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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. February 2, 2014

    SodaStream chief hits back at critics of Scarlett Johansson

    The chief executive of SodaStream, the Israeli maker of home fizzy-drink dispensers, has hit back at critics of his company...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. January 31, 2014

    A star stumbles in the settlements

    The decision by actress Scarlett Johansson to stop being an ambassador for Oxfam, the social justice charity, and continue...

  8. The World

    January 30, 2014

    Scarlett Johansson, John Kerry and the mounting pressure on Israel

    Israel has enjoyed a quiet few years. No wars, no intifada, no increase in the international pressure on the Israeli state –...

  9. January 30, 2014

    Scarlett Johansson severs ties with Oxfam over SodaStream ad deal

    The actress Scarlett Johansson is ending her relationship with the charity Oxfam after coming under intense criticism from...

  10. January 28, 2014

    Scarlett Johansson goes viral in anti-Israel settler campaign

    “If only I could make this message go viral,” Scarlett Johansson muses in her new advertisement for SodaStream, the Israeli...

  11. 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...

  12. January 27, 2014

    The Keepers of Infinite Space, Park Theatre, London – review

    A bookseller in the West Bank is arrested. His name is Saeed (Edmund Kingsley) and his brother is a Palestinian fighter –...

  13. January 15, 2014

    Officials strive to end West Bank strikes over UN agency pay

    Palestinian and UN officials are working to contain unrest in refugee camps in the West Bank in which protesters have burned...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. FT Photo Diary

    January 2, 2014

    Fatah anniversary

    Alaa Badarneh/EPA Palestinians wave flags during a rally to mark the 49th anniversary of the formation of the Fatah movement...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. FT Photo Diary

    December 23, 2013

    Christmas candles

    Darren Whiteside/Reuters A visitor places a candle in the Church of the Nativity, the site revered by Christians as the...

  22. FT Photo Diary

    December 20, 2013

    Protest at the Israeli barrier

    Ammar Awad/Reuters A Palestinian boy dressed as Santa Claus holds a Palestinian flag as he stands in front of Israeli...

  23. December 20, 2013

    Academic boycotts are all about the boycotters

    This week’s vote by several hundred US academics to boycott Israeli universities and scholars will have no immediate...

  24. FT Photo Diary

    December 18, 2013

    Church of Nativity

    Ammar Awad/Reuters A priest walks between columns inside the Church of Nativity, revered as the site of Jesus’s birth, ahead...

  25. December 12, 2013

    European moves against settlements revive Israel boycott fears

    Steps by European companies and governments to restrict business with West Bank settlements are rekindling longstanding...

  26. FT Photo Diary

    December 12, 2013

    Snow fight on the West Bank

    Hazem Bader/AFP A Palestinian boy plays near Ibrahimi Mosque or the Tomb of the Patriarch, a religious site to Muslims and...

  27. December 9, 2013

    Israel, Jordan and Palestinians to sign regional water agreement

    Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority were due on Monday to sign a regional water agreement that could later pave the...

  28. FT Photo Diary

    November 22, 2013

    Making a point

    Musa Al-Shaer/AFP A Palestinian protester and Israeli soldiers during a demonstration about Israeli settlers at the main...

  29. November 12, 2013

    Israel’s plan for new settler homes angers Palestinians

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas threatened to quit peace talks with Israel and the US government said it was “deeply...

  30. FT Photo Diary

    November 11, 2013

    Sling shot in Hebron

    Hazem Bader/AFP A Palestinian youth uses a sling shot during clashes with Israeli security close to an army checkpoint in...

  31. FT Photo Diary

    November 8, 2013

    Clashes on the West Bank

    Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images A Palestinian youth wears a mask to protect against tear gas during clashes with Israeli...

  32. beyondbrics

    November 7, 2013

    London headlines

    * Chinese banks provide best bargains * Emerging markets: Call goes out for specialist advice * The Palestinian economy’s...

  33. 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...

  34. FT Photo Diary

    October 31, 2013

    The funeral of Ahmad Tazazaa

    Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP/Getty Mourners and family members weep during the funeral of 22-year-old, Ahmad Tazazaa, at the Qabatya...

  35. 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...

  36. October 15, 2013

    Tony Blair optimistic about economic plan for Palestinian territories

    Tony Blair, the former British prime minister, said a $4bn economic plan being drafted alongside Arab-Israeli peace...

  37. October 8, 2013

    West Bank economy shrinks on falling aid and Israeli restrictions

    The West Bank’s gross domestic product shrank for the first time in a decade, the World Bank said on Tuesday, a drop it...

  38. 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...

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