Hillary Clinton:  responded positively but cautiously to the framework deal.  Describing the tentative agreement as “an important step” in preventing a nuclear-armed Iran, she said: “The devil is always in the details in this kind of negotiation. The onus is on Iran and the bar must be set high.” Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty

Likely Republican challengers for the US presidency in 2016 voiced strong opposition to the outline of a nuclear deal with Iran, rejecting any deal (...)

Isaac Herzog at a campaign rally in a market in the mixed Jewish-Arab city of Lod  on March 3rd. The Labor Party leader, who is seeking to becom prime minister of Israel after next week’s general election, has strong Irish connections. Photograph: Uriel Sinai/The New York Times

In Isaac Herzog’s stump speech, honed over long weeks and months on the campaign trail, there invariably comes a point where he must acknowledge his b(...)

Danish prime minister Helle Thorning Schmidt arrives at the synagogue in Krystalgade in Copenhagen to show her sympathy. Photograph: Simon Laessoee/Scanpix/Reuters

Queen Margrethe of Denmark has called on Danes to defend together their shared values after police yesterday shot dead a 22-year-old Danish-born man (...)

Unsafe haven: Palestinian children take refuge at the UN school in Jabaliya before it was shelled this week. Photograph: Finbarr O’Reilly/Reuters

The call came just beore midnight on Monday. “Don’t leave your hotel tonight,” said the man from the Israel Defence Forces. He didn’t need to explain (...)

A day after President Obama phoned Israeli leader Binyamin Netanyahu demanding an “immediate, unconditional humanitarian ceasefire”, Netanyahu warned of “a lengthy campaign” against Hamas. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

The photographs of American troops pushing helicopters over the side of a US warship in 1975 became iconic images immortalising the country’s messy wi(...)

A funeral procession for children who were killed during an explosion at a park in the Shati refugee camp in Gaza City. A lull in Gaza hostilities in deference to a Muslim holiday unraveled with deadly force at a children’s playground and an area near Gaza City’s main hospital Monday. Photograph:Sergey Ponomarev/The New York Times

Israel knocked out Gaza’s only power plant, flattened the home of its Islamist Hamas political leader and pounded dozens of other high-profile targets(...)

Palestinians carry a man injured in a UN shelter in Gaza yesterday. Witnesses in the shelter said Israeli tanks fired four shells at the building. Photograph: Oliver Weiken/EPA

World leaders renewed calls for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza last night after an attack on a United Nations-run shelter killed at least 15 civilian(...)

US Secretary of State John Kerry meets Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in  Ramallah. Israeli forces pounded Gaza on Wednesday, meeting stiff resistance from Hamas Islamists and sending thousands of residents fleeing, as US Secretary of State John Kerry said on a visit to Israel ceasefire talks had made some progress. Photograph: Charles Dharapak/Reuters

As diplomatic shuttling intensified yesterday in an effort to secure a ceasefire to end the two-week conflict in Gaza, there was a public closing of r(...)

Israeli police detain a protester during Monday’s protest by Israeli Arabs in Nazareth against the Gaza offensive. Photograph: Reuters/Ammar Awad

Madj Kayyal – self-confident, purposeful, brimming with energy – has the air of a man who feels he’s part of something big. Over coffee on a hot summe(...)

Palestinian men flee from a home in the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza City. Photograph: Wissam Nassar/The New York Times

The conflict in Gaza escalated dramatically yesterday when 62 Palestinians and 13 Israelis were killed after Israeli tanks and troops entered a crowde(...)