The six-day war: why Israel is still divided over its legacy 50 years on

Some celebrate the 1967 conflict as a liberation, others believe it launched a disastrous occupation On Wednesday the Palestinian shopkeepers in the Muslim quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City will pull closed their... Read more »

Israeli minister’s Jerusalem dress proves controversial in Cannes

Far-right culture minister Miri Regev makes political statement on film festival’s red carpet with print of city skyline Clothes, suggested Virginia Woolf, “change our view of the world and the world’s view... Read more »

Netanyahu and Trump speak on phone amid growing row over Russia leak

Israeli PM’s office says call was solely about US president’s upcoming visit, not his decision to share sensitive intelligence with Russia Donald Trump and the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, have spoken... Read more »

Israel-Palestine: the real reason there’s still no peace

The possibility of a lasting deal seems as far away as ever – and the history of failed negotiations suggests it’s largely because Israel prefers the status quo Scattered over the land... Read more »

Noga Erez: ‘I get told by people not to talk about what is happening in Israel’

With songs that deal with sexual assault and the tensions in her homeland, the 27-year-old from Tel Aviv is Israel’s most defiant star Surveillance states, manipulative media, sexual assault and social media... Read more »

Justin Welby avoids own goal in trip to Holy Land

Archbishop chooses words carefully during visit, as he uses football match to stress role of teamwork in conflict resolution For the first time in 12 days, the archbishop of Canterbury was on... Read more »

Trump’s Middle East visit could be decisive, says Justin Welby

Speaking on penultimate day of visit to region, archbishop of Canterbury says US president has ‘capacity to make a difference’ Donald Trump and his team could tip the scales in favour of... Read more »

Where the Line Is Drawn review – can a friendship survive the occupation of Palestine?

The West Bank writer and lawyer Raja Shehadeh documents his troubled relationship with an Israeli with typical grace and power It is difficult not to wonder what kind of a man Raja... Read more »

Justin Welby: ‘moment of opportunity’ near in Middle East conflict

Archbishop of Canterbury says meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders during tour yielded hope of peace talks revival The archbishop of Canterbury has said a “moment of opportunity” could be within reach... Read more »

Turkey’s president raises tensions with criticism of Israel

Tel Aviv responds to criticism of treatment of Palestinians with condemnation of Turkey’s human rights record Tensions have resurfaced between Turkey and Israel, with the Turkish president criticising the “racist and discriminatory”... Read more »