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The mother  of 17-year-old Israeli Rina Shnerb (2nd left), who was killed in a homemade bomb attack  near the Jewish settlement of Dolev  in the occupied West Bank,   is comforted during her  funeral in the Israeli city of Lod.  Photograph:  Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

An Israeli teenage girl was killed and her father and brother injured when an explosive device was detonated close to a West Bank natural spring on Fr(...)

Palestinian amputees Mohammed Eliwa (17)  and Ahmed al-Khoudari (20), who lost their legs during clashes on the border with Israel, on the beach in Gaza City. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP

Palestinians have reacted angrily after Israeli officials confirmed that efforts have been made to encourage residents of the Gaza Strip to emigrate. (...)

Donald Trump accused Jewish Americans who vote for Democrats as showing ‘either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty’. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters.

US president Donald Trump beat back criticism of his comments accusing American Jews who vote for Democrats of “great disloyalty” and went a step furt(...)

Ibec is forecasting growth in consumer spending will fall to 2.5%  this year. Photograph: Frank Miller

Economic growth will fall to 4 per cent this year and dip further to 2.7 per cent next year – and that’s based on a Brexit deal being reached, the Sta(...)

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump in Buckingham Palace, London,  in June. Both are a regular, but silent, presence at White House events, eschewing the kind of Twitter-fuelled bombast that the president embraces. Photograph:  Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Donald Trump may have had the highest turnover of staff of any US president, but some things remain constant. Trump’s family has remained a continuous(...)

US congresswoman Rashida Tlaib:  “I have decided that visiting my grandmother under these oppressive conditions stands against everything I believe in-fighting against racism, oppression & injustice,” Photograph: Rebecca Cook/Reuters

US congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has decided not to visit her elderly grandmother in the West Bank, even though Israel agreed to her request to do so. (...)

US congresswoman Ilhan Abdullahi Omar: denied entry to Israel. File photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Israel barred two Democratic congresswomen from visiting the country in a move that has prompted widespread criticism from Democrats and Jewish groups(...)

Deputy special adviser to the UN secretary general on Cyprus Elizabeth Spehar with Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci and  Cyprus president Nicos Anastasiades. Photograph: Cypriot Press Office

Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders agreed on Friday to intensify efforts to reunify the divided island and to finalise steps that would secure a settle(...)

Aisling Bea’s This Way Up is spicy, sharp, but ultimately conventional: When we first meet Áine, the fluently sardonic, kohl-eyed protagonist of Thi(...)

Surfing in Gaza. “The object was to show the relentlessness involved in trying to eke out some normality. The surfers enjoy themselves while gunboats loom in the distance”

Early on in the making of Gaza, Garry Keane and Andrew McConnell’s excellent documentary on that troubled locale, Keane asked a resident how they got (...)

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