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US secretary of state Antony Blinken is greeted by Israeli foreign minister Gabi Ashkenazi as he steps off the plane at Tel Aviv airport on Tuesday. Photograph: Alex Brandon/Pool/AP

US secretary of state Antony Blinken has pledged to reopen the country’s consulate in Jerusalem – the diplomatic mission that engages with the Palesti(...)

Palestinian protesters run from stun grenades fired by Israeli security forces outside the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City. Photograph:  Emmanuel Dunand/AFP via Getty Images

Israel bowed to international pressure and delayed the eviction of several Palestinian families from their East Jerusalem homes, as security services (...)

Saudi foreign minister prince Faisal bin Farhan reiterated Saudi characterisations of Israel’s  settlement construction in the West Bank as ‘illegitimate’. Photograph: John MacDougall - Pool/Getty

Saudi Arabia has said it would not establish relations with Israel until after it reaches a peace accord with the Palestinians. The announcement amou(...)

Palestinian demonstrators hold slogans reading in Arabic “normalisation is betrayal” during a demonstration in Gaza City  against a US-brokered deal between Israel and the UAE to normalise relations. Photograph:  Mohammed Abed/AFP/via Getty Images

The Palestinian leadership did not expect the United Arab Emirates to normalise diplomatic relations with Israel, although the countries have had long(...)

US president Donald Trump and Israelai prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu take part in an announcement of Mr Trump’s Middle East peace plan in  the White House in Washington, DC on January 28th. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty

The Arab world has delivered a mixed reaction to the Trump administration’s plan to settle the Palestinian-Israeli dispute. Uncertain of the attitude(...)

US president Donald Trump and Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: deal appears timed to allow Mr Netanyahu steal back an  election agenda dominated by charges of bribery. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun

Israeli defence minister Naftali Bennett is pushing the government to vote next week to annex the Jordan Valley area of the occupied West Bank, as the(...)

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(...)

Destruction following an airstrike in the jihadist-held city of Idlib in  northwestern Syria on March 14th. Photograph: Muhammad Haj Kadour/AFP/Getty

Foreign ministers have pledged as much as $5 billion (€4.4 billion) to help Syrian refugees inside the country and on its borders, as European officia(...)

President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian National Authority addresses the 73rd United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York. Photograph: Chang W Lee/The New York Times

The opening of the UN general assembly in New York provided a platform for Arab critics of Trump administration policies toward the regional peace pro(...)

 Palestinian students attending a class at Haifa School, which is run by the United Nations Works and Relief Agency for Palestinian Refugees (Unrwa) in Beirut, Lebanon. Photograph: Nabil Mounzer/EPA

Unless new funds are found soon, the Trump administration’s decision on Friday to cancel the long-standing US financial contribution to the UN agency (...)

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