Jonathan Cook

Jonathan Cook

Hamas

Will Hamas-Fatah reconciliation deal succeed?

Agreement leaves the most contentious issues, such as national elections, up for future discussion.

Will Hamas-Fatah reconciliation deal succeed?

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Is Hamas, Fatah rapprochement a win-win deal?

The rival Palestinian factions are set to meet in Gaza after a decade of bitter feuding.

Is Hamas, Fatah rapprochement a win-win deal?

Middle East

Palestinians decry church patriarch's role in land deal

Greek Orthodox Church plunged into renewed crisis as its leaders are accused of selling off land to Jewish settlers.

Palestinians decry church patriarch's role in land deal

Israel

Criminal indictments loom large for Israeli PM

Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife are both facing potential charges, raising questions about the prime minister's future.

Criminal indictments loom large for Israeli PM

Gaza

Is Gaza-Sinai state a possibility for Palestinians?

The long-discussed plan could see most of Gaza's population end up in Sinai, alongside millions of Palestinian refugees.

Is Gaza-Sinai state a possibility for Palestinians?

Middle East

How Israel gains from Egypt-Saudi Red Sea islands deal

Tel Aviv could use diplomatic capital gained in its approval of Tiran and Sanafir deal for support on Palestinian issue.

How Israel gains from Egypt-Saudi Red Sea islands deal

GCC

Israel hopes GCC rift will 'intensify Hamas' isolation'

The Saudis publicly adopted Israel's definition of Hamas as a "terror organisation" rather than a resistance movement.

Israel hopes GCC rift will 'intensify Hamas' isolation'

UN

Inside the US fight to fix Israel's global standing

US and Israel lead a campaign of intimidation against the UN to forcibly rehabilitate Israel's international standing.

Inside the US fight to fix Israel's global standing

Jerusalem

Israel approves plans to tighten grip on East Jerusalem

Figures show that Israel has been allowing Jewish ultra-nationalists to visit the Al-Aqsa compound in record numbers.

Israel approves plans to tighten grip on East Jerusalem

Palestine

US ambassador to Israel: 'Great advantage to Netanyahu'

David Friedman is known for his support for the most extreme elements in Israel's settler movement.

US ambassador to Israel: 'Great advantage to Netanyahu'

Palestine

Knesset's new bill 'portrays racism as entirely normal'

Israel's Knesset has passed its first vote on a new bill defining Israel as 'a national home of the Jewish people'.

Knesset's new bill 'portrays racism as entirely normal'

Israel

Critics blast US shipment of fighter jets to Israel

Israel is the first country outside the US to get access to the F-35 warplane, the most expensive ever developed.

Critics blast US shipment of fighter jets to Israel