Comment: An apology from the UK government for the Balfour Declaration remains unlikely, but there is still time to have an impact, writes Tom Charles.
Israeli construction of illegal settlement homes in the occupied West Bank rose by 40 percent in 2016 compared with the previous year, official figures showed Wednesday.
Comment: Just two months after Trump's inauguration, significant damage has already been done to American-Iraqi relations, despite amendments to the travel ban, writes Ibrahim Al-Marashi.
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo on Tuesday to discuss security concerns and regional issues.
Palestinian faction Hamas has ruled Gaza for the past decade, and is now drafting a new political programme it hopes will improve ties with Egypt and the West.
Arab nations have been called to close their embassies in Washington if the US moves its Israel embassy to Jerusalem, in a show of solidarity with Palestine.
Jibril Rajoub, a high-ranking member of Abbas's Fatah party, said he believed Trump could be less beholden to certain interest groups than previous US presidents.
Iraqi forces battled Islamic State group fighters on Monday to push into Mosul's Old City where thousands of civilians remain trapped under extremist rule.
Balata, the largest refugee camp in the West Bank, has often seen violent clashes between Palestinian security forces and residents.
President Mahmoud Abbas informed Rima Khalaf by phone that she would receive the Palestine Medal of the Highest Honour in recognition of her "courage and support" for the Palestinian people.