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    1. October 12, 2014

      International donors pledge $5.4bn to help rebuild Gaza

      International donors have pledged $5.4bn in aid to Gaza at a conference held on Sunday in Cairo to raise funds for the...

    2. September 7, 2014

      Abbas threatens to end Palestinian unity government with Hamas

      Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian Authority president, has threatened to dissolve a four-month-old unity government with Hamas...

    1. September 1, 2014

      Palestinians to turn to UN amid frustration with peace process

      The Palestinians, frustrated in their pursuit of an independent state through negotiations with an Israeli government they...

    2. August 26, 2014

      Palestinians celebrate as Israel and Hamas agree open-ended truce

      Israel and the Palestinians agreed on an open-ended ceasefire that began at 7pm on Tuesday, prompting some Palestinians to...

    3. July 20, 2014

      Gaza ceasefire efforts hampered by Arab divisions over Hamas

      Qatar launched a round of diplomacy on Sunday in an attempt to lay the groundwork for a ceasefire in Gaza as the death toll...

    4. July 15, 2014

      Netanyahu misjudges the risks of his Gaza strategy

      Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, has a Gaza problem but it is not what you might think. The siren alarms...

    5. July 11, 2014

      Kerry faces weekend of frantic diplomacy as crises multiply

      US secretary of state John Kerry has embarked on a frenetic long weekend of personal diplomacy to try to salvage two of the...

    6. July 8, 2014

      The dangers of another intifada

      Over the past three weeks tensions between Israel and the Palestinians have erupted into violence in the West Bank and Gaza....

    7. July 2, 2014

      Killing of Palestinian teenager prompts riots in East Jerusalem

      Clashes erupted in East Jerusalem on Wednesday after the charred body of an Arab teenager was found in a forest near a...

    8. June 30, 2014

      Hamas accused after bodies of missing Israeli teens found

      The bodies of three Israeli teenagers missing for more than two weeks in the West Bank were found on Monday, setting off a...

    9. June 15, 2014

      Netanyahu accuses Hamas over kidnapping of Israeli teenagers

      Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, on Sunday blamed the Palestinian militant group Hamas for the kidnapping of...

    10. June 10, 2014

      Reuven Rivlin to succeed Shimon Peres as Israel’s president

      Israel’s Knesset on Tuesday elected Reuven Rivlin, a former speaker of parliament and longtime member of the ruling Likud...

    11. June 5, 2014

      Israel invites bids to build more settlement homes

      The government in Israel said on Thursday that it had invited bids for the construction of 1,500 homes in settlements in the...

    12. June 3, 2014

      US-Israel rift develops over Palestinian unity government

      The inauguration of a Palestinian unity government backed by the militant Islamist group Hamas has opened a public rift...

    13. June 2, 2014

      Abbas swears in Palestinian unity government

      Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, swore in a unity government on Monday as part of a reconciliation...

    14. June 1, 2014

      Netanyahu calls on world to reject unity government

      Benjamin Netanyahu urged foreign governments not to recognise a Palestinian unity government backed by the militant Islamist...

    15. May 27, 2014

      Palestinian accord risks whipping up Mideast storm

      With the pomp and distraction of this week’s visit by Pope Francis now behind them, Israelis and Palestinians are returning...

    16. May 25, 2014

      Pope Francis prays at Bethlehem wall

      Pope Francis spoke of the Vatican’s good relations with the “state of Palestine” and prayed at the wall separating Bethlehem...

    17. May 15, 2014

      Hamas and Fatah take tentative steps to cement reconciliation

      Tayseer Jubeh’s news-stand in downtown Ramallah this week began stocking titles unseen in the Palestinians’ provisional...

    18. April 27, 2014

      Abbas calls Holocaust ‘most heinous crime’ of modern era

      Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday declared the Holocaust “the most heinous crime to have occurred against...

