Hamas Islamists governing Gaza reject the account as 'silly fabrications', saying it was an attempt to justify Israeli military strikes in the territory
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Monday 13 January 2014
Hundreds of Israeli VIPs and international dignitaries attended a state memorial ceremony for the late Ariel Sharon on Monday, remembering the controversial former prime minister as a fearless warrior and bold leader who devoted his life to protecting his country's security.
Sunday 12 January 2014
What would have happened if Ariel Sharon had not been struck down by his stroke in January 2006? Could the man Palestinians saw as the butcher of Beirut, who had urged Jewish settlers to grab every hilltop in the West Bank – and provided the spark that ignited the second intifada – have been the general-politician to end the occupation, in a local version of De Gaulle’s withdrawal from Algeria?
Israel’s former prime minister Ariel Sharon wins praise from US presidents, but universal disdain on the West Bank
Sunday 12 January 2014
Former leader tol be buried on a hilltop overlooking his family’s Sycamore Ranch in the southern Negev region, alongside his late wife Lily
Saturday 11 January 2014
From son of Russian immigrants to one of Israel's most influential and controversial leaders
'I hope for a better world': Pope Francis calls for peace for Syria and dignity for refugees fleeing misery and conflict in Christmas Day speech
Wednesday 25 December 2013
Pontiff spoke from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica to some 70,000 cheering tourists, pilgrims and Romans in the square below
O’ empty town of Bethlehem: a trickle of visits to the site of Christ’s birth thanks to intifadas and ongoing tensions
Monday 23 December 2013
Intifadas and ongoing tensions are keeping Christian pilgrims and tourists away from Bethlehem, says
Tuesday 17 December 2013
Sorry to spoil the party, but Kirstie's festive offering was a bit of a turkey
Wednesday 20 November 2013
The cubs' names are a reminder of last year's conflict with Israel
A move in the right direction? After years of restricting women's rights Hamas hires Isra Al-Modallal as its first female spokesperson
Tuesday 12 November 2013
During her teenage years, Isra Al-Modallal was a schoolgirl in Yorkshire. She travelled from her home in Bradford, which she shared with her older brother, to Grange Technology College, two miles outside the city centre.
Sunday 13 October 2013
Israel has put on show what it calls a Palestinian “terror tunnel” running into its territory from the Gaza Strip and said it was freezing the transfer of building material to the enclave.
Tuesday 03 September 2013
Egyptian helicopter gunships have attacked militants in the northern Sinai Peninsula in a continuing effort to control the largely lawless region.
Tuesday 13 August 2013
Israel's Iron Dome missile defence system intercepted a rocket launched at the Red Sea resort town of Eilat near the border with Egypt today, the army said.
Monday 24 June 2013
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s closest political ally has called for Israel to carry out a “thorough cleansing” of the Gaza Strip as a tenuous ceasefire between its Hamas rulers and the Jewish state frayed.
Monday 24 June 2013
Attack came in response to 'intolerable act of aggression against Israel and its civilians'
Tuesday 30 April 2013
Attack that hit 'top militant' is most serious test yet of the Egyptian-brokered truce
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
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