Israeli police and security personnel cordon off the area near the body of a Palestinian man, identified as Ibrahim al-Akari. He was shot dead after driving a van into a crowd of police and civilians killing a policeman and injuring 13 pedestrians.  Photograph: Tali Mayer/EPA

An Arab driver rammed his vehicle into Jerusalem pedestrians, killing a policeman before being shot dead by security forces, in the latest attack to r(...)

An organiser gestures as he walks past the area where Pope Francis will be seated on stage at Amman International Stadium, in Amman, Jordan. The pope will visit Jordan, before heading to Bethlehem, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Photograph: Amel Pain/EPA

“The pope, by his very presence, will surprise us . . . He has the very dangerous talent of saying in clear words what is going on. The man is very(...)

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas: Palestinians are negotiating statehood with Israel on the basis of the pre-1967 West Bank border, and the talks are making headway.  Photograph: Richard Drew/AP

A sixth round of peace talks is to be held between Israeli and Palestinian representatives today, with both sides saying that progress is being made.(...)

A Palestinian artist painting a mural in Gaza City in support of Palestinian prisoners  in Israeli jails. Photograph: Suhaib Salem/Reuters

Israel has agreed to release Palestinian prisoners in order to resume peace talks, but will not yield to other demands the Palestinians say must be me(...)