From son of Russian immigrants to one of Israel's most influential and controversial leaders
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Tuesday 05 April 2011
A well-known Arab-Israeli actor, director and political activist was gunned down yesterday in the West Bank town where he ran a drama school and community theatre, Palestinian police said.
Monday 14 March 2011
Israel has accelerated plans to build hundreds of new settler homes in response to the killing of a Jewish family in a West Bank settlement at the weekend.
Wednesday 09 March 2011
Mokhtar Tlili, the Tunisian coach of the Palestinian national football team, gave his players a pep talk yesterday as they prepared for the first official match played on their home turf. "Be courageous out there," he said. "Don't be afraid."
Monday 07 February 2011
A former Israeli soldier who leaked secret military documents to a journalist suggesting that the army had ignored a court ruling in carrying out targeted assassinations of West Bank militants faces years in prison.
Tuesday 25 January 2011
Monday 17 January 2011
Israel is moving ahead with a project to build 1,400 new homes in predominantly Arab East Jerusalem, a development that critics claim will deliver a death knell to the already faltering peace process.
Tuesday 11 January 2011
An official statement by the Israeli military denying that Jawaher Abu Rahma, a resident of the West Bank village of Bil'in, died from tear gas has been challenged by the Palestinian Authority.
Saturday 08 January 2011
Israel has ordered an investigation after soldiers burst into a house and shot dead a Palestinian