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Palestinian foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki: he claimed the Emirates and Bahrain had established “the foundations for an era of capitulation to the enemy”. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Palestine has decided to quit the rotating presidency of the Arab League council in response to the organisation’s refusal to condemn Emirati and Bahr(...)

Composite image of Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu and Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. Photographs: Abir Sultan and Mandel Ngan via Getty Images

Bahrain on Friday joined the United Arab Emirates in agreeing to normalise relations with Israel, a move forged partly through shared fears of Iran, b(...)

 Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas holds a placard showing the diminishing size of Palestinian territory since the  1947 United Nations partition plan  as he addresses a video conference from Ramallah. Photograph: Alan Badarneh/AFP/Getty

Palestinian leaders taking part in a video conference in Ramallah and Beirut have launched a process of reconciliation to forge a united response to n(...)

US special adviser Jared Kushner speaks next to US national security adviser Robert O’Brien following the arrival in Abu Dhabi of the first-ever commercial flight from Israel to the UAE. Photograph: Karim Sahib/AFP via Getty Images

Senior US and Israeli officials landed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday on a historic trip to finalise a pact marking open relations betwee(...)

Palestinian demonstrators hold slogans reading in Arabic “normalisation is betrayal” during a demonstration in Gaza City  against a US-brokered deal between Israel and the UAE to normalise relations. Photograph:  Mohammed Abed/AFP/via Getty Images

The Palestinian leadership did not expect the United Arab Emirates to normalise diplomatic relations with Israel, although the countries have had long(...)

Jared Kushner during a briefing at the White House. “The work President Trump has done in the Middle East has been very underrated, particularly when you consider what had happened in the previous eight years.” Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

The White House has urged other Arab and Muslim states to follow the United Arab Emirates’ lead and open diplomatic relations with Israel, following a(...)

Senior White House officials Jared Kushner, Steve Mnuchin and  Robert O’Brien listen as US president Donald Trump announces the agreement between Israel and the UAE at the White House on Thurday. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

Israel and the United Arab Emirates have reached a historic peace deal that will normalise diplomatic relations between the Jewish state and Gulf powe(...)

Palestinian protesters (unseen) fly a giant national flag in front of Israeli troops during a demonstration in the village of Kfar Qaddum in the occupied West Bank. Photograph:  Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP

Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas have reached a landmark agreement to mount unified resistance to Israel’s West Bank annexation plan, as well as tor(...)

Palestinian protesters pray on  the street  in the village of Hares near the city of Salfit during a demonstration against Israel’s plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank. Photograph: Alaa Badarneh/EPA

With only a few days left before the target date set by prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu for beginning the process of annexing parts of the West Bank(...)

A Palestinian national flag flies over buildings in the village of Fasayil, facing farms in the Jewish settlement of Tomer, in the Jordan valley. Photograph: Jaafar Ashtiyeh

Human rights experts have urged the world community to reject Israel’s plan to annex one-third of the occupied West Bank and condemned United States s(...)

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