Ben-David at the district court in Jerusalem. The state prosecutor said the damage Ben-David had caused Israel and the family of the Palestinian teen was “irreparable”. Photograph: AFP Photo

The family of a Palestinian boy abducted and burned alive by a Jewish extremist have demanded that the perpetrator’s home be demolished and his citize(...)

Israeli Yosef Haim Ben-David with Israeli policemen at a court in Jerusalem. Photograph: AFP Photo/Ahmad Gharabli

An Israeli man was convicted on Tuesday of murdering a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem as a court rejected his insanity plea for a crime that helped(...)

Masked Palestinian Hamas militants watch the televised speech of US President Barack Obama in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip in 2009. AP Photo/Eyad Baba

The horrendous last five years in the Middle East started with joy at the fall of dictators in Tunis and Cairo. Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali’s flight to (...)

Israeli soldiers carry a body of a dead Palestinian from the scene of a shooting in Tal Rumaida in the West Bank city of Hebron on Thursday. Photograph: Abed al Hashlamoun/EPA

An Israeli soldier has been detained after video footage was released showing him apparently shooting a wounded and motionless Palestinian in the head(...)

Mourners carry the body of Palestinian Yousef Tarayra, 18, during his funeral in the West Bank. The Israeli military said he was shot dead by the Israeli army after he carried out an attack. Photograph: Mussa Qawasma./Reuters

Three Palestinians who slightly hurt four Israeli soldiers in the West Bank were shot and killed by troops yesterday as Israel continued to react to s(...)

Collaboration and empathy: Geraldine Byrne Nason, Samantha Power, Sonya Hyland, Patricia O’Brien and Barbara Jones

Samantha Power US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, the US ambassador to the United Nations, was born in London to Irish parents and(...)

A Palestinian father and son holding hands at al-Shifa hospital in Gaza after they were wounded in an Israeli  air strike in  October. Photograph: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images

Salem Buhaisi has arrived to the emergency ward at Shifa hospital in scrubs every day for seven years, despite cuts to his salary that make it nearly (...)

The mother and a sister of Mahmoud Ishtiwi, a former commander in the armed wing of Hamas, stand by a poster bearing his image at their home in Gaza. The one time leader of Hamas fighters from a storied family of Hamas loyalists was accused of homosexuality and executed by his former comrades. Photograph: Wissam Nassar/New York Times

The death of Mahmoud Ishtiwi had all the trappings of a telenovela: sex, torture and embezzlement in Gaza’s most venerated and secretive institution, (...)

Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert enters Maasiyahu prison near Ramle, south of Tel Aviv, on Monday. He is the first former head of government in Israel to go to prison. Photograph: Nir Elias/Reuters

Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert released a video statement insisting on his innocence on Monday, before arriving at prison in a motorcade t(...)

US and British intelligence cracked the codes of Israeli drones operating in the Middle East and monitored their surveillance feeds for almost 20 years, according to documents leaked by an American whistleblower and published in international media on Friday. Photograph: AP Photo/Dusan Vranic

The United States and Britain have hacked the video feeds from Israeli drones in an operation dating back to 1998, according to documents attributed (...)