International Criminal Court (ICC) chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda: has set in train one of the ICC’s most controversial investigations. Photograph:  Cellou Binanicellou Binani/AFP/Getty

The embattled International Criminal Court (ICC) has moved a significant step closer to opening a war crimes investigation into the Israel-Palestinian(...)

Palestinian children play outside their dwelling in al-Eizariya town with the Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim in the background, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Photograph: Raneen Sawafta/Reuters

Palestinians have condemned the US announcement that Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem are not illegal. Secretary of st(...)

Israei soldiers at the scene as a  bulldozer demolishes a Palestinian house in Yatta village, south of the city of Hebron, on October 17th.   Israeli adminstrative control bans Palestinians from erecting buildings and infrastructure in Area C of the West Bank. Photograph: Abed al-Hashlamoun/EPA

Distrusted by the Palestinian leadership and feared by the Israeli military, Jamal Tirawi has a unique view of the conflict from his office in Nablus,(...)

ITaoiseach Leo Varadkar arrives for the informal meeting of European Union leaders in Salzburg, Austria, on September 20th, 2018. Photograph: Lisi Niesner/Reuters

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will deliver a speech on Monday to more than 70 heads of state at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit in New York. The event is t(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs  Simon Coveney and his Palestinian counterpart Riad al-Malki deliver a joint address on the stalled Middle East pease process. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Ireland may recognise a Palestinian state if peace talks with Israel aimed at producing a two-state solution in the region continue to stagnate. Mini(...)

The Palestine Liberation Organisation office in Washington. The mission opened in the US capital in 1994. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

The Trump administration is to close the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) office in Washington DC in a move likely to inflame tensions in the(...)

British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who a lay a wreath at a ceremony in Tunisia in 2014, which his party says has been misrepresented by several newspapers.  Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

The British Labour Party has formally complained to the press regulator, Ipso, about the coverage by several newspapers of Jeremy Corbyn’s decision to(...)

Britain’s opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn said “a wreath was indeed laid” for “some of those who were killed in Paris in 1992”. File photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Jeremy Corbyn has said he was present but not involved at a wreath-laying ceremony for members of the group that carried out the Munich Olympics massa(...)

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(...)

David Friedman, Donald Trump’s nominee to be next US ambassador to Israel, with the US president-elect and his daughter Ivanka. Photograph: Bradley C Bower/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The Palestinian leadership has warned that if US president-elect Donald Trump follows through with his promise to relocate the American embassy from T(...)

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