Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas attends a meeting with Palestinian leadership in the West Bank City of Ramallah. Mr Abbas also signed a document facilitating membership requests for Palestine in some 15 international bodies within the United Nations. Photograph: Mohamad Torokman/Reuters

Jonathan Pollard, who was jailed for life by the Americans in 1987 after being found guilt(...)

Israelis hold signs last night during a protest outside US secretary of state John Kerry’s hotel in Jerusalem against the planned release by Israel of Palestinian prisoners as a confidence-building gesture. Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters

US secretary of state John Kerry met Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu for the second time in less than 12 hours yesterday in an effor(...)

An Israeli court  today convicted former prime minister Ehud Olmert of bribery.  Photograph: David Silverman/Pool/Files

An Israeli court has today convicted former prime minister Ehud Olmert of bribery over his ties to a real-estate deal while in his previous po(...)

An Israeli border policeman detains a Palestinian protestor during clashes in east Jerusalem on Saturday ahead of Land Day yesterday. Land Day, observed by Israelis, commemorates the killing by security forces of six Arabs in 1976 during protests. Photograph: Reuters\Amir Cohen

Israel failed to release a fourth batch of Palestinian prisoners over the weekend, puttin(...)

Israeli soldiers on top of a tank, taking positions near the village of Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights, on the Israeli-Syrian border yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Atef Safadi

Syria has warned that Israeli air strikes could destabilise the entire Middle East after attacks inside Syria yesterday left a soldier dead and sev(...)

Israeli defence minister Moshe Ya’alon

Ahead of today’s crucial White House talks between US president Barack Obama and Palesti(...)

Palestinian medics tend to a man whom they said was wounded in an Israeli air strike, at a hospital in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on March 13th, 2014. Photograph: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters

A fragile ceasefire came into effect on Thursday after the most serious flare-up in violence along the Gaza border since the second Gaza war in 201(...)

 A handout image made available by the Israeli government press office showing Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu  speaking to  British prime minister David Cameron at his office in Jerusalem today. Photograph: Kobi Gideon/EPA

British prime minister David Cameron has urged Israel to pursue a peace deal with Palestinians that could mean “an end of all conflict” in th(...)

Supporters of the Union Of Palestinian Women Committees argue with Israeli solders during a protest at the Howara checkpoint near Nablus in the West Bank on Saturday. Photograph: EPA/Alaa Badarneh

Dozens of Israeli teenagers have sent a letter to prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu d(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel with Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem yesterday. Germany views Iran as a potential threat not just to Israel, but also to European countries, Ms Merkel said yesterday at their joint news conference. Photograph: Reuters

A Hizbullah stronghold on the Lebanon-Syria border was hit twice on Monday night, killing several Hizbullah operatives, in what Lebanese and ot(...)

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