Palestinian Territories

Gaza war is putting Egyptian-Israeli relations to the test

Israel-Hamas war

When the Israeli military seized control of the border crossing at Rafah, the Egyptian government seemed to be taken by surprise. Egypt’s government has stopped cooperating with aid shipments into Rafah. It’s also joined South Africa’s effort at the International Court of Justice to bring charges of genocide against Israel. Experts say the 45-year-old Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty is being put at risk. 

People inspect the site where World Central Kitchen workers were killed in Deir al-Balah, Gaza Strip, April 2, 2024.

Aid worker says they can’t operate after 7 World Center Kitchen staffers are killed in Israeli strike

Israel-Hamas war
Empty alleyway and two blue doors

Christmas is canceled in Bethlehem

Global Security
people amid explosion

A timeline of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Israel-Hamas war
Students walk through a gate at Harvard University, Thursday, June 29, 2023, in Cambridge, Mass.

Colleges struggle to balance free speech, international politics and public safety amid Israel-Hamas conflict

Palestinians inspect their house which was hit by an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City on Aug. 8, 2022. 

As Israel-Palestinian truce holds, Gaza power plant restarts

Over three days of fighting, 44 Palestinians were killed, including 15 children and four women, and 311 were wounded, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.

Shawan Jabarin, director of the al-Haq human rights group, at the organization's offices in the West Bank city of Ramallah

Israeli designation of 6 NGOs as terrorist organizations ‘criminalizes’ civil society work, media consultant says

Human rights

Nour Odeh, a media consultant based in Ramallah and former spokesperson for the Palestinian Prime Minister’s Office, discussed the move with The World’s host Carol Hills.

Empty green desks and chairs in a classroom with a chalkboard at the front

Gunmen abduct 150 schoolgirls in Nigeria

Top of The World

Gunmen abduct 150 schoolgirls in Nigeria’s Kaduna state. And a Honduras court finds former energy executive Roberto David Castillo guilty of planning the murder of environmental activist Berta Cáceres in 2016. Also, Israel’s parliament blocks the extension of a law that bars citizenship or permanent residency for Palestinians who marry Israeli citizens.

Palestinian protesters fly Palestinian flags and flags of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, DFLP, during clashes with Israeli soldiers at the entrance the Jewish settlement of Beit El, background near the West Bank city of Ramallah.

The politics of Ireland’s enduring support for Palestinians

Conflict & Justice

Ireland is the first EU country to declare that Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories amount to de facto annexation.

Woman in orange outfit walks in dry climate with girl in pink dress and boy in beige outfit

NATO agrees to study how climate change impacts global security threats

The Big Fix

NATO leaders recently called climate change “one of the defining challenges of our times.”