The rise of Islamic State and its declaration of the caliphate can be read as part of a wider story that has unfolded since the formation of modern nation states in the Muslim world.
As usage continues to grow in the region, what's the ongoing dynamic between the Middle East and social media? It's complicated.
Settlements are illegal on occupied territory. They undermine the widely acknowledged right of Palestine to statehood. Yet Israel violates international law with near impunity.
Demographic changes have made the idea of a two-state solution obsolete. The Israeli population is becoming more religious and more conservative. That makes the army more difficult to command.
Twenty years ago, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin -- the man who ushered in the Oslo Accords with the Palestinians -- was assassinated. Today's Israel is a very different place.
As Israel marked the 20th anniversary of Yitzhak Rabin's assassination, fears of another surge in violence were as high as ever.
The Israeli PM's 'big lie' about Hitler and the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem was of a piece with Netanyahu's history of making false and misleading claims.
The Israeli prime minister's comments that an Arab leader convinced Hitler to carry out the Holocaust are a distortion of history.
With its ever harsher measures against Palestinian protests, Israel is blowing past all acceptable standards.
Classes at Al-Quds University have been disrupted by violence, but students are still struggling to learn.
Violence has become a daily occurrence in Jerusalem, Gaza and the West Bank and the body count is rising.
In a grim week at the UN General Assembly, the key partners in the Middle East peace process made it clear they've lost patience.
Israel's extreme response to Palestinian protests is simply prolonging the cycle of violence.
Journalists can go where diplomats can't: but that doesn't make it easy.
Although Hamas also wants a return to normalcy in the Gaza Strip, it is potentially a double-edged sword for the movement.
Israeli employers have always had a complicated relationship with Palestinian workers – and it's getting worse.
By legalising the controversial measure, even practices at Guantanamo might soon be able to come in from the cold.
Bill Shorten has emerged from the ALP's national conference looking more like an alternative prime minister than he did before.
Israel's official policy treats stone throwing as 'a real mortal threat'. The question is, who to?
To Palestinian students fed up with Fatah and imprisoned by politics, Africa's maturing democracies are a source of inspiration.