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The US Consulate in Jerusalem. Photograph: Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images

Palestinian leaders have reacted angrily to Washington’s closure of the US consulate in Jerusalem and its merger with the newly opened US embassy in t(...)

The Palestine Liberation Organisation office in Washington. The mission opened in the US capital in 1994. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

The Trump administration is to close the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) office in Washington DC in a move likely to inflame tensions in the(...)

 Israeli leader Binyamin Netanyahu reaches out to shake hands with Paraguay’s then leader Horacio Cartes at a 2016 meeting in Jerusalem. File photograph: Gali Tibbon/AFP/Getty Images

Israel is closing its embassy in Paraguay and recalling its ambassador from Asunción to protest against Paraguay’s decision to move its Israeli embass(...)

 Tanaiste Simon Coveney is making his third visit to Israel and Palestine in the space of a year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Simon Coveney held what were termed “frank and forthright” discussions with Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Thursday night at th(...)

A bulldozer demolishes a home in the recently evicted illegal Israeli settler outpost of Amona. Israel has passed a law retroactively legalising about 4,000 settler homes built on privately owned Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

The European Union has cancelled a top-level summit with Israel in response to a new law retroactively legalising some 4,000 settler homes built on pr(...)

David Friedman, Donald Trump’s nominee to be next US ambassador to Israel, with the US president-elect and his daughter Ivanka. Photograph: Bradley C Bower/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The Palestinian leadership has warned that if US president-elect Donald Trump follows through with his promise to relocate the American embassy from T(...)

Front, François Hollande, Jean-Marc Ayrault, John Kerry and Federica Mogherini, as well Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan (2nd right, 2nd row), in Paris in a bid to revive the Middle East peace process. Photograph: Saul Loeb AFP/Getty Images

For the French officials who organised it, Friday’s ministerial conference on relaunching the Middle East “peace process” was nothing short of miracul(...)

A group of European Christian Dutch visit in a showroom of soaps produced in a small factory in the Israeli settlement of Kohav Hashahar, in the occupied West Bank, during a tour organised by the Lev Haolam foundation, which supports companies in Israeli settlements. Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images

The European Union has issued new guidelines for labelling products made in Israeli settlements, a move that follows years of pressure from some membe(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry. He said Israel gave assurances it had no intention of changing the status quo at the al-Aqsa mosque compound. Photograph: AFP Photo//Brian Snyder

Palestinian officials reacted warily on Sunday to what US secretary of state John Kerry hailed as Jordan’s “excellent suggestion” to calm Israeli-Pale(...)

Palestinians walk near the Dome of Rock mosque inside the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Islam’s third holiest site. Photograph: Getty

Israeli police and Palestinians clashed on Sunday at Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque compound, where violence in recent weeks has raised international con(...)

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