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What next as violence between Israel and Palestine spirals?
Palestinians flee a stun grenade thrown Israeli security forces near the Al-Aqsa mosque
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What next as violence between Israel and Palestine spirals?

Gaza bombarded by military jets following Hamas rocket attacks on Jerusalem
11 May 2021
Why has East Jerusalem erupted into violence?
Palestinians flee from Israeli security forces near the Al-Aqsa mosque
In Depth

Why has East Jerusalem erupted into violence?

Tensions rise amid anger at threatened expulsion of Palestinian families
10 May 2021
Why Israeli railway plan is controversial
Western Wall
In Brief

Why Israeli railway plan is controversial

Extension of line to heart of Jerusalem's Old City condemned by Jordan and environmentalists
19 Feb 2020
Ancient ring found to belong to the man who crucified Jesus
rosary
In Depth

Ancient ring found to belong to the man who crucified Jesus

Identity of the ring's owner had not been known for 50 years
30 Nov 2018
Australia ‘considering’ moving embassy to Jerusalem
Australia is reportedly considering moving its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem
In Brief

Australia ‘considering’ moving embassy to Jerusalem

Prime minister accused of ‘deceitful, dangerous games’ ahead of crucial by-election
16 Oct 2018
Hidden culture: a trip through Jerusalem
Jerusalem, Israel
In Depth

Hidden culture: a trip through Jerusalem

Behind the headlines and conflict lies one of the world’s most culturally nourishing cities
8 Oct 2018
Paraguay moving new Jerusalem embassy back to Tel Aviv
Asuncion, Paraguay, Israel, Jerusalem
In Brief

Paraguay moving new Jerusalem embassy back to Tel Aviv

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu responds by ordering closure of his own nation’s embassy in Paraguay
6 Sep 2018

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What is Israel’s ‘nation state’ law?
Israel, flag
In Depth

What is Israel’s ‘nation state’ law?

Newly passed Bill angers Arab minority by defining country as national homeland of the Jewish people
19 Jul 2018
What is the capital of Israel?
Two major West Bank settlements could soon fall within Jerusalem's city limits
In Depth

What is the capital of Israel?

Dozens killed at Gaza border as US embassy opens in Jerusalem
15 May 2018
Gaza braced for fresh violence after dozens shot dead
A Palestinian boy holds his national flag during clashes with Israeli security forces near the Gaza border
In Depth

Gaza braced for fresh violence after dozens shot dead

‘Great March of Return’ protests against new US embassy in Jerusalem and Israel’s 70th anniversary
15 May 2018
Why the US embassy move to Jerusalem is so controversial
Netanyahu Trump
In Depth

Why the US embassy move to Jerusalem is so controversial

Decision upends decades of US diplomacy and threatens to spark unrest in Middle East
14 May 2018
PLO urged to stop recognising Israel
Protests have broken out across the Muslim world since the US embassy decision
In Brief

PLO urged to stop recognising Israel

Fallout from US embassy decision could end two-state solution
17 Jan 2018
Trump threatens to cut US aid to Palestinians
President Trump addresses South Korea's parliament as part of Asia tour
In Brief

Trump threatens to cut US aid to Palestinians

‘Dangerous’ move could be more damaging than Jerusalem controversy
3 Jan 2018
Donald Trump’s Jerusalem policy rejected by UN
The UN General Assembly votes to condemn Trump’s stance on Jerusalem
In Brief

Donald Trump’s Jerusalem policy rejected by UN

128 member states voted for anti-US resolution despite threats of cuts to their aid
22 Dec 2017
Trump threatens to withhold aid over UN Jerusalem vote
Donald Trump threatens to withhold aid over UN Jerusalem vote
In Brief

Trump threatens to withhold aid over UN Jerusalem vote

UN General Assembly to vote on rejecting recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital
21 Dec 2017
Turkey to open embassy in East Jerusalem
Donald Trump's decision has sparked global protests, such as this one by Bosnian Muslims in Sarajevo
In Brief

Turkey to open embassy in East Jerusalem

And Egypt has drafted a UN resolution calling US recognition of the holy city as Israel's capital ‘null and void’
18 Dec 2017
Muslim nations declare East Jerusalem capital of Palestine
US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital has ignited the region
In Brief

Muslim nations declare East Jerusalem capital of Palestine

Islamic leaders sign letter condemning Donald Trump and say US has relinquished its role as Middle East peace broker
14 Dec 2017
Jerusalem: Arab leaders issue warning as protests mount
Beirut protests
In Brief

Jerusalem: Arab leaders issue warning as protests mount

‘This is an extended battle, a battle that will be escalated,’ Arab League chief says
11 Dec 2017
Donald Trump prepares to reveal stance on Jerusalem
Mahmoud Abbas has warned of dire consequences if Trump recognises Jerusalem as the Israeli capital
In Brief

Donald Trump prepares to reveal stance on Jerusalem

Middle Eastern leaders have urged him not to recognise the city as Israel’s capital
4 Dec 2017
Israeli ‘Greater Jerusalem’ bill paused after US pressure
Two major West Bank settlements could soon fall within Jerusalem's city limits
In Depth

Israeli ‘Greater Jerusalem’ bill paused after US pressure

Legislation to secure a Jewish majority in the holy city a ploy to annex parts of West Bank, critics claim
30 Oct 2017
England anthem: don't hold your breath
160113-england-football.jpg
In Depth

England anthem: don't hold your breath

MPs discuss alternative to God Save the Queen at sporting events, but a change is unlikely
13 Jan 2016
Violence in Israel: what is behind this spate of attacks?
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In Depth

Violence in Israel: what is behind this spate of attacks?

Some have suggested that attacks are coordinated, but most experts believe they have been largely spontaneous
13 Nov 2015
Ban Ki-moon holds talks in Jerusalem amid ongoing violence
Ban Ki Moon
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Ban Ki-moon holds talks in Jerusalem amid ongoing violence

UN chief appeals for calm as Benjamin Netanyahu makes incendiary comments about the Holocaust
21 Oct 2015
VENETIA RAINEY: A glint of hope in the Middle East
Columnist Venetia Rainey
In Depth

VENETIA RAINEY: A glint of hope in the Middle East

Hamas removed from terror blacklist, Palestinian state recognised by EU – 17 December was a big day
18 Dec 2014
Hit and run attack: what is happening in Jerusalem?
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In Depth

Hit and run attack: what is happening in Jerusalem?

Hamas claims responsibility for the killing of an Israeli policeman amid fears of a third intifada
6 Nov 2014
Gaza strikes: half of dead were women and children
Palestinians carry the body of a woman killed in an Israeli air strike
In Brief

Gaza strikes: half of dead were women and children

Russia, France and the US call for ceasefire as death toll in Gaza reaches 80
11 Jul 2014
Israeli ultra-orthodox protest against army draft
Ultra-orthodox Jewish protestors
In Brief

Israeli ultra-orthodox protest against army draft

Israeli government plans to enlist 5,200 ultra-orthodox Jews – previously exempt from the draft – by mid-2017
3 Mar 2014
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