Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's pre-election pledge to annex the West Bank's Jordan Valley drew praise from right-wing allies Wednesday, but opponents called it a desperate bid to remain in office.
The 9-year-old Palestinian boy lies in a hospital bed without speaking, his wounded head wrapped in bandages, and his father says he wants answers from Israel over how it happened.
An Israeli minister has boasted his country is the only one that "has been killing Iranians" in comments that come in the backdrop of rising tensions between Western powers and Iran in the Gulf.
Palestinian leaders in Gaza have agreed a ceasefire with Israel, three officials with knowledge of the talks said, after the most serious flare-up since a 2014 war.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged to annex Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank if re-elected.
The US has deployed its most advanced air and missile defense system in Israel for the first time.
Israel's rescue service says two shooting attacks in the West Bank have wounded three Israelis, including one critically.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has insisted that US troops will leave Syria, ahead of a keynote speech aiming to lay out a coherent US policy in the Middle East.
Jerusalem's mayor says he plans to remove a UN agency that supports Palestinians from the city, accusing the body of operating illegally and promoting incitement against Israel.
Jews and Arabs rally together to protest controversial law that affirms Israel's Jewish character.
Israel and Hezbollah have exchanged fire along the Lebanese border after a week of rising tensions, sparking fears of an escalation and prompting concern from world powers.
Israeli army has has said its troops shot dead four Palestinians near the Gaza boundary area with Israel.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to head for a historic fifth term as leader, while his right-wing party secured a majority in its parliament.
US President Donald Trump is warning members of the Republican Jewish Coalition that a Democratic victory in 2020 could "leave Israel out there".
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The US has officially shuttered its consulate in Jerusalem, downgrading the status of its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians by folding it into the US Embassy to Israel.
Israel ordered the country's goods and people border crossings with Gaza to be opened on Sunday, just four days after shuttering them following a Palestinian rocket attack that sparked retaliatory strikes.
The US has cut additional aid to the Palestinians for programmes supporting conflict resolution with Israelis, an official has said, adding to more than $500m in other cuts.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has demanded a "total" ceasefire from Gaza's Hamas rulers in his first public comments on another deadly flare-up between the two sides.
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