Israeli security forces stand behind burning tires during clashes with Palestinians in Beit El, near the West Bank city of Ramallah on Friday. In the Israeli city of Dimona, a Jewish attacker stabbed two Palestinians and two Arab Israelis. Photograph: Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images

Hamas’s leader in Gaza has declared the current unrest in Jerusalem and the West Bank an intifada, as six Palestinians were shot dead protesting at (...)

A Palestinian protester is evacuated  after being injured during clashes  near border fence. Photograph: Mohammed Abedmohammed ABED/AFP/Getty Images

Israeli troops shot dead six Palestinians in protests in Gaza and a knife-wielding Jewish man wounded four Arabs in southern Israel on Friday in a wa(...)

An Israeli Disaster Victim Identification team cleans up the scene where a stabbing attack took place in central Jerusalem, Israel, October 8th, 2015. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Israeli troops have shot and killed an Arab who stabbed four Israelis with a screwdriver. The incidents occurred amid new Israeli-Palestinian violence(...)

Palestinians use slingshots to hurl stones towards Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem. Photograph: Mussa Qawasma/Reuters

Last Friday 19-year-old law student Muhamad Halabi proclaimed “the third intifada has begun” on his Facebook profile only hours before stabbing to dea(...)

Ramallah: Israeli soldiers and undercover  members of the security forces detain a Palestinian stone thrower during clashes in Beit El, on the outskirts of the West Bank city. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu cancelled a visit to Germany yesterday after a spate of attacks that included the stabbing of an Israeli so(...)

A Palestinian woman inspects  heavy damage in  a house in East Jerusalem after Israeli security forces destroyed it and another home on October 6th, 2015. Photograph: Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images

Israeli forces destroyed the homes of two Palestinian militants and sealed off part of a third in Jerusalem on Tuesday, in a crackdown launched by pri(...)

 Bestselling Swedish crime writer Henning Mankel, whose most famous creation was the detective Kurt Wallander, has died  at the age of 67. Photograph: Nora Lorek/AFP/Getty Images

Henning Mankell, who has died aged 67, after being diagnosed with cancer last year, established almost single-handedly the global picture of Sweden as(...)

Israeli soldiers take position during clashes with Palestinian protesters in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron on Sunday. There is a rising wave of violence in East Jerusalem, which includes the Old City, and the West Bank, areas  Israel captured in  1967. Photograph: Mussa Qawasma/Reuters

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu promised a “harsh offensive” against Palestinian violence as he flew home from New York to confront an escal(...)

 Israeli Police stand next to the body of a Palestinian man, who has not been identified yet, and who was shot dead by Israeli security after stabbing and injuring a  Jewish youth, in  Jerusalem. Photograph:   EPA

Israeli police have taken the unprecedented step of preventing Palestinian residents of Jerusalem from entering the walled Old City after two Palestin(...)

One of the suggested readings for tomorrow is the story of Job which not only addresses the problem of suffering but more specifically the question of innocent suffering.

Today an ecumenical service organised by the Irish Kidney Association is to take place in Corpus Christi Church in Drumcondra in Dublin. It is held ea(...)