French foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, who preside the conference on the Israeli-Palestininian conflict in Paris on May 30th said: “The parties are further apart than ever.” Photograph:  John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

France will convene an international conference on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict attended by some 20 countries, though not by representatives from (...)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump: Open to allowing Japan and South Korea to build their own nuclear arsenalsPhotograph/Evan Vucci

Donald Trump, the Republican presidential frontrunner, has said that if elected, he might halt purchases of oil from Saudi Arabia and other Arab allie(...)

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 (...)

Clampdown: an Israeli soldier checks the documents of a Palestinian passenger of a taxi on its way out of   Ramallah yesterday. Photograph:  Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images

Long traffic jams built up on approach roads to the West Bank city of Ramallah on Monday as Israel imposed a partial closure on the city, letting in o(...)

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. (...)

  Settlers and securioty forces wait in a patio as settlers are removed from two buildings near the   Cave of Patriarchs in  the West Bank town of Hebron.  Photograph: Abed Al Hashlamoun/EPA

Right-wing Knesset members are threatening a parliamentary revolt in protest at Friday’s eviction of settlers from Palestinian homes in the West Bank(...)

 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(...)

Israeli peace activist Ezra Nawi, who was arrested on Monday following comments he made in an undercover television documentary.

Israeli police arrested left-wing activist Ezra Nawi as he was trying to board a flight at Ben-Gurion international airport on Monday. The arrest c(...)

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas is greeted by Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras in Athens, Greece. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

MARK WEISS in Jerusalem Israel has criticised the decision by the Greek parliament to recognise an independent Palestinian state as Palestinian pres(...)