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.


Israel jails Palestinian boy over stabbing attack

Ahmed Manasra, 14, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for his role in a stabbing attack that wounded two Israelis.


Growing settler influence in Israeli police 'alarming'

The settler movement's capture of top posts in security establishment reflects the wider trends in Israeli society.

US Elections 2016

Republicans in Israel rally for Donald Trump

US presidential hopeful addresses Israeli-American supporters in a video message, pledging to make Israel "safe again".


UNESCO approves new resolution on Jerusalem

Home to Muslim, Christian and Jewish holy sites, Old City to retain conservation status after secret ballot.

Al-Aqsa mosque

UNESCO adopts anti-Israel resolution on al-Aqsa Mosque

UN agency passes resolution that criticises Israeli policies around al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem.

Special series

The Hannibal Directive

We investigate a secret order that allowed Israel's army to kill Palestinian civilians to stop the capture of a soldier.


ICC delegation to visit Israel, Palestinian territories

Delegation aims to "promote better understanding" about its work, but does not plan to probe alleged 2014 war crimes.


How 'Jewish' should Israel be?

Fears that one brand of Judaism is being forced on the country is dominating the public conversation.

Inside Story

Why is al-Aqsa Mosque compound a recurrent flash point?

Hundreds of Jewish settlers and far-right groups entered al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Sunday.


Jordan slams Israel after radical Jews visit al-Aqsa

Following the recent arrest of several Jews at al-Aqsa, King Abdullah vows to fight Israel's "repeated violations".


Thousands rally in Iran on al-Quds day

Tens of thousands of Iranians march in Tehran alone, condemning the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories.


Al-Aqsa closed to Jews during Ramadan

Police say site closed to Jews and other non-Muslim visitors until end of Islam's holy month after two days of clashes.


Several Palestinians injured in clashes at al-Aqsa

At least seven Palestinians hurt after clashing with police over visit by Jews to Muslim holy site during Ramadan.

Middle East

Palestinian family resists eviction: 'I will not leave'

An Israeli court has ordered Mazen Qerish to vacate the home where his family has lived for eight decades.