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The Israeli right believes it must seize the moment presented by a US president who broke with decades of US policy on the Middle East. File photograph: Getty Images

Even allowing for the upheaval wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic, which has forced governments and their citizens to turn their gaze inward, a plan to (...)

Rana, mother of Iyad Halak (32), holds his photo at their home in East Jerusalem. Israeli police shot dead Mr Halak near Jerusalem’s old city. He was unarmed, according to Israeli media reports. Photograph: Mahmoud Illean/AP

Israeli police officers fatally shot a Palestinian they suspected was carrying a weapon in Jerusalem’s old city on Saturday, a police spokesman said, (...)

EU foreign policy chief Joseph Borrell: he  said  Israel  would be the “most important item on the agenda” when EU foreign ministers meet  this week. Photograph: Getty Images

EU states are set to address differences among them over how to respond to proposals by Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to annex large parts(...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo: Israeli visit is his first international trip since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo will make his first international trip since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic when he visits Israel on Wedne(...)

Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara onstage at the Likud party headquarters in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Tuesday. Photograph: Amnon Gutman/Bloomberg

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu emerged as the big winner from Monday’s general election, but it may be a couple of days before he knows if (...)

Palestinian protestors in Rafah burn images of US president Donald Trump, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and an Israeli  flag during a demonstration against a US-led peace plan. Photograph:  Said Khatib/AFP via Getty

The Israeli government is pushing ahead with plans to annex the Jordan Valley and all the Jewish settlements in the West Bank. The move follows Tuesd(...)

US president Donald Trump at a press conference with Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu in the White House on Tuesday. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Blooomberg

Donald Trump unveiled his long-delayed Middle East peace plan on Tuesday, saying it would lay the foundations for “a realistic two-state solution” to (...)

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(...)

On September 13th, 1993, US president Bill Clinton stands between PLO leader Yasser Arafat and Israeli prime minister Yitzahk Rabin as they shake hands. Photograph: J David Ake/AFP/Getty Images

Twenty-five years ago on Thursday, a portly Palestinian boy scout raised the Palestinian red, white, black and green flag from the balcony of Orient H(...)

‘Now, evidently, there is to be no discussion . . . Binyamin  Netanyahu will again form a coalition with the pro-settler party of Naftali Bennett, who coarsely calls the Palestinians “shrapnel in the butt”.’  Photograph: MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images

Hello again to Binyamin Netanyahu as prime minister of Israel. He came clean on the eve of the polls, opposing the existence of the state of Palestine(...)

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