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An Israeli woman reacts during a rally to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the assassination of the late Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin in Tel Aviv, Israel. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Wednesday marks the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, Israel’s former prime minister, who was shot by right-wing extremist Yigal(...)

Tel Aviv: a billboard bearing a portrait of the late Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, ahead of a memorial rally marking the 20th anniversary of his assassination. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

Wednesday marks the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, Israel’s former prime minister, who was shot by right-wing extremist Yigal(...)

Visitors observe the massive sandstone monolith Uluru, formerly known as Ayres Rock, in Australia’s Northern Territory. Last Sunday Aboriginals marked 30 years since the return of ownership of Uluru  from the Australian federal government. Photograph: Dan Peled/EPA

Last Sunday marked 30 years since Uluru (formerly known as Ayers Rock) in Australia’s Northern Territory was handed back to the local Anangu Aborigina(...)

A Palestinian protester uses a sling to hurl stones at Israeli troops during clashes following a protest demanding Israel to return the dead bodies of Palestinians who allegedly stabbed Israelis, in the West Bank city of Hebron. Photograph: Mussa Qawasma/Reuters

Two Palestinians were shot dead after stabbing and wounding an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, the Israeli military have said, a(...)

Israeli soldiers at the Israeli Syrian border south of the Golan Heights during a search operation for a man reported to have used a paraglider to cross  the border. Photograph: Atef Safadi/EPA

Israel said on Sunday that an Arab citizen had used a paraglider to fly illegally into neighbouring Syria, where he planned to join Islamic State insu(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry. He said Israel gave assurances it had no intention of changing the status quo at the al-Aqsa mosque compound. Photograph: AFP Photo//Brian Snyder

Palestinian officials reacted warily on Sunday to what US secretary of state John Kerry hailed as Jordan’s “excellent suggestion” to calm Israeli-Pale(...)

The Dome of the Rock is seen in the background as Palestinian men take part in Friday prayers on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City. Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters

Israel and Jordan have agreed on steps aimed at reducing tensions at a holy site in Jerusalem that have fanned Israeli-Palestinian violence, says US s(...)

An annotated map of Middle-earth discovered in a copy of Lord of the Rings owned by Pauline Baynes, the illustrator of Tolkien’s work. Photograph: Blackwell’s Rare Books

A recently discovered map of Middle-earth annotated by JRR Tolkien reveals The Lord of the Rings author’s observation that Hobbiton is on the same lat(...)

 Hebron, on February 2014: Many of those taking to the streets to throw stones at Israeli soldiers have no memory  of the suffering of the second intifada.  HAZEM BADER/AFP/Getty Images

The shaky mobile phone footage shows the prostrate figure of a young man, writhing in a pool of blood as people rush past. A small crowd gathers aroun(...)

Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel giving a press conference following their meeting in Berlin on Wednesday. Photograph: Michael Kappeler/EPA

Binyamin Netanyahu has met US secretary of state John Kerry in Berlin amid a continuing storm of criticism over remarks by the Israeli prime minister (...)

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