• 7 Jun 2018

    The former Conservative party leader Michael Howard, has confronted Israel’s prime minister over the killing of hundreds of Palestinian protestors by Israeli troops using live ammunition – demanding ‘why did you have to kill them’. Benjamin Netanyahu – who’s been in Europe to talk about the Iran nuclear deal – claimed Israel had tried to minimise casualties, blaming Hamas for…

  • 1 Jun 2018

    A 21-year-old Palestinian medic has been killed in Gaza today near the Israeli border. She is reported to have been shot in the chest, with dozens of other people injured by live fire. In recent weeks more than a hundred Palestinians were killed by Israeli troops, including two journalists. Despite the dangers, one woman has…

  • 16 May 2018

    While hundreds of Palestinians are mourning their dead, life for most Israelis has largely been unaffected by the Gaza protests. And support for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s hardline stance against unrest in the enclave remains strong.

  • 15 May 2018

    Hamas official Ghazi Hamad discusses Gaza.

  • 15 May 2018

    Palestinian authorities reported that two more people died under the fire of the Israeli military on the Gaza border with Israel, bringing the total number of fatalities to 62 since yesterday. Many more remain critically injured in hospital. There is mounting international condemnation of Israel’s use of force, with the United Nations calling it an…

  • 11 May 2018

    Tensions on the Gaza-Israel border are high ahead of a planned major demonstration next week to mark what Palestinians refer to as “the Nakba” or “catastrophe” – a reference to Israel’s establishment in 1948 and what happened to the Palestinians who lived on that land. Today, Gaza health officials said one Palestinian has been killed…

  • 10 May 2018

    Israel has launched its biggest assault inside Syria since the start of the civil war – targeting much of Iran’s military infrastructure there. Syria’s military said three people were killed in the attacks. Israeli military positions in the occupied Golan Heights were also shelled overnight.

  • 10 May 2018

    David Keyes is the official spokesperson for Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.

  • 1 May 2018

    Britain has urged the United States not to abandon the nuclear deal with Iran, after Israel released documents claiming Tehran had lied “big time” about its nuclear weapons programme. Boris Johnson said the deal was still vitally important to keep Iran’s activities in check. But Donald Trump has signalled he could walk away from the…

  • 10 Apr 2018

    Israel has declared that soldiers heard in video footage cheering as a sniper shot a Palestinian near the Gaza border will be disciplined, although their preliminary inquiry has cleared the sniper himself, saying he had acted appropriately. The Israeli army says the incident happened in December, adding that the unapproved filming was not “the level of…

  • 7 Apr 2018

    Hundreds of people have been to the funeral of a prominent Palestinian journalist who was killed while covering mass protests along the Israeli border. He was one of ten people who died during yesterday’s actions, as Israeli troops opened fire on crowds they claimed were trying to storm the border fence. From Jerusalem, our Foreign…

  • 3 Apr 2018

    The Israeli Prime Minister has cancelled an agreement with the United Nations to resettle thousands of African migrants, just a day after he announced it. Whatever the reason is – and some say it is pressure from hawks in his coalition who opposed the deal – the decision has led to heavy criticism from Mr…

  • 10 Feb 2018

    An Iranian drone flies into Israeli airspace from Syria. It is shot down by an Israeli aircraft. Then an Israeli aircraft is shot down by forces backing the Assad regime. The Israelis launch attacks on 12 mainly Iranian targets around Damascus. The Russians say this poses an unacceptable threat to their soldiers. And it all…

  • 8 Dec 2017

    Following Friday prayers, Muslims around the world came out in protest today in response to President Trump’s controversial recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.