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    1. November 27, 2012

      Livni to lead new centrist party in Israel

      Tzipi Livni, the former Israeli foreign minister, announced her return to national politics on Tuesday, with a promise to...

    2. October 10, 2012

      Polls see comfortable win for Netanyahu

      Israelis will have to wait at least another three months before electing a new parliament, but few will be surprised if the...

    1. August 15, 2012

      Israeli minister warns of 30-day Iran war

      An Israeli attack on Iran’s nuclear programme is likely to trigger a broader war between the two countries that could last...

    2. beyondbrics

      July 18, 2012

      London headlines

      * HSBC compliance boss quits in hearing * China raises treasury holdings first time in three months * Jindal Steel...

    3. July 17, 2012

      Netanyahu’s missed opportunity

      When Benjamin Netanyahu announced the formation of a national unity government in May, he was hailed as a supreme tactician...

    4. July 17, 2012

      Kadima party quits Israeli government

      Israel is bracing itself for fresh political upheaval after the centrist Kadima party announced on Tuesday that it would...

    5. July 4, 2012

      Israeli coalition in military draft row

      Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, was struggling to contain a coalition crisis on Wednesday as leading members...

    6. May 9, 2012

      Netanyahu hailed for Kadima masterstroke

      This week’s deal to avoid an early election and form a new Israeli government of national unity has been hailed by opponents...

    7. March 28, 2012

      Livni ousted as head of Israel opposition

      Tzipi Livni has been ousted as leader of the centrist Kadima party, the biggest Israeli opposition group, losing to her...

    8. January 9, 2012

      News anchor shakes up Israeli politics

      Israel’s political scene is bracing itself for fresh upheaval after Yair Lapid, one of the country’s best-known news anchors...

    9. December 8, 2010

      Time for a US plan in the Middle East

      Last month, the US made Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, what it hoped was an offer he could not refuse. In...

    10. June 8, 2010

      Israel promises to investigate Gaza ship raid

      Israel's government yesterday promised to investigate the raid on the Gaza flotilla in the face of mounting international...

    11. June 7, 2010

      Israel promises to investigate ship raid

      Israel’s government on Monday promised to investigate the raid on the Gaza flotilla in the face of mounting international...

    12. March 29, 2010

      Israel PM under pressure over peace talks

      Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, faced growing pressure yesterday from the only centrist member of his...

    13. March 28, 2010

      Israel PM under pressure over peace talks

      Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, faced growing pressure on Sunday from the only centrist member of his...

    14. February 28, 2009

      Livni rejects appeal to join Israel coalition

      Tzipi Livni, Israel's foreign minister and leader of the centrist Kadima party, yesterday turned down an appeal by Benjamin...

    15. February 27, 2009

      Livni rejects plea to join coalition

      Tzipi Livni, Israel’s foreign minister and leader of the centrist Kadima party, on Friday turned down an appeal by Benjamin...

    16. February 23, 2009

      Netanyahu moves on broad coalition

      Benjamin Netanyahu, the rightwing Likud party leader selected on Friday to become Israel's prime minister for the second...

    17. February 21, 2009

      Netanyahu calls for broad coalition after being named PM

      Benjamin Netanyahu, leader of Israel's rightwing Likud party, called yesterday for a unity coalition with his more...

    18. February 21, 2009

      Netanyahu calls for unity after taking PM post

      Benjamin Netanyahu, leader of Israel's rightwing Likud party, called yesterday for a unity coalition with his more...

    19. February 20, 2009

      Unity call as Netanyahu chosen to be PM

      Benjamin Netanyahu (pictured right), leader of Israel’s rightwing Likud party, called on Friday for a unity coalition with...

    20. February 20, 2009

      Likud leader likeliest to govern Israel

      Benjamin Netanyahu, leader of Israel's rightwing Likud party, became the likeliest candidate to lead the country's next...

    21. February 19, 2009

      Netanyahu’s hopes of governing rise

      Benjamin Netanyahu, leader of Israel’s rightwing Likud party, became the likeliest candidate to lead the country’s next...

    22. February 14, 2009

      Israel's practical dreamer

      T he day before Israelis went to the polls to elect a new parliament and leader, Tzipi Livni headed to the southern desert...

    23. February 12, 2009

      Poll results set to worsen Arab tensions

      For an Arab world still bitter at Israel’s huge offensive against Gaza, the Israeli election results seem set to exacerbate...

    24. February 12, 2009

      Leaders scramble to forge alliances

      The leaders of Israel's main parties yesterday began the arduous process of assembling a new government, and resolving the...

    25. February 12, 2009

      Leaders scramble to forge alliances

      The leaders of Israel's main parties yesterday began the process of assembling a new government, and resolving the political...

    26. February 12, 2009

      Quirks of the system likely to usher in brittle coalition

      Tzipi Livni won Tuesday's general elections in Israel but it may yet prove an empty victory. Performing a political...

    27. February 11, 2009

      Kadima likely to form brittle coalition

      Tzipi Livni won Tuesday’s general elections in Israel but it may yet prove an empty victory. Performing a political comeback...

    28. February 11, 2009

      Israeli leaders scramble to forge alliances

      The leaders of Israel’s main parties on Wednesday began the arduous process of assembling a new government, and resolving...

    29. The World

      February 11, 2009

      A bad election for Israel's peace camp

      The fact that Tzipi Livni and Kadima sneaked ahead of Likud and Benjamin Netanyahu by one seat in the Israeli election has...

    30. February 11, 2009

      Israeli election too close to call

      Israel was bracing itself for a political upset last night after exit polls showed that Tzipi Livni had scored a narrow...

    31. February 11, 2009

      Tight race for power as Israel votes

      Israelis went to the polls yesterday to elect their next leader, as the country's politicians once again prepared for a...

    32. February 11, 2009

      Tight race for power as Israel votes

      Israelis went to the polls yesterday to elect their next leader, as the country's politicians once again prepared for a...

    33. February 11, 2009

      Exit polls put Livni ahead in Israel

      Tzipi Livni last night invited her rightwing rival Benjamin Netanyahu to join a national unity government that she would...

    34. February 10, 2009

      Livni wins narrow victory in election

      Israel was bracing itself for weeks of political gridlock on Wednesday, after voters handed a narrow victory to Tzipi Livni...

    35. February 10, 2009

      Daunting in-tray awaits next Israeli PM

      Whoever emerges as the next Israeli prime minister after today's general election, one thing is certain: he or she will...

    36. February 10, 2009

      Daunting in-tray awaits next Israeli PM

      Whoever emerges as the next Israeli prime minister after today's election will lead a nation that feels surrounded by...

    37. February 10, 2009

      Only Obama offers change for Israel

      You might expect a general election conducted just weeks after a war to be a tense affair. But, as Israel prepares to go to...

    38. The World

      February 9, 2009

      Only Obama offers change for Israel

      You might expect a general election conducted just weeks after a war to be a tense affair. But, as Israel prepares to go to...

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