Violence has become a daily occurrence in Jerusalem, Gaza and the West Bank and the body count is rising.
Despondent: Mahmoud Abbas addresses the UN.
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.
Israelis protest for Jonathan Pollard’s release.
A group of American airmen broke US laws and evaded the FBI to support the nascent country of Israel in 1948. We should consider them heroes. Jonathan Pollard -- not so much.
Residents of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip watch a parade by the military wing of Hamas to mark the anniversary of the war with Israel.
Although Hamas also wants a return to normalcy in the Gaza Strip, it is potentially a double-edged sword for the movement.
Palestinian workers on the West Bank.
Israeli employers have always had a complicated relationship with Palestinian workers – and it's getting worse.
Deciding whether or not to support academic BDS action should not be reduced to being ‘for or against’ injustice.
All too often, the debate around the BDS movement is lost in a cacophony of anti-Semitism accusations and the focus shifts to Western institutions instead of Palestinian rights.
While the Jewish diaspora in Australia has long endorsed the Zionist dream, more recently ‘Ausraelis’ have come to see leaving Israel as an escape.
A new generation of emigrants from Israel to Australia is reversing the Zionist narrative. They have a distinctly different view of the Israeli state from that of older Australian Jewish migrants.
Australian governments of both stripes have remained almost entirely supportive of Israel since 1948.
Australian governments and Australian Jews have consistently supported Israel since its founding. That has begun to change at both the political level and the community level.
Palestinian hunger striker Khader Adnan would have been force-fed under new laws.
By legalising the controversial measure, even practices at Guantanamo might soon be able to come in from the cold.
Getting ready for Congress.
In an all-out promotional blitz, John Kerry spoke at a hastily arranged Q&A July 24 to a Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Five days later, he faced two less restrained audiences, testifying…
Not much of a weapons system.
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Israel's official policy treats stone throwing as 'a real mortal threat'. The question is, who to?
Mishani’s novels centre on rather ordinary Israelis, their ordinary lives and the tragedies that befall them.
Not every crime novel needs a Jason Bourne. Mishani eschews the obvious world of Mossad agents and terrorist plots you might expect in an Israeli crime novel – and the results are thrilling.
Ka-ching! The sound most countries heard when news of the nuclear deal with Iran broke.
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Most countries welcomed the deal as they jockey to boost trade with the Islamic Republic and gain from the eventual end of sanctions.
Increased oil and gas revenues amid lifted sanctions are set to raise Iran’s economic fortunes, which ease Middle Eastern tensions.
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Opponents of the Iran nuclear deal say it raises the nuclear weapons threat in the region. But Middle East tensions are actually likely to ease as Iran grows richer without being shackled by sanctions.
Politics in progress.
Another UN human rights report has been released about Israel and the human rights abuses it perpetrates in the Occupied Territories – yet another report that highlights ongoing violations of international…
The end of privacy?
Israel is suspected of spying on Iran's nuclear talks using a virus to hack the devices that are all around us.
BDS protesters on the West Bank in May 2015.
EPA/Abed Al Haslhamoun
Israel's prime minister is using boycott fears to distract attention from his government's increasingly right-wing agenda.
“You’re offside Sepp.”
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Palestine is spearheading an international effort to get Israel booted out of FIFA – but the organisation just wants to stay out of politics.