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    1. May 9, 2016

      Mona Hatoum, Tate Modern, London, review — ‘Triumphant’

      Before there was Warsan Shire, there was Mona Hatoum. Shire’s poem “Home”, which opened with the lines “No one leaves...

    2. May 6, 2016

      Palestinian national museum to open after 20 years of planning

      On a West Bank hillside workers roll white paint across the walls of a sprawling stone and glass building, which...

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    1. Arab World: Banking and Finance

      The oil price plunge poses new challenges for the region’s governments, but with low l...
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      The past year will be remembered as one of the Middle East’s most tumultuous, a time o...
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    1. March 24, 2016

      Israel decries UN ‘blacklist’ of companies working in settlements

      The UN Human Rights Council has voted to establish a database that will name companies doing business in Israel’s...

    2. February 15, 2016

      Cabinet embroiled in battle over Israeli goods boycott

      The British government has found itself at the centre of a battle between Israel and Palestinian campaigners, after...

    3. January 18, 2016

      EU foreign ministers state opposition to Israeli settlement policy

      European foreign ministers hit out at Israeli settlement policies on Monday in a contentious statement that exposed the...

    4. December 23, 2015

      Restored mosaics shine glimmer of light in war-torn Middle East

      Mosaic angels restored to medieval glory in Bethlehem Giammarco Piacenti lifts a tarpaulin from a wall inside...

    5. October 22, 2015

      Mutual suspicion fuels upsurge of violence in Israel

      Bayan al-Esseili was a bright, ambitious 16-year-old who on Saturday morning left her home in the West Bank city of...

    6. October 7, 2015

      Israeli PM cancels Germany trip because of violence at home

      Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday cancelled a trip to Germany, as violent clashes between Palestinians and...

    7. October 7, 2015

      Bank of Palestine has not only survived but remained profitable

      In a market as volatile as the Palestinian territories, it is a miracle that businesses get built at all. Bank of...

    8. October 4, 2015

      Frontier investors adopt wait-and-see approach

      Frontier markets, with their high growth potential, young populations and rising incomes, are expected to transform...

    9. September 30, 2015

      Palestinian leader disavows Oslo Accords

      Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, told the UN on Wednesday that his people were no longer bound by agreements...

    10. September 18, 2015

      Craft brewers quench Palestine’s thirst

      Thousands of fans of Taybeh, the Palestinian beer that describes itself as “the finest in the Middle East”, will...

    11. September 4, 2015

      Art and Palestine: complicated positions

      Art of Palestine Among the seductively beautiful, often unnerving works in Mona Hatoum’s spectacular current show at...

    12. August 19, 2015

      West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, London

      A BBC Proms appearance by Daniel Barenboim would not be the same without a speech as an encore. On Tuesday, he told us...

    13. July 31, 2015

      Palestinian child killed in West Bank firebomb attack

      A Palestinian toddler was burnt to death and members of his family were gravely wounded when their home in the West...

    14. June 24, 2015

      Palestinians to hand war crime dossier to International Criminal Court

      Riad Malki, Palestinian foreign minister, will present a dossier to the International Criminal Court on Thursday...

    15. May 3, 2015

      Arab-Israel peace talks ‘dead’ because of Netanyahu, says Jimmy Carter

      Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations are a “dead issue” because Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is unwilling to...

    16. March 10, 2015

      Sweden cancels military deal after Saudi human rights snub

      Sweden is cancelling a controversial military deal with Saudi Arabia a day after an unusually frank diplomatic bust-up...

    17. March 9, 2015

      Saudi Arabia blocks Sweden minister’s speech to Arab League

      Saudi Arabia abruptly blocked plans for Sweden’s foreign minister to address the Arab League amid twin rows over a...

    18. March 5, 2015

      Palestinians threaten to cut security links with Israel

      The Palestinian leadership said on Thursday evening that it had decided to suspend security co-operation with Israel....

    19. January 3, 2015

      Israel withholds Palestinian tax revenue

      Israel is to withhold the tax revenues it collects on behalf of the Palestinians as retaliation for their decision to...

    20. January 1, 2015

      Q&A: The Palestinians and the International Criminal Court

      The Palestinians on Wednesday signed the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, opening the way to future...

    21. December 31, 2014

      UN Security Council rejects resolution on Palestinian statehood

      The UN Security Council has rejected a Jordanian resolution demanding an end to Israel’s occupation of land seized in...

    22. December 17, 2014

      European parliament votes to recognise Palestinian state

      Israel was on the defensive on Wednesday as its conflict with the Palestinians was taken up by the international...

    23. December 11, 2014

      Palestinians threaten repercussions after death of minister

      Palestinian officials said they were considering suspending security co-operation with Israel and accelerating their...

    24. December 10, 2014

      Palestinian minister dies after clash with Israeli solders

      A Palestinian government official died after a clash with Israeli soldiers at a peaceful protest on Wednesday in the...

    25. November 26, 2014

      Violence takes toll on Israel’s economy

      The souk of Jerusalem’s Old City, where vendors sell T-shirts extolling the Israel Defense Forces alongside those...

    26. November 10, 2014

      Netanyahu is losing Europe’s goodwill, even Germany’s

      Sweden’s new government last month recognised the state of Palestine, and Britain’s House of Commons and Ireland’s...

    27. November 3, 2014

      Swallowing the toads of Colombia’s peace process

      The fighting has been going on for so long that few remember why it began. It has taken place near some of the largest...

    28. October 30, 2014

      Middle East: Walled in

      When she drinks her morning coffee on the veranda of her house in Bethlehem, Vera Baboun, the city’s mayor, can see new...

    29. October 27, 2014

      Tensions rise as Israel vows to expand East Jerusalem settlements

      Israel’s government said on Monday it would push ahead with plans to build about 1,000 new homes in East Jerusalem...

    30. October 22, 2014

      Israeli minister calls for ‘new models’ instead of Palestinian state

      Israelis are turning their backs on the two-state solution in the wake of the recent war with Hamas and it is now time...

    31. October 22, 2014

      Israeli gas: landing the Leviathan

      If necessity is the mother of invention, its second cousin must be energy demand. A society’s requirement for light and...

    32. beyondbrics

      October 22, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * Israeli MP calls for new Palestine models | Naftali Bennett says notion of Palestinian state next to...

    33. October 16, 2014

      Israel is losing its friends in the world

      Britain’s parliament voted the other day to recognise the state of Palestine. The decision will not change anything on...

    34. October 14, 2014

      Palestinians welcome UK parliament’s vote to recognise statehood

      The Palestinians on Tuesday welcomed the UK parliament’s vote recognising their statehood as a historic step toward...

    35. October 13, 2014

      British MPs vote to recognise Palestine

      MPs backed the idea of Palestine being recognised as a state alongside Israel on Monday night, in what one MP described...

    36. October 12, 2014

      UK MPs set to vote on recognising Palestinian statehood

      MPs will be given a chance on Monday to back the idea of Palestine being recognised as a state, during a backbench...

    37. September 24, 2014

      Business alone cannot bring peace to Israelis and Palestinians

      In the midst of escalating conflict around the Middle East comes the depressing news that a joint Israeli-Palestinian...

    38. 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...

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