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Polls: PM's speech boosts Likud, but no game changer

Channel 10 gives both Likud and Zionist Union 23 seats each, while Channel 2 gives Zionist Union a slender lead – 24 seats to Likud's 23 – following Netanyahu's Congress speech on Tuesday.

West reluctant to avert a nuclear Iran

The emerging deal with Iran shows that Tehran is more committed to getting the bomb than the West is committed to denying Iran that achievement.

Israel to double amount of water supplied to Gaza

Decision stems from ongoing lack of potable water in the Strip, and follows warnings in 2014 about potential for disease in both Gaza and Israel.

Gay marriage – the election's surprisingly hot topic

From street demonstrations to online campaigns, LGBT activists – and the issues that concern them – are playing a larger role in Israeli politics than ever before.