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    1. 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...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      April 8, 2014

      Rehearsing for the arrival of Peres

      Alexander F. Yuan/AP Members of an honour guard rehearse before a welcome ceremony held by Chinese president Xi Jinping for...

    1. January 13, 2014

      Ariel Sharon buried after officials pay homage

      Ariel Sharon was buried on Monday afternoon at his family’s farm in southern Israel, after a memorial service in Jerusalem...

    2. The A-List

      November 24, 2013

      Strange Impasse - Arabs and Israel see Iran as threat.

      The setting was as bizarre as it was stunningly beautiful – a luxurious seven star resort and spa built on the edge of the...

    3. June 19, 2013

      Blair warns window closing on Palestinian peace

      Tony Blair on Wednesday warned that the window for a negotiated end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict “may close forever”...

    4. May 26, 2013

      Israeli and Palestinian business chiefs make joint call for peace

      On Sunday morning, the start of the Israeli working week, about 80 leading chief executives, entrepreneurs and business...

    5. May 26, 2013

      Kerry unveils Blair plan to invest $4bn in West Bank and Gaza

      John Kerry, US secretary of state, said he had asked Tony Blair to lead a plan to mobilise $4bn of investment in the West...

    6. May 8, 2013

      Stephen Hawking joins Israel academic boycott

      Stephen Hawking, the Cambridge university academic and the world’s most famous living physicist, has joined the academic...

    7. March 22, 2013

      Obama urges Israelis and Palestinians to embrace

      President Barack Obama ended his trip to Israel on Friday by visiting the graves of two towering figures in Israeli history:...

    8. The World

      March 20, 2013

      A short history of US presidential visits to Israel

      Barack Obama is only the fifth serving US president to visit Israel since the state was founded in 1948. As Marvin Kalb...

    9. March 20, 2013

      Obama warns Syria on chemical weapons

      President Barack Obama pledged on Wednesday that any use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime would be a “game-changer”...

    10. March 15, 2013

      Netanyahu partners sign coalition deal

      Benjamin Netanyahu’s new government was confirmed on Friday after two key parties dropped last-minute objections to the...

    11. March 14, 2013

      Netanyahu agrees coalition government

      Benjamin Netanyahu has reached an agreement with rival rightwing and centrist politicians to form a four-party coalition...

    12. March 3, 2013

      Israel PM seeks time to form coalition

      Benjamin Netanyahu has asked Shimon Peres, Israel’s president, for two more weeks to form a government after seeing his...

    13. February 22, 2013

      Better Place toils in electric car market

      Better Place was launched in late 2007 with a bold proposition: to rid the car industry of its dependence on petrol by...

    14. February 3, 2013

      Netanyahu starts coalition talks

      Benjamin Netanyahu has begun talks to form a broad “national unity” government of rightwing and centre parties and urged...

    15. Nick Butler

      January 25, 2013

      Could easing of Mideast tensions be a kosher swan?

      Tel Aviv, Israel's financial centre. Getty Images There is much talk in Davos of black swans, grey swans and white swans....

    16. October 2, 2012

      Better Place ousts founder Shai Agassi

      Electric-vehicle company Better Place ousted its founder Shai Agassi as chief executive on Tuesday, naming the CEO of its...

    17. The World

      September 12, 2012

      Obama-Bibi spat, not so bad for Barack

      Under normal circumstances, an American president running for re-election would do his utmost to avoid a row with the...

    18. The World

      August 26, 2012

      Iran: Is Israel backing off?

      Tobias Buck, our esteemed Jerusalem correspondent, dropped into my office the other day. He told me (tactfully) that I was...

    19. June 30, 2012

      Unflinching supporter of greater Israel

      Yitzhak Shamir, who has died at the age of 96, was revered by Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, as a member of...

    20. March 21, 2012

      French shooting victims buried in Jerusalem

      JERUSALEM, March 21 – Three Jewish children and a rabbi shot dead at a Jewish school in France were buried in Jerusalem on...

    21. February 25, 2012

      Anglicised version of Hebrew Shimon

      From Mr. Humphrey Wine. Sir, I greatly enjoyed Simon Schama’s reminiscences in “Matzo ball memories” (Life & Arts, February...

    22. February 7, 2012

      Turkish leader attacks US writer amid plot claims

      A row over press freedom between the prime minister of Turkey and a prominent US novelist flared up again on Tuesday, after...

    23. November 25, 2011

      All about the art of compromise

      There is a seemingly casual moment in Yasser Arafat, a new political documentary on the former Palestinian president that...

    24. October 23, 2011

      Powerful earthquake rocks eastern Turkey

      A powerful earthquake in eastern Turkey has killed at least 217 people with fears of a much higher eventual death toll, as...

    25. September 21, 2011

      A diplomatic bid to call Israel’s bluff

      The diplomatic crisis at the UN triggered by the Palestinians’ attempt to win recognition as a state may or may not advance...

    26. September 15, 2011

      Netanyahu set for UN diplomatic showdown

      Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, will address the UN General Assembly on Friday next week, setting the stage...

    27. April 28, 2011

      Palestinian drive for unity alarms Israel

      Israeli officials have condemned the surprise reconciliation agreement between the two main Palestinian factions, claiming...

    28. April 2, 2011

      Fallen astronauts

      ‘Your loved ones were daring and brave, and they had that special grace, that special spirit that says, “Give me a challenge...

    29. December 30, 2010

      Former Israeli leader convicted of rape

      Moshe Katsav, the former Israeli president, who was convicted of rape on Thursday A Tel Aviv court has found Israel’s former...

    30. November 9, 2010

      Kerry urges Turkey to restore ties with Israel

      Turkey must restore relations with Israel if it is to play a “crucial role” in Middle East peace negotiations, John Kerry,...

    31. August 25, 2010

      A poisoned process holds little hope

      As the caravans of Middle East peace negotiators rumble into Washington next week for the umpteenth time, the pervasive...

    32. June 2, 2010

      Israel miscalculates

      Gideon Rachman: The Israelis are pretty used to international condemnation. They weathered the storms over the attack on the...

    33. The World

      May 31, 2010

      How badly has Israel miscalculated?

      The Israelis are pretty used to international condemnation. They weathered the storms over the attack on the Gaza Strip in...

    34. May 25, 2010

      Israel denies S Africa warhead talks

      Israel's policy of "nuclear ambiguity" came under fresh scrutiny yesterday when officials moved to quash reports that the...

    35. May 24, 2010

      Israeli ‘nuclear ambiguity’ under scrutiny

      Israel's policy of “nuclear ambiguity” came under fresh scrutiny on Monday when officials moved to quash reports that the...

    36. January 27, 2010

      Siemens to avoid seeking more business in Iran

      Siemens became one of the first large German industrial companies to bow to pressure from the German and US governments when...

    37. January 26, 2010

      Siemens to seek no new Iranian business

      Siemens became one of the first large German industrial companies to bow to pressure from the German and US governments when...

    38. November 6, 2009

      Pressure grows on Abbas to stay on

      Mahmoud Abbas was on Friday urged to revoke his decision not to run in the upcoming Palestinian presidential election, amid...

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