Australia’s spy agency warned government Israel embassy move could provoke violent unrest | Australia news

Australia’s spy agency warned ministers that Scott Morrison’s proposed shift in Middle East policy to relocate the embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may “provoke protest, unrest and possibly some violence in Gaza and the West Bank”. Guardian Australia has obtained an Asio bulletin, marked secret, AUSTEO (Australian eyes only), circulated on 15 …

Nations League: 10 things to look out for in the international matches | Football

1) Montenegro and Serbia make history Twelve years after Montenegro achieved independence and 11 years after they were formally recognised by Fifa, they meet Serbia for the first time. The match is, according to goalkeeper Danijel Petkovic, the biggest in the nation’s history. After two games the teams are level on points at the top …

Israel claims aid worker shot dead by its troops was Palestinian militant | Global development

Israeli allegations that an aid worker shot dead by its troops earlier this week was attempting to carry out a cross-border attack from Gaza is being examined by the international medical aid group Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The group confirmed that one of its Palestinian medical staff, Hani al-Majdalawi, was killed in an incident earlier …

The Corbyn wreath ‘scandal’ is just an exercise in hypocrisy | Owen Jones | Opinion

In November 2004, Britain’s foreign secretary Jack Straw laid a wreath at the grave of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. How might this have been framed with the current Labour leader? Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon saw Arafat as a “Jew murderer”. According to the Israeli minister of parliamentary affairs at the time, Danny …

William proves prince of diplomacy in Israel and Palestine | UK news

The visit was carefully designed to be “non-political”, and the Duke of Cambridge appeared to successfully negotiate the diplomatic minefield that is Israel and Palestine during his four-day tour. He was welcomed as a “prince and a pilgrim” by the Israeli president, Reuven Rivlin, and given the red-carpet treatment in Ramallah by the Palestinian president, …

Palestinian woman shot during protest dead near Gaza fence | World news

A young Palestinian woman has been shot dead by Israeli soldiers near the Gaza border fence, in another day of protests and violence, according to the Palestinian health ministry. Razan al-Najjar, 21, was shot near Khan Yunis on Friday, bringing the toll of Gazans killed by Israeli fire since the end of March to 123. …