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  1. January 17, 2014

    ‘Arik: The Life of Ariel Sharon’, by David Landau

    Arik: The Life of Ariel Sharon, by David Landau, Knopf, RRP$35, 656 pages When Ariel Sharon died this month, his legacy...

  2. January 13, 2014

    Ariel Sharon buried after officials pay homage

    Ariel Sharon was buried on Monday afternoon at his family’s farm in southern Israel, after a memorial service in Jerusalem...

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    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...

  2. 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...

  3. January 11, 2014

    Former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon dies

    Ariel Sharon: a life in pictures Ariel Sharon, the former Israeli prime minister and military leader who was a defining face...

  4. January 11, 2014

    Body of former Israeli PM Ariel Sharon arrives at the Knesset

    Ariel Sharon: a life in pictures Ariel Sharon’s body was brought from Tel Aviv to the Knesset in Jerusalem on Sunday to lie...

  5. August 28, 2011

    Ex-Mossad director puts his mind to medicine

    The world of business has always valued leaders who blend strategic foresight with ruthless cunning. It is no surprise,...

  6. June 21, 2011

    Arafat could not hold back the second intifada

    From Mr Ron Forthofer. Sir, Ron Prosor’s letter (June 14) demonstrated a major problem – Israel uses obfuscation and...

  7. April 15, 2011

    Tzipi Livni talks to Simon Schama

    ‘I don’t do interim’: Tzipi Livni in her office in the Israeli parliament, Jerusalem It’s a long, lonely walk to the...

  8. July 6, 2010

    US and Israel patch up relationship

    Barack Obama struck a conciliatory note towards Israel on Tuesday when he described Benjamin Netanyahu as a leader “willing...

  9. February 20, 2010

    Star of Israeli spymaster dims

    It has not been a good week for Meir Dagan, the head of Israel's Mossad intelligence agency.In the eyes of many Israelis his...

  10. February 19, 2010

    Star of Israeli spymaster dims

    It has not been a good week for Meir Dagan, the head of Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency.The problem for Israel’s...

  11. February 2, 2009

    Tzipi Livni

    Three months after missing her first opportunity to become Israel’s premier, Tzipi Livni is vying for a second chance. Ms...

  12. February 2, 2009

    Benjamin Netanyahu

    Benjamin Netanyahu is the overwhelming favourite to become Israel’s next prime minister. Polls suggest the leader of the...

  13. January 7, 2009

    Siege targets smugglers’ tunnels

    From the roof of any of the four-storey buildings on the Egyptian side of Rafah, the town divided by the border with Gaza,...

  14. October 28, 2008

    Israelis get to vote

    Israel's brightest hope for a new start, foreign minister Tzipi Livni, has given up trying to weld together the clamorous...

  15. October 27, 2008

    Israelis get to vote

    Israel’s brightest hope for a new start, foreign minister Tzipi Livni, has given up trying to weld together the clamorous...

  16. September 21, 2008

    Israel’s leaders

    It is a paradox of Israel’s political system that while a majority of Israelis consistently plumps in the opinion polls for...

  17. September 19, 2008

    Ms Clean must navigate treacherous waters

    Early into Tzipi Livni's campaign for the leader-ship of Israel's governing Kadima party, there was a moment that starkly...

  18. August 6, 2008

    Uighurs' despair

    One of the side-effects of the September 11 2001 attacks on the US was the way it enabled other countries to smuggle their...

  19. May 29, 2008

    It’s curtains for Olmert

    It is all but over for Ehud Olmert. Israel’s prime minister – though he has not been charged with anything – cannot survive...

  20. May 14, 2008

    Israel at 60

    George W. Bush’s arrival in Jerusalem to celebrate Wednesday’s 60th anniversary of the creation of the state of Israel – the...

  21. November 28, 2007

    US takes ownership of peace process

    When George W. Bush this week read out the words of what historians will no doubt come to call the Annapolis Declaration,...

  22. November 26, 2007

    Talks on Mideast peace come full circle

    As Israeli and Palestinian leaders head to Annapolis, Maryland, tomorrow to mark the first official return to peace...

  23. November 26, 2007

    Mideast talks come full circle

    As Israeli and Palestinian leaders head to Annapolis, Maryland, today to mark the first official return to peace...

  24. July 24, 2007

    Sensible advice for Blair and Rice

    From Mr James Canning. Sir, Philip Stephens ("A futile attempt to imprison Palestinian extremism", July 20) is in my...

  25. July 20, 2007

    Amnesty reflects Fatah's lost faith in fighting

    For Amjad Khalami, the Palestinian uprising is over. The 35-year-old emerged from five years in hiding at the weekend and...

  26. July 19, 2007

    West Bank amnesty fuels hopes for peace

    For Amjad Khalami, the Palestinian uprising is over. The 35-year-old emerged from five years in hiding at the weekend and...

  27. June 20, 2007

    Ex-PM Barak back as minister

    Six years after being ousted from the premiership, Ehud Barak yesterday took over from Amir Peretz as defence minister,...

  28. June 8, 2007

    Israeli-Syrian 'war' may be cover for peace talks

    Israeli headlines have been dominated in recent days by warnings of a possible summer war with Syria, an alarming prospect...

  29. June 7, 2007

    Israeli-Syrian ‘war’ may be cover for peace

    Israeli headlines have been dominated in recent days by warnings of a possible summer war with Syria, an alarming prospect...

  30. June 3, 2007

    A fight that must go back to the land

    Forty years ago tomorrow, a war erupted that changed the course of the Middle East. Israel crushed an alliance of Arab...

  31. May 29, 2007

    Barak in Israel's Labour runoff

    Former Prime Minister Ehud Barak won on Tuesday the first round of the Israeli Labour Party’s leadership election and will...

  32. May 24, 2007

    Benjamin Netanyahu

    1996 Prime minister 1999 Defeated in elections, his image tarnished by financial scandals 2002 Foreign minister in...

  33. May 5, 2007

    Turmoil invokes nostalgia for Sharon

    The spectre of a weakened and unloved Ehud Olmert has inevitably prompted nostalgia in Israel for the more robust...

  34. May 4, 2007

    Turmoil invokes nostalgia for Sharon

    The spectre of a weakened and unloved Ehud Olmert has inevitably prompted nostalgia in Israel for the more robust leadership...

  35. May 3, 2007

    Tzipi Livni

    Tzipi Livni, a former Mossad agent turned lawyer, escaped censure in this week's damning report on Israel's war in Lebanon....

  36. May 3, 2007

    Foreign minister tells Olmert to quit over war

    Tzipi Livni, Israeli foreign minister and Ehud Olmert's Kadima party deputy, told the beleaguered prime minister yesterday...

  37. May 2, 2007

    Foreign minister tells Olmert to quit

    Tzipi Livni, Israeli foreign minister and Ehud Olmert’s Kadima party deputy, told the beleaguered prime minister on...

  38. January 5, 2007

    Kadima's hopes founder amid Israeli corruption scandals

    A year on from the stroke that ended Ariel Sharon's plans of leading a new Israeli coalition government and put Ehud Olmert...

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