Israeli warplanes have hit the Gaza Strip's Islamist rulers Hamas after cross-border mortar fire by Palestinian militants, the Israeli army has announced.
Vice President Mike Pence has told Israel's parliament that the US embassy in Israel will move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by the end of 2019.
Prime Minister Netanyahu says embassy move to Jerusalem would be positive for peace process with the Palestinians.
Israel's military will deploy hundreds more troops to the occupied West Bank following an attack in Tel Aviv that saw two Palestinians open fire at a cafe, killing four people.
Four Palestinians have been shot dead and a fifth wounded in attacks on Israelis in east Jerusalem and the West Bank as violence that has fuelled concerns of an uprising showed no let-up.
The UN Security Council is expected to vote on a Palestinian draft resolution that calls for a peace deal with Israel within a year and an end of the Israeli occupation.
Human rights groups have accused Israel of encouraging a shoot-to-kill policy after a wave of incidents in which police shot dead Palestinians involved in, or accused of, attacking Israelis.
An Israeli airstrike on a Gaza farm has killed two Palestinians, a Gaza health official says, as fighting continues for a third day after the collapse of Egyptian-led cease-fire talks.
Two rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip, landing in empty fields in southern Israel just hours ahead of the expiration of the 72-hour ceasefire that ended a month of violence, the Israeli army says.
Israel sees no need for another Gaza ceasefire, an Israeli official was quoted as saying, as tensions between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government and Washington flared over US mediation.
US President Donald Trump on Tuesday will ignore accusations - led by the Palestinians themselves - of pro-Israeli bias and unveil what he says is a peace plan capable of solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has broken with Washington over its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. But analysts question how long this tough stance can last.
Israeli ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres has died some two weeks after suffering a major stroke, his doctor has confirmed.
A senior Hamas official says a delegation from the Islamic militant group is heading to Cairo to discuss the group's strained relationship with the Egyptian government.
Palestinians say they will try to join International Criminal Court following failed UN vote.
South Africa's two special envoys sent to the Middle East earlier this year to help seek an end to the Israel-Palestine conflict, will remain in their posts up to mid-2015, President Jacob Zuma says.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has lashed out at Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas after a deadly attack on a Jerusalem synagogue, saying it was the 'direct result' of his incitement.
Israeli jets bombed targets across Gaza, retaliating to Palestinian rocket attacks in spiralling violence that left a truce extension teetering on the brink of collapse.
Israel has pressed ahead with its Gaza offensive saying it is days from achieving its core goal of destroying all Islamist guerrilla cross-border attack tunnels, but a soaring Palestinian civilian toll has triggered international alarm.
President Jacob Zuma is to send a special team to Israel and Palestine as fighting in the Gaza strip intensifies, International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane says.
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