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  1. August 5, 2014

    In search of lasting peace in Gaza

    The ceasefire in Gaza is an occasion for both relief and sorrow: relief that the killing has stopped for now, but sorrow...

  2. July 30, 2014

    Israeli Arabs complain of harassment for anti-war views

    Israel’s Palestinian minority say they are being harassed by rightwing Jewish Israelis and targeted by law enforcement...

  1. June 27, 2014

    Turkey ready to accept Kurdish state in historic shift

    Turkey’s ruling party has signalled it is ready to accept an independent Kurdish state in what is now northern Iraq, marking...

  2. January 17, 2014

    Israel rebukes European ambassadors over protest on settlements

    The Israeli foreign minister on Friday summoned four European ambassadors to rebuke them for their countries’ “one-sided”...

  3. November 6, 2013

    Israel’s Lieberman set to rejoin government after acquittal

    The Jerusalem magistrates’ court on Wednesday acquitted Avigdor Lieberman, Israel’s former foreign minister, of charges of...

  4. September 30, 2013

    Ankara takes slow road to rapprochement with Israel

    Yosef Levi Safari, Israel’s chargé d’affaires in Ankara, was invited to attend a state reception in August at the Cankaya...

  5. 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...

  6. August 27, 2013

    Israel promotes trade route between Turkey and Middle East

    More than 20 trucks line up at the Israeli-Jordanian border, bearing Turkish goods ranging from carrots and fabrics to...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. November 18, 2012

    Israel needs a Gaza strategy more than war

    Almost a week after “Operation Pillar of Defence”, morale is running high in Israel. The public is justifiably proud of the...

  13. November 14, 2012

    Call to topple Abbas over UN effort

    Israel’s foreign minister has called for Mahmoud Abbas to be “toppled” from office if the Palestinian Authority president...

  14. 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...

  15. August 22, 2012

    Egypt’s moves in Sinai alarm Israel

    Israel expressed concern on Wednesday over Egypt bolstering of its military presence in the Sinai desert in possible...

  16. March 22, 2012

    Israel feels mixed emotions over Syria

    As the bloodshed and violence rages on in Syria, Israeli leaders are watching events across the border with a blend of...

  17. October 28, 2011

    Gunman stages US embassy attack in Bosnia

    A gunman fired shots outside the US embassy in Sarajevo on Friday in an attack apparently motivated by Islamic extremism,...

  18. July 10, 2011

    Israel and Lebanon dispute maritime border

    Israel and Lebanon are locked in an escalating dispute over the precise location of their maritime border, as both countries...

  19. April 28, 2011

    Israel warns Palestinians over accord

    Avigdor Lieberman, Israel’s foreign minister, has warned that Israel may act against the Palestinian Authority after the...

  20. April 13, 2011

    Israeli minister faces criminal charges

    Avigdor Lieberman, the Israeli foreign minister, faces criminal charges for fraud, money-laundering and witness tampering,...

  21. March 2, 2011

    Veteran diplomat hits at Netanyahu’s policies

    Israel’s former ambassador to South Africa has spoken out against Israel’s government, saying he resigned from the foreign...

  22. February 16, 2011

    Iran insists warships bound for Suez Canal

    Iran intends to send two warships through the Suez Canal and Egypt has raised no objections, state-run television insisted...

  23. January 23, 2011

    Turkey is losing hope of a rapport with Israel

    Can Turkey and Israel be friends? It is a question that will affect the future of the entire Middle East. For many years...

  24. January 17, 2011

    Barak quits Israeli Labour party

    Blurred vision: Ehud Barak’s departure from his party has thrown into doubt the future of the coalition led by prime...

  25. December 3, 2010

    Foreign fire crews to help fight Israeli blaze

    Firefighters try to extinguish the flames in Tirat Hacarmel, northern Israel Israel is bracing itself for more casualties...

  26. December 1, 2010

    Israeli minister berates settlement freezes

    Israel’s foreign minister said on Wednesday that the country should not implement another freeze on Jewish settlement...

  27. November 14, 2010

    US-Israeli talks over settlement freeze

    Israel and the US are in talks about an American plan that promises generous security and diplomatic incentives – including...

  28. November 8, 2010

    Israel prepares to withdraw from Ghajar

    Israel is preparing to withdraw from the northern half of Ghajar, a disputed village on the Lebanese-Israeli border, in a...

  29. November 3, 2010

    Spat mars Hague’s Israel visit

    William Hague was invol­ved in an embarrassing spat with the Israeli government on his first official visit to the country...

  30. November 3, 2010

    Israel postpones UK meeting over arrest fears

    Israel has postponed a high-level meeting with the British government known as the “Strategic Dialogue”, saying it does not...

  31. October 7, 2010

    Netanyahu backs loyalty pledge for non-Jews

    Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, gave his backing on Thursday to controversial legislation that would require...

  32. July 2, 2010

    Israel and Turkey seek to heal damaged relations

    Turkey and Israel yesterday sought to restore a bilateral relationship shattered by last month's assault on the Gaza aid...

  33. July 1, 2010

    Israel and Turkey hold secret talks

    Palestinians hold a demonstration at the Gaza port to mark one month since the attack on the Gaza aid convoy in which nine...

  34. June 4, 2010

    Turkey mourns Gaza victims

    Tens of thousands of mourners filled the streets around Istanbul's Fatih mosque yesterday as the victims of Israel's attack...

  35. June 4, 2010

    Israel signals rethink on blockade

    Israel gave the first sign of concession to international calls for an end to its blockade of the Gaza Strip as thousands of...

  36. June 3, 2010

    Israel signals rethink on blockade

    Israel gave the first sign of concession to international calls for an end to its blockade of the Gaza Strip as thousands of...

  37. February 25, 2010

    Diplomatic own goals by Israel have set alarm bells ringing

    At first glance, the violent death of a Hamas operative in Dubai last month would seem to have little in common with the...

  38. February 25, 2010

    Sensitive ties

    Brussels Blog (Tony Barber): Nothing illustrates the sensitivity of the European Union's relationship with Israel better...

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