Israel's navy boarded and took over an activist vessel seeking to break its Gaza blockade and was escorting it to port on June 29 in an operation that did not use force, the military said.
Iran is backtracking from an interim nuclear agreement with world powers three months ago, Western officials suggested on June 28, as U.S. and Iranian officials said talks on a final accord would likely run past a June 30 deadline.
The United Nations called on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on June 24 to translate into action his commitment to a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians, including halting settlement construction.
Israel arrested nine Druze Arabs on June 24 over two attacks, one of them fatal, on ambulances bringing casualties from Syria's civil war to Israeli hospitals, security sources said on June24.
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on June 21 told visiting French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius that any new Palestinian unity government should not include Hamas, France's top diplomat said
The flamboyant wife of Israeli Interior Minister Silvan Shalom published an "inappropriate joke" Sunday about US President Barack Obama on her Twitter account, only to later delete it and apologise
Egypt appointed its first ambassador to Israel since 2012 on June 21, signaling improving ties between states that both see the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, as a threat
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on June 21 rejected "international dictates" ahead of a visit by France's top diplomat, with Paris advocating a UN resolution laying out parameters for peace talks
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on June 19 denounced what he called the "hypocrisy" of the United Nations after UN chief Ban Ki-moon demanded Israel protect the lives of children in Gaza
France's foreign minister heads to the Middle East this weekend with an initiative aimed at bringing Israel and the Palestinians back to peace talks under an international framework amid growing regional instability.
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Turkey and Israel currently share a common fate. General elections were held in Israel three months ago and a new coalition in the Knesset was only last month formed - and is still “in flux.”
Swiss and Austrian investigators have launched probes into alleged spying in hotels hosting delicate Iranian nuclear talks, with Israel denying June 11 its secret services were involved.
America's top general sought to reassure Israel on June 9 of "unshakable" US military support, despite deep strains in political relations over the prospect of a US-led nuclear deal with Iran and differences over Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy.
French telecoms firm Orange said on June 5 that its decision to withdraw its brand from the Israeli market was a purely business decision, insisting: “We love Israel”.
U.S. President Barack Obama said in an interview broadcast on June 2 that Israel risks losing “credibility” over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s stance on the creation of a Palestinian state
US defence aid to Israel is likely to increase after 2017, sources on both sides said on May 28, seeing a possible link to Washington's efforts to assuage its ally's fears over nuclear diplomacy with Iran.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on May 26 that a nuclear-armed Iran would be "a thousand times more dangerous and more destructive" than the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, his office said
A Jerusalem court sentenced former prime minister Ehud Olmert to eight months in prison on May 25, after convicting him of corruption in a March retrial, Israeli media reported
Palestinians in the West Bank who commute to Israel to work will from May 20 be banned from riding the same buses as Israelis to return home, a defence ministry official said.
Israel marked the 48th anniversary of the "reunification" of Jerusalem on May 17 with thousands expected to join a controversial march through the city's Arab eastern sector which it captured in the Six-Day War.
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