David Friedman

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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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

One-state solution?: Binyamin Netanyahu  with Donald Trump at the White House on Wednesday.  Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

What did Donald Trump say this week about Israel and Palestine? On Wednesday the new US president made his first significant comments about the Israel(...)

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(...)

View of the Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim, near Jerusalem on Sunday. Photograph: Abir Sultan/ EPA

Israel has announced plans to build almost 600 new settlement homes in occupied east Jerusalem, just two days after Donald Trump’s inauguration as US (...)

US secretary of state John Kerry with Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan, right, and other foreign ministers and representatives in Paris. Photograph: Bertrand Guay/AP

More than 70 countries and international organisations met in Paris on Sunday to “reaffirm support for a just, lasting and comprehensive resolution of(...)

 Mahmoud Abbas with  Binyamin Netanyahu in  2016. Mr Mahmoud will meet French leaders, but Mr Netanyahu has refused to attend the conference. Photograph: Amos Ben Gershom/GPO via Getty Images

The French foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault will host representatives of more than 70 countries and international organisations at the Paris Confere(...)

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(...)

T-shirts  for sale in a souvenir shop in Jerusalem. Israel’s “incredible” and “generous” offers to Palestinians have been repeatedly rejected, Donald Trump has claimed. Photograph: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images

It is a sign of Donald Trump’s megalomania that he thinks he can succeed where his predecessors failed, in making peace between Israelis and Palestini(...)

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