A new residential project under construction in the Israeli settlement of Beit El, near the West Bank Palestinian city of Ramallah. Photograph: Abir Sultan

Israel moved forward on Wednesday with plans to build some 3,000 homes for Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank, defying the Biden administration(...)

Head of Israel’s right-wing Yamina party Naftali Bennett who  is to serve as Israel’s prime minister until  2023 addresses the Knesset in Jerusalem,  June 13th. Photograph:   Emmanuel Dunand/AFP via Getty

Binyamin Netanyahu’s reign as Israeli prime minister ended on Sunday night after 12 consecutive years in power. The country’s parliament, the Knesset(...)

US president Joe Biden: Said on Thursday that he did not think there had been an overreaction by Israel towards the Palestinians. Photograph: TJ Kirkpatrick/The New York Times

When Joe Biden assumed the US presidency in January he indicated that his first priority would be domestic concerns, primarily the coronavirus pandemi(...)

Israeli security forces stand guard at the Qalandia checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem, as a Palestinian man crosses to attend the second Friday prayers  of Ramadan at the Al-Aqsa mosque, on April 23rd. Photograph:   Abbas Momani/Afp  via Getty

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas is under pressure to postpone the first Palestinian elections in 15 years as his party, Fatah, has split and his f(...)

Palestinian president and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas.   Photograph: STR/EPA

Neither Fatah nor Hamas is likely to secure a majority of seats in the Palestinian legislative election in May, according to a new poll, an outcome wh(...)

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas. A Palestinian presidential election is scheduled for later this year. File photograph: Alaa Badarneh/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Palestinian elections scheduled for this year are meant to inject democratic legitimacy into the discredited Palestinian leadership as domestic suppor(...)

 People wait in line to be aministered the Covid-19 vaccine in Jerusalem, Israel. , Israel has so far vaccinated some 2.2 million of its  nine million citizens. EPA/ABIR SULTAN

Israel transferred 2,000 coronavirus vaccines to the Palestinian Authority (PA) on Monday, the first shipment of 5,000 that will be delivered in the (...)

A file image of Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erakat who has died  of  coronavirus disease complications. Photograph: AFP

Saeb Erekat, the chief Palestinian negotiator and one of the most prominent spokespeople for the Palestinian cause worldwide, has died in an Israeli h(...)

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(...)

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