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    1. October 10, 2014

      Life in Jerusalem: bad drivers, flying rocks and stunning sights

      Excuse me, are you Jewish?” The man, wearing the black garb of the ultra-Orthodox, was bobbing his head in prayer over a...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      October 2, 2014

      Kaparot ritual

      Sebastian Scheiner/AP An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man swings a chicken over his head as part of the Kaparot ritual in...

    1. FT Photo Diary

      September 19, 2014

      Bedouin sheep herder

      Ammar Awad/Reuters A Palestinian Bedouin woman stands next to her sheep in the West Bank village of Al-Eizariya, near east...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      September 8, 2014

      Flames of anger

      Ahmad Gharabli/AFP Palestinian youths set fire to tyres during clashes with Israeli security forces in the east Jerusalem...

    3. September 2, 2014

      US and EU urge Israel to return West Bank land

      The US and EU urged Israel’s government on Tuesday to reverse its decision to appropriate nearly 1,000 acres of West Bank...

    4. 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...

    5. August 25, 2014

      Israel sets lowest ever rate of 0.25% as Gaza conflict takes toll

      Israel’s central bank cut its benchmark interest rate to the lowest level ever, in an effort to recharge an economy slowed...

    6. August 15, 2014

      Jerusalem unrest prompts fears of third intifada

      With the world’s attention focused on the war in the Gaza Strip, another front in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is...

    7. The World

      August 4, 2014

      Iraq's Christians are just one victim of a bloody conflict

      The call this weekend by bishops of the Church of England for the UK to grant asylum to the Christians driven out of the...

    8. July 26, 2014

      Twelve-hour ceasefire takes effect between Israel and Gaza militants

      GAZA/JERUSALEM, July 26 – A 12-hour humanitarian truce went into effect on Saturday after Israel and Palestinian militant...

    9. July 25, 2014

      John Kerry tries to negotiate Gaza ceasefire with Israel

      John Kerry, US secretary of state, was scrambling on Friday to organise even the briefest of ceasefires between Israel and...

    10. July 24, 2014

      Gaza conflict causes split between main UK parties

      The conflict in Gaza has caused the biggest split between the two main UK parties on the issue for years. The Labour...

    11. July 21, 2014

      Israelis barely break stride under missile shield

      Several large booms rang out over Ashkelon, southern Israel, on Monday afternoon as Israel fired interceptor missiles from...

    12. 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...

    13. July 13, 2014

      Thousands of Gaza civilians flee after Israeli warning

      GAZA/JERUSALEM, July 13 – Thousands fled their homes in a Gaza town on Sunday after Israel warned them to leave ahead of...

    14. July 9, 2014

      Israel steps up air strikes on Gaza Strip

      Israel intensified its air strikes on targets across the Gaza Strip on Wednesday in an offensive against the Islamist group...

    15. July 6, 2014

      Israel authorities arrest suspects in death of Palestinian youth

      Several Jewish suspects have been arrested over the abduction and killing of a Palestinian teenager from East Jerusalem...

    16. FT Photo Diary

      July 4, 2014

      Barrier to prayer

      Mohamad Torokman/Reuters Palestinians not permitted by Israeli security forces to cross into Jerusalem from the West Bank...

    17. July 4, 2014

      Arab youth ‘burned to death’

      Clashes between Palestinian youths and police on Saturday spread to Arab towns from east Jerusalem in a new escalation of...

    18. July 4, 2014

      Saying goodbye to God: Haredim apostates

      About five months ago Yossi Jacobs, a young Israeli, sat down and wrote a letter to God. Yossi had recently become an...

    19. July 3, 2014

      Israel boosts Gaza forces amid Palestinian protests

      Israel faced the prospect of escalating conflict on two fronts on Thursday. As the country bolstered its forces around the...

    20. 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...

    21. June 15, 2014

      Orchestrated boycott of Israeli companies falters

      An orchestrated boycott of Israeli companies seemed to be gathering pace at the start of the year, when two large European...

    22. FT Photo Diary

      June 11, 2014

      Jerusalem wedding celebrations

      Baz Ratner/Reuters Ultra-orthodox Jews take part in celebrations after the wedding ceremony of the granddaughter of the...

    23. June 6, 2014

      The Diary: Teju Cole

      Saturday What I realise, during our five-hour wait at the King Hussein border crossing between Jordan and the West Bank, is...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. May 23, 2014

      Mission impossible in the Holy Land

      In his first visit as Pope to the Holy Land this weekend, Francis I will surely want to bring a message of hope to a region...

    27. May 23, 2014

      Maronite cardinal brings controversy to Pope’s Jerusalem visit

      When Pope Francis arrives in Jerusalem on Sunday during his three-day visit to the Holy Land, another guest will join him on...

    28. May 18, 2014

      Pope’s ‘Last Supper’ mass raises Jewish hackles

      A plan by Pope Francis to celebrate mass in a Jerusalem room believed by Christians to have hosted the Last Supper has...

    29. May 13, 2014

      Former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert jailed for six years

      A Tel Aviv judge has sentenced Ehud Olmert, the former Israeli prime minister, to six years in prison for bribes he accepted...

    30. FT Photo Diary

      May 12, 2014

      Big Bambu in Jerusalem

      Ronen Zvulun/Reuters Professional rock climbers work on the art installation “Big Bambu: 5,000 Arms to Hold You” at the...

    31. FT Photo Diary

      April 14, 2014

      Preparing for Passover

      Gali Tibbon/AFP Ultra-Orthodox Jews burn leavened items in a final preparation before the start at sundown of the Jewish...

    32. 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...

    33. April 11, 2014

      Fill the Void – DVD review

      Rama Burshtein, 2013 Artificial Eye Winsome young women in old-fashioned dress whispering and giggling, matchmaking, bashful...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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