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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. March 2, 2014

    Ultra-Orthodox Jews rally against Israeli military service

    Hundreds of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews gathered in Jerusalem on Sunday to protest against a push by Benjamin...

  9. 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...

  10. FT Photo Diary

    February 28, 2014

    Friday afternoon prayers in Jerusalem

    Ahmad Gharabli/AFP Muslim Palestinians take part in Friday noon prayers blocked by Israeli police in the East Jerusalem...

  11. FT Photo Diary

    February 26, 2014

    No roof over his head

    Ahmad Gharabli/AFP A Palestinian starts to demolish his home to carry out an Israeli court order which ruled that the house...

  12. FT Photo Diary

    February 19, 2014

    Jewish wedding dance

    Menahem Kahana/AFP Jewish ultra-orthodox groom Aharon Krois celebrates his marriage to Rivka Hannah during the Mitzvah Tans...

  13. FT Photo Diary

    February 6, 2014

    Ultra-Orthodox Jewish protest against military drafting

    Jim Hollander/EPA Ultra-Orthodox Jews dance as police fire a water canon at them during a protest at the entrance to...

  14. February 6, 2014

    ABP to remain invested in Israeli banks

    ABP, one of the world’s biggest pension funds, is to remain invested in three Israeli banks after deciding they have not...

  15. February 2, 2014

    Kerry attempts the improbable with Middle East peace deal

    Just over 20 years ago, the declaration of principles that emerged from the Oslo peace talks opened up an alluring vista of...

  16. February 2, 2014

    Norway’s sovereign wealth fund joins exodus from Israel

    Norway’s $810bn Government Pension Fund Global, the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, has been barred from investing in...

  17. January 31, 2014

    Scarlett Johansson, star whose charity work fizzled as her ad went pop

    In a scene from Sofia Coppola’s 2003 movie Lost in Translation, Charlotte, the character played by the 17-year-old Scarlett...

  18. January 31, 2014

    Leaks from talks spark backlash from Israelis and Palestinians

    As the US pushes Israeli and Palestinian leaders to commit to drawing up a framework of principles for final status...

  19. January 27, 2014

    Israeli settlers flex muscle to resist peace talks led by John Kerry

    Just off Highway 60, the Israeli road that slices through the West Bank, ferrying Jewish settlers from jobs in Jerusalem to...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. January 11, 2014

    Body of former Israeli PM Ariel Sharon arrives at the Knesset

    Ariel Sharon: a life in pictures Ariel Sharon’s body was brought from Tel Aviv to the Knesset in Jerusalem on Sunday to lie...

  23. January 10, 2014

    Israel issues tenders for settler houses

    Israel on Friday published tenders for 1,400 new housing units in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, bringing an...

  24. 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...

  25. December 29, 2013

    Israel approves release of Palestinian prisoners

    Israel’s government has authorised the release of 26 long-serving Palestinian prisoners, the third such release to be...

  26. December 28, 2013

    Israel plans 1,400 more West Bank settlement homes

    JERUSALEM, December 27 – Israel plans to build 1,400 homes in its settlements in the occupied West Bank and will announce...

  27. beyondbrics

    December 19, 2013

    Guest post: the Pemex door has opened

    By Jason Marczak and Peter Schechter of the Atlantic Council Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto capped a year of reform...

  28. December 14, 2013

    Snow brings chaos to Middle East

    The eastern Mediterranean is suffering its worst winter storm in decades, which blanketed hilly areas of the Levant under...

  29. November 13, 2013

    Israel-US relations battered by split over Iran

    For much of the past week, Benjamin Netanyahu has taken every opportunity to criticise a proposed nuclear agreement with...

  30. November 6, 2013

    The Palestinian economy’s hard road out of isolation

    Taybeh, a Palestinian brewer owned by the Khourys, a Christian family, makes a crisp and flavoursome tipple much loved by...

  31. FT Photo Diary

    October 29, 2013

    Jerusalem eviction

    Ammar Awad/Reuters A Palestinian woman stands with her furniture as her house is demolished in Beit Hanina, east Jerusalem...

  32. 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...

  33. October 25, 2013

    Architects are readopting brick as London’s building block

    Cities were once built from the earth from which they were extruded: Rome from its creamy travertine; Bath from its warm...

  34. October 24, 2013

    Call for companies to cut links to Israeli settlements

    The Palestinians have begun a diplomatic campaign against Israeli occupation calling on countries to tell companies linked...

  35. October 20, 2013

    Karnit Flug chosen as Bank of Israel governor

    Karnit Flug has been chosen as head of the Bank of Israel, ending a four-month interregnum at the top of the institution...

  36. FT Photo Diary

    October 7, 2013

    Tears for a rabbi

    Ariel Schalit/AP An Orthodox Jew weeps outside the Jerusalem home of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef , after receiving news of his death,...

  37. October 2, 2013

    Israelis and Palestinians further divided by daylight saving row

    Palestinians make a national pastime of dwelling on the absurdities of the Israeli occupation and the failings of their own...

  38. September 26, 2013

    Israeli defiance of al-Aqsa ban threatens talks with Palestinians

    Religious and nationalist Israelis are defying a longstanding ban on Jewish prayer on the hilltop site of Jerusalem’s...

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