An Israeli border policeman uses pepper spray on a Palestinian man during clashes in Arab East Jerusalem on Friday. Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters.

Israel has launched a huge manhunt in the West Bank for the suspected Palestinian gunmen who killed a pair of Israeli settlers in front of their child(...)

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(...)

A Palestinian boy looks from a window as Israeli border police guard the Old City district of Jerusalem. Photograph: EPA/Abir Sultan

Israel has announced an emergency call-up of police reserves amid an escalation in violent confrontations between Israelis and Palestinians that saw s(...)

Jordan’s King Abdullah:  discussed the violence with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas and warned that Israel’s “provocative” actions could harm bilateral ties. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/EPA

Senior Israeli ministers convening last night in emergency session were expected to endorse legislation requiring a minimum sentence for anyone convi(...)

Israeli police prevent Palestinian women from entering the compound which houses al-Aqsa mosque, known by Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and by Jews as the Temple Mount, in Jerusalem’s Old City,  on the eve of the Jewish New Year. Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters

Israeli police stormed the flashpoint Temple Mount holy site in Jerusalem’s Old City on Friday, hours ahead of the start of the Jewish new year, cla(...)

Smoke from fireworks fired towards Israeli border police spreads at al-Aqsa mosque complex, during clashes with Palestinians, in Jerusalem’s Old City.  Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Israeli police raided the plaza outside Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque on Sunday in what they said was a bid to head off Palestinian attempts to disrupt v(...)

French minister for foreign affairs Laurent Fabius. Photograph: Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images

Palestine made two more steps in its slow, inexorable march towards internationally recognised statehood on Thursday. French prime minister Manuel Va(...)

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(...)

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu: “We must control our borders  to prevent both the entry of illegal migrants seeking work and perpetrators of terrorism.” Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu is resisting calls for Israel to accept refugees from neighbouring Syria, including from politicians who li(...)

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(...)