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US secretary of state Antony Blinken is greeted by Israeli foreign minister Gabi Ashkenazi as he steps off the plane at Tel Aviv airport on Tuesday. Photograph: Alex Brandon/Pool/AP

US secretary of state Antony Blinken has pledged to reopen the country’s consulate in Jerusalem – the diplomatic mission that engages with the Palesti(...)

United States secretary of state Antony Blinken (pictured) and national security adviser Jake Sullivan met separately with Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney at Shannon Airport on Monday. Photograph: Alex Brandon/Pool/AFP via Getty

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney met with two of the Biden administration’s highest-ranking figures on Monday evening at Shannon Airport for(...)

 Israeli security forces and Palestinian Muslim worshippers clash in Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque compound on Friday. Photograph: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP via Getty Images

The ceasefire that went into effect at 2am on Friday morning between Israel and the militant groups in Gaza is holding, although police again clashed (...)

US president Joe Biden: “The president conveyed to the prime minister that he expected a significant de-escalation today on the path to a ceasefire.” Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

International pressure for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas mounted on Wednesday, as US president Joe Biden told prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu(...)

 United Nations secretary general  Antonio Guterres virtually addresses the UN Security Council on Sunday. Photograph: Jason Szenes/EPA

UN secretary general Antonio Guterres urged all parties in the deepening Israeli-Palestinian conflict to respect international law, as he denounced th(...)

Smoke billows after an Israeli airstrike on Gaza City targeted the Ansar compound, linked to the Hamas movement. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP via Getty

Twenty-seven days before the first rocket was fired from Gaza this week, a squad of Israeli police officers entered the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, b(...)

A policeman stands on rubble from a building housing the Associated Press office and other media in Gaza City that was destroyed after Israeli warplanes demolished it on Saturday. Photograph: Hatem Moussa/AP

With the death toll in Gaza from Israeli air strikes approaching 200, including more than 50 children, Israeli prime minster Binyamin Netanyahu has do(...)

An Israeli air strike on Gaza City. Prime minister  Binyamin Netanyahu says  Israel has no plans on relenting in its attacks against Hamas in Gaza. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP via Getty Images

With apartment buildings falling like houses of cards in Gaza, rockets striking Israeli towns and sectarian violence spreading across the Jewish state(...)

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas  speaking during an emergency meeting of the Fatah Central Committee and the PLO Executive Committee in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah on May 12th. Photograph:  Abbas Momani/AFP via Getty Images

The exchanges of rockets, bombs and shells between Israel and Gaza have exposed the impotence of the Fatah-dominated Palestinian Authority, which can (...)

Smoke rises following Israeli missile strikes on Gaza City, Thursday, May 13th, 2021. Photograph: Khalil Hamra/AP

Violence erupted across the West Bank on Friday with at least 10 Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli troops. The West Bank, ruled by president(...)

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