    19. April 23, 2014

      PLO and Hamas sign unity pact as peace talks falter

      The Palestine Liberation Organisation, headed by Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas, signed a unity pact on...

    20. April 6, 2014

      Israelis and Palestinians accuse each other of sabotaging talks

      The Israeli and Palestinian leaders accused each other on Sunday of acting unilaterally to sabotage peace talks, as a...

    21. April 3, 2014

      US plays the crooked lawyer in an Israeli-Palestinian drama

      Washington’s attempts to shepherd Israelis and Palestinians into a so-called framework deal – yet another road map towards...

    22. April 2, 2014

      Kerry battles to keep alive Israel-Palestine talks

      Israelis and Palestinians accused each other on Wednesday of bad faith and of breaking agreements as US secretary of state...

    23. April 2, 2014

      Middle East peace efforts hit hurdle

      The fate of the Middle East peace process was thrown into doubt on Tuesday evening after US secretary of state John Kerry...

    24. March 12, 2014

      David Cameron opposes boycotts in pro-Israel speech

      David Cameron said Britain opposed boycotts and would fight the “delegitimisation” of the Jewish state in a resoundingly...

    25. March 2, 2014

      John Kerry to set out ‘framework’ for future Middle East talks

      After spending the past six months shuttling around the Middle East in an effort to revive the peace process between Israel...

    26. February 28, 2014

      Palestinians weigh calls for successor to Mahmoud Abbas

      As US-sponsored peace talks with Israel proceed, Palestinians are broaching the sensitive topic of who will succeed Mahmoud...

    27. The World

      January 13, 2014

      A clever tactician who was too clever by half.

      Ariel Sharon (right), then Israel's prime minister, shakes hands with Palestinian prime minister Mahmud Abbas as US...

    28. January 5, 2014

      John Kerry offers support for Iraq but no US troops on the ground

      US secretary of state John Kerry on Sunday pledged Washington’s support – but no ground troops – to help Iraq reestablish...

    29. December 31, 2013

      Israel frees 26 Palestinian prisoners

      RAMALLAH, West Bank, Dec 31 – Israel freed 26 Palestinian prisoners on Tuesday, days before John Kerry, US secretary of...

    30. November 12, 2013

      Israel’s plan for new settler homes angers Palestinians

      Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas threatened to quit peace talks with Israel and the US government said it was “deeply...

    31. October 28, 2013

      Palestinians fire rockets at Israeli port

      Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fired two rockets at a southern Israeli port city on Monday and Israel’s Iron Dome...

    32. The World

      October 3, 2013

      Obama pivots away from Asia

      Barack Obama with Mahmoud Abbas at the UN (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Image) “Let there be no doubt: in the Asia-Pacific of the...

    33. August 13, 2013

      Palestinians celebrate prisoner releases ahead of peace talks

      Israel released 26 long-serving Palestinians overnight on Tuesday, a gesture aimed at promoting peace talks due to begin in...

    34. July 29, 2013

      Kerry faces scepticism over Israeli-Palestinian talks

      When John Kerry boarded his aeroplane in Jordan 10 days ago after announcing the resumption of talks between Israel and the...

    35. July 29, 2013

      Israeli and Palestinian envoys to meet

      Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are due to meet in Washington on Monday for preliminary talks aimed at reigniting a...

    36. beyondbrics

      July 28, 2013

      Week ahead, Jul 28 - Aug 2

      The week ahead in emerging markets: elections in Zimbabwe, Mali and Pakistan. Company results from P&G, Reckitt Benckiser...

    37. July 17, 2013

      Israel slams EU plans to cut funding for settlement companies

      Israel’s government hit back at the EU on Wednesday, urging European leaders to freeze new guidelines that prohibit funding...

    38. June 30, 2013

      John Kerry cites enough progress to promise to return to Israel

      John Kerry, US secretary of state, ended a shuttle diplomacy mission on Sunday without an agreement on resuming...

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