Mitt Romney would support Israel should it decide to take military action against Iran, according to a senior policy adviser of the Republican presidential candidate. Romney is currently in Israel for talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The centre-right Kadima party decided to leave the Israeli coalition on Tuesday after failing to reach a deal on a new universal draft law. Despite losing 28 members, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government retains a parliamentary majority.
Israel’s government is deciding whether to require ultra-Orthodox Jews and Israeli Arabs to serve in the military. France24.com takes a closer look at a debate that has deepened rifts and opened wounds.
Yitzhak Shamir, who served twice as Israel’s prime minister between 1983 and 1992, has died at the age of 96. As part of the hard-line wing of the Likud party, Shamir was opposed to any compromise with the Palestinians.
A massacre in the Syrian town of Houla leaves scores of children dead and shocks the international community. Next, our reporters capture an emotional moment as one Egyptian woman goes to vote for the first time in the country’s presidential elections. Finally, in Tel Aviv, race riots spark a national debate on migrants in Israel.
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called off elections after striking an unexpected deal with the country’s top opposition party. Professor Abraham Diskin told France 24 that the move is unlikely to have international repercussions.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (pictured) called off early elections Tuesday after striking an unexpected deal with the centrist Kadima party to broaden and stabilise his governing coalition.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Sunday for holding early elections, possibly as early as September 4, saying that limiting campaigning to only four months would "ensure political stability".
Israel is marking its 64th independence day, an opportunity for us to take stock of the difficult peace process. Melissa Bell meets Einat Wilf, an MP in the Israeli Knesset, to discuss several fundamental issues, such as Israel’s borders and relations with its neighbours.