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(...)

Palestinians burn photographs of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, among others, during a protest against the peace pact. File photograph: EPA

Days after the landmark deal establishing diplomatic relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), president Reuven Rivlin has invited (...)

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(...)

German foreign minister Heiko Maas, left, and Israeli defence minister Benny Gantz  during their meeting in Tel Aviv. Photograph: Florian Gaertner/ EPA

German foreign minister Heiko Maas told Israeli leaders on Wednesday that Berlin opposes the plan to annex areas of the occupied West Bank as early as(...)

Palestinians  at a market  in  the West Bank city of Ramallah, after the authorities relaxed some of the restrictive measures that had been imposed  to stem the spread of the Covid-19 virus.  Photograph: Abbas Momani/AFP via Getty Images

The Palestinian Authority has eased lockdown measures in the West Bank following a steady decline in coronavirus cases. Civil servants have returne(...)

People sit on the terrace of a bar in Barcelona, Spain, the government begins to further ease coronavirus restrictions. Photograph: Marta Perez/EPA

Spain has said it will lift a two-week mandatory confinement for all travellers arriving from overseas starting on July 1st. The government said in a(...)

Faithful in protective masks attend Friday prayers during Ramadan at a mosque in Gaza City on Friday. Photograph: Mohammed Saber/EPA

Rarely, if ever, in the 1,400-year history of the faith have Islam’s three holiest mosques in Mecca, Medina, and Jerusalem closed simultaneously durin(...)

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas: Declaration could lead to the end of intelligence sharing between Palestinian, Israeli and US security services. Photograph:  Alaa Badarneh/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

The Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, has declared an end to security co-operation with the Israel and the United States, citing the imminent threat (...)

Palestinian children walk past a mural depicting the coronavirus and a prison cell, in Gaza City during the coronavirus pandemic on April 28th. Photograph: Mohammed Abed/AFP via Getty

Gaza’s restaurants and cafes have reopened to permit Palestinians to celebrate both their success in containing the coronavirus and observe the tradit(...)

Benjamin Netanyahu: Israel’s prime minister said this week he wants Israeli labs to reach 5,000 daily tests. Photograph: Gali Tibbon/Reuters

Israel has come up with a novel solution to its critical shortage of kits to test the coronavirus: call in the Mossad. The renowned intelligence agen(...)

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