A Palestinian family who fled their home  en route to seek shelter in a UN school in Khan Younis, central Gaza Strip. Photograph:  EPA

In the neighbourhood, they used to call Mohammad Al-Bakr “The Prince”. The scrawny 11-year-old, the only son of Ramez and Salwa, was in line to tak(...)

 A nine year old Palestinian boy holds his 18-month-old sister  in the emergency room of the Shifa hospital in Gaza City. The girl was injured by shrapnel after a tank fired at their home in the Shuja’iyya neighbourhood of East Gaza. Photograph: Oliver Weiken/EPA 1:24

Israel is preparing to step up its Gaza offensive, prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said today after ground troops were sent into the Palestinian e(...)

Engineers at Palantir Technologies, surrounded by multiple monitors and interesting personal decor, at the company offices in Palo Alto, California. Photograph: Peter DaSilva/The New York Times

Palantir Technologies will not help you share, message, pin, post or chat. It does not exist to make you more social or connected, or even to help adv(...)

A Palestinian protester throws a stone towards Israeli policemen during clashes after Friday payers in the Arab east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Ras al-Amud. Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters.

A UN human rights investigator today accused Israel of “ethnic cleansing” in pushing Palestinians out of East Jerusalem and cast doubt that th(...)

Israeli soldiers arrest two Palestinian boys during clashes after Palestinians reportedly tried to reach Al tour area for a snowball fight near the Jewish settlement of Brakha, near Nablus, West Bank, last week. Seven Palestinians were reportedly arrested and five wounded. Phorograph: EPA/Alaa Badarneh
US academics back Israel boycott
  • US
  • December 17, 2013, 20:20

A prestigious US academic body has joined a growing movement to boycott Israel in protest at its treatment of Palestinians, in a move both welcomed an(...)

A man places flowers in tribute to former South African president Nelson Mandela outside his house in Johannesburg  today. Photograph: Reuters

Peter Murtagh and Bill Corcoran in JohannesburgPresident Higgins and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore have arrived in Johannesburg to attend tomorrow’s State Me(...)

Mustafa Barghouthi:“It’s not about Ireland becoming isolated as Ireland becoming the avant-garde. Many other countries would follow.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Mustafa Barghouti emerges from Kilmainham Gaol vowing to read more on Robert Emmett, executed for his failed rising in 1803.The leader of the non-viol(...)

Israeli border policemen detain a Palestinian protester as an undercover Israeli policeman walks by during clashes at Shuafat refugee camp near Jerusalem last week. Photograph: Reuters

The late Mary Holland once explained to me why she had changed sides on the Israel-Palestine issue after spending just a few hours in the region. She (...)

 Maire Geoghegan-Quinn

Suzanne Lynch, European Correspondent The EU department headed by Ireland’s EU Commissioner Maire Geoghegan Quinn has become embroiled in a controvers(...)

From left: Israeli president Shimon Peres, US secretary of state John Kerry and president Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority during the World Economic Forum at the Dead Sea in Jordan. Photograph: Jim Young/New York Times.

In an effort to revive the moribund peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, US secretary of state John Kerry announced a plan to inve(...)