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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(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs  Simon Coveney and his Palestinian counterpart Riad al-Malki deliver a joint address on the stalled Middle East pease process. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Ireland may recognise a Palestinian state if peace talks with Israel aimed at producing a two-state solution in the region continue to stagnate. Mini(...)

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(...)

Palestinian Bedouin encampment of Khan al-Ahmar in the occupied West Bank: the villagers rejected Israeli proposals to relocate to two other West Bank locations, one close to a rubbish dump. Photograph: Mohamad Torokman/Reuters

The Israeli high court of justice has given the green light for the demolition of the West Bank Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, rejecting petitions (...)

Palestinians in boats in the sea at Gaza during a protest against the Israeli blockade on August 18th. Photograph: Mohammed Salem/Reuters

After agreeing to a truce on the Gaza border, Israel and Hamas hope to clinch a more comprehensive ceasefire arrangement, via Egyptian and United Nati(...)

Palestinian paramedics carry a youth injured at the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip on August 17th.  Photograph:  Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty

Israeli troops killed two Palestinians and wounded scores of others taking part in weekly Gaza border protests on Friday, medics said, as Egyptian med(...)

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas: has dismissed the Trump administration’s plan as the “slap of the century” and declared he will not commit “treason” by discussing it. Photograph: Mohamad Torokman

More than 80 per cent of Palestinians in the Israeli-occupied territories oppose the Trump administration’s “deal of the century” meant to bring peace(...)

US president Donald Trump holds a chart of military hardware sales as he welcomes Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Washington in  March 2018. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has said the kingdom will not accept any regional peace plan that fails to address the status of Arab territory occupied by(...)

Palestinian activist  Ahed Tamimi (17) speaks during a press conference on the outskirts of the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh on Sunday upon her release from prison after an eight-month sentence. Photograph: Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images

A Palestinian teenager released by Israel on Sunday after completing a prison term for kicking and slapping a soldier has said the struggle against Is(...)

Demonstrators attend a rally to protest against the Jewish nation state Bill in Tel Aviv. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

Arab governments have condemned the “nation state” law adopted by Israel’s parliament last week as racist, discriminatory and an obstacle to peace. Th(...)

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