A teacher from the Arab town of Kabul gives an Arabic class to Israeli schoolchildren.
AP Photo/Oded Balilty
We underestimate the power of language to divide and to bring people closer together, scholars say.
With Jerusalem off the table as a shared territory, a two-state solution to the Middle East has become impossible.
Even before Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict was far-fetched. Now it's all but impossible. And that might not be a bad thing.
Graffiti images on the Separation Wall separating Bethlehem from Jerusalem.
Freya Higgins Desbiolles
Bethlehem looms large in our minds with the approach of Christmas. But the reality for people living there now or tourists wishing to visit the ancient city remains deeply politically fraught.
The city is key to both Israeli and Palestinian identity.
Aerial bombing explosion in Gaza Strip during the Cast Lead operation. January, 2009.
The BBC's former correspondent in Gaza reviews Donald Macintyre's Gaza: Preparing for Dawn.
Arthur James Balfour.
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema via Wikimedia Commons
With just 67 words, a British foreign secretary kicked off a hundred years of conflict and displacement.
After many failed attempts, Hamas and Fatah might just have struck a crucial accord. But can they follow through?
What caused the latest crisis at the world's most explosive piece of real estate, and could it happen again?
One of Israel's most controversial leaders, Benjamin Netanyahu is making the most of a chance to fly under the radar.
Vexed argument in the Labor Party about relations with Israel is set to come to a head at the conference later this month of the party’s dominant New South Wales branch. Barring the successful intervention…
The Lebanese government banned Wonder Woman just hours before its scheduled domestic release.
Why haven't feminists noted that the film is too Western and too white?
Israeli soldiers during the Six-Day War.
רפי רוגל via Wikimedia Commons
A 50-year-old conflict that redrew the Middle East in less than a week tells us a lot about how states can play the media.
US President Donald Trump talks to Arab leaders in Riyadh on his recent tour of the Middle East.
It is not clear in the wake of Trump’s visit to the Middle East is whether his public statements are part of an overarching strategy, or what might be described as a reconnaissance mission.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu talks on a podium as U.S. President Donald Trump listens.
We asked an expert on diplomacy and foreign policy.
As 1,300 prisoners went on strike for improved conditions, a wave of solidarity protests spread across the Palestinian Territories.
Inside Banksy’s Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem.
Ayman Abuzuluf (supplied)
Banksy's Walled Off Hotel invites us to consider the value of tourism as a political tool.
Donald Trump is only the most recent in a long line of US presidents who have overestimated their ability to manage the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
In leaving open the option of a single-state solution, Donald Trump recently broke with two decades of international diplomacy.
What would single and two-state solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian question look like?
Benjamin Netanyahu’s objective is to shore up Australia’s support.
Amos Ben Gershom/EPA
Israel has only a handful of friends on the international stage. Australia is one of them.
Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu is making a historic visit to Australia.
Rather than boycotting the Israeli leader's visit, we should instead demand that he put forward some concrete proposals for a meaningful peace process.