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 Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu meets US president Donald Trump last February. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

As preparations are being finalised for a visit by US president Donald Trump to Jerusalem this month, a US congressman said Mr Trump intended to use (...)

German foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel  speaks with his staff before giving a press conference at a hotel in Jerusalem on Tuesday. Photograph: Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images

Israel’s prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, has abruptly cancelled a meeting with the visiting German foreign minister, Sigmar Gabriel, in a high-pro(...)

The letter points to the political and financial support which successive Irish governments have given the Palestinian people. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

Almost 90 leading artists, academics and former ambassadors have signed a letter to Taoiseach Enda Kenny urging the Government to formally recognise t(...)

Palestinians hold pictures of their relatives, jailed in Israeli prisons, in the West Bank town of Ramallah. Photograph: Atef Safadi/EPA/

More than 1,000 Palestinian security prisoners held in Israeli prisons have gone on hunger strike demanding better conditions. The prisoners, who lau(...)

 A Palestinian girl cries during the funeral of her teacher Riham Dawabsha, at Douma village near the West Bank city of Nablus in September 2015. Photograph:  Alaa Badarneh/EPA

I had not thought about the world for a very long time and, of all places, this place had seemed easier to ignore. I am driving down to Jericho now an(...)

Emergency services and police at the scene of the stabbing in Jerusalem, Israel. Photograph: Mahmoud Illean/AP Photo

A British woman student was stabbed to death on Jerusalem’s light rail system on Friday. The 23-year-old Jewish student, in Israel on a tourist visa,(...)

Donal’s Lottery Island: no sign of an insurgency

Donal’s Lottery Island A man named Donal takes possession of a Mediterranean island thanks to a Lottery win. He then gifts the island to his people,(...)

White House press secretary Sean Spicer tried to suggest that even Adolf Hitler had not used poison gas on his own people. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Israeli politicians and commentators have reacted with fury and incredulity to comments made by Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, in whic(...)

US president Donald Trump at the White House:“I believe in relationships. And I believe in partnerships. But alliances have not always worked out very well for us.” Photograph: Olivier Douliery/Pool via Bloomberg

Halfway through an interview in the Oval Office, President Donald Trump is asked if he regrets any of his abrasive tweets about allies, political oppo(...)

Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi meets Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud on the sidelines of the Arab League summit in Jordan on Wednesday. Photograph: AFP/Egyptian presidency

Arab leaders have concluded their 28th annual summit in Jordan, denouncing “foreign interference” in their affairs and calling for an end to conflicts(...)

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