Arab–Israeli conflict

Men sit at a cafe at the Baqa'a refugee camp, north of the capital Amman, Dec. 12, 2023.

Stateless Palestinians in Jordan struggle to make a future

Israel-Hamas war

Palestinian refugees from Gaza live in a state of limbo in Jordan. Despite having lived in the country for decades — and even being born there — Jordan hasn’t granted them citizenship. The World’s Shirin Jaafari reports from Amman, Jordan.

The separation wall, Baka al-Gharbiyeh

Israel’s Arab citizens contemplate their future under the Trump peace plan

A Palestinian woman sits next to bags of flour

UN agency chief says Palestinian refugees can’t ‘simply be wished away’

An Israeli soldier stands next to signs pointing out distances to different cities, on Mount Bental, an observation post in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights that overlooks the Syrian side of the Quneitra crossing, Israel May 10, 2018.

Q&A: Why is the Golan Heights so important?

Conflict & Justice
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas meets with White House senior advisor Jared Kushner in the West Bank City of Ramallah on June 21, 2017.

New leak: Jared Kushner says there may be ‘no solution’ to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

construction site of homes for Jewish settlers

Israel green-lights hundreds of new Jewish settler homes in the West Bank


Israeli authorities on Wednesday approved the construction of 463 homes for Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank, the watchdog Peace Now said, despite growing international criticism over such projects.

A Palestinian worker at Azura in Jerusalem.

Amidst rising violence, Israelis and Palestinians have no choice but to depend on each other


In Jerusalem, the restaurants are half empty because of recent violence between Arabs and Jews. But inside those restaurants, Israelis and Palestinians work side-by-side and lead deeply intertwined lives. Some even call each other “brother.”

Israel's Ofer Prison, located near Jerusalem.

Why Israeli courts refuse the death penalty for terrorists


Israel courts have only allowed the death penalty once in the country’s history, for concentration camp mastermind Adolf Eichmann. But many families of terrorism victims want the state to start imposing the death sentence on the people who killed their loved ones.

A man walks past a burning building during rioting after a grand jury returned no indictment in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

A Middle East correspondent sees familiar clashes unfold in Ferguson


Correspondent Daniel Estrin often files stories for us on the violent outbreaks in Jerusalem and the West Bank. But when he returned home to visit his family in St. Louis, he found himself watching all-too-familiar scenes play out just minutes from his home.

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement to the media in Jerusalem following a terrorist attack on a West Jerusalem synagogue on November 18, 2014.

Palestinians are anxious as Israel vows a ‘strong response’ to the Jerusalem attack


After a violent attack on a West Jerusalem synagogue that killed four worshippers on Tuesday, Israelis are on edge. But Palestinians are also worried about how Israel will retaliate for this attack and others that have rocked Jerusalem in recent weeks.