Currently into his 10th round of shuttle diplomacy, the United States Secretary of State knows the process demands very particular skills
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A historic triumph: Palestine is recognised as a state by the UN and democracies in Europe - though not by America. Will David Cameron stand with them?
Thursday 29 November 2012
Peace at any price is a non-starter. So too is peace at Mr Netanyahu’s price
Monday 26 November 2012
Mr Barak's resignation could mean the departure of the most moderating influence on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Wednesday 21 November 2012
President Barack Obama's decision to send his top diplomat on an emergency Middle East peacemaking mission Tuesday marked an administration shift to a more activist role in the region's affairs and offered clues to how he may use the political elbow room afforded by a second term.
Monday 19 November 2012
Gaza suffered its bloodiest day yesterday since Israel launched a military offensive in the Palestinian territory, with a sharp escalation in the ferocity of attacks from both sides amid frenzied diplomacy to try to forestall an Israeli ground assault.
New alliances in the Middle East mean that, for Israel and Hamas, the worse is still to come in Gaza
Sunday 18 November 2012
How the Arab Spring can be traced in the recent escalation of violence
Monday 12 November 2012
Israeli leaders have begun preparing domestic and international opinion for a renewed onslaught against Palestinian militants after more than a million Israeli citizens spent a third night in bomb shelters as more than 100 rockets rained across the Gaza border in less than 48 hours.
Wednesday 07 November 2012
Israeli President Shimon Peres and other moderate leaders hailed Mr Obama’s re-election but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu awoke to a double shock.
Sunday 28 October 2012
The Long View: Every reader of this article will be dead or of old age before the Arab "revolution" is complete. Palestinians are the only ones not to benefit from it
Tuesday 23 October 2012
Tzipi Livni, Israel's former opposition leader who crashed out of politics this year after losing her party's leadership contest, is poised to make a political comeback as head of a new party ahead of early elections in January.
Wednesday 17 October 2012
The Israeli Defence Minister, Ehud Barak, has announced plans to draft thousands of Ultra-Orthodox students into the army – a move that could set him at loggerheads with the religious parties in the run-up to a general election in January.
Tuesday 16 October 2012
In comments set to stir Israel's election campaign, the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, has said that he and former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert were "two months" away from a peace deal before Mr Olmert stepped down.
Nearly half of Benjamin Netanyahu's donors also gave money to Mitt Romney or the US Republican Party
Sunday 30 September 2012
Nearly half of those who contributed to the hawkish Israeli premier’s political campaigns also gave money to presidential candidate Mitt Romney or to the Republican Party, underscoring the shared common ground between the two men.
Friday 28 September 2012
More than half of Israelis fear that war with Iran would endanger the Jewish State's very existence, a new poll has found.
Avigdor Lieberman urges foreign powers to press for Palestinian elections to unseat President Mahmoud Abbas
Wednesday 22 August 2012
Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has formally urged Western powers and Russia to press for Palestinian elections as a means of unseating President Mahmoud Abbas whom he blamed for a rise in “activity against Israel” .
Tuesday 14 August 2012
The global oil price spiked upwards yesterday as fears grew of a looming conflict between Israel and Iran and constraints on supply started to bite.
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