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Smoke billowing in the background following an Israeli air strike on the Palestinian enclave in Gaza. File photograph: Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images

The Israel-Gaza border fell quiet on Wednesday, but the previous day’s exchange of rockets and air strikes – the most intense flare-up of hostilities (...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney: “We should be looking at a more comprehensive engagement between the EU and the US on the Middle East, more broadly and indeed on other issues like trade across the Atlantic.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

In the wake of the killings of more than 100 Palestinians on the Gaza-Israel border since March, Ireland has appealed to fellow EU member states to st(...)

Sara Netanyahu and her husband, Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu, applaud as Guatemalan president Jimmy Morales and his wife Hilda Patricia Marroquin cut the ribbon during the inauguration ceremony of the Guatemalan embassy in Jerusalem on Wednesday. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/AFP/Getty Images

Guatemala opened an embassy in Jerusalem on Wednesday, two days after the United States inaugurated its new site in the contested city in a move that (...)

The body of  eight-month-old Leila al-Ghandour is held by her mother.  According to the Palestinian health ministry, the child  died of tear gas inhalation during clashes in East Gaza on Monday. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images

International condemnation of the killing by Israeli security forces of 60 Palestinians in Gaza intensified yesterday, though the United States praise(...)

The mother of Leila al-Ghandour, an eight-month-old  Palestinian baby  who, according to the Palestinian health ministry, died of tear gas inhalation during clashes in east Gaza holds her at the morgue of al-Shifa hospital in Gaza city. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of Gaza residents attended the funerals on Tuesday of those shot dead by Israeli security forces on Monday in the worst day of violence in t(...)

Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu, senior White House adviser Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump among those at the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem on May 14th, 2018. Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty

The bloody clashes along the Gaza border on Monday provided a reality check for the Israeli leadership after the most successful two weeks of Binyamin(...)

A Palestinian woman holding her national flag looks at clashes with Israeli forces near the border between the Gaza strip and Israel east of Gaza City. Photograph: Getty Images

International condemnation of Israel’s killing of 59 Palestinian protesters in Gaza escalated as thousands rallied in the coastal enclave on Tuesday t(...)

Demonstrators mourn the deaths of Palestinian demonstrators as they rally before marching to the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC. Photograph:  Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Dozens of chanting, singing Jewish demonstrators blocked a major Washington thoroughfare on Monday to denounce President Donald Trump’s order moving t(...)

Tear gas canisters are fired by Israeli forces at Palestinian demonstrators during a protest demanding the right of return, at the Israel-Gaza border in the southern Gaza Strip, on Friday. Photograph: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters

At least one Palestinian was killed and more than 400 wounded from live Israeli fire and tear gas on Friday, as some 15,000 Palestinians participated (...)

Palestinian demonstrators run for cover during clashes with Israeli troops at a protest demanding the right to return to their homeland, at the Israel-Gaza border in the southern Gaza Strip. Photograph: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters

After five weekends of bloody clashes on the Gaza border, Israel’s high court on Monday considered a number of petitions filed by human rights groups (...)

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