Tánaiste Simon Coveney is set to visit Israel and Palestine. Photograph: John Thys/AFP via Getty Images

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney is to visit Palestine and Israel today, his fourth such visit in his current role. Mr Coveney(...)

Mazen Ghoneim, head of the Palestinian Water Authority, speaks as Jason Greenblatt (centre), US Middle East envoy, and Tzachi Hanegbi (left), Israeli minister of regional co-operation, sit next to him at a news conference in Jerusalem. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun

Israeli and Palestinian leaders have announced an agreement that they say will help alleviate the critical water shortage faced by residents of the We(...)