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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 unity after taking PM post

    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 broad coalition after being named PM

    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

    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...

  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

    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...

  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

    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...

  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

    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...

  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

    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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  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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