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Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas deplored threats by the US administration to cut funding to the United Nations’ Palestinian relief agency, UNRWA. Photograph: Alaa Badarneh/EPA

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has appealed to European Union member states “swiftly to recognise the state of Palestine”. Such a move, he said w(...)

In the 25 years since the signing of the Oslo accords, the prospects for an enduring peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians have arguably never (...)

Senior Palestinian official Salim Zaanoun reads a statement at the end of a meeting of the Palestinian Central Council in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Tuesday. Photograph: Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images

The Palestinian Central Council has voted to call for the suspension of recognition of Israel as a response to US president Donald Trump’s recognitio(...)

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas at a meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Sunday. Photograph: Iabbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images

Israeli leaders have reacted with disdain to angry speech by Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in which he denounced Zionism as a colonialist projec(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas at the president’s office in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Photograph: Majdi Mohammed/AP

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has invited Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas to Ireland for what would be his first officia(...)

Family and relatives carry the body of Israeli settler Rabbi Raziel Shevah during his funeral in Havat Gilad settlement in the West Bank on Wednesday. Rabbi Raziel Shevah was killed  in a drive-by shooting on Tuesday. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has called on Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas to condemn Tuesday night’s killing of a Jewish settler and(...)

Palestinian demonstrators in Hebron in the West Bank set fire last month to a banner depicting multiple US flags after US president Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Photograph: Mussa Qawasma/Reuters

Palestinians have reacted angrily to the threat by US president Donald Trump to cut aid if the Palestinians refuse to engage in peace talks with Israe(...)

A man holds a placard reading “Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine” during a protest against US president Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Photograph: Muhammad Hamed/Reuters.s

US president Donald Trump weighed in Tuesday on the stalled Middle East peace process, saying that the Palestinian Authority was taking “hundreds of m(...)

An Israeli flag near the Dome of the Rock, located in Jerusalem’s Old City on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount. Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters

Israel’s parliament has passed a Bill stipulating that any plan to cede parts of Jerusalem would require approval by a special majority of 80 Knesset(...)

Palestinian protesters take cover from tear gas fired by Israeli security forces in the Israeli occupied West Bank. Photogrraph: Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images

The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, has said he would “no longer accept” any peace plan proposed by the United States, instead calling on France(...)

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