Jonathan Cook

Jonathan Cook

Palestine

Hamas and Fatah: Why the two groups are failing

Palestinian factions need to reinvent themselves and find successful strategies to give the public hope, analysts say.

Hamas and Fatah: Why the two groups are failing

Israel

Israel celebrates 'pyrrhic' victory as it turns 70

Israel benefits from a strong military and even stronger allies, but analysts warn the state faces major challenges.

Israel celebrates 'pyrrhic' victory as it turns 70

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Israeli parliament endorses 'nation-state bill' for first reading

Key Knesset committee approves final draft of 'Zionism's flagship bill' defining Israel exclusively as nation for Jews.

Israeli parliament endorses 'nation-state bill' for first reading

Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli PM Netanyahu 'cannot cling on to power much longer'

Analysts say Israeli PM Netanyahu's days in office are numbered as police investigate two new corruption probes.

Israeli PM Netanyahu 'cannot cling on to power much longer'

Israel

Israel: DNA tests may provide answers on missing babies

Gene-testing initiatives promise to shed light on what happened to thousands of babies taken from parents in the 1950s.

Israel: DNA tests may provide answers on missing babies

Israel

Israel's Shin Bet to face first-ever torture probe

In highly unusual case, an Israeli secret police interrogator will face an investigation over torture allegations.

Israel's Shin Bet to face first-ever torture probe

Jerusalem

How will US Jerusalem move affect Israel's far right?

Analysts fear Trump's rubber-stamping of the right's political goals will further radicalise both sides of the divide.

How will US Jerusalem move affect Israel's far right?

Politics

Israel instructs diplomats to support Saudis: Cable

Leaked cable shows Israel told diplomats to support Saudi Arabia's war of words with Iran and Lebanese group Hezbollah.

Israel instructs diplomats to support Saudis: Cable

Israel

Israel maintains robust arms trade with rogue regimes

Myanmar, which is conducting a 'textbook ethnic cleansing' of its Rohingya minority, is among the beneficiaries.

Israel maintains robust arms trade with rogue regimes

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