Netanyahus shamelessness is corrupting Israel | Peter Beaumont

Like Trump and Berlusconi, the Israeli leader knows our imperfect democracy is no match for his brazen and disingenuous politics, writes the Guardian correspondent Peter Beaumont

Benjamin Netanyahu: Israeli police recommend indicting prime minister

Attorney general will examine proof and decide whether to indict after police investigation of the cabinet of ministers in two cases

Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi’s trial begins behind closed doors

Judge outlaws media from Israeli military court as trial of teen filmed slapping and kicking soldiers starts

Hassan Rouhani proposes referendum to heal Iran’s divisions

Iranian president issues call for unity in speech to mark 39 th anniversary of Islamic revolution

Israel launches ‘large-scale’ attack in Syria after fighter jet crashes

Military spokesman says four Iranian targets near Damascus were destroyed in retaliation

Security forces pursue Palestinian after bus stop stabbing of Israeli

Father of four killed near West Bank settlement of Ariel by assailant which continued to on the loose

Afrin residents say Syrian ‘curse’ has arrived as war hits Kurdish enclave

Incursion into border enclave divides conflict into new direction for already displaced refugees

Israel using tourism to legitimise settlements, says EU report

Exclusive: European Union Heads of Mission warn touristic settlements are being used as a political tool

Saudi prince Alwaleed bin Talal released from detention

Billionaire had been held in Riyadhs Ritz-Carlton since November in corruption crackdown

US military to maintain open-ended presence in Syria, Tillerson says

US secretary of state says forces shall be kept in country in move against Isis, Bashar al-Assad and Iranian influence