Opinion

Donald Trump: A president swallowed by history

The US has tried and failed to create a capital for another state before. "Israeli" Jerusalem will be the next Saigon.

Stanley L Cohen

by Stanley L Cohen

Stanley L Cohen

Middle East

African asylum seekers face deportation from Israel

Thousands of African asylum seekers and refugees are facing deportation from Israel, after parliament approved a bill allowing the government to force them out of the country.

Hezbollah

Hezbollah chief calls for strategy to confront Israel

As thousands rally in Beirut against Trump's Jerusalem move, Hassan Nasrallah vows to renew focus on Palestinian cause.

Hezbollah's Hassan Nasrallah vows to focus on Palestine

Inside Story

Does the EU have a role in the Middle East?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made his first visit to the EU's headquarters in Brussels.

Privacy & Surveillance

Ethiopia targets activists with Israeli spyware: Report

More oversight on commercial spyware is needed, says author of new report on how Ethiopia allegedly spies on dissidents.

Ethiopia targets activists with Israeli spyware: Report

Palestine

PLO member: US has ripped legal foundation of peace

PLO member denounces US VP after Palestinian president withdrew from scheduled meeting amid Jerusalem fury.

Hanan Ashrawi: US ripped legal foundation of peace

European Union

EU shuns call to recognise Jerusalem as Israeli capital

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini rejects Benjamin Netanyahu's call to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

EU shuns call to recognise Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Israel

Netanyahu seeks EU support on Jerusalem status

Israeli prime minister encourages EU states to move their embassies to Jerusalem, recognising it as Israel's capital.

Netanyahu seeks EU support on Jerusalem status

Middle East

Erdogan and Netanyahu exchange insults over Jerusalem

Turkish leader labels Israel a 'terrorist state' after US recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Erdogan: Israel is a terrorist state

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Abbas snubs Pence over US Jerusalem move

Palestinian president will not meet Vice President Pence during his upcoming Middle East visit, PA official says.

Abbas snubs US Vice President Pence over Jerusalem move

Jerusalem

Macron calls on Netanyahu to end settlement building

French President Emmanuel Macron says he disapproves of the decision by the US to declare Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Jerusalem

Israeli crackdown brings protests in Jerusalem to standstill

Israeli authorities have carried out extensive ID checks and cracked down on any use of the Palestinian flag.

Jerusalem

From Syria to Indonesia: Protests over Jerusalem spread

Anger about the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital is escalating, with protests in several major cities around the world.

Intifada

Stories from the first Intifada: 'They broke my bones'

Three Palestinians who lived through the first uprising from 1987-1993 share their experiences.

Stories from the first Intifada: 'They broke my bones'

Jerusalem

Palestinian Christians: 'Jerusalem is for the three religions'

Palestinian Christians have expressed their frustration with Donald Trump’s decision to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.