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(...)

 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(...)

The Palestinian flag flies beside the flag of the United Nations after being raised by President Mahmoud Abbas. Photograph: Andrew Kelly/Reuters

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas yesterday accused Israel of sabotaging US efforts to broker peace and said that Israeli security operations at the(...)

Supporters of Palestine’s  football team cheer and fly their national flag during their 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match against the United Arab Emirates,  in the occupied West Bank this week. Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters 1:25

Palestinians overwhelmingly won the right to fly their national flag in front of the United Nations headquarters, a symbolic step opposed by Israel an(...)

A file photograph of Riham Dawabsha with her husband  Saad and son Ali. Riham has died from her injuries after their home was fire-bombed in July. Ali and Saad also died. Photograph: Alaa Badarneh/EPA

The mother of Palestinian toddler Ali Saad Dawabsha, who was killed when suspected Jewish extremists firebombed his house, has died from injuries sust(...)

Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu (right) and cabinet secretary Avichai Mandelblit (left) arrive at the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem. Photograph: Menahem Kahana/Reuters

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday rejected a call by Israel’s opposition leader to provide refuge to Syrian refugees, saying the cou(...)

Switzerland’s ambassador to Iran Giulio Haas addresses an event of the Swiss government-funded organization Swiss Global Enterprise in Zurich. Switzerland’s ambassador on Thursday called Iran a “pole of stability” in the Middle East. Photograph:  Reuters

Switzerland expressed regret on Friday after its ambassador to Iran displayed a cartoon depicting two doves defecating on Israeli Prime Minister Benj(...)

 A dinghy overcrowded with Syrian migrants approaches a beach on the Greek island of Kos this week after crossing a part of the Aegean sea from Turkey to Greece. Photograph: Milos Bicanski/Getty Images

The appalling realities of mass migration from Syria’s civil war have been highlighted in images from Kos, where thousands of refugees are now arrivin(...)

Barack Obama: said the deal with Iran was the “strongest non-proliferation agreement ever signed”. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Barack Obama criticised opponents of the nuclear agreement with Iran yesterday, accusing them of using many of the same arguments that had been made t(...)

Far-right activist Meir Ettinger attends a remand hearing at the Magistrates Court in Nazareth. Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters

Israel jailed a suspected Jewish militant without trial on Tuesday, the first application of the controversial measure against a citizen in a governme(...)