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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Tuesday 03 May 2011
Monday 02 May 2011
Israel has suspended an $88m (£53m) tax payment owed to the Palestinians in retaliation for a landmark reconciliation deal between Fatah and Hamas, the rival Palestinian factions.
Friday 29 April 2011
Israeli President Shimon Peres yesterday described a long-awaited reconciliation deal between two Palestinian factions as a "fatal mistake" that will destroy any hopes of establishing an independent Palestinian state.
Friday 15 April 2011
Israel's attorney General said yesterday that he plans to indict the Foreign Minister on corruption charges but will allow him a standard final hearing before a charge sheet is issued. If Avigdor Lieberman is indicted, it would probably force him to resign, badly shaking Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition government.
Monday 04 April 2011
Israel is launching an international campaign to push the United Nations to rescind a scathing report on Israeli war conduct in Gaza two years ago, after the report's author backtracked from key allegations against the Jewish state.
Tuesday 29 March 2011
Tawfik Toubi, who died on 12 March aged 88, was the last surviving member of Israel's first parliament. He came to prominence when he exposed the 1956 Kafr Qasim massacre, when members of the Israel Border Police murdered 49 Arab civilians, including an unborn baby.
Thursday 24 March 2011
A distant blast, ambulance sirens, frantic telephone calls, breaking news on television. What déjà vu. All Israelis have some kind of encounter with terror.
Wednesday 23 March 2011
Israel's former president Moshe Katsav was sentenced yesterday to seven years in jail for rape and other sexual offences, the culmination of a five-year-long judicial process that has transfixed the Israeli public.
Wednesday 23 February 2011
Friday 18 February 2011
As peace talks with the Palestinians are stalled over Jewish settlements the Israeli government plans to send schoolchildren on field trips to Hebron in the West Bank. The city, south of Jerusalem, is venerated as a holy site by both Islam and Jews and is one of the West Bank's most volatile flash points.
Wednesday 16 February 2011
On 25 February 1994, a Jewish settler named Baruch Goldstein from the West Bank city of Hebron shot dead 29 Palestinian worshippers at the Tomb of the Patriarchs, a site sacred to both Jews and Muslims. Reading about this atrocity sends Nathan Abramowitz, the Toronto Jew who is the driven protagonist of Jason Sherman's hard-hitting play, onto an investigative trail that then spirals into an obsessive, savagely zany examination of Israeli politics, American support for Israel, and, last but far from least, his own psychology as a so-called self-hating liberal Jew.
Friday 11 February 2011
Hosni Mubarak survived assassination attempts and wave after wave of Mideast crises, a solid ally of the West whose stable image reassured many Egyptians.
Friday 28 January 2011
The leaking of hundreds of documents covering decades of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations was designed to be "extremely damaging" to the peace process in the region, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said today.
Tuesday 25 January 2011
Tuesday 25 January 2011
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
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- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more