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Granot desalination plant: The process works by pushing saltwater into membranes containing microscopic pores. Photograph:  Mekorot water company

Water scarcity, heightened by periods of prolonged drought, fuels tensions across the Middle East. Access to water is a major concern throughout the (...)

 Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system fires an interceptor missile as rockets are launched from Gaza towards Israel in the southern Israeli city of Sderot, on Monday. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

Israel and the militant groups in Gaza reached a fragile ceasefire on Monday night with each side indicating that quiet will be met with quiet. After(...)

Palestinians run for cover from tear gas fired by Israeli forces near the border between the Gaza strip and Israel east of Gaza City, on Monday. Photograph:  Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images

Amid the wail of sirens and the urgent to and fro of ambulances from the front line, Gaza’s hospitals struggled on Monday to cope with the influx of d(...)

Palestinians marching past a tent city erected along the border with Israel east of Gaza City in the Gaza Strip, to commemorate Land Day. Land Day marks the killing of six Arab Israelis during 1976 demonstrations against Israeli confiscations of Arab land. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images

At least 16 Palestinians were killed on Friday and more than 1,000 injured according to Palestinian sources, as tens of thousands of Gaza Strip r(...)

 US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley:  “The United States will remember this day when it was singled out for attack in the General Assembly.” Photograph: EPA/Justin Lane

The United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly backed a measure critical of US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the cap(...)

Women sunbathing at the beach in Tel Aviv, Israel. With the influence of Conservative Judaism on the rise in Israel, a country long dominated by secular elites is struggling with its identity and values. Photograph:  David Vaaknin for The Washington Post via Getty Images

Even as France has started an international debate about whether some women cover up too much on the beach, Israel has gone the other way, with new co(...)

Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu with his Italian counterpart Matteo Renzi at Chigi Palace in Rome, where Mr Netanyahu announced a restoration of Israel’s full diplomatic relations with Turkey. Photograph: EPA/Tibero Barichelli/Palazzo Chigi press office

Israel and Turkey have reached an agreement to fully restore diplomatic relations, ending their six-year rift after Israeli naval commandos raided a G(...)