With just one week until Israeli elections, candidates and supporters are out on the campaign trail. Center-left politician Isaac Herzhog is polling well and looks to be a serious contender for Prime Minister with a very particular appeal.
Rival Palestinian political factions have agreed to hold elections by the end of 2018. The announcement came after two days of reconciliation talks in Cairo between Fatah and Hamas.
Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah is visiting Gaza to negotiate a Hamas-Fatah unity government. But Netanyahu has said Hamas needs to make three specific concessions for Israel to accept any eventual deal.
Israelis have expressed consternation over the entry of the far-right populist AfD party into Germany's Bundestag. Prime Minister Netanyahu has warned of rising anti-Semitism, reports Miriam Dagan in Tel Aviv.
The post comes at a time when the family is increasingly under siege from criminal and civil legal actions. Both the prime minister and his wife are facing criminal probes while Yair, the son, is facing a civil suit.
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