An Israeli soldier keeps watch as the children of Israeli settlers play outside the Abraham Avinu settlement in the divided West Bank city of Hebron on May 29th. Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty

Fifty years on from the June 1967 war, which demonstrated that Israel could not be destroyed by military means and changed the regional balance of pow(...)

Hamas police secure the area as an ambulance reportedly carrying the bodies of men accused of assassinating one of its military leaders, leaves the main police building in Gaza City on Thursday. Photograph: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images

Three men were executed in Gaza on Thursday, days after being found guilty of assassinating a top member of the militant group Hamas – a crime the gro(...)

Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli soldiers during a demonstration in the occupied West Bank village of Silwad. Photograph: Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images

The two-state solution is in peril. With the Israeli right in the ascendant, the peace process frozen and the presence in the White House of a preside(...)

 A Palestinian girl cries during the funeral of her teacher Riham Dawabsha, at Douma village near the West Bank city of Nablus in September 2015. Photograph:  Alaa Badarneh/EPA

I had not thought about the world for a very long time and, of all places, this place had seemed easier to ignore. I am driving down to Jericho now an(...)

 Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu  with US president Donald Trump whose statement that he favoured neither the two-state solution nor the one-state solution has unsettled Palestinians, Israelis,   and the international community. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Washington’s UN ambassador Nikki Haley has contradicted US president Donald Trump by saying that America’s policy on the Arab-Israeli conflict remains(...)

Charlie Flanagan: The Minister for Foreign Affairs has called for an end to all settlement construction by Israel in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. Photograph: Eric Luke

Israel’s latest plan to extend its illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem undermine its reputation and credibility, Minister(...)

 A Palestinian man rides a donkey near an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

The euphoria with which western, including all European, leaders and various worthy international organisations greeted events in 2011 in the Middle E(...)

View of the Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim, near Jerusalem on Sunday. Photograph: Abir Sultan/ EPA

Israel has announced plans to build almost 600 new settlement homes in occupied east Jerusalem, just two days after Donald Trump’s inauguration as US (...)

Israelis   pay their respects  to   former president Shimon Peres in Jerusalem last year: A UCC conference    is to debate a diverse selection of   ideas in relation to Israel and international law. Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty

To criticise the state of Israel is to demonise Jewish people. This has been the default charge levelled by an Israeli government seeking to undermine(...)

Ultra-Orthodox Jews during a  priestly blessing at the high holiday of Passover in April 2016 in front of the Western Wall in Jerusalem, Israel. The Temple Mount or al-Aqsa Mosque is visible  to the centre-left. File photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Unesco member states have renewed a resolution criticising Israel for restricting Muslim access to a Jerusalem holy site, a European diplomatic source(...)

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