Born in Russia, but rigorously trained in Germany from early childhood: a surprisingly large number of piano stars have emerged via this route, with 26-year-old Igor Levit prominent among them.
The nations were inseparable before the game, both holding seven points
England learn group at eight-team tournament in Israel
Members of the family which lost four generations in one Israeli attack tell Kim Sengupta of a loss which has left them in despair
In the biggest demonstration in the country's history, Israelis took to the streets to demand economic and social reform. Donald Macintyre reports from Tel Aviv
As he brings the Israel Philharmonic to the Proms, the Indian conductor Zubin Mehta tells Nicola Christie how music has become a powerful agent for change in his adopted land
Reports of 300,000 on streets across country as pressure for reform grows on Netanyahu
The man who pays his way
The Israeli military said yesterday it was investigating the death of a Palestinian woman after she inhaled tear gas fired by soldiers during a protest against the military's separation barrier in the West Bank.
The pundit who described Avi Cohen as "the Beckenbauer of the Middle East" might have been a trifle fanciful in his assessment, but Liverpool fans of a certain age will appreciate the image thus conjured of the poised, smoothly stylish Israeli international defender who played a small but telling part in the Merseysiders' League championship triumph of 1979-80.
It is not every day that a leading Palestinian activist issues an emphatic statement of support for a Jewish Israeli – "this friend, whose friendship I am proud to share" – facing prison.
His appointment at Chelsea surprised many, but not those around the world who have worked with him before
For three decades, the writer and journalist Gideon Levy has been a lone voice, telling his readers the truth about what goes on in the Occupied Territories.
A milestone has been reached in the battle over the ownership of the author's unpublished papers. Tony Paterson reports
No need to mention the war – there's already quite enough going on
'Ajami' reveals the brutality of life in Tel Aviv's ethnically mixed Jaffa neighbourhood through the eyes of those who live there. As the film is released in Britain, Donald Macintyre meets its stars