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  1. November 26, 2012

    Israel’s Barak to retire from politics

    Ehud Barak, the Israeli defence minister, has announced his retirement from politics after an illustrious career that...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. November 8, 2012

    Democrats retain support of Jewish voters

    As if the deluge on television were not enough, for the last month drivers in Florida’s Palm Beach county have also been...

  3. November 5, 2012

    Israel mulled 2010 Iran attack, claims TV

    Benjamin Netanyahu and Ehud Barak asked Israel’s army and intelligence chiefs in 2010 to prepare for an attack on Iran’s...

  4. October 7, 2012

    Downed drone sparks Israeli speculation

    Israeli fighter jets shot down an unarmed drone flying over the south of the country on Saturday, sparking intense...

  5. September 28, 2012

    Netanyahu opts for tactical climbdown

    Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to the UN General Assembly contained a memorable moment of diplomatic showmanship – and a...

  6. September 23, 2012

    Netanyahu’s red lines mark split with US

    Benjamin Netanyahu has manoeuvred himself into a precarious diplomatic position. For the past few weeks, the Israeli prime...

  7. August 31, 2012

    Israelis prepare amid fear of Iran war

    Larissa, a 66-year-old manager at an Israeli investment company, waited in line last week at a Tel Aviv youth centre to get...

  8. August 14, 2012

    Israel appoints new civil defence minister

    JERUSALEM, August 14 – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chose a former security chief on Tuesday as his new civil defence...

  9. August 12, 2012

    Israel puts raid on Iran back in focus

    After months of relative quiet, speculation over an Israeli attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities is once again sharply on the...

  10. August 6, 2012

    Egypt urged to retake control of Sinai

    Israeli leaders on Monday urged the Egyptian authorities to retake full control over the Sinai Peninsula, amid concern that...

  11. The World

    July 20, 2012

    Syria and the threat of regional instability

    The inability of Russia and the US to forge a collective response to the Syria crisis at the United Nations is a significant...

  12. June 28, 2012

    Hamas chief assassinated in Damascus

    A senior member of Hamas has been assassinated in Damascus, confirming long-held concerns among senior leaders of the...

  13. June 6, 2012

    Barak admits Israel’s cyberwar activity

    Israel needs to play a more active role in cyber warfare and is developing both offensive and defensive capabilities, Ehud...

  14. May 22, 2012

    IAEA says Iran nuclear deal reached

    The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency said he had reached a deal with Iran on investigating its suspected...

  15. May 8, 2012

    Netanyahu forms Israeli unity government

    Benjamin Netanyahu has struck a surprise deal with Israel’s main opposition party to form a national unity government, in a...

  16. May 6, 2012

    Bibi gets a barrage

    For a prime minister who has long presented himself as Israel’s Mr Security, Benjamin Netanyahu will no doubt find the...

  17. April 30, 2012

    Netanyahu sees unity on Iran crumble

    Israeli leaders have spent years calling for international unity to face down the threat posed by Iran’s nuclear programme....

  18. April 28, 2012

    Ex-Israeli security chief attacks Netanyahu over Iran

    The former director of Israel’s internal security service has launched a frontal assault on the Iran policy of Benjamin...

  19. 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...

  20. March 20, 2012

    Ashton slammed for Toulouse-Gaza link

    Israeli leaders have hit out at Catherine Ashton, the European Union foreign policy chief, over a speech in which she...

  21. The World

    March 11, 2012

    Do Israelis support an attack on Iran?

    Articles about the threat of a war over Iran’s nuclear programme often refer to Israeli pressure for an attack on Iran’s...

  22. February 27, 2012

    Israel gets ready for Iran retaliation

    As they ponder the option of a military strike against Iran, Israeli leaders have started to worry about targets closer to...

  23. FT Alphaville

    February 21, 2012

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Tuesday’s FT, Gideon Rachman: The drift towards war with Iran The question of...

  24. February 20, 2012

    The drift towards war with Iran

    The question of whether a war will break out over Iran’s nuclear programme has been around for so long that it is easy to...

  25. February 14, 2012

    Israel accuses Iran over Thailand blast

    Israel has levelled fresh accusations of sponsoring terrorism at Tehran after an Iranian man seriously injured himself on...

  26. February 3, 2012

    Israel debate on Iran strike gains urgency

    There is no question that gives more leaders in more countries more sleepless nights than this: Will Israel attack Iran? The...

  27. February 2, 2012

    Israel warns Tehran soon immune to attack

    Iran’s nuclear programme could soon become immune to military attack, Israel’s defence minister warned on Thursday,...

  28. January 26, 2012

    Iran nuclear stance rings alarm bells at Davos

    One of the first sessions to be booked out at the World Economic Forum was “What if Iran Develops a Nuclear Weapon?” The...

  29. January 19, 2012

    US-Israeli push for accord over Iran

    America’s most senior soldier arrived in Israel yesterday for consultations with military and political leaders amid...

  30. January 18, 2012

    West dismisses Tehran talks claim

    Western diplomats have dismissed claims by Iran that it is in contact with world powers about a new round of negotiations...

  31. January 18, 2012

    Israel ‘very far’ from decision to attack Iran

    JERUSALEM, Jan 18 - Israel’s defence minister, Ehud Barak, said on Wednesday any decision about an Israeli attack on Iran...

  32. January 2, 2012

    Iran missile test seen as warning to west

    Iran has launched a long-range missile during naval exercises in the Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, the latest show of...

  33. December 22, 2011

    Israel is wide awake as decision time approaches on nuclear Iran

    From Brig-Gen (Rtd) Michael Herzog. Sir, While David Miliband and Nader Mousavizadeh warn that “war talk” regarding Iran’s...

  34. December 14, 2011

    Israel pledges action against extremist settlers

    The Israeli government announced a plan to crack down on extremist Jewish settlers in the West Bank on Wednesday, amid...

  35. December 13, 2011

    Netanyahu condemns attacks by settlers

    Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday denounced a spate of attacks against the Israeli military by Jewish West Bank settlers as...

  36. December 5, 2011

    Brotherhood faces Egypt’s awkward new reality

    They are making a monumental mistake. They will pay for it in the elections. Such were the predictions about the Muslim...

  37. November 11, 2011

    Ex-spymasters oppose Iran attack

    For much of the year, Israeli diplomats and officials have been tugging at the sleeves of their western counterparts in...

  38. November 7, 2011

    Palestinian ‘tsunami’ still taking its toll around world

    When the Palestinian plan to seek UN membership first came to light, Israel’s defence minister made a prophetic warning. The...

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