There will be a state memorial service for the former prime minister tomorrow before he is buried in a private ceremony at his ranch
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Wednesday 10 April 2013
A new film gets up close with six ex-heads of Israel's Shin Bet
Monday 04 March 2013
Benjamin Netanyahu has been forced to ask for more time to form Israel’s next government amid an increasingly hostile row with the parties he is expected to include in his coalition.
Sunday 30 December 2012
The former Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, an ex-nightclub bouncer who became one of the country's most powerful and controversial politicians, faces career oblivion after being charged with corruption.
Israel's new Hatnuah movement may support a two state solution, but it isn't the radical force it seems
Thursday 13 December 2012
The leaders of the movement are only progressive by modern-day Zionism's standards
Monday 26 November 2012
Mr Barak's resignation could mean the departure of the most moderating influence on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
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.
Sunday 14 October 2012
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has chosen January 22 as the date of the next general election, but it could be some time before he discovers the identity of his main challenger.
Friday 27 July 2012
Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, the highly influential leader of the Lithuanian sect of ultra-Orthodox Ashkenazi Jews, was known for his unyielding hardline rulings on complicated elements of Jewish law. As an eminent Posek, a decider of Jewish law, a title earned not by appointment but by scholarship, reputation and communal trust built up over decades, Elyashiv applied the Torah and Talmudic law to modern times, ruling on conversion, marriage, divorce and even the legitimacy of wigs made in India.
Wednesday 18 July 2012
Kadima walks out on coalition over Likud's refusal to draft ultra-orthodox Jews into military
Tuesday 17 July 2012
The US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, said last night that the United States will use "all elements of American power" to stop Iran acquiring nuclear weapons and insisted it was on "same page" as Israel on the issue.
Wednesday 11 July 2012
Israeli former leader who nearly made peace with Palestinians is acquitted of more serious charges
Tuesday 10 July 2012
Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert has been cleared of the major charges in a corruption trial which forced him from power.
Thursday 05 July 2012
A committee has said that 80 per cent of ultra-Orthodox Jews should do national service
Tuesday 03 July 2012
Yitzhak Shamir, a former Prime Minister, was buried at the national cemetery in Jerusalem yesterday.
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
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
- 1 Paris attacks: Do not call Charlie Hebdo killers 'terrorists', BBC says
- 2 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 5 The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back