Palestinians clash with Israeli security forces in the East Jerusalem Arab neighbourhood of Abu-tor. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas yesterday termed Israel’s decision to close Jerusalem’s Temple Mount compound, in response to the shooting of a Je(...)

Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman: “The Swedish government should understand that Middle East relations are more complex than a piece of self-assembled Ikea furniture.” Photograph: Maya Hitij/Reuters

The Swedish government officially recognised the state of Palestine today, the first western European country to do so.Stockholm’s move reflects grow(...)

Palestinian stone throwers clash with the Israeli security forces in the East Jerusalem Arab neighborhood of Abu -tor, after Israeli police killed the Islamic Jihad activist Mu’ataz Hijazi, a suspect in the assassination attempt of the Israeli right-wing activist Rabbi Yehuda Glick. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Israeli police have shot dead a 32-year-old Palestinian man suspected of having tried hours earlier to kill a far-right Jewish activist, leading to f(...)

Binyamin Netanyahu: accused by a US source as only interested “in protecting himself from political defeat”. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

US relations with Israel have plunged to new depths of bitterness and hostility as senior officials in the Obama administration decried Binyamin Netan(...)

Goel Ratzon speaks with his lawyer in Tel Aviv district court yesterday. Photograph: Moti Milrod/Reuters

An Israeli cult leader who had 32 “wives” and at least 49 children has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for a series of sexual offences. Go(...)

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu: “For some there is a never a convenient time to build homes in Jerusalem.” Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

Palestinian officials have warned that Israeli plans to boost construction in Jewish neighbourhoods over the pre- 1967 border in Jerusalem will spu(...)

Family members of Abdel Rahman Al-Shaloudi, the Palestinian who was killed by police on Wednesday, mourn at their house in the Palestinian neighbourhood of Silwan. Photograph: Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images

Israel has sent major police reinforcements to Arab areas of Jerusalem following clashes yesterday between hundreds of Palestinians and police after (...)

Israeli police examine a car at the scene of what is believed to be an terrorist attack in Jerusalem, Israel. Polica said 20-year-old Palestinian driver Abd al-Rahman al-Shaloudi, a resident of the West Bank village of Silaud, slammed his car into a Jerusalem light rail train station. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

An Israeli baby died and eight other people were hurt when a Palestinian man slammed his car into pedestrians at a Jerusalem light railway stop, then (...)

Flora Sandes (right) - probably the first woman ever honoured with a commission as a combatant officer in a European army.  Photograph: City of Vancouver Archives

The Rev Sandes must have predicted it. Okay, maybe not the Serbian Army, but still, some form of military career. Even as a child, his daughter had pr(...)

Col J H Alexander: he was awarded the Military Cross, mentioned in despatches four times and honoured with the Distinguished Service Order. (Courtesy, Ken Gillings)
The ‘spear’ that won Sinai

One of the often forgotten fronts of the Great War is the Sinai Peninsula and Palestine where the British army was locked into a tedious but often dea(...)