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  1. 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...

  2. July 12, 2014

    Israel continues Gaza bombardment

    The UN has called for a ceasefire in Gaza and Tony Blair has met the Egyptian president in efforts to secure a truce as...

  1. 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...

  2. July 8, 2014

    The dangers of another intifada

    Over the past three weeks tensions between Israel and the Palestinians have erupted into violence in the West Bank and Gaza....

  3. July 8, 2014

    Israel launches air and sea bombardment of Gaza Strip

    Israeli aircraft and naval vessels pounded targets across the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, killing at least 11 people and injuring...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. FT Photo Diary

    July 1, 2014

    Amid the rubble in Hebron

    Ahmad Gharabli/AFP A young boy stands amid the rubble of the burned out house of Marwan Qawasmeh, a Palestinian member of...

  9. July 1, 2014

    Israel strikes Gaza as it vows Hamas ‘will pay’ for teen deaths

    Israeli aircraft carried out more than 30 strikes on what the army said were militant targets in the Gaza Strip early on...

  10. June 30, 2014

    Hamas accused after bodies of missing Israeli teens found

    The bodies of three Israeli teenagers missing for more than two weeks in the West Bank were found on Monday, setting off a...

  11. FT Photo Diary

    June 27, 2014

    Slingshot protest

    Alaa Badarneh/EPA Palestinian protesters use slingshots to hurl stones at Israeli soldiers during clashes over the Jewish...

  12. FT Photo Diary

    June 20, 2014

    West Bank mourning

    Hazem Bader/AFP The mother of Mohammed Dudin, a 15-year-old Palestinian shot dead by Israeli troops in overnight clashes in...

  13. FT Photo Diary

    June 18, 2014

    West Bank hunt

    Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images An Israeli soldier conducts a search mission during the sixth day into the search of three...

  14. FT Photo Diary

    June 16, 2014

    Air strike on Hamas

    Mohammed Abed/AFP A Palestinian walks on rubble following an air strike by the Israeli air force on Gaza City during the...

  15. June 15, 2014

    Netanyahu accuses Hamas over kidnapping of Israeli teenagers

    Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, on Sunday blamed the Palestinian militant group Hamas for the kidnapping of...

  16. 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...

  17. FT Photo Diary

    June 11, 2014

    Palestinian wood piling

    Ammar Awad/Reuters A Palestinian worker carries hays amongst piled wood during the process of making charcoal for sale, in...

  18. June 10, 2014

    Reuven Rivlin to succeed Shimon Peres as Israel’s president

    Israel’s Knesset on Tuesday elected Reuven Rivlin, a former speaker of parliament and longtime member of the ruling Likud...

  19. 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...

  20. June 5, 2014

    G4S to end Israeli jail contracts within three years

    G4S has confirmed that it will end all its Israeli prison contracts within the next three years after an annual general...

  21. FT Photo Diary

    June 5, 2014

    Ramallah protest

    Mohamad Torokman/Reuters Israeli soldiers and border police detain a Palestinian during a protest in solidarity with...

  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. June 2, 2014

    Abbas swears in Palestinian unity government

    Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, swore in a unity government on Monday as part of a reconciliation...

  24. June 2, 2014

    UK watchdog to probe G4S Israeli contract

    G4S, the global security company, came under further pressure on Monday when a UK government-funded watchdog agreed to...

  25. June 1, 2014

    Netanyahu calls on world to reject unity government

    Benjamin Netanyahu urged foreign governments not to recognise a Palestinian unity government backed by the militant Islamist...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. May 21, 2014

    Woodside backs out of $2.7bn Israel gas project

    Australia’s Woodside Petroleum has pulled out of a $2.7bn deal to buy 25 per cent of Israel’s offshore Leviathan gasfield...

  29. FT Photo Diary

    May 14, 2014

    West Bank structures razed

    Ronen Zvulun/Reuters Israeli border policemen stand near a bulldozer as it demolishes a temporary structure in the West Bank...

  30. FT Photo Diary

    May 12, 2014

    Female fighters of the West Bank

    Thomas Coex/AFP Female members of the Palestinian presidential guard take part in a training session given by French GIGN...

  31. FT Photo Diary

    May 8, 2014

    Gaza in the news

    Mohammed Abed/AFP A Palestinian Hamas policeman reads a copy of the Al-Ayyam newspaper in Gaza City. The Palestinian daily,...

  32. FT Photo Diary

    May 6, 2014

    Independence Day Israel

    Gali Tibbon/AFP/Getty Images An Israeli child holds a rocket launcher as another holds her doll during a traditional...

  33. April 23, 2014

    PLO and Hamas sign unity pact as peace talks falter

    The Palestine Liberation Organisation, headed by Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas, signed a unity pact on...

  34. 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...

  35. FT Photo Diary

    April 4, 2014

    Palestinian prisoner protest on West Bank

    Mohamad Torokman/Reuters A Palestinian uses a slingshot to hurl a stone towards Israeli troops during clashes at a protest...

  36. FT Photo Diary

    April 1, 2014

    Bedouin tears in Jordan valley

    Mohammed Ballas/AP A Palestinian Bedouin child sits amid the rubble of tents and sheds destroyed by the Israeli army near...

  37. March 24, 2014

    Palestinian travel start-up bypasses credit cards

    A Palestinian online travel start-up that hopes to be Ramallah’s first major high-tech success believes it has cracked a...

  38. 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...

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