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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commends his military for ‘quick and forceful’ retaliation

A person injured in the blast in Delhi is carried to safety yesterday

Israel blames Iran for embassy bomb attacks

Tehran rejects Netanyahu's 'lies' after diplomats in India and Georgia targeted

Police and forensic officials examine the damaged Israeli embassy car

Blast hits Israeli diplomat's car in India

Assailants targeted Israeli diplomats in India and Georgia in near-simultaneous strikes today that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed on archenemy Iran, and its Lebanese proxy, Hezbollah.

2012 Olympic 'segregation' for warring nations

The delicate equilibrium of global politics is rarely a hotel manager's concern. But Chris Hale, who is managing London's Olympics' athletes' village for the InterContinental Hotels Group, has revealed details of the geopolitical segregation he has had to enforce in the hope of maintaining peace among his 17,000 guests.

Hacking group threatens 'crusade' against Israel

A video released in the name of the computer hacking group “Anonymous” yesterday promised a “crusade” against Israel’s “reign of terror”, the latest threat to prolong what has already become an outbreak of cyber-warfare between the country’s supporters and opponents.

Leading article: Hope for the best, prepare for the worst

There are many reasons to be sceptical about the assertion by the US Defence Secretary, Leon Panetta, that Israel is likely to attack Iran in the next few months.

Iranian Revolutionary Guards parade in Tehran. The Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the West’s threats of war would not ‘divert Iran from its nuclear course’

Robert Fisk: An attack on Tehran would be madness. So don't rule it out

After invading Iraq over weapons of mass destruction, we plan to clap as Israel bombs Iran

Elena Baltacha with Judy Murray

Another Fed Cup victory for Britain

Judy Murray's Great Britain side came from behind to defeat the Netherlands 2-1 in their second Fed Cup Euro/Africa Zone group match in Israel last night.

Abbas willing to find way out of deadlock, says ashton

Hours after Palestinians declared that talks with Israel were "over," the European Union's foreign policy chief Baroness Ashton has insisted that the peace process is not at an impasse.

Jewish settlers in Migron stand on the rubble of a house demolished last September by Israeli authorities

Settlers who went too far - even for Netanyahu

Donald Macintyre ventures to the village which has provoked a legal crisis in Israel

Robert Fisk: We've been here before – and it suits Israel that we never forget 'Nuclear Iran'

The Ayatollah ordered the entire nuclear project to be closed down because it was the work of the devil

Iran 'can build nuclear bomb now'

An Israeli former intelligence chief has said that Iran could build a nuclear bomb any time it wants, a claim that could aggravate tensions between Israel and the United States and heighten fears that the Jewish state could launch a pre-emptive strike on Iran's nuclear facilities.

Ken Loach: The film director is one of 21 signatories to a letter attacking the museum over links to Ahava DSL

Natural History Museum attacked over links to 'illegal' Israeli company

The Natural History Museum is today accused by a coalition of prominent academics and cultural figures of helping to break international law by leading a research project which involves an Israeli cosmetics company based in an “illegal” settlement in the occupied West Bank.

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman faces charges of money-laundering

Could corruption trial stop the rise of the black sheep of Israeli politics?

Described once by an American magazine editor as a "neo-fascist" and a "certified gangster", Israel's firebrand Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman is no stranger to controversy. It has not stopped him from building up a devoted following that has propelled his party to the forefront of Israeli politics.

Lee McCulloch tackles Beram Kayal during last month's Old Firm game

I didn't mean to injure Kayal, says McCulloch

Rangers midfielder Lee McCulloch yesterday insisted there was no malice in the tackle that ended Old Firm rival Beram Kayal's season.

Donald Macintyre: Inhabitants of 'Area C' have been neglected

If nothing else the EU report is a sign that the international community has woken up to the problems of Area C – including what it describes bluntly as the "forced transfer" of Palestinians from their land.

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Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
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Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

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Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

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Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

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