Pro-Palestinian activists, who say Israel committed Gaza war crimes, had been seeking arrest warrants from Britain's lower courts for senior political and military leaders planning visits to the country.
The announcement that Israel will consult legal advisers before and during future conflicts suggests that Israel has undergone an internal assessment of the Gaza war and is hoping to improve conduct and preclude attempts at war-crimes charges.
Israel on Tuesday warned of a chill in ties after a British court issued an arrest warrant for former foreign minister Tzipi Livni for her role in alleged war crimes during Israel's Gaza war that began almost a year ago.
Former Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz, now leader of Israel's opposition party, unveiled a new peace plan Sunday – and aspirations of replacing Netanyahu.
Israel's refusal to investigate allegations of war crimes in Gaza is increasingly putting it at odds with the international community – including allies such as the US.
Netanyahu's government painted the approval of more than 450 new units Monday as a way to placate right-wing constituents before agreeing to US demands for a halt to construction.
The controversial foreign minister promised Monday to step down if indicted on corruption charges, adding to the possibility of a shake-up in Netanyahu's government.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's administration is pushing back against increased US pressure to halt the growth of Jewish communities in the West Bank.
Ehud Barak says he could act as a counterweight to far-right and religious coalition members.
How will the partnership between Israel's newest political odd couple works out?