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  1. June 1, 2014

    Netanyahu calls on world to reject unity government

    Benjamin Netanyahu urged foreign governments not to recognise a Palestinian unity government backed by the militant Islamist...

  2. April 24, 2014

    Israel halts peace talks after Palestinian unity pact

    Israel formally declared an end to the peace talks with the Palestinians on Thursday in response to Wednesday’s announcement...

  1. April 23, 2014

    PLO and Hamas sign unity pact as peace talks falter

    The Palestine Liberation Organisation, headed by Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas, signed a unity pact on...

  2. November 7, 2013

    Swiss team say findings ‘moderately support’ Arafat murder claims

    Swiss scientists who examined the remains of Yassir Arafat have said new evidence “moderately supports” the position that...

  3. November 6, 2013

    Arafat’s widow claims PLO leader was poisoned

    PARIS - Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was poisoned to death in 2004 with radioactive polonium, his widow Suha said on...

  4. August 26, 2013

    Palestinians cancel peace talks round after clash

    Palestinian officials cancelled a round of peace talks with Israel due to take place in Jericho on Monday after Israeli...

  5. June 26, 2013

    Kerry resumes efforts to restart Mideast peace talks

    US secretary of state John Kerry said on Wednesday that any potential new opening for Israeli-Palestinian peace talks could...

  6. April 14, 2013

    Palestinian prime minister resigns

    The Palestinian prime minister, Salam Fayyad, has resigned, ending weeks of speculation about his future, but he will stay...

  7. March 19, 2013

    Palestinian official criticises Obama visit

    A senior Palestinian official criticised Barack Obama’ s agenda during this week’s trip to Israel and the West Bank, saying...

  8. October 5, 2011

    Palestinian leaders lose faith in Blair

    Palestinian leaders are calling for Tony Blair, the former UK prime minister, to resign his post as the international...

  9. September 23, 2011

    Out of Arafat’s shadow

    Right in the heart of the West Bank city of Ramallah, Palestinian workers are putting the finishing touches to a new...

  10. June 19, 2011

    Palestinians deserve Obama’s support in September

    There is new cause for hope among Palestinians. National reconciliation, following a recent agreement between Hamas and...

  11. May 3, 2011

    Palestinian factions prepare to sign deal

    Hamas and Fatah, the rival Palestinian factions, are set to sign formally an agreement on Wednesday that promises an end to...

  12. February 14, 2011

    Cabinet resigns in Palestinian reshuffle

    The Palestinian government announced its collective resignation on Monday, the latest in a series of steps taken by the West...

  13. February 12, 2011

    Palestinian leaders promise polls by September

    The Palestinian leadership on Saturday promised to hold long-delayed presidential and parliamentary elections by September,...

  14. January 25, 2011

    Leak underlines Palestinian incompetence

    A flood of leaked documents from al-Jazeera, detailing how much Palestinian leaders have been willing to give up in their...

  15. January 24, 2011

    Leaks will cripple Palestinian authority

    The nearly 1,700-document leak bombshell that cable television station al-Jazeera dropped on Sunday on an unsuspecting...

  16. December 9, 2010

    EU urged to act over Israel

    Just as President Barack Obama appears to be giving up on any medium-term prospect of an Israeli-Palestinian peace...

  17. October 5, 2010

    Netanyahu ponders settlement deal

    Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, assembled seven of the government’s most senior ministers on Tuesday amid...

  18. October 3, 2010

    Middle East battle to keep talks alive

    George Mitchell, the US Middle East envoy, has said that both Israel and the Palestinians want to avoid a collapse of the...

  19. August 18, 2010

    Lebanon lifts labour restrictions on Palestinians

    Lebanon’s parliament has formally lifted restrictions on the labour rights of 400,000 Palestinian refugees living in the...

  20. June 12, 2010

    Small talk: Elias Khoury

    Elias Khoury is a Lebanese novelist, playwright and journalist. Born in Beirut in 1948, Khoury studied history and sociology...

  21. May 8, 2010

    Middle East peace negotiations agreed

    Israel and the Palestinians have agreed to a new round of peace talks, a move that follows months of intense US diplomacy...

  22. May 3, 2010

    Pressure from Obama revives Middle East peace process

    The troubled Middle East peace process is set to inch forward in coming days with Israelis and Palestinians responding to US...

  23. May 2, 2010

    Obama reawakens Middle East peace process

    The troubled Middle East peace process is set to inch forward in coming daysfollowing US pressure on both the Israelis and...

  24. April 26, 2010

    Beware of Small States

    Beware of Small States: States: Lebanon, Battleground of the Middle East, by David Hirst, Faber £20, 496 pages, FT Bookshop...

  25. March 9, 2010

    Palestinians agree to indirect peace talks with Israel

    Israel and the Palestinian Authority agreed to begin a new round of peace talks yesterday, amid warnings that the US-led...

  26. March 8, 2010

    Palestinians and Israelis to hold new talks

    Israel and the Palestinian Authority agreed on Monday to begin a new round of peace talks, amid warnings that the US-led...

  27. February 26, 2010

    Israel hurts its cause when it is seen as a rogue state

    There was a shocking murder, in 2008, of the Lebanese starlet, Suzanne Tamim. It was quickly solved. The culprit was caught...

  28. February 25, 2010

    Israel’s perceived lawlessness hurts its cause

    There was a shocking murder, in 2008, of the Lebanese starlet, Suzanne Tamim. It was quickly solved. The culprit was caught...

  29. November 6, 2009

    Pressure grows on Abbas to stay on

    Mahmoud Abbas was on Friday urged to revoke his decision not to run in the upcoming Palestinian presidential election, amid...

  30. May 20, 2009

    Pragmatism offers route for Palestinian refugees

    The tense meeting between Barack Obama, the US president, and Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli prime minister, this week was a...

  31. January 6, 2009

    Timeline: flashpoints in Israeli security

    1982: Lebanon war Israeli troops enter Lebanon after the Palestine Liberation Organisation launches attacks on northern...

  32. November 5, 2008

    Brothers brew West Bank cheer

    Yasser Arafat was still in exile in Tunisia when an elderly gentleman and his son came to see him from Boston, armed with a...

  33. November 4, 2008

    Brewers cheer West Bank

    Yasser Arafat was still in exile in Tunisia when an elderly gentleman and his son came to see him from Boston, armed with a...

  34. October 31, 2008

    Campaign Diary

    * George W. Bush has been conspicuous by his absence on the campaign trail this year. But one left-leaning advocacy group...

  35. August 12, 2008

    Palestinian writer who gave stateless a voice

    The concept of a national poet with the power to define a country's collective spirit seems to belong to a different...

  36. August 11, 2008

    Palestinian writer who gave stateless a voice

    The concept of a national poet with the power to shape a national movement and define a country’s collective spirit seems to...

  37. July 3, 2008

    Olmert weighs cost of any attack

    Israel is technically capable of mounting a military attack on Iran's nuclear facilities that would probably succeed in...

  38. July 3, 2008

    Olmert considers his options

    Israel is technically capable of mounting a military attack on Iran's nuclear facilities which would probably succeed in...

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