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A monument dedicated to the 47 Irish troops killed while keeping the peace near Tibnin in south Lebanon.

The eastern route through south Lebanon winds through green hills shrouded in damp, dusty mist. Brush, carob and olive trees climb the slopes, floweri(...)

Tear gas fumes rise amid Palestinian protesters along the Gaza Strip border on Tuesday in a photograph taken from  the southern Israeli kibbutz of Nahal Oz. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

Daniel Rahamim (63) had four Palestinians from nearby Gaza at his wedding in 1983. He remembers sunbathing on Gaza’s beaches, and drinking tea at a fr(...)

Palestinian protesters run for cover from teargas fired by Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel on Tuesday. Photograph: Khalil Hamra/PA

Differences emerged at Cabinet yesterday over how Ireland should respond to the latest outbreak of violence on the Israeli-Gaza border, with a demand (...)

 Palestinian protesters near the border fence with Israel in the east of the Gaza Strip on Monday. Photograph: Mohammed Saber/EPA

He crawled along the bumpy ground, wire-cutters in hand. People around him were felled by bullets. He choked when Israeli jeeps sped past, peppering h(...)

Emergency services and Palestinians carry a wounded protester near the Gaza fence on Monday. At least 50 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces in the area on Monday. Photograph: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images

The contrast was grotesque. As Israeli and American dignitaries stood smiling on a platform in Jerusalem, hailing the transfer of the US embassy to th(...)

Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner (left) attend a reception for the US delegation ahead of the move of the US embassy to Jerusalem. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Even by Middle East standards this promises to be an extremely tense week. On Monday, the inauguration ceremony takes place marking the controversia(...)

Ruqayeh al-Araj was five years old in 1948, when the war came to Walaja. She hopes one day she will be able to return to her old village

Ruqayeh al-Araj sits in the shade of the mulberry and pomegranate trees, overlooking the lush valley she has known since she was a child, and points i(...)

Banners created by British artist Ed Hall

The well-made banner is as much a part of the iconography of the left as the red flag. Banners originated during the Industrial Revolution when worke(...)

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas gestures as he chairs a Palestinian National Council meeting in Ramallah on April 30th. Photograph: Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu accused Mahmoud Abbas of anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial on Wednesday after the Palestinian leader sugge(...)

Syrian opposition fighters and members of their families from the Yarmouk camp, on the outskirts of Damascus, arrive at the al-Eis checkpoint in Aleppo province on Tuesday. Photograph: George Ourfalian/AFP/Getty Images

Intervention by external powers against Syrian government forces is likely to increase as the campaign against the Islamic State terror group winds do(...)

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