Michael Lowry: TD spent most of his allowance on PR and consultancy in the second half  of 2014. Photograph: Courts Collins

Independent TD for Tipperary Michael Lowry spent most of his parliamentary leaders’ allowance in the second half of 2014 on PR and consultancy fees,(...)

Palestinian children hold a candlelit vigil in memory of 18-month-old Ali Saad Dawabsha. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images 0:52

Israel is clamping down on Jewish extremists, allowing suspects to be put under administrative detention, meaning they can be held without trial for l(...)

An Orthodox Jewish assailant stabs participants at the annual gay pride parade in Jerusalem last Thursday, wounding six people. Photograph: Kobi Schutz/Reuters

An Israeli teenager today died of stab wounds sustained when an ultra-Orthodox man with a knife attacked a Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem three days ag(...)

A Palestinian protester uses a slingshot during clashes with Israeli security forces on July 31 near the Jalazoun Palestinian refugee camp. Photograph: Abbas Momaniabbas/AFP

A Palestinian youth died on Saturday at a West Bank hospital following a clash with Israeli troops near Ramallah, Palestinian hospital officials said.(...)

An Israeli policeman and a Palestinian man argue after Friday prayers in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Ras Al Amoud. Photograph: Reuters/Muammar Awad

Israeli and Palestinian security forces have gone on high alert across the West Bank to prevent a major conflagration after an arson attack blamed (...)

Israeli policemen arrest Yishai Schlissel on suspicion of stabbing participants of the Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem. He was recently released from prison after serving a sentence for a similar attack in 2005. Photograph: Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images

An Orthodox Jewish man stabbed and injured six participants of an annual Gay Pride march in Jerusalem on Thursday, police and witnesses said. It was t(...)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Photograph: Petros Karadjias/Reuters

Israel’s parliament on Thursday passed into law the ability to force-feed prisoners on hunger strike, a move that has met vehement opposition from the(...)

Israeli paramilitary police  stand in front of Jewish settlers protesting the demolition of two partially-built dwellings in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Beit El near Ramallah. Photograph: Emil Salman/Reuters

The Palestinian Authority has condemned Israel’s decision to build 300 new homes in the West Bank settlement of Beit El as compensation for the des(...)

Jonathan Pollard is pictured im May 1991 file photo, six years after his 1985 arrest. File photograph: Reuters

Jonathan Pollard, a former US Navy intelligence analyst convicted of spying for Israel, will be released on parole on November 21st after 30 years in (...)

Israeli security forces drag away one of hundreds of Jewish activists who had occupied two buildings slated for demolition by Friday in the settlement of Beit El north of Jerusalem. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has gone out of his way to calm the right- wing flank of his slim coalition after showdowns between polic(...)