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Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney puts on a kippa, the traditional Jewish skullcap for men, during his visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial museum. Photograph: Gali Tibbon/Getty

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused the Government of failing to condemn Palestinians for incitement and for glorifying those who co(...)

A shop vendor sells vegetables at a market in the old city of the West bank town of Hebron. The IMF reports the Palestinian economy has grown by 3 per cent annually over the last few years. Photograph: Abed al-Hashlamoun

Packs of pilgrims assembled on the plaza outside the fortress walls of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem are being harangued with holy history b(...)

Israeli air force fighters over the Sinai peninsula on the first day of the Six Day war. On the morning of June 5th, 1967, Israeli planes destroyed the entire Egyptian air force on the ground. Photograph: AFP Photo

On the morning of June 5th, 1967, Israeli war planes destroyed the entire Egyptian air force on the ground, winning the Six Day war in its first hour.(...)

Workers build a new section of the wall dividing Israel from the West Bank, close to the southern kibbutz of Lahav. Photograph: Jack  Guez/AFP/Getty

As Israel marks the 50th anniversary of its occupation of the West Bank, for a third generation of Palestinians the occupation is the only reality the(...)

Israeli Jewish settlers Noam and Tehilla Cohen in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Neve Erez: “I didn’t come here because of ideology but it suits my ideology,” says Noam. Photograph: Heidi Levine

A few months after the end of the Six-Day War, the Israeli government of Levi Eshkol gave permission to a group of citizens to re-establish the commun(...)

The new leader of Hamas movement in Gaza Strip, Yahya Sinwar (left) and Hamas senior leader Sheikh Ismaeil Haneiya   during a news conference in Doha, Qatar, announcing the new Hamas policy document. Photograph: EPA/Mohammed Saber

Hamas’s decision to amend its charter by accepting the creation of a Palestinian state in territories occupied by Israel in 1967 is nothing new. By (...)

 A Palestinian girl cries during the funeral of her teacher Riham Dawabsha, at Douma village near the West Bank city of Nablus in September 2015. Photograph:  Alaa Badarneh/EPA

I had not thought about the world for a very long time and, of all places, this place had seemed easier to ignore. I am driving down to Jericho now an(...)

 Eileen Gray’s modernist  home, E-1027, at Roquebrune-Cap-Martin in the South of France, which features murals by Le Corbusier

While the Irish have a reputation for travelling the world, so too does our culture. Beyond the ubiquitous Irish pub, with its varying degrees of aut(...)

A woman named Samira kisses Diaa Hadid’s cheek after sharing her prayer mat with Hadid, in Mecca, in Saudi Arabia. Photograph: Diaa Hadid/New York Times)

Diaa Hadid, a correspondent in the Jerusalem bureau of the New York Times, completed her first pilgrimage to Mecca this week. She chronicles the expe(...)

A view of the Palestinian Museum museum from the garden

The parched countryside outside the city of Ramallah in the Palestinian West Bank roundly undulates with soft-topped hills and valleys. Just decades a(...)

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