Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas gestures as he chairs a Palestinian National Council meeting in Ramallah on April 30th. Photograph: Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu accused Mahmoud Abbas of anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial on Wednesday after the Palestinian leader sugge(...)

The United States Consulate building complex in West Jerusalem, photographed in 2017. File photograph: Jim Hollander/EPA

The United States said on Friday it will open its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem in May, a move from Tel Aviv that reverses decades of US policy and i(...)

Houses in Shvut Rachel, a West Bank Jewish settlement close to the Jewish settlement of Shilo, near Ramallah. Photograph: Baz Ratner

The United States dismissed as false an Israeli assertion on Monday that the two countries were discussing the possibility of Israel annexing Jewish s(...)

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(...)

Israeli border police forces patrol near the Western Wall (centre left) and the Dome of the Rock (top) at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound on December 5th, 2017. Photograph: Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump told Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday he intends to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a Palestinian (...)

The Israeli settlement of Ariel in the West Bank. Israel announced plans on Tuesday for 2,500 more settlement homes in the occupied West Bank. Photograph: Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP/Getty Images

Israel announced plans on Tuesday for 2,500 more settlement homes in the occupied West Bank, the second such declaration since US president Donald Tru(...)

Ultra-Orthodox Jews during a  priestly blessing at the high holiday of Passover in April 2016 in front of the Western Wall in Jerusalem, Israel. The Temple Mount or al-Aqsa Mosque is visible  to the centre-left. File photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Unesco member states have renewed a resolution criticising Israel for restricting Muslim access to a Jerusalem holy site, a European diplomatic source(...)

Avigdor Lieberman (left), head of the far-right Yisrael Beitenu party, and Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu sign a coalition deal in Jerusalem on Wednesday. Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters.

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his choice for defence minister, ultranationalist Avigdor Lieberman, signed a coalition agreement on Wed(...)

Israeli justice  minister  Tzipi Livni:   “We took a place that was not controversial and turned it into a place that was controversial.”  Photograph:  Gali Tibbon/AFP/Getty Images

Israel’s doveish justice minister Tzipi Livni has criticised the government’s decision to appropriate a large swath of West Bank land near Bethlehem, (...)

 A general view of Gevaot settlement in the Gush Etzion settelment bloc near the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Yesterday   Israel announced that it plans to expropriate 400 hectares of land near Bethlehem in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. The Palestinian owners of the land have 45 days to contest the decision to Israel’s Military Appeals Committee, a government spokesman said in Tel Aviv. Photograph: Reuters

The decision by Israel to appropriate land in the West Bank has been condemned by Palestinians and criticised by the US, British and Irish governme(...)

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