President Hassan Rouhani has pledged that Iran will abide by its commitments in the nuclear agreement reached in Switzerland yesterday.He said Iranian(...)

Sinn Féin TD Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, speaking at the launch of a campaign to halt Irish arms trading with Israel, said: “We need to end collaboration with this Israeli government, who are occupying Palestinian lands and are engaged repeatedly in war crimes against the Palestinian people.” File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Campaigners have launched a petition urging the Government to cease all arms trading and research collaboration with Israel while blockades of Palesti(...)

Binyamin Netanyahu: “I don’t want a one-state solution. I want a sustainable, peaceful two-state solution. But for that circumstances have to change”

Binyamin Netanyahu has backtracked from an election promise that there would be no Palestinian state if he was re-elected Israeli prime minister.Only(...)

Palestine’s permanent observer to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, speaks at a UN Security Council meeting on a resolution to establish a Palestinian state. The resolution was defeated. Photograph: Peter Foley/EPA

The UN Security Council rejected a Palestinian resolution calling for an Israeli withdrawal from the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem and the est(...)

Israeli settlement Givat Ze’ev in the West Bank. Israel’s minister of housing Uri Ariel wants to expand existing settlements to cater for an expected ‘influx’ of Jewish immigrants from France. File photograph: Yiorgos Karahalis/Reuters

Israel’s minister of housing Uri Ariel wants new Jewish immigrants from France, who are expected to arrive in Israel in record numbers this year, to l(...)

Palestine’s permanent observer to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, speaks at a UN Security Council meeting on a resolution to establish a Palestinian state. The resolution was defeated. Photograph: Peter Foley/EPA

The UN Security Council rejected a Palestinian resolution calling for an Israeli withdrawal from the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem and the est(...)

Gerry Adams during his visit to the West Bank town of Ramallah on December 4th, 2014. Adams will meet with the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and lay a wreath at the grave of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. Photograph: Atef Safadi/EPA

Israel has barred Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams from visiting the Gaza Strip during a three-day tour of the region. Mr Adams says he was disappointe(...)

Palestinians bury the bodies of the wife of Mohammed Deif, Hamas’s military leader, and his infant son Ali, whom medics said were killed in an Israeli air strike, at a cemetery in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Mohammed Salem

Hundreds of Palestinians turned out yesterday for the funeral of the wife and son of the Hamas military chief Mohammed Deif, who were killed overnight(...)

Shane O’Neill, outside Killeagh village, is walking from Dublin to Cork to call attention to the plight of  Palestinians. Photograph: Michael MacSweeney/Provision

It wasn’t so much the television images of the carnage in Gaza as Israeli government statements that prompted actor Shane O’Neill (38) to highlight h(...)

Palestinians ride a donkey cart as smoke rises from Gaza’s main power plant, which witnesses said was hit in Israeli shelling, in the central Gaza Strip, today. (Photograph: Reuters)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has been urged by a local authority to summon the Israeli ambassador to Iveagh House to convey the outr(...)