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Houses in Shvut Rachel, a West Bank Jewish settlement close to the Jewish settlement of Shilo, near Ramallah. Photograph: Baz Ratner

The United States dismissed as false an Israeli assertion on Monday that the two countries were discussing the possibility of Israel annexing Jewish s(...)

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas: US president Donald Trump’s  decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital  made it impossible for the Palestinian Authority under Abbas to sit down at the negotiating table. Photograph: Alaa Badarneh/EPA

Is it a sign of incorrigible optimism or mass delusion that so many of us still refer to the Middle East peace process in the present tense? Many year(...)

The decision by the US administration of President Donald Trump to drop any pretence of impartiality by recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has delighted Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu but produced a stronger case for global solidarity with Palestine. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Under a Private Members Bill tabled last week by Independent Senator Frances Black, it would be illegal to purchase goods or services from illegal Isr(...)

Lorde performs during the 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year show honoring Fleetwood Mac at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan, New York, on Friday last. Photograph: Andrew Kelly/Reuters

Three teenage Israeli fans of the popstar Lorde have filed a lawsuit claiming thousands of euro in “emotional injury” damages against two New-Zealand-(...)

Under the proposed legislation, violators would face three years in prison for a mention of “Polish death camps.” Pictured is Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. Photograph: Istock

Poland has disputed claims that a new law to punish false references to “Polish” concentration or death camps will hinder discourse about the country’(...)

Mateusz Morawiecki, Poland’s prime minister, tweeted: “Auschwitz-Birkenau is not a Polish name, and arbeit macht frei is not a Polish phrase.” Photograph: Getty Images

Israeli leaders have reacted furiously to a planned Polish law that would make it illegal to suggest that Poland bore responsibility for the crimes co(...)

Palestinian demonstrators shout slogans as they hold posters with  crossed out  images of US president Donald Trump and vice-president Mike Pence during a protest against Mr Pence’s visit to Israel, in the West Bank city of Nablus, earlier this week. Photograph: Abed Omar Qusini/Reuters

The Palestinian leadership has reacted angrily to threats by US president Donald Trump to withhold aid if it refuses to negotiate with Israel. “This(...)

US president Donald Trump and  Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump sharpened his rhetoric towards Palestinians on Thursday, threatening to withdraw aid from the region if the Palestinian lead(...)

Palestinian schoolgirls attend a class at a school belonging to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (Unrwa)  in Gaza City on Monday. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images

The UN agency caring for Palestinian refugees has launched a $500 million emergency appeal following the Trump administration’s decision to dramatical(...)

US vice president Mike Pence (left)  with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. Photograph:  Ariel Schalit/AFP/Getty Images

US vice president Mike Pence has told Israel’s parliament that the US embassy will move to Jerusalem by the end of 2019, receiving a rousing ovation a(...)

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