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    1. August 2, 2015

      Obama’s long, hot Iranian summer

      Six years ago, Barack Obama’s big domestic reform almost went up in flames during an August of town hall protests. He...

    2. July 31, 2015

      Palestinian child killed in West Bank firebomb attack

      A Palestinian toddler was burnt to death and members of his family were gravely wounded when their home in the West...

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    1. July 22, 2015

      Iran nuclear deal faces battle for approval in Washington

      President Barack Obama brought the case for his Iran nuclear deal to late-night television on Tuesday, telling The...

    2. July 15, 2015

      Netanyahu fights the Iran nuclear deal with Farsi tweets

      I wonder who advised Benjamin Netanyahu on his latest round of Twitter diplomacy. It must have been someone with...

    3. July 14, 2015

      Israel vows to fight Iran nuclear deal on Capitol Hill

      Shortly after the Iran nuclear deal was announced, Israel’s government attacked it as a “stunning historic mistake”...

    4. July 14, 2015

      Three cheers for a flawed Iran deal

      This does not feel like an epochal moment. After so much wrangling — the false starts, constant setbacks and mutual...

    5. July 9, 2015

      Leviathan gasfield fight exposes Israeli government’s faultlines

      Israel’s rightwing government is rallying to rescue a troubled plan to develop a $6.5bn natural gasfield on which the...

    6. June 30, 2015

      Anger grows over Israeli government’s Leviathan gasfield deal

      Benjamin Netanyahu’s two-month-old coalition government is facing its most serious challenge yet after an angry...

    7. June 28, 2015

      Ally: Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide by Michael Oren

      Michael Oren has written the diplomatic equivalent of a “kiss-and-tell” memoir, chronicling his years as Israel’s...

    8. June 21, 2015

      Laurent Fabius tries to reboot peace talks with West Bank visit

      Laurent Fabius, the French foreign minister, travelled to Jerusalem and Ramallah on Sunday in an effort to seize the...

    9. June 9, 2015

      Israeli MP denies taking drugs and procuring prostitutes

      Israel’s ruling Likud party has been embarrassed by allegations that an MP procured prostitutes and used hard drugs,...

    10. June 5, 2015

      Boycott campaign is anti-Semitic, says Israeli minister

      The Israeli politician charged with combating a growing global movement to target Israel for its treatment of...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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,...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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....

    38. 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...

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