A Palestinian family celebrate as they return home in Al-Shejaeiya neighbourhood following a ceasefire in Gaza City. Photograph: Mohammed Saber/EPA

On the 50th day of fighting, an open-ended ceasefire went into effect last night, paving the way for Egyptian-mediated talks in Cairo in a month’s tim(...)

 Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas. Photograph: Atef Safadi/EPA

Writing in the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper, the Israeli analyst Alex Fishman said Hamas was “like a suicidal individual trying to drag Israel forcibly (...)

As is traditional in Israel, the sad funerals of Gil-Ad Shaer and US-Israeli national Naftali Fraenkel (both 16) and Eyal Yifrah (19) , took place qui(...)