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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Sunday 23 December 2012
The old stone-walled farming terraces of this scenic Palestinian village near Jerusalem stretch along the hillsides, fed by spring water flowing through a network of irrigation channels that dates to Roman times.
Tuesday 18 December 2012
England learn group at eight-team tournament in Israel
Tuesday 18 December 2012
Israel on Monday advanced a project to build hundreds of homes in East Jerusalem, pushing ahead with plans for a surge of settlement building on occupied land in response to a successful Palestinian bid to gain limited recognition of statehood at the United Nations.
Sunday 16 December 2012
Former Prime Minister's role as representative of Middle East Quartet comes in for fiercest criticism yet
Saturday 08 December 2012
From art to sport, poetry to nature, travel to food, history to music: our writers select the best of the year’s books in a comprehensive guide to the highlights in every shade of the literary spectrum – except grey
Thursday 06 December 2012
Defying mounting international protests, Israel moved ahead Wednesday with plans for a West Bank settlement project near Jerusalem that has been widely condemned as diminishing prospects for a territorially viable Palestinian state.
Tuesday 04 December 2012
Palestinian officials are threatening to use the new status conferred by last week’s United Nations vote to haul Israel before the International Criminal Court (ICC) if it continues to expand West Bank settlements.
Monday 03 December 2012
Israeli plans to build 3,000 homes for Jewish settlers in the West Bank risk "an almost fatal blow" to peace, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warned last night.
Sunday 02 December 2012
The Long View: Our Middle East Correspondent interviews a feminist, patriot and widow who is nostalgic for a time of much greater harmony in the region
Israel gives go-ahead for new West Bank settlement hours after historic UN vote on Palestinian statehood
Friday 30 November 2012
Israel has approved the construction of 3,000 homes in Jewish settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, a government official said, in what appeared to be a defiant response to the Palestinians' successful United Nations recognition bid.
Thursday 29 November 2012
Thousands of Palestinians took to the streets throughout the West Bank and Gaza today to celebrate a United Nations General Assembly vote which was expected to indirectly recognise a Palestinian state, by upgrading the Palestinian Authority's status from that of observer to non-member state.
Tuesday 20 November 2012
Members of the family which lost four generations in one Israeli attack tell Kim Sengupta of a loss which has left them in despair
Saturday 17 November 2012
The death toll mounts, as do fears of a drawn-out conflict, reports Donald Macintyre from Beit Hanoun in Gaza
Friday 16 November 2012
Writing one of the most acclaimed new plays of recent times and receiving huge praise for its follow up, Jez Butterworth has the pick of projects on both sides of the Atlantic.
What to Do, See & Buy: Phoebe Sherwood-Moore; Meyer-Lavigne; 175 years of the RCA; Charbonnel et Walker; Babington House
Saturday 10 November 2012
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 100,000 back our campaign
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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- 4 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train