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The government of Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah  has submitted its resignation to President Mahmoud Abbas. Photograph: EPA/Abed  Al Hashlamoun

President Mahmoud Abbas has accepted the resignation of the Palestinian cabinet and begun consultations to form a new government consisting of Palesti(...)

A  Palestinian protester throws back a tear gas canister towards Israeli forces during clashes after a demonstration along the border with Israel east of Gaza City on January 25th, 2019. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP

Qatar has decided to divert its monthly payment of funds for Gaza to United Nations-administered humanitarian projects in the Strip, after the Palesti(...)

The controversial Israeli separation barrier separating the Palestinian West Bank village of Eizariya (foreground) and Jerusalem (background). Photograph: Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images

The Palestinian Authority (PA) and Israeli officials have both rejected the outlines of the American Middle East peace plan revealed in an Israeli tel(...)

Amos Oz: much of his work explored kibbutz life and picked apart his characters’ often complex relationships with Israel and modern politics. Photograph: Dan Balilty/AP Photo
Israeli novelist Amos Oz dies aged 79
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  • December 28, 2018, 15:53

The esteemed Israeli novelist Amos Oz has died at the age of 79, from cancer. The author of 18 books in Hebrew and a long-time candidate for the Nobe(...)

Palestinians take cover during clashes with Israeli troops in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Photograph: Mohamad Torokman/Reuters

Jewish settler leaders are pressing the Israeli government to ban Palestinian traffic from West Bank highways after two soldiers were killed in a shoo(...)

A Palestinian Hamas-hired civil servant receives her salary paid by Qatar, in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip. Photograph:  Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Civil servants in Gaza received their salaries on Friday after Qatar transferred more than €13 million in cash with Israel’s blessing. Long queues f(...)

 Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: in a speech, cited unspecified security challenges ahead and hinted at future action by Israel against its enemies. Photograph:  Abir Sultan/EPA

Political pundits were already picking potential dates in the spring for early elections as Naftali Bennett, Israel’s education minister and head of (...)

Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement to the members of the media in Tel Aviv, Israel. Photograph: Reuters/ Corinna Kern

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged his coalition partners on Sunday not to bring down the government, citing security challenges ahead an(...)

Israeli soldiers taking cover near the Israel Gaza border on November  12th. The Israeli military said it had dispatched fighter jets to strike “terror targets” throughout Gaza. Photograph: APÊPhoto/Tsafrir Abayov

On Sunday evening a civilian car pulled up at a Hamas checkpoint set up among the warren of streets in Khan Younis, a town in the Gaza Strip close to (...)

 Avigdor Lieberman, as he resigned as Israel’s defence minister on Tuesday. “Were I to stay in office, I would not be able to look southern residents in the eye,” he said after rocket attacks from Gaza. Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images

Israeli defence minister Avigdor Lieberman resigned on Wednesday, denouncing a ceasefire agreement with Hamas to end two days of fighting as “surrende(...)

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