US president Donald Trump:  Air Force One will take him and key staff on a nine-day foreign trip from Friday.  Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

When US president Donald Trump boards Air Force One for a nine-day foreign trip on Friday, he may be relieved to be leaving behind a domestic politica(...)

President Donald Trump (right) shakes hands with with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas during their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House. AP Photo/Evan Vucci

President Donald Trump vowed on Wednesday to do “whatever is necessary” to broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians as he hosted Palestinian (...)

The new leader of Hamas movement in Gaza Strip, Yahya Sinwar (left) and Hamas senior leader Sheikh Ismaeil Haneiya   during a news conference in Doha, Qatar, announcing the new Hamas policy document. Photograph: EPA/Mohammed Saber

Hamas’s decision to amend its charter by accepting the creation of a Palestinian state in territories occupied by Israel in 1967 is nothing new. By (...)

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(...)

When Sweden in 2014 formally recognised the State of Palestine it was not a declaration that the state existed. It was, Foreign Minister Margot Wallst(...)

 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(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu greets US president Donald Trump: Opposition politicians in Israel lamented what they termed a victory for the extreme right. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque

Israel’s right wing has welcomed the dawning of a new era following Wednesday’s joint press conference between US president Donald Trump and prime mi(...)

A bulldozer demolishes a home in the recently evicted illegal Israeli settler outpost of Amona. Israel has passed a law retroactively legalising about 4,000 settler homes built on privately owned Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

The European Union has cancelled a top-level summit with Israel in response to a new law retroactively legalising some 4,000 settler homes built on pr(...)

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu: “Jerusalem is Israel’s capital, and . . . all embassies should be moved here.” Photograph: Abir Sultan/Reuters

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has clarified that his government holds the position that the US embassy should be moved from Tel Aviv to Je(...)

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