Israeli Yosef Haim Ben-David with Israeli policemen at a court in Jerusalem. Photograph: AFP Photo/Ahmad Gharabli

An Israeli man was convicted on Tuesday of murdering a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem as a court rejected his insanity plea for a crime that helped(...)

Mourners carry the body of Palestinian Yousef Tarayra, 18, during his funeral in the West Bank. The Israeli military said he was shot dead by the Israeli army after he carried out an attack. Photograph: Mussa Qawasma./Reuters

Three Palestinians who slightly hurt four Israeli soldiers in the West Bank were shot and killed by troops yesterday as Israel continued to react to s(...)

Donald Trump  speaks during a news conference with Ben Carson on Friday: the retired neurosurgeon has endorsed Mr Trump after ending his own campaign last week. Photograph:   Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Billionaire Donald Trump, the anti-establishment figure shaking up the Republican presidential race, received the backing of another outsider, retire(...)

A Palestinian father and son holding hands at al-Shifa hospital in Gaza after they were wounded in an Israeli  air strike in  October. Photograph: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images

Salem Buhaisi has arrived to the emergency ward at Shifa hospital in scrubs every day for seven years, despite cuts to his salary that make it nearly (...)

The mother and a sister of Mahmoud Ishtiwi, a former commander in the armed wing of Hamas, stand by a poster bearing his image at their home in Gaza. The one time leader of Hamas fighters from a storied family of Hamas loyalists was accused of homosexuality and executed by his former comrades. Photograph: Wissam Nassar/New York Times

The death of Mahmoud Ishtiwi had all the trappings of a telenovela: sex, torture and embezzlement in Gaza’s most venerated and secretive institution, (...)

Druze men from the village of Buqatat carry a picture of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad during a rally in support of the Syrian regime at the weekend. Photograph: Atef Safadi/EPA

When Arab Spring protests against autocratic governments erupted in 2011, the common causes in Tunisia, Egypt, Syria and Yemen, the countries most aff(...)

Israeli security forces inspect the body of a Palestinian who opened fire at a West Bank checkpoint and wounded three people. Photograph: Shiyoukhi Nasser/AP Photo

Israeli troops shot and killed a member of the Palestinian security forces after he opened fire at a West Bank checkpoint, injuring three soldiers. (...)

During July and August 2014, Israel fought a 50-day war against Hamas, with the militants making widespread use of deep tunnels to launch surprise attacks on Israeli forces. Israel heavily bombed the tunnels, but not all were destroyed.  File photograph: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters

Seven Hamas members were killed when a tunnel collapsed close to the Gaza Strip’s eastern border with Israel, the Islamist militant group’s armed wing(...)

 An Israeli settler  next to the body of Dafna Meir during her funeral ceremony in the Jewish settlement of Otniel near the flashpoint city of Hebron in the southern West Bank. Photograph: Getty Images

Israeli security forces have arrested a 16-year-old Palestinian suspected of stabbing to death a Jewish settler mother of six on Sunday as her childr(...)

Amid the turbulence currently afflicting the Middle East and north Africa it is all too easy to overlook the continuing conflict between Israel and th(...)