Israel

Israel plans thousands of new settlement homes

Israeli defence minister says construction approved in settlement of Efrat could accommodate 7,000 housing units.

Israel plans thousands of new settlement homes

Joe Biden

Biden says he'd leave US embassy in Jerusalem if elected

Joe Biden says embassy 'should not have been moved', but now that it's done, he would not move it back to Tel Aviv.

Biden says he'd leave US embassy in Jerusalem if elected

Jerusalem

Orthodox Christians mark Easter in near-empty Jerusalem

Holy Fire celebration takes place with very few worshippers amid coronavirus restrictions on movement.

Orthodox Christians mark Easter in near-empty Jerusalem

Coronavirus pandemic

'Painful': Al-Aqsa closed for Ramadan over coronavirus

Jerusalem Islamic Waqf makes 'painful' decision to close sacred site to worshippers during holy month.

'Painful': Al-Aqsa closed for Ramadan over coronavirus

Middle East

An 'extraordinary' Easter in Jerusalem amid coronavirus closures

Religious leaders are encouraging Christians to tune in to Easter services streamed live on Facebook or websites.

An 'extraordinary' Easter in Jerusalem amid coronavirus closures

Israel

Israel arrests Palestinian governor of Jerusalem

Ghaith's lawyer says he was apprehended primarily due to Palestinian activity related to the coronavirus outbreak.

Israel arrests Palestinian governor of Jerusalem

Coronavirus pandemic

Friday prayer at home for most but some risk infection at mosques

Most major mosques worldwide close doors to Muslim worshippers for 'Jummah', but there were bouts of communal praying.

Friday prayer at home for most but some risk infection at mosques

Middle East

Prayers restricted across Middle East amid coronavirus fears

Religious authorities limit, cancel weekly prayer gatherings in states across region as COVID-19 cases persist.

Prayers restricted across Middle East amid coronavirus fears

Opinion

Israel's attack on Palestinian bread

Why the closure of an old Palestinian bakery in Jerusalem matters.

Mariam Barghouti

by Mariam Barghouti

Mariam Barghouti

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Trump's Middle East plan: Decoding a century of failed deals

Al Jazeera read all 181 pages of 'the deal of the century', comparing its language with 100 years of failed agreements.

Trump's Middle East plan: Decoding a century of failed deals

Opinion

The Trump plan threatens the status quo at al-Haram al-Sharif

The plan could pave the way for an Israeli takeover of the holy site in Jerusalem.

Ofer Zalzberg

by Ofer Zalzberg

Ofer Zalzberg

Middle East

Israeli forces kill Palestinian in Jerusalem after alleged attack

Israeli police said in a statement they 'neutralised' the man because he had 'the aim of harming them'.

Israeli forces kill Palestinian in Jerusalem after alleged attack

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Israeli forces kill Palestinian teen as more troops deployed

Palestinian health ministry says Badr Nafla, 19, died after being shot by Israeli forces in the neck near Tulkarem city.

Israeli forces kill Palestinian teen as more troops deployed

Palestine

Palestinian teen killed in protest as tensions rise over US plan

Palestinian health ministry says Mohammed al-Haddad, 17, was shot dead during clashes in Hebron.

Palestinian teen killed in protest as tensions rise over US plan

Occupied West Bank

'A joke': Palestinians slam Trump's proposal for new capital

Under US proposal, a small village in East Jerusalem has been earmarked as capital of a future Palestinian state.

'A joke': Palestinians slam Trump's proposal for new capital