19 March 2012 12:00 AM
Its lyrics extol the virtues of Zion – but when the country's leading Arab lawyer refused to sing them, his silence provoked a cacophony of protest. Catrina Stewart reports from Jerusalem
16 March 2012 12:00 AM
Israeli commentators speculated yesterday that the country's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is preparing the public for war against Iran after he delivered his most decisive speech yet on the nuclear threat posed by its arch foe.
16 March 2012 12:00 AM
Suha Arafat says Palestinians miss the democratic rule implemented by her husband
13 March 2012 12:00 AM
Jewish settlers have agreed to leave the largest unauthorised outpost in the occupied West Bank and move to a nearby hill in a compromise deal with the Israeli government that an anti-settler advocacy group denounced as "a disgrace".
12 March 2012 07:36 PM
Israeli air strikes today killed five Palestinians, including a father and his daughter, as Gaza-based militants fired dozens of rockets into Israel’s south for a fourth consecutive day.
10 March 2012 12:00 AM
Thousands of African asylum-seekers fleeing persecution could end up in Negev desert camp
07 March 2012 12:00 AM
Netanyahu argued that if Iran obtains the bomb it could set off a regional nuclear arms race
29 February 2012 12:00 AM
23 February 2012 12:00 AM
UN experts have returned from Tehran empty-handed after two days of talks focused on Iran’s nuclear programme, narrowing the options for diplomacy amid fears of a military confrontation with Israel and the West.
30 January 2012 12:00 AM
Thousands of troops and tanks rushed to Syrian capital's suburbs in fierce crackdown on rebels
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Nigel Farage promises Ukip will not 'stigmatise' would-be migrants – and says he wants 'everyone to speak the same language'
Ex-head of MI6: 'We shouldn't kid ourselves that Russia is on a path to democracy'
Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion, poll suggests
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