An elderly Palestinian man during clashes in the West Bank city of Hebron. Photograph: Abed al Hashlamoun/EPA

For Jordan the fate of East Jerusalem and the West Bank is an existential issue. Jordan’s Arab Legion fought bitter battles with Israel’s forces to pr(...)

Israeli air force fighters over the Sinai peninsula on the first day of the Six Day war. On the morning of June 5th, 1967, Israeli planes destroyed the entire Egyptian air force on the ground. Photograph: AFP Photo

On the morning of June 5th, 1967, Israeli war planes destroyed the entire Egyptian air force on the ground, winning the Six Day war in its first hour.(...)

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(...)