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    1. July 10, 2016

      Egyptian foreign minister makes push for peace in Israel

      Egypt’s foreign minister travelled unexpectedly to Israel on Sunday in an effort to revive stalled peace efforts, the...

    2. July 5, 2016

      Netanyahu launches diplomatic charm offensive in Africa

      Kenya has promised to “champion” Israel’s rehabilitation in Africa as Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister,...

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    1. June 29, 2016

      Israel: Walled in

      The steel mesh fence stands about six metres high and runs more than 200km along Israel’s desert border with Egypt,...

    2. June 28, 2016

      Turkey seeks a way out of international isolation

      Turkey has found itself increasingly isolated internationally and bereft of allies in a hinterland going up in flames....

    3. June 20, 2016

      Benjamin Netanyahu’s masterclass in responding to tragedy

      Given the events of recent weeks — the mass shooting in Orlando, the killing of the British MP Jo Cox — it seems...

    4. June 17, 2016

      Israeli former defence chiefs hit at PM Benjamin Netanyahu

      A round of verbal attacks on Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s resilient leader, by former defence chiefs have marked a...

    5. June 16, 2016

      Ya’alon says he will challenge Netanyahu

      Moshe Ya’alon, who quit as Israel’s defence minister last month after a falling out with prime minister Benjamin...

    6. June 7, 2016

      Netanyahu under fire over French tycoon’s $40,000 donation

      Benjamin Netanyahu is facing a wave of criticism over a donation he received 15 years ago from a businessman on trial...

    7. June 3, 2016

      Hollande tries to revive Palestine peace process

      French President François Hollande urged western and Arab diplomats gathered in Paris to agree on a package of economic...

    8. May 31, 2016

      Benjamin Netanyahu backs 2002 Arab deal ahead of peace talks

      Benjamin Netanyahu has given qualified support to a 2002 peace initiative in which Arab countries give Israel...

    9. May 26, 2016

      Netanyahu’s choice takes risks with Israel’s future

      Observers of Israeli politics might have imagined that there was not much that Benjamin Netanyahu could do to shift his...

    10. May 19, 2016

      Netanyahu offers Israel’s defence ministry to hardline rival

      Benjamin Netanyahu has offered Israel’s defence ministry to his hardline rival Avigdor Lieberman, in a move set to...

    11. April 18, 2016

      Hopes of end to violence fade as Jerusalem bus bomb injures 21

      A bomb exploded in a bus in Jerusalem on Monday afternoon, injuring more than a dozen and sending a column of smoke...

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      April 18, 2016

      Bomb blast on Jerusalem bus injures many

      A bomb exploded in a bus in Jerusalem on Monday afternoon, causing a large explosion that injured more than a dozen...

    13. April 17, 2016

      Israel will never give up Golan, says Netanyahu

      Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, said on Sunday the Golan Heights would “never” be returned to Syria, as he...

    14. April 17, 2016

      Week Ahead Markets Diary: Investor focus on US consumer

      Investors will watch closely for an update on the health of the US consumer in the week ahead, after the latest US jobs...

    15. April 10, 2016

      Netanyahu hails ‘strong’ security for fall in attacks

      A six-month-old wave of violence is subsiding, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his government on Sunday,...

    16. April 8, 2016

      Israel and Turkey close to restoring ties

      Turkey announced that it was on the verge of reaching an agreement with Israel to restore ties after diplomats from...

    17. March 30, 2016

      Israel looks to Africa for new allies

      When Israel faced a resolution at the International Atomic Energy Agency last September demanding that it open its...

    18. March 28, 2016

      Israel’s supreme court blocks Leviathan gasfield deal

      A supreme court ruling that strikes down a deal to develop the large offshore Leviathan gasfield has left Israel’s...

    19. March 27, 2016

      Benjamin Netanyahu softens tone on shooting by soldier

      Under pressure from the right flank of his government, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday backtracked...

    20. February 15, 2016

      Israeli supreme court puts Leviathan gas project at risk

      Israel’s $6.5bn Leviathan offshore gas project has been thrown into doubt after the country’s supreme court challenged...

    21. FT Photo Diary

      January 28, 2016

      Economic handshake

      Cypriot president Nicos Anastasides, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...

    22. January 20, 2016

      Ex-Netanyahu adviser insults US’s Israel envoy with ethnic slight

      A former adviser to Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s rightwing prime minister, used an ethnic epithet to insult the US...

    23. January 18, 2016

      EU foreign ministers state opposition to Israeli settlement policy

      European foreign ministers hit out at Israeli settlement policies on Monday in a contentious statement that exposed the...

    24. December 28, 2015

      Israel advances planning for controversial West Bank zone

      An Israeli group that tracks development in illegal West Bank settlements said on Monday that Israel’s housing ministry...

    25. December 20, 2015

      Israel shelled after militant Samir Kantar dies in Syria strike

      Rockets were fired into Israel from southern Lebanon on Sunday evening, hours after a suspected Israeli air strike...

    26. December 18, 2015

      Israeli gas: pilot light

      Many political leaders blather on about achieving energy security for their country. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin...

    27. December 10, 2015

      Trump postpones Israel trip after rebuke

      Donald Trump, the billionaire leading the Republican presidential race, has postponed a trip to Israel after his...

    28. December 10, 2015

      Arab-Israel tension: Obstacles to peace

      A nondescript suburban traffic island, south of Jerusalem in the occupied West Bank, has become one of the most...

    29. December 8, 2015

      Benjamin Netanyahu tries to end gas dispute with Egypt

      Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, says he will send a special envoy to Egypt with the aim of resolving a...

    30. December 6, 2015

      Palestinian Authority close to collapse, warns John Kerry

      John Kerry warned on Saturday of the potential collapse of the Palestinian Authority, which he said could leave...

    31. November 27, 2015

      Israel to open diplomatic mission in UAE

      Israel is opening its first diplomatic mission in the United Arab Emirates, its foreign ministry said on Friday. The...

    32. November 22, 2015

      Israel lambasts Berlin department store

      Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, on Sunday demanded that the German government take action after KaDeWe,...

    33. November 14, 2015

      Paris attacks fuel EU migration debate

      Hours after the shooting stopped in Paris, France’s worst-ever terrorist attack began to reverberate on Europe’s vexed...

    34. November 9, 2015

      Netanyahu commits to a two-state solution in Middle East

      President Barack Obama and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted on Monday that they have not given up on...

    35. November 8, 2015

      Netanyahu and Obama poised for talks to ease US-Israel tensions

      Benjamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama will meet in Washington on Monday for talks aimed at putting a year of poisonous...

    36. October 25, 2015

      Cameras planned for Jerusalem holy site in bid to defuse Mideast tensions

      Israel has agreed to install cameras streaming round-the-clock video coverage of the sensitive Jerusalem holy site that...

    37. October 21, 2015

      Netanyahu’s Holocaust comments anger Palestinians

      Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, has angered the Palestinians by accusing a second world war era Muslim...

    38. October 12, 2015

      Netanyahu vows to end wave of violence

      Benjamin Netanyahu has promised jittery Israelis that the wave of violence engulfing Israel and the Palestinian...

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