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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. (...)

Israeli soldiers conducting a search operation  in the area around Bethlehem after  Israeli soldier Corporal Dvir Sorek was found dead from  multiple stab wounds. Photograph:  EPA/Abed al Hashlamoun

Israel has sent military reinforcements to the West Bank as troops engage in a manhunt for the killers, presumed to be Palestinian militants, of a sol(...)

Israeli settlement of Maale Adumim in the occupied West Bank on the outskirts of Jerusalem: most of the international community considers such settlements illegal. Photograph: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP

The European Union has criticised Israel’s decision to approve the construction of more than 2,000 housing units in West Bank settlements. “All sett(...)

A Palestinian man rides a vehicle in front of an Unrwa building in  Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip,  on Tuesday. (Photograph: Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images

Senior figures at the UN agency for Palestinian refugees have been accused of serious ethical abuses, including nepotism, according to an internal re(...)

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas: 1We announce the leadership’s decision to stop implementing the agreements signed with the Israeli side.’ Photograph: EPA/STR

Palestinian leaders have suspended all agreements with Israel in protest over its demolition of Palestinian homes earlier this week in the Jerusalem-a(...)

 Palestinians watch  Israeli security forces tear down a building still under construction in the Wadi al-Hummus area close to the Palestinian village of Sur Baher. Photograph:   Hazem Bader/AFP

The Palestinian leadership has appealed to Jordan and Egypt to intervene to prevent Israel demolishing dozens of Palestinian homes in an east Jerusale(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: Asked how he would like to be remembered, he responded: “Defender of Israel, liberator of its economy.” Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/AFP/Getty

On Saturday, Binyamin Netanyahu will become Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, breaking the record set by Israel’s first prime minister, David B(...)

Members of the LGBT community rally in Tel Aviv against Israel’s education minister Rafi Peretz following his remarks on gay conversion therapy. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of Israeli teachers have signed a petition demanding that education minister Rafi Peretz be sacked for supporting therapy aimed at “converti(...)

Halle Bailey of Chloe x Halle – recently cast by Disney as Ariel, the Little Mermaid. Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Disney has announced that Halle Bailey is to play Ariel in Rob Marshall’s live-action version of The Little Mermaid. Most of the world didn’t notice. (...)

An ultra-Orthodox Jew prays on Mount Olive in east Jerusalem: Avigdor Lieberman, an ultranationalist ex-defence minister, wants to capitalise on a turn in public opinion against the Haredi. Photograph: Atef Safadi

At nearly 50 years of age, Yitzhak Pindrus would prefer the traditional life of an ultra-Orthodox Jew, sequestered in a religious school poring over t(...)

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