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  1. June 10, 2014

    Reuven Rivlin to succeed Shimon Peres as Israel’s president

    Israel’s Knesset on Tuesday elected Reuven Rivlin, a former speaker of parliament and longtime member of the ruling Likud...

  2. The World

    January 13, 2014

    A clever tactician who was too clever by half.

    Ariel Sharon (right), then Israel's prime minister, shakes hands with Palestinian prime minister Mahmud Abbas as US...

  1. January 11, 2014

    Ariel Sharon, former Israeli prime minister, 1928-2014

    Ariel Sharon: a life in pictures Ariel Sharon, who has died at the age of 85, was at the centre of some of the bloodiest...

  2. January 1, 2014

    Israel to extend Jordan Valley settlement as peace talks resume

    Israel’s interior minister will on Thursday inaugurate a new neighbourhood in a Jewish settlement in the Jordan Valley, in a...

  3. September 30, 2013

    Anti-Oslo politician taps into growing sentiment on Israel’s right

    For Israeli politicians, hard-eyed scepticism about the possibility of reaching the two-state solution espoused in the Oslo...

  4. September 16, 2013

    Israel seeks similar pressure on Iran as US applies on Syria

    Israel is pressing the US to use the deal to remove Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile as a model for making Iran renounce...

  5. March 15, 2013

    Netanyahu partners sign coalition deal

    Benjamin Netanyahu’s new government was confirmed on Friday after two key parties dropped last-minute objections to the...

  6. March 14, 2013

    Netanyahu agrees coalition government

    Benjamin Netanyahu has reached an agreement with rival rightwing and centrist politicians to form a four-party coalition...

  7. February 3, 2013

    Netanyahu starts coalition talks

    Benjamin Netanyahu has begun talks to form a broad “national unity” government of rightwing and centre parties and urged...

  8. January 28, 2013

    Israelis show yearning for middle ground

    Israeli elections used to generate as much excitement in Israel as across its borders. Not the latest poll, though. The...

  9. January 23, 2013

    Bibi’s constraints

    Israel’s first elections since the Arab uprisings have sprung a surprise. Enough Israeli voters have shifted to the centre...

  10. January 23, 2013

    Israelis clip Netanyahu’s wings

    Israeli voters have a wonderful knack of springing surprises that the people they elect only rarely match. While opinion...

  11. January 23, 2013

    Centre-left revival shakes up Israel

    Benjamin Netanyahu has begun putting out feelers to potential coalition partners after an election on Tuesday that robbed...

  12. January 22, 2013

    Netanyahu vows to build ‘broad coalition’

    Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to build “the broadest coalition possible” after his rightwing Likud-Beitenu bloc emerged as...

  13. January 21, 2013

    Netanyahu losing support ahead of vote

    Benjamin Netanyahu’s centre-left opponents are jockeying to gain ground ahead of Tuesday’s election after the prime minister...

  14. January 16, 2013

    Obama’s alleged remarks anger Israelis

    Alleged remarks by Barack Obama criticising Benjamin Netanyahu for his expansion of Jewish settlements in the occupied West...

  15. The World

    January 7, 2013

    Hagel has seen the enemy, and it is pork-barrel spending

    Barack Obama’s decision to press ahead with Chuck Hagel as the next Pentagon chief is a sign of a confident president – he...

  16. January 3, 2013

    Israel’s ruling party takes on far-right

    Israel’s ruling Likud-Beitenu bloc is battling to regain ground lost to a far-right nationalist party ahead of parliamentary...

  17. December 14, 2012

    Israeli minister quits to fight criminal charges

    Avigdor Lieberman, the Israeli foreign minister, resigned from office on Friday to fight criminal charges of fraud and...

  18. December 13, 2012

    Israeli foreign minister faces fraud charge

    Israeli prosecutors have formally charged Avigdor Lieberman for breach of trust and fraud, but decided to drop several more...

  19. 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...

  20. November 25, 2012

    Netanyahu stands to gain from Gaza flare-up

    Israel’s latest clash with Hamas is over. The ceasefire appears to be holding. Rocket fire from Gaza has stopped, thousands...

  21. October 25, 2012

    Netanyahu and Lieberman join forces

    Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, announced on Thursday that his ruling Likud party would join forces with an...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. July 15, 2012

    Netanyahu stumbles over conscription bill

    The government of Benjamin Netanyahu has again failed to resolve an escalating internal dispute over the issue of extending...

  25. 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...

  26. May 6, 2012

    Netanyahu calls early Israeli election

    Benjamin Netanyahu called an early election on Sunday night, in an attempt to capitalise on his party’s strong showing in...

  27. April 30, 2012

    Netanyahu, father of Israeli PM, dies

    Benzion Netanyahu, a leading figure in the early Zionist movement and the father of the Israeli prime minister, died on...

  28. April 22, 2012

    Israel moves to bolster West Bank outposts

    Israel is poised to strengthen the position of Jewish settlers in the West Bank, by launching a series of legal moves that...

  29. 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...

  30. March 5, 2012

    Israel insists on right to defend itself

    Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli prime minister, said on Monday that time was running out for diplomacy to prevent an Iranian...

  31. 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...

  32. December 8, 2011

    Israel’s eroding democracy: A shadow is cast

    In May, Benjamin Netanyahu joined the select group of foreign leaders who have been asked to address the US Congress not...

  33. September 21, 2011

    A diplomatic bid to call Israel’s bluff

    The diplomatic crisis at the UN triggered by the Palestinians’ attempt to win recognition as a state may or may not advance...

  34. August 7, 2011

    Israel’s streets of hope can reclaim nation

    As I walked home from the rally of more than 250,000 people in Tel Aviv on Saturday night, I noticed that Rabin Square was...

  35. August 4, 2011

    Israelis protest against high cost of living

    Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, is facing his biggest domestic crisis since taking office more than two years...

  36. July 17, 2011

    Government attack on Israeli freedoms

    Israel’s Knesset last week passed a law making it illegal to boycott Israel or its colonisation of Palestinian land. This is...

  37. July 13, 2011

    Israel faces anti-boycott law backlash

    Israeli politicians are facing a mounting backlash at home and abroad against a controversial new law that seeks to penalise...

  38. May 20, 2011

    Palestinians condemn settlements plan

    Palestinians on Friday condemned the advancement of Israel’s plan to build hundreds of new homes in Jewish settlements in...

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