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Palestinian demonstrators run for cover during clashes with Israeli troops at a protest demanding the right to return to their homeland, at the Israel-Gaza border in the southern Gaza Strip. Photograph: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters

After five weekends of bloody clashes on the Gaza border, Israel’s high court on Monday considered a number of petitions filed by human rights groups (...)

 Palestinians carry an injured man during clashes with Israeli security forces near the eastern border of the Gaza Strip on Friday. Photograph: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images

At least three Palestinians were killed and more than 300 injured as thousands of protesters converged on the Gaza-Israel border for the fifth consec(...)

Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani said he had heard details about the European-US proposals only from media reports. Photograph: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images

Western envoys said on Wednesday that Britain, Germany and France were nearing a package to put to US president Donald Trump to try to persuade him to(...)

 A boy takes part in a protest against the Israeli government’s plan to deport African migrants, in Tel Aviv on March 24th. Photograph:  Corinna Kern/Reuters

In a dramatic turnaround, the Israeli government has scrapped its controversial plan to deport tens of thousands of African asylum seekers, after no (...)

US president Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron shake hands at the US ambassador’s residence in Brussels in May 2017. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

It’s one of the most unlikely pairings in world politics: on one side, the brash septuagenarian demagogue whose populist instincts are matched only by(...)

Photograph: Cecilie Arcurs/iStock

A major concern for churches in Ireland and beyond is the declining participation of young people. This is not confined to Ireland, as a recent surv(...)

Palestinian medics evacuate a wounded youth during clashes with Israeli troops along the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel on Friday. Photograph: Adel Hana/AP

At least four Palestinians were killed and more than 100 wounded, according to Palestinian medical sources, as residents of the Gaza Strip protested f(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu  and his wive Sara  attend the  opening ceremony of Israel’s 70th Independence Day celebrations in Jerusalem on Wednesday. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

On Wednesday night, mourning turned to celebration in Israel as Memorial Day for the country’s fallen soldiers ended and the country’s 70th anniversar(...)

Palestinians evacuate an injured protestor during clashes  near the Israeli border fence in  Gaza. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Israeli troops and Palestinian protestors clashed for the third consecutive weekend on Friday resulting in at least one Palestinian killed and more t(...)

Dublin’s Lord Mayor Mícheál MacDonncha said he had accepted the invitation because Dublin City Council supports the people of Palestine and was critical of Israel.

Israeli authorities say they are examining ways to expel Dublin’s Lord Mayor Mícheál MacDonncha and will issue him a letter after he leaves Israel sta(...)

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