trump recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel
The Israel Defense Forces suspended the sergeant, from the Givati Infantry Brigade, after he was filmed stealing from a Palestinian in Hebron, on the West Bank, amid clashes on Saturday.
America is a ‘partner to bloodshed’ over Jerusalem decision, warns Turkey’s Erdogan as he declares ‘struggle’ of Muslims would not end until there was an independent Palestinian state
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has fired a warning to the United States and said it was a 'partner to bloodshed' after Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
When Britain claimed Jerusalem as a Christmas present: How British commander General Allenby entered the Holy city on foot to seize it from the Ottomans 100 years ago today
Field Marshal Edmund Allenby defeated Turk forces defending Jerusalem on December 7, 1917, before entering the city on foot and declaring martial law on December 11.
Turkish President Erdogan brands Israel a 'terrorist state' and 'killer of children' as he vows to do everything possible to reverse Donald Trump's Jerusalem decision
Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at the Jewish state on Sunday after vowing to put pressure on Donald Trump to reverse his decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Israeli prime minister Netanyahu says 'the sooner Palestinians come to grips with reality the sooner there will be peace' as violence flares around Middle East over Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital
Benjamin Netanyahu made the statement after meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron who had criticised Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
'If we do nothing, there will be many more tragedies': Iraq issues warning as Arab foreign ministers slam Trump at emergency meeting over his Israel decision
In speech after speech, officials at the Arab League get-together in Cairo spoke venomously of President Trump's announcement - but offered few ideas on actions to counter it.
Tear gas and rubber bullets fired into crowds as thousands of Palestinian protesters clash with riot police over Trump's Jerusalem announcement after Israeli warplanes batter Gaza with missiles
Targets included two weapons manufacturing sites, a military compound and an arsenal. Reports in Gaza said that 15 people were injured in the strikes, including a six-month-old boy.
Muslim 'day of rage' against Trump turns deadly: Two Palestinians are killed by Israeli soldiers after army accuses them of 'starting violent riots' in protest at US decision on Jerusalem
Demonstrations have taken place in Turkey, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia and Kashmir today and hundreds of Palestinians have clashed with Israeli security forces in the West Bank.
Hundreds of New Yorkers join Palestinian solidarity protest rally in Times Square after Trump declared US will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital
New Yorkers flocked to Times Square on Friday night to protest Donald Trump's recent controversial declaration that the US will recognize Jerusalem as being Israel's capital city.
'The US has crossed all the red lines': Head of Egypt's Coptic Church and Palestinian President will shun Mike Pence when he visits the Middle East in response to Trump declaring Jerusalem Israel's capital
Egypt 's Coptic Church head Pope Tawadros II and Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas will shun Mike Pence when he visits the Middle East later this month.
Trump takes a victory lap calling Hanukkah celebrations 'especially special' this year because he recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital - then gloats about keeping promises unlike other presidents
Trump declared Hanukkah 'especially special' this year because of his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital as he was cheered at a White House Hanukkah celebration.
White House says Trump will have a full physical exam next year AND release the results to prove he is in good health after slurring during Israel speech
The White House insisted Thursday that Donald Trump's lispy, halting performance Wednesday in an Israel policy speech is nothing to worry about.
'I cry for the many generations of Palestine': Bella Hadid condemns Trump's 'absurd, unfair and one-sided' decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital
The supermodel, 21, took to her Instagram page to blast this week's 'unjust' announcement, saying seeing the news made her 'cry for the many many generations of Palestine' and her own family.
White House admits Trump's Jerusalem speech will mean 'cooling off period' for peace talks – and insists Jared is NOT taking all the credit
Peace is still within the administration's grasp,a White House official said, and a plan will be presented in 2018 as previously planned.
Violence breaks out on West Bank as Hamas calls for an uprising and Turkey warns Trump has 'pulled the pin on a bomb' after the president recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital
Palestinians torched debris and hurled rocks towards Israeli troops who fired off tear gas to disperse a demonstration in Bethlehem.
Trump likely to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital next week, says senior official, in move that would upend decades of foreign policy and could inflame tensions in the Middle East
Trump could make the declaration in a speech on Wednesday though he is also expected to again delay his campaign promise to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv
Why is Jerusalem important, what makes Donald Trump's intervention so toxic and does anyone else recognise the city as Israel's capital?: All you need to know about why Trump's announcement is so incendiary
The Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem is the most sacred place in Judaism. The site is also the third holiest shrine in Islam, known to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif.