Palestinians hold portraits in support of prisoners held in Israeli jails, including Mohammed Allan (right). He lost consciousness and was placed on a respirator last Friday after his lungs stopped working and he had seizures. Photograph: Hazem Bader

Palestinian detainee Mohammed Allan has ended his 65-day hunger strike against his detention without trial after the Israeli supreme court suspended h(...)

Maj Gen Michael Finn:  ‘It is a critical challenge to find ways to address the contentious issue of caveats and to maintain the integrity of peacekeeping missions into the future.’ Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Overseas missions are “vitally important” to the Defence Forces and help to project a very good image of Ireland internationally , according to a seni(...)

File photograph of Israeli border police. Photograph: Abed Omar Qusini/Reuters

Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian who stabbed an Israeli man at a petrol station along a main highway in the occupied West Bank near Jerusalem on(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Residents queueing for humanitarian aid at the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk, Damascus, in March. Photograph: Reuters

Palestinians displaced from Syria’s largest UN camp, in the flashpoint Yarmouk district south of Damascus, face an outbreak of typhoid that could spre(...)

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(...)