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    1. 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 community,...

    2. 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...

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    1. Year in the Arab World

      The past year will be remembered as one of the Middle East’s most tumultuous, a time o...
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    1. 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...

    2. 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 calling...

    3. 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 senate...

    4. 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 oil...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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 heat...

    8. 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 Israel...

    9. 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 to...

    10. 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 the...

    11. 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 righting...

    12. 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 as a...

    13. 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 debate...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. August 21, 2014

      Oil investors bet on future supply risks

      Bloodshed in Iraq, sanctions on Russia, conflict in Palestine. If you had asked market participants at the start of the year...

    17. August 4, 2014

      Arab turmoil makes Israel reckless and complacent

      When last week I saw a White House spokesman say that Israel’s bombing of a UN school was “totally indefensible”, I briefly...

    18. August 4, 2014

      Israeli foreign minister urges UN administration of Gaza

      Israel’s far-right foreign minister has proposed putting the Gaza Strip under UN administration, like Kosovo 15 years ago,...

    19. August 1, 2014

      A feeding frenzy on Facebook

      The Facebook feed has been filling with rage about Gaza. Well, my wife’s Facebook feed, to be precise. I long ago culled...

    20. FT Photo Diary

      July 28, 2014

      Prayers for Palestine

      Muhammad Hamed/Reuters Palestinian refugees perform Eid al-Fitr prayers at Al-Baqaa refugee camp, near Amman, Jordan, on...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. May 25, 2014

      Stemmer (Voices & Votes), Grieghallen, Bergen, Norway – review

      Orlando Gough has a well-established reputation as a composer who can deliver imaginative large-scale events that span...

    24. 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...

    25. April 27, 2014

      Abbas calls Holocaust ‘most heinous crime’ of modern era

      Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday declared the Holocaust “the most heinous crime to have occurred against...

    26. beyondbrics

      April 7, 2014

      Arab youth turn from "Arab spring" to starting businesses

      Young Arabs are increasingly turning their backs on cushy public sector jobs in favour of working for private companies and...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. February 28, 2014

      William Duff, financial supervisor, 1922-2014

      A last official link between the Gulf’s colonial era and its commercially dynamic present, Bill Duff devoted his life to...

    30. February 20, 2014

      A World Not Ours – film review

      Mahdi Fleifel’s A World Not Ours is about a war without battles and a war without visible end. The filmmaker, born in Ain...

    31. 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...

    32. January 31, 2014

      ‘Faisal I of Iraq’, by Ali Allawi

      Faisal I of Iraq, by Ali Allawi, Yale, RRP£30/$40, 672 pages The Hashemites are the Bourbons of the Middle East; history...

    33. 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...

    34. January 22, 2014

      Israel’s military kills two Palestinian militants

      Israel’s military killed two Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, one of whom it blamed for firing rockets...

    35. January 1, 2014

      Israel to extend Jordan Valley settlement as peace talks resume

      Israel’s interior minister will on Thursday inaugurate a new neighbourhood in a Jewish settlement in the Jordan Valley, in a...

    36. December 20, 2013

      Herzl, by Shlomo Avineri

      Herzl, by Shlomo Avineri, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, RRP£20, 288 pages There is a passage in Theodor Herzl’s 1902 romance of a...

    37. December 10, 2013

      Brussels criticised for paying non-working Gaza civil servants

      The EU has been paying the wages of thousands of civil servants in the Gaza Strip who have not worked for up to six years,...

    38. The A-List

      November 18, 2013

      Time for Obama to deploy his cunning in the MidEast

      Sadly, the political correctness that has swept western societies has smothered an appreciation of the virtues of cunning....

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