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Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: The Knesset on Wednesday closed down the state-funded IBA and set up two new public broadcasting corporations. Photograph:  Oded Balilty/AFP/Getty

The opposition in Israel have accused the government of Binyamin Netanyahu of trying to control the media after the Knesset on Wednesday closed down (...)

 Marwan Barghouti: Polls suggest  he is the most popular choice among Palestinians to succeed 82-year-old Mahmoud Abbas as Palestinian president. Photograph:  Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images)

Israel has released a video that appears to show the high-profile leader of a Palestinian hunger strike eating in prison. The prison service released(...)

 Alison O’Reilly is through to the finals of BBC MasterChef

Dubliner Alison O’Reilly is through to finals week on BBC MasterChef. Just five amateur cooks remain in contention, from more than 25,000 applicants, (...)

A road sign  in the Jordan Valley, Israel,    written in Hebrew, Arabic, and English. Photograph: Getty Images

Israeli ministers have approved the wording of a new law that would downgrade Arabic as an official language, and which states that the right to self-(...)

President Donald Trump (right) shakes hands with with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas during their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House. AP Photo/Evan Vucci

President Donald Trump vowed on Wednesday to do “whatever is necessary” to broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians as he hosted Palestinian (...)

The new leader of Hamas movement in Gaza Strip, Yahya Sinwar (left) and Hamas senior leader Sheikh Ismaeil Haneiya   during a news conference in Doha, Qatar, announcing the new Hamas policy document. Photograph: EPA/Mohammed Saber

Hamas’s decision to amend its charter by accepting the creation of a Palestinian state in territories occupied by Israel in 1967 is nothing new. By (...)

 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(...)

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