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Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: under pressure. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

The mushrooming corruption scandal plaguing Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu took a surprising turn on Tuesday, with an allegation that one (...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs  Simon Coveney:  will be written to by Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign  chairwoman Fatin al-Tamimi about Israel’s travel ban. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Israel’s decision to blacklist the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign and block the group’s more than 400 members from entering the country has bee(...)

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 (...)

Israeli soldier Elor Azaria with his mother at the start of his sentencing hearing in Tel Aviv, Israel, in February. Photograph: Jim Hollander, Pool, via AP

Israeli police have launched an investigation into incitement against President Reuven Rivlin in the wake of his decision to deny the petition for a (...)

Izzeddeen and Eman Alkarajeh with their children Omar, Jouri and Lama. Izzeddeen, a Palestinian from the west bank who moved here from Saudi Arabia with his wife and children last year and is living in direct provision in Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Izzeddeen Alkarajeh had been living and working in Saudi Arabia for nearly 17 years when he lost his job. He knew his Jordanian wife, who he met durin(...)

Elor Azaria (centre) talks to the media next to  family members as he arrives at the Tzrifin military prison in the city of Ramla, Israel, on Wednesday. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Cheered on by supporters, the former Israeli soldier convicted of killing a wounded Palestinian attacker as he lay on the ground began serving an 18-(...)

Convicted Israeli soldier Elor Azaria, centre, flanked by his parents inside an Israeli military court in Tel Aviv, Israel. Photograph: Dan Balilty/EPA

An Israeli military court has upheld the 18- month prison sentence for a soldier convicted of killing a wounded Palestinian attacker, prompting calls (...)

Palestinian Muslim worshippers pray outside Jerusalem’s Old City on July 25th as  Muslim officials say worshippers should continue to boycott the al-Aqsa mosque compound. Photograph:  Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images

Palestinians are refusing to pray at the al-Aqsa mosque at the Haram al -Sharif compound in Jerusalem’s Old City despite the removal of metal detector(...)

 The Ibrahimi Mosque, also known as the Cave of Patriarchs,  in the old city district of the West Bank town of Hebron. Photograph: Abed al-Hashlamoun/EPA

The UN cultural organisation declared an ancient shrine in the occupied West Bank a Palestinian heritage site on Friday, prompting Israel to further (...)

 Israeli security members check Palestinian Muslims as they cross a checkpoint along Israel’s separation barrier on the outskirts of the West Bank town of Bethlehem. Photograph: EPA/Abed Al Hashlamoun

This year marks two significant anniversaries in the tumultuous recent history of the “the Holy Land”, the region sacred to followers of Judaism, Chri(...)

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