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  1. April 11, 2014

    The Diary: John Thornhill

    Standing on an office roof overlooking Tel Aviv’s old port, Avishai Abrahami points through the afternoon haze towards...

  2. April 10, 2014

    Ed Miliband visits Israel on start of three-day trip

    Ed Miliband on Thursday made his first major political visit outside Europe since becoming Labour leader in 2010. His trip,...

  3. Nick Butler

    April 7, 2014

    The risks of a nuclear Saudi Arabia

    Life in the Middle East never stands still. The inexorable progress of Iran towards some form of nuclear capability has not...

  4. 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...

  5. April 4, 2014

    Kerry’s energetic diplomacy fails to disguise flaws in Mideast talks

    Who would want to be John Kerry’s pilot? Last Saturday, the US secretary of state’s plane was refuelling in Ireland on...

  6. FT Photo Diary

    April 4, 2014

    Getting toned up

    Finbarr O'Reilly/Reuters A bodybuilder has toner applied before an amateur competition in Dimona, Israel. ...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. April 1, 2014

    US attempts to use spy as bargaining chip in Mideast peace deal

    The US is discussing with Israel the possibility of releasing the convicted spy Jonathan Pollard as it attempts to keep...

  11. March 31, 2014

    Ehud Olmert convicted on corruption charges

    Ehud Olmert, former Israeli prime minister, on Monday was found guilty of accepting bribes by a court in Tel Aviv in...

  12. March 30, 2014

    Dutch pension fund defends Israel stance

    The second-biggest pension fund in the Netherlands has defended its asset management arm’s decision to dump its holdings in...

  13. March 28, 2014

    First Person: Ada Barak

    Snakes seem to have a sixth sense for seeking out where a human is feeling pain. After a few minutes, they gravitate towards...

  14. FT Photo Diary

    March 19, 2014

    Watching Syria

    Menahem Kahana/AFP Israeli soldiers deployed on the border with Syria keep watch from the Israeli side of the border near...

  15. March 19, 2014

    Palestinians consider backing full boycott of Israel if talks fail

    US efforts to break the impasse in Middle East peace talks have brought no agreement on the major issues dividing the two...

  16. March 19, 2014

    Israel attacks Syrian military targets

    Israel said its air force bombed Syrian government targets on Wednesday in response to an earlier attack on its soldiers,...

  17. March 18, 2014

    ETFs key to Nasdaq indexing ambitions

    Nasdaq OMX, the exchange operator, wants to expand its activities in the exchange traded funds market as its indexing...

  18. FT Photo Diary

    March 14, 2014

    Purim parade celebrations

    Ariel Schalit/AP Young children of foreign migrant workers wear costumes as they march in a Purim parade in Tel Aviv,...

  19. March 13, 2014

    Gaza militants agree ceasefire after rocket attacks hit Israel

    A leader of Islamic Jihad said on Thursday that Egypt had brokered a ceasefire aimed at ending a two-day-long escalation in...

  20. March 12, 2014

    Ultra-Orthodox Jews must do military service as Israel passes law

    The Knesset on Wednesday passed a landmark national service bill requiring Jewish seminary students to serve in the army, an...

  21. March 12, 2014

    Militants fire rockets into south Israel

    Militants based in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday fired a barrage of rockets into southern Israel, leading to the deployment of...

  22. 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...

  23. March 11, 2014

    Israeli Knesset passes ‘governability’ law

    Israel on Tuesday passed a controversial bill aimed at streamlining government that will also make it harder for small...

  24. FT Photo Diary

    March 10, 2014

    Waiting for rockets

    Ariel Schalit/AP Israeli military policewomen wait for the display of rockets after being seized from the Panama-flagged...

  25. March 10, 2014

    David Cameron to visit Israel and Palestinian territories

    David Cameron will make his first trip to Israel as prime minister this week, as he seeks to ease Israeli concerns over the...

  26. March 10, 2014

    Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu tells west: Do not be fooled by Iran

    Benjamin Netanyahu described Iran as a “brutal regime” and accused the Islamic republic of supporting terrorist groups in...

  27. March 6, 2014

    Playtech founder cashes in after creating multiple millionaires

    Teddy Sagi once told William Hill chief executive Ralph Topping: “To be a billionaire, first you must make millionaires in...

  28. March 5, 2014

    Israel shoots Hizbollah fighters as tensions rise in Golan

    Israel’s military shot two Hizbollah fighters on Wednesday morning that it said were attempting to plant a bomb near the...

  29. March 5, 2014

    Israel accuses Iran of supplying missiles to Gaza

    Israel’s military said on Wednesday that it had seized a cargo ship in the Red Sea to prevent the smuggling of Syrian-made...

  30. March 4, 2014

    Benjamin Netanyahu denounces Israeli boycott campaigners

    Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that anyone who supported boycotting Israel should “be exposed and condemned” and...

  31. March 4, 2014

    Hamas reins in militants to maintain truce in Gaza

    In the far north of the Gaza Strip, so close to southern Israel that the chimneys of a power plant near the city of Ashkelon...

  32. March 2, 2014

    Obama must get real with Netanyahu

    When Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, meets Barack Obama, the US president, at the White House on Monday, the...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. February 27, 2014

    Shifting US foreign policy views force rethink by Israel lobby

    Most years, the annual meeting of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee is a textbook exercise in lobbying muscle....

  36. FT Photo Diary

    February 26, 2014

    Preparing for prayers

    Ariel Schalit/AP Israeli soldiers of the Golani brigade with prayer shawls after night training near the border with Syria...

  37. February 25, 2014

    Israeli jets strike targets in Lebanon

    Israeli jets struck a mountainous area near the Lebanese-Syrian border late Monday, hitting a transit point in the war...

  38. February 24, 2014

    Israel utilises its cyber security expertise

    Surrounded on all sides by historically hostile states and with a long coastline, Israel is a country perhaps more naturally...

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