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.
People praying on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem’s Old City.
Wondering why Jerusalem matters so much? A 25-year veteran of the Israeli Foreign Service explains what you need to know.
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.
Why Jerusalem matters to evangelicals.
Many American evangelicals believe that the establishment and protection of Israel set up a chain of event for the return of Jesus. What were the origins of this narrative?
Israeli diggers work on opening new roads on a land prepared for the construction of the first Israeli West Bank settlement of Amichai in 25 years, 21 June 2017.
Hundreds of companies operate in illegal settlements in the Palestinian territories – and the UN is listing some of them.
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.
Eritrean asylum seekers protest against deportation in Israel, in January 2017.
Israel is deporting thousands of Eritrean asylum seekers to Rwanda, while in the US, many face being sent back to the country they fled.
Bibi! Fancy seeing you here!
When the DfID minister held secret meetings with government officials while on holiday, she seems to have forgotten about her quest to stamp out dodgy dealings in development spending.
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.
The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization was founded in 1945.
Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA
The US still owes UNESCO millions in arrears.
What caused the latest crisis at the world's most explosive piece of real estate, and could it happen again?
A rocket is launched from Israel’s Iron Dome, an anti-missile system, in order to intercept a rocket fired by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip in 2011.
(AP Photo/Dan Balilty, File)
There is much debate over how to react to North Korean missile threats. What can we learn from Israel’s responses to actual rocket attacks?
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 border wall between Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego, Calif.
Deadly, ineffective and generally fated to fall, border walls are multiplying and becoming the new normal in international relations.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses G20 health ministers in Berlin in May.
If the G20 is to remain relevant in the quest for more inclusive and fair global governance, Africa offers an historic opportunity for collective action, despite the absence of the US under Trump.
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.
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.