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    1. May 29, 2015

      Fifa votes to examine Palestinian grievances

      Palestinians scored a symbolic goal in their Middle East conflict on Friday when Fifa agreed to form a committee to...

    2. May 26, 2015

      Israel near Leviathan gasfield deal after antitrust chief quits

      Israel is near a deal to pave the way for the development of the huge Leviathan offshore gasfield, after the resignation of...

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    1. May 15, 2015

      New Israel cabinet gets off to unruly start

      Benjamin Netanyahu’s new cabinet was sworn in late on Thursday, amid heckling, stormy debate, and an unseemly last-minute...

    2. May 14, 2015

      Moody’s warns Netanyahu on cost of spending promises

      Benjamin Netanyahu’s new government will struggle to meet its fiscal targets because of spending promises the Israeli leader...

    3. May 13, 2015

      Israeli liberals aghast at Netanyahu’s choice of justice minister

      She has criticised the Israeli military-run Army Radio for its “left-leaning agenda”, supports the deportation of African...

    4. May 7, 2015

      Netanyahu’s irredentist coalition will not last

      Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, has just formed his fourth government, arguably the most rightwing in...

    5. May 7, 2015

      Netanyahu makes big concessions for fragile coalition in Israel

      Benjamin Netanyahu has assembled one of the most rightwing coalitions in Israel’s 67-year history, after handing positions...

    6. May 7, 2015

      Netanyahu, not Obama, has the power to make peace

      After weeks of horse-trading, Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli prime minister, has an­nounced his governing coalition: a narrow...

    7. May 6, 2015

      Netanyahu secures wafer-thin coalition

      Israel’s ruling rightwing Likud party clinched a coalition with the far-right Jewish Home party on Wednesday less than two...

    8. May 6, 2015

      Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu struggles to form government

      Benjamin Netanyahu was struggling to form a government on Wednesday, hours before a midnight deadline to gain majority...

    9. May 3, 2015

      Arab-Israel peace talks ‘dead’ because of Netanyahu, says Jimmy Carter

      Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations are a “dead issue” because Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is unwilling to accept a...

    10. May 1, 2015

      Stop these WW2 comparisons

      One day soon, robots will write politicians’ lines for them. It won’t be hard. When the US negotiated its recent nuclear...

    11. April 6, 2015

      Israel calls for changes to international nuclear deal with Iran

      Israel stepped up its lobbying campaign against the agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme on Monday, listing the changes it...

    12. April 6, 2015

      China cannot believe its luck over new investment bank

      The Chinese government can scarcely believe its own luck. Heaping Asian insult upon Capitol Hill injury, last week Benjamin...

    13. April 3, 2015

      Israel condemns Iran nuclear deal

      Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, denounced the framework deal between Iran and world powers to contain Tehran’s...

    14. March 29, 2015

      Middle East tensions heighten as pressure builds over Yemen

      Tensions sharpened across the Middle East on Sunday after Arab leaders sought to raise the pressure on Iran by announcing a...

    15. March 27, 2015

      Israel releases tax revenues to Palestinians

      Israel’s government on Friday released tax revenues it had been withholding since January to punish the Palestinians for...

    16. March 25, 2015

      Israel’s high-stakes outbreak of political sincerity

      We despise electoral deceit. We hate the way politicians casually make promises during campaigns and, once in office, either...

    17. March 24, 2015

      Netanyahu’s recklessness has consequences that Israelis fear

      On the eve of what he perceived in some panic to be a knife-edge election this month, Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s rightwing...

    18. March 20, 2015

      ‘Metro’ vs ‘retro’: Election widens social divisions in Israel

      Gabriel Tamir and his brother-in-law Yuval Brayer are discussing the rightwing Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu’s surprise...

    19. March 20, 2015

      Will the real Netanyahu please stand up?

      Oh I see, when Benjamin Netanyahu said on the eve of this week’s Israeli election that as long as he was prime minister...

    20. March 19, 2015

      White House reconsiders supporting Israel at UN

      The White House said on Thursday that it was reconsidering the support it has given Israel at the UN even as Israeli Prime...

    21. March 19, 2015

      Netanyahu’s scorched earth victory adds to Israel’s loneliness

      Israel’s bitterly contested election appears to confirm that the politics of fear works well enough for an unpopular prime...

    22. March 18, 2015

      Bibi’s triumph and the challenge for Obama

      Benjamin Netanyahu’s decisive victory in Israel’s general election is testimony to his dogged determination as a political...

    23. March 18, 2015

      Benjamin Netanyahu pulled out all the stops for surprise poll win

      In the final hours of an election campaign that Benjamin Netanyahu looked certain to lose, his Likud party went into crisis...

    24. March 18, 2015

      Kahlon holds key to Netanyahu coalition

      He is the star of Israel’s election, courted by Benjamin Netanyahu as he seeks to assemble a government and by the smaller...

    25. FT Photo Diary

      March 18, 2015

      Netanyahu election win

      Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waves to supporters at the party headquarters in Tel Aviv on Wednesday. Netanyahu...

    26. The World

      March 18, 2015

      The price of Netanyahu's victory

      Even some of his bitter enemies would now have to concede that Benjamin Netanyahu is a giant on the Israeli political scene....

    27. March 18, 2015

      Israel’s tribal impasse behind Netanyahu’s dramatic victory

      Having won re-election, Benjamin Netanyahu is set to become the longest-serving prime minister in Israel’s history,...

    28. FT Alphaville

      March 18, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Benjamin Netanyahu won a decisive victory in Israel’s national election,...

    29. March 18, 2015

      Clear election victory for Netanyahu in Israel

      Netanyahu victorious Benjamin Netanyahu has won a decisive victory in Tuesday’s national election, defeating decisively a...

    30. March 18, 2015

      White House hits at Netanyahu’s ‘divisive rhetoric’

      The US has criticised the “divisive rhetoric” used by Benjamin Netanyahu in the closing stages of his election campaign,...

    31. March 17, 2015

      Netanyahu and Herzog parties tied in Israeli exit polls

      Benjamin Netanyahu’s rightwing Likud party has avoided a widely expected trouncing by Isaac Herzog’s Zionist Union after...

    32. March 17, 2015

      Israelis vote in knife-edge election

      Israel goes to the polls Israelis voted on Tuesday in an unexpectedly close general election that has in its final days...

    33. March 16, 2015

      Blair’s Middle East role has run out of road

      When Tony Blair stepped down as Britain’s prime minister in 2007, he declared one of his ambitions would be to help forge a...

    34. March 16, 2015

      Netanyahu rejects Palestinian state ahead of knife-edge election

      Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday said he would not allow a Palestinian state to be established if he were re-elected,...

    35. March 16, 2015

      Israel’s next coalition: 3 possible scenarios

      When Israelis vote in the country’s general election on Tuesday, the world will watch to see whether the reign of “King...

    36. March 15, 2015

      Iran talks leave Sunni Arabs fretting about Tehran’s influence

      The effrontery with which Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, and his Republican partisans in the US Congress, have...

    37. March 13, 2015

      Quiet ‘blue-blood’ Herzog ahead of Netanyahu as poll nears

      Chants of “revolution!” and “the next prime minister” erupted in Tel Aviv’s Carmel market on Thursday as Isaac Herzog,...

    38. March 11, 2015

      High living costs fuel Israeli shift to the left

      When Shay Cohen celebrated his 40th birthday last month, he did not invite his guests to his modest rented flat. Instead Mr...

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