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A Palestinian farmer and his son watch Israeli troops making their way through Palestinian farms during a military exercise near Jeftlik  in the Jordan valley. Photograph: Alaa Badarneh/EPA

Wednesday marked the 99th anniversary of the Balfour declaration, the British government pledge of support for establishing a Jewish homeland in the (...)

 View of the marble slab stone that covered the tomb of Jesus Christ in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, in the old city of Jerusalem, Israel. Photograph: Abir Sultan

Scientists have exposed the original surface of what is traditionally considered to be the tomb of Jesus at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusa(...)

The Dome of the Rock, in the compound known to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif (Noble Sanctuary) and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem’s old city. Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images

Israel has condemned a resolution criticising its treatment of the holy sites in Jerusalem. After the resolution was adopted on Wednesday by the Worl(...)

Ultra-Orthodox Jews during a  priestly blessing at the high holiday of Passover in April 2016 in front of the Western Wall in Jerusalem, Israel. The Temple Mount or al-Aqsa Mosque is visible  to the centre-left. File photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Unesco member states have renewed a resolution criticising Israel for restricting Muslim access to a Jerusalem holy site, a European diplomatic source(...)

Ola Dweek, a child psychologist in Gaza. Photograph: John McColgan

“I went with a very open mind, to try to meet people on the ground and understand how people were affected,” says John McColgan of his visit to Gaza a(...)

Relatives mourn during the funeral of Israeli policeman Yosef Kirma at Mount Herzl cemetery in Jerusalem. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

A Palestinian motorist launched a shooting spree near the Israeli police headquarters in Jerusalem on Sunday, killing two people and wounding five oth(...)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (right) talks with US President Barack Obama at the Mount Herzl national cemetery. Photograph: Menahem Kahana/Reuters

Shimon Peres has been laid to rest in a ceremony attended by scores of international leaders including US president Barack Obama, who said Israel’s ni(...)

Vincent Van Gogh painted View of the Sea at Scheveningen in 1882

Two Vincent van Gogh paintings that were stolen from a museum in Amsterdam more than a decade ago have been recovered by Italian law enforcement autho(...)

Former US president Bill Clinton pays his respects at the coffin of Shimon Peres outside the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, in Jerusalem. Photograph: Getty Images

The Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas will participate in today’s funeral in Jerusalem of Israel’s elder statesman Shimon Peres – his first visit t(...)

 Shimon Peres visiting border police’s counterterrorist unit’s base in Israel in 2011. Photograph: Amos Ben Gershom/EPA

The body of Shimon Peres will lie in state at the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, on Thursday ahead of Friday’s funeral in Jerusalem, which will be atte(...)

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