Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas at a meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Sunday. Photograph: Iabbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images

Israeli leaders have reacted with disdain to angry speech by Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in which he denounced Zionism as a colonialist projec(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas at the president’s office in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Photograph: Majdi Mohammed/AP

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has invited Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas to Ireland for what would be his first officia(...)

A mosque in the Egyptian town of Bir al-Abed, North Sinai, photographed a day after a  bombing and shooting attack, for which Islamic State was held to be responsible, killed more than 300 people on November 24th, 2017. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Three brothers from the dusty Gaza border town of Rafah paid smugglers to spirit them through underground tunnels across the border into Egypt. There (...)

Family and relatives carry the body of Israeli settler Rabbi Raziel Shevah during his funeral in Havat Gilad settlement in the West Bank on Wednesday. Rabbi Raziel Shevah was killed  in a drive-by shooting on Tuesday. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has called on Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas to condemn Tuesday night’s killing of a Jewish settler and(...)

Pakistani students burn images of US president Donald Trump during a protest against aid cuts in Islamabad on Friday. Photograph: Farooq Naeem/AFP/Getty Images

The US is suspending security assistance to Pakistan as the Trump administration escalates pressure on the government in Islamabad to prevent terroris(...)

Children roll tyres along the Israeli separation wall in the East Jerusalem refugee camp of Shuafat on January 3rd. Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters

Donald Trump’s threat to cut funding to the Palestinians would deprive destitute Palestinians in the occupied territories of essential services and co(...)

A man holds a placard reading “Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine” during a protest against US president Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Photograph: Muhammad Hamed/Reuters.s

US president Donald Trump weighed in Tuesday on the stalled Middle East peace process, saying that the Palestinian Authority was taking “hundreds of m(...)

Arab League secretary general Ahmed Aboul Gheit  and Palestinian foreign minister Riyad al-Malki: eight Palestinians have been killed and nearly 500 arrested by Israel since Donald Trump declared his shift of policy on Jerusalem. Photograph: Mohamed el-Shahed/AFP/Getty

Donald Trump’s threats against UN members who vote in favour of the resolution calling for him to rescind his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s cap(...)

Palestinians walk on a poster bearing images of US president Donald Trump and vice-president Mike Pence during a demonstration at the al-Quds Open University in Dura village near the West Bank town of Hebron on Wednesday. Photograph: Hazem Bader/AFP/Getty Images

US vice-president Mike Pence’s mission to the Holy Land to defend its shrinking Christian communities has been torpedoed by the refusal of Christian a(...)

Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu and European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini after their meeting in Brussels on Monday. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Binyamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, has urged the EU to reverse its criticism of the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as his country’s capi(...)

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