Jerusalem

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Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: a confidant said it wrong to gainsay Israeli control over the whole city of Jerusalem. Photograph: Corinna Kern/Reuters

Israel signalled displeasure on Sunday with Australia’s recognition of West Jerusalem as its capital, with a confidant of prime minister Binyamin Neta(...)

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison announces that Australia will recognise West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel during a speech at the Australian Institute on Saturday. Photograph:  Photo by Mick Tsikas-Pool/Getty Images

Australia has decided to formally recognise west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, but will not move its embassy until there is a peace settlement betwee(...)

Palestinians take cover during clashes with Israeli troops in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Photograph: Mohamad Torokman/Reuters

Jewish settler leaders are pressing the Israeli government to ban Palestinian traffic from West Bank highways after two soldiers were killed in a shoo(...)

A Palestinian Hamas-hired civil servant receives her salary paid by Qatar, in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip. Photograph:  Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Civil servants in Gaza received their salaries on Friday after Qatar transferred more than €13 million in cash with Israel’s blessing. Long queues f(...)

Palestinian farmers pick olives in the Al-Bureij refugee camp, south of the Gaza Strip. The fruit is a staple for many local farmers. Photograph: Mahmoud Issa/Getty Images

The autumn olive harvest is traditionally a period of optimism for Palestinians in an environment that often offers little reason for hope. The olive(...)

Israeli soldiers block an entrance leading to the border with Lebanon, in the town of Metulla, northern Israel on Tuesday. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

The Israeli army has launched an operation to block tunnels being built by the Lebanese Hizbullah organisation before they come into use. Officials sa(...)

The fountain in France (Paris) Square in Jerusalem is turned red by activists as part of a violence against women national protest in  Israel. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

More than 100,000 women across Israel plan to strike on Tuesday to protest against violence against women, and many companies have encouraged their fe(...)

Henk van der Klok: “Over time, my beliefs changed and I truly believed that the kindness of strangers is something you can reliably depend upon.”

Last April, Henk van der Klok left a well-paid job in Cork to walk 5,800km through 13 countries, raise money for charity – and prove to his father tha(...)

A woman bakes bread in the Palestinian Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, east of Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank, on October 21st, 2018 Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty

The residents of Khan al-Ahmar are living on borrowed time. On Monday, Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu told Knesset members from his ruling(...)

The Silwan neighbourhood of eastern Jerusalem is being claimed by people with links to Ateret Cohanim, a right-wing Jewish association. Photograph: Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency/Getty

An Israeli court has ruled that a right-wing settler organisation can continue legal proceedings to evict 700 Palestinians from east Jerusalem’s Silwa(...)

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