In Berlin, politics trump art in Arab films

The Arab film selection at the 67th Berlinale was dominated by themes such as the Syrian War and the Palestinian cause.

by Joseph Fahim

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Israel approves permits for 566 settler homes

Building plan in East Jerusalem approved by local council after being held up until Donald Trump took office in the US.


Israel authorises 3,000 more settler homes in West Bank

Netanyahu's government announces fourth batch of construction since Trump's inauguration.

Battle for Jerusalem

US embassy relocation to Jerusalem 'a war crime'

If Trump approves the move, it would overturn decades of international consensus on Jerusalem.

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

The US embassy's move to Jerusalem won't happen soon

Israel may choose to trade Trump's offer to move the US embassy to Jerusalem for a yet to be known political advantage.

by Daoud Kuttab

Middle East

PA threatens to withdraw recognition of Israel

Senior official threatens to withdraw Palestinian Authority's recognition of Israel if US embassy is moved to Jerusalem.

Battle for Jerusalem

Trump's embassy move to Jerusalem 'self-destructive'

Trump's gamble in moving the US embassy to Jerusalem will have horrific and irreversible outcomes.

Middle East

Palestinians bring anti-settlements rally to Knesset

Palestinian citizens of Israel rally against demolition of Palestinian homes as 566 settler permits are issued.


Will the American embassy move to Jerusalem?

The United States is 'discussing' moving the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.


Israel's collective punishment follows Jerusalem attack

Restrictions have been tightened for all residents of Jabal Mukaber after deadly truck ramming incident.


Broken homes: A record year of Israeli demolitions

For a full year, Al Jazeera documented the impact of Israel's home demolitions on Palestinians in East Jerusalem.


Israeli tourism maps aim to shape Jerusalem narrative

Although new version is more inclusive than controversial older map, it erases the Palestinian neighbourhood of Silwan.


Street Food Jerusalem

Travel back to 2008 with Street Food as they sample the vibrant and varied food culture in conflict-ridden Jerusalem.


Israel parliament staff denied entry over 'mini' skirts

Employees protest at dress code rules in Knesset building after colleagues blocked because dresses deemed too short.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Erdogan: Protecting Jerusalem a Muslim obligation

Turkish president urges all Muslims to "embrace the Palestinian cause and protect Jerusalem" as a common duty.