A historical term for the Holy Land to Jews, Christians and Muslims, there has long been disagreement over Palestinian land. Palestine has been a UN non-Member state since 2012.
The Palestinian territories include the Gaza Strip, along the Mediterranean coast, and the West Bank, the area west of the Jordan River. Its Arab population rejects claims to the land between those regions by modern Israel, founded in 1948. This is a collection of DW's latest content on the Palestinian territories.
British Foreign Secretary Balfour endorsed creating a Jewish homeland in Palestine in 1917. It was a time shaped by ideas and empires long since gone. Yet a century later, arguing about Balfour is again in vogue.
The WW1 cavalry charge broke Turkish defenses and led to conditions for British authority in the Middle East and the foundation of Israel in 1948. Israeli, Australian, and New Zealand leaders joined the commemorations.
For decades, the ancient city of Jerusalem and its Temple Mount have been flashpoints in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Tensions flared again this summer, after Israeli police rolled up new security measures for those wanting to goup to the Al Aqsa mosque. Mass prayers and protests and violent clashes followed. The crisis deepend the divide and also changed the dynamics in Jerusalem.
Thousands of women from Israel and the Palestinian territories have joined a march for peace across Israel and the West Bank. They're calling on the region's politicians to resolve their conflicts and return to the negotiating table. Irris Makler reports.
Belgium has halted education projects in the Palestinian territories after finding that a school it financed was renamed after a woman whom Brussels considers a terrorist. Two further school projects have been suspended.