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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Friday 19 October 2012
In East Jerusalem, addresses in many Palestinian neighborhoods are nonexistent. Without street names and house numbers, people identify where they live by adjacent landmarks: "opposite the mosque," or "next to the corner bakery."
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.
Wednesday 10 October 2012
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last night called a snap general election, hoping to cash in on his overwhelming popularity and forestall divisive wrangling over spending cuts.
Tuesday 09 October 2012
Between 1099 and 1192, an assortment of Western European Christians known as Franks or Crusaders managed to recapture, rule and eventually lose Jerusalem, Antioch, Edessa, Tripoli and the lands surrounding them in Syria, Palestine and the Levant. Known as Outremer, these were Latin and Catholic polities in lands then dominated by Greek Orthodox, or Shia and Sunni Muslim. Malcolm Barber's detailed, fair-minded and scholarly history of this collection of western states in an eastern setting sheds much light on both the period, and its repercussions, which are still with us today.
Saturday 25 August 2012
This gripping and visceral novel depicts the life of Christ from a Jewish perspective.
Sunday 19 August 2012
Saturday 11 August 2012
Success in songwriting is as much a lottery as a measure of true quality.
Sunday 22 July 2012
Will you still need me? Will you still feed me?
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 21 June 2012
Kathy Burke has written a sitcom about her childhood, but most shows about young women make her puke, she tells James Rampton
Tuesday 12 June 2012
Jez Butterworth's hit play caused a transatlantic stampede – and it won't be easy to catch his new work either
Monday 11 June 2012
Israeli authorities say they have detained dozens of migrants from South Sudan who have entered the country illegally.
Saturday 02 June 2012
Charlotte Church and Katherine Jenkins have done wonders in changing classical music's reputation as stuffy. But will British operatic group Amore succeed in putting the fun back in opera and be the next big opera band?
Thursday 31 May 2012
Lord Jacob Rothschild, the British investment banker, arts patron and philanthropist, has expressed "sympathy" for the Occupy movement's protests against banks.
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
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
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
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