A worker renovating the one surviving wall of the Golden Rose synagogue, built in 1582 and destroyed by the Nazis in 1942. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

The glory days of Lviv’s Golden Rose synagogue, like those of the Jewish community in this beautiful Ukrainian city, lie far in the past. Jews settle(...)

Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer, who has said he will oppose the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

US president Barack Obama’s hopes of preserving the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers have been dealt a setback with the announcement by C(...)

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 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 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(...)

Israeli security forces drag away one of hundreds of Jewish activists who had occupied two buildings slated for demolition by Friday in the settlement of Beit El north of Jerusalem. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has gone out of his way to calm the right- wing flank of his slim coalition after showdowns between polic(...)

Jonathan Pollard:some US officials hope his release would smooth relations with Israel following the Iran nuclear deal. Photograph: Karl DeBlaker/AP

The US justice departmetn last night denied a Wall Street Journal report that Washington is preparing to release Jonathan Pollard, a US Navy intellige(...)

John Kerry: “The fact is that Iran now has extensive experience with nuclear fuel cycle technology. We can’t bomb that knowledge away.” Photograph: Gary Cameron/Reuters

US secretary of state John Kerry on Thursday mounted a furious counterattack against critics of the Iran nuclear deal, telling sceptics it would be fa(...)

Ash Carter (right) with Israel’s defence minister Moshe Ya’alon  at the Hussein Lookout, near Kiryat Shmona, northern Israel. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/Reuters

With bilateral ties at rock bottom following last week’s signing of the Iran nuclear deal, US secretary of defence Ash Carter went out of his way y(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu responds to the Iranian nuclear deal. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has termed the nuclear agreement reached between the world powers and Iran a “stunning mistake of historic (...)