• 7 Dec 2017

    Speaking from Ramallah is Hanan Ashrawi, a Palestinian politician and member of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation’s executive committee and from New York, Sohrab Ahamri, a senior writer at Commentary Magazine.

  • 7 Dec 2017

    The leader of the Hamas militant group called today for a new Palestinian uprising to protest President Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

  • 2 Nov 2017

    It was meant to be a meeting to show unity between Israel and the UK a hundred years on from the Balfour Declaration, which signalled British support for the creation of a Jewish homeland. But cracks were quickly apparent. Theresa May pointed to illegal Israeli settlements as a barrier to peace, while her Israeli counterpart…

  • 11 Oct 2017

    As diplomats across the world hold their breath against what President Trump may do to the Iran nuclear deal, and watch their Twitter feeds on their phones, how starkly different is the story of two Norwegians who so nearly won Middle East peace back in 1993? The story of their clandestine year-long efforts to forge…

  • 7 Sep 2017

    Syria has accused Israel of conducting an overnight strike on a military base in Hama province, in the west of the country. A Syrian monitoring group claims missiles may also have targeted a chemical weapons manufacturing facility there.

  • 25 Jul 2017

    Israel has dismantled metal detectors at a holy site in Jerusalem, following widespread protests by Palestinians. They were installed along with security cameras after two Israeli police officers guarding the site were shot dead by Arab Israelis, sparking a week of mass protests and further bloodshed on both sides. Muslim leaders, though, are still urging…

  • 14 Jul 2017

    Two Israeli police officers have died after they were attacked by gunmen near one of Jerusalem’s holiest shrines. The three attackers were shot dead by police near the Temple Mount compound, also known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary. Friday’s noon prayers had to be cancelled for the first time in years. Israel’s Prime Minister…

  • 22 May 2017

    It was meant to be a trip focused on Middle East security, as Donald Trump arrived in Israel claiming a rare opportunity to create a future of harmony and peace. But almost inevitably, his visit was overshadowed by controversy, as the President insisted he had “never mentioned the word or name Israel” during his Oval…

  • 3 Mar 2017

    Dr Husam Zomlot, an adviser to the Palestinian President.

  • 3 Mar 2017

    It’s billed as the hotel with “the worst view in the world”. The Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem opened its doors today, packed with art works by Banksy.

  • 12 Jan 2015

    Are French Jews really leaving the country in droves in the wake of the violence that rocked the country last week?

  • 15 Oct 2014

    MPs have backed a motion calling for the UK to recognise Palestine. What would it mean and are we behind the curve?

  • 6 Aug 2014

    As Sayeeda Warsi announces her resignation as Foreign Office minister over the government’s policy on Gaza, FactCheck looks at what that policy might be.

  • 24 Jul 2014

    The death toll continues to rise in Gaza, as Israel is accused of war crimes. But is Hamas responsible for some Palestinian civilian deaths?

  • 7 Jul 2014

    British Muslims who fight against the Assad regime in Syria risk being prosecuted as terrorists. What about Brits who volunteer to fight for Israel?