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Elvis Costello boycotts concerts in Israel

Elvis Costello has cancelled two concerts he was scheduled to play in Israel in protest against its treatment of Palestinians.

Israel clings to uneasy friendship with US

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu tried to smooth over a breach in relations with the United States.

Palestinians snub peace talks after Israeli announcement

The Palestinians pulled out of peace talks on Wednesday as a protest at Israel's approval for new homes in a Jewish settlement in east Jerusalem.

British convoy denied entry into Gaza

Egyptian security forces clashed with a pro-Palestinian convoy led by George Galloway, a British member of parliament.

Tensions rise in West Bank

Palestinian authorities have begun a rare military trial of security officers accused of torturing a Hamas suspect to death.

‘What hope is there for the future?’

In May the US state department told seven Fulbright scholars from Gaza their scholarships were cancelled.

‘Israel killed my children’

Desmond Tutu stepped out of his armoured 4x4 and walked up to the Athamna family house in Beit Hanoun last week. Then the retired archbishop stopped and bowed his head in prayer for a minute. Before him was an alleyway that 18 months ago was filled with grieving relatives and neighbours and soaked in blood.

‘We feel a little more free today’

Above the crowd of thousands floated a red mattress, still wrapped in plastic. Underneath, holding aloft their new purchase, Kayad Shalafa and his brother Said were returning through the sand dunes of northern Egypt. They walked back over the trampled barbed wire, past the placid Egyptian soldiers and on to the blackened hole in the concrete border wall they had walked through that morning from Gaza.

Palestinians celebrate barrier victory

This week, in a rare victory for the barrier's critics, Israel's Supreme Court ordered the government to reroute the barrier away from Bil'in in Palestine, which should eventually allow villagers to reclaim some of the large slice of their farmland that has been cut off from them for nearly three years.

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