Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu, US president Donald Trump, Bahrain foreign minister Abdullatif al-Zayani and UAE foreign minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan wave from the Truman Balcony at the White House after they participated in the signing of the Abraham Accords where the countries of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates recognise Israel, in Washington on Tuesday.  Photograph: Saul Loeb/ AFP via Getty Images

It is difficult to see more than a US presidential election campaign stunt in Tuesday’s much-hyped White House signing of recognition deals between th(...)

Donald Trump badly needs a foreign policy success to burnish his “dealmaker” re-election credentials. On Thursday he appeared to get one in an agreeme(...)

The decision by Benny Gantz to break solemn election promises not to serve in government with Israel’s embattled and widely discredited prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu does not mean he will actually end up in such a coalition. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP via Getty Images

There’s many a slip between cup and lip. And the decision by Benny Gantz to break solemn election promises not to serve in government with Israel’s em(...)

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(...)

In the 25 years since the signing of the Oslo accords, the prospects for an enduring peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians have arguably never (...)

US secretary of state John Kerry with Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan, right, and other foreign ministers and representatives in Paris. Photograph: Bertrand Guay/AP

More than 70 countries and international organisations met in Paris on Sunday to “reaffirm support for a just, lasting and comprehensive resolution of(...)

US Secretary of State John Kerry last Thursday sharply rebuked Israel in a speech explaining the US refusal to veto UN Security Council resolution 233(...)

 Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu   at  Hatzerim air force base  on Thursday. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Binyamin Netanyahu’s response both to last week’s UN Security Council resolution criticising illegal Israeli settlements (on a 14-0 vote, with the US (...)

A propaganda poster during the cultural revolution is displayed at the Propaganda Art Museum in Shanghai, China, May 17 2016. The Propaganda Art Museum in Shanghai collect reproductions and original pieces of propaganda posters during the Cultural Revolutions. Photograph: Raul Ariano/NurPhoto via Getty Images

There were two significant anniversaries this week, one in the Middle East, the other in China, which passed if not quite unnoticed, certainly not com(...)

Clearly identified: The guidelines set out how   produce   from Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, which are illegal under international law, should be labelled if they are sold in the EU. Photograph: Thinkstock

The Department of Foreign Affairs has contacted all Government departments asking them to publicise new European Union guidelines for labelling produ(...)

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