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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(...)

Soldiers work on a map of Poland for the peace conference following the first World War. Photograph: Paul Thompson/FPG/Getty Images

Nearly 100 years ago, the Great War ended with the defeat of the Central Powers. Their military collapse went hand-in-hand with the disappearance from(...)

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(...)

Lord Mayor of Dublin: “I have one message for the mayor,” Binyamin Netanyahu wrote on Facebook of Mícheál Mac Donncha. “You should be ashamed of yourself.” Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The Lord Mayor of Dublin has denied being anti-Semitic after he was criticised by the Irish Jewish community and Israel’s prime minister for attending(...)

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(...)

Krac des Chavaliers: The Krac’s thick stone walls withstood artillery fire and aerial bombardment.

Wadi al-Nasara enfolds travellers entering from the dusty yellow plain in a blanket of green and silver – the green of well-watered fields and the sil(...)

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