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German foreign minister Heiko Maas, left, and Israeli defence minister Benny Gantz  during their meeting in Tel Aviv. Photograph: Florian Gaertner/ EPA

German foreign minister Heiko Maas told Israeli leaders on Wednesday that Berlin opposes the plan to annex areas of the occupied West Bank as early as(...)

Palestinians  at a market  in  the West Bank city of Ramallah, after the authorities relaxed some of the restrictive measures that had been imposed  to stem the spread of the Covid-19 virus.  Photograph: Abbas Momani/AFP via Getty Images

The Palestinian Authority has eased lockdown measures in the West Bank following a steady decline in coronavirus cases. Civil servants have returne(...)

 Benjamin Netanyahu: “Jerusalem is being connected and constructed. We are connecting all parts of Jerusalem; I have lifted all restrictions.” Photograph: Debbie Hill/Reuters

Palestinians have reacted angrily to the Israeli decision to build more homes in east Jerusalem, linking it directly to US president Donald Trump’s Mi(...)

Slovakian scientists Maria Babincakova, Filip Kucerak, Anna Mojzisova and Janka Motesicka at the set up of the European Union Contest for Young Scientists at the RDS. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Ireland is hosting some the world’s brightest young minds at the 30th EU Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) over the coming days at the RDS. A tota(...)

Palestinian protesters take cover from tear gas fired by Israeli security forces in the Israeli occupied West Bank. Photogrraph: Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images

The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, has said he would “no longer accept” any peace plan proposed by the United States, instead calling on France(...)

Palestinians walk on a poster bearing images of US president Donald Trump and vice-president Mike Pence during a demonstration at the al-Quds Open University in Dura village near the West Bank town of Hebron on Wednesday. Photograph: Hazem Bader/AFP/Getty Images

US vice-president Mike Pence’s mission to the Holy Land to defend its shrinking Christian communities has been torpedoed by the refusal of Christian a(...)

Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli security forces near an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on Friday. Photograph: Musa al Shaer/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of Palestinians demonstrated, scores were hurt and at least one killed in clashes with Israeli troops on a “day of rage” on Friday against (...)

Pierre Krähenbühl, UNWRA commissioner general: “I hear confirmation of the two-state solution but there is no decisive action. I feel more can be done to bring about a solution.”

UNRWA commissioner general Pierre Krähenbühl has begun a two-day visit to Ireland to exchange views with senior figures on the situation in the Middle(...)

Nabil Shaath, former Palestinian foreign minister,  with then taoiseach Bertie Ahern in 2004. Mr Shaath argues the US could have achieved a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict when the global balance of power shifted in Washington’s favour after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989-90. Photograph: The Irish Times

Palestinians, Israelis and the international community still cling to the two-state solution, the creation of a Palestinian state alongside Israel, as(...)

Israeli air force fighters over the Sinai peninsula on the first day of the Six Day war. On the morning of June 5th, 1967, Israeli planes destroyed the entire Egyptian air force on the ground. Photograph: AFP Photo

On the morning of June 5th, 1967, Israeli war planes destroyed the entire Egyptian air force on the ground, winning the Six Day war in its first hour.(...)

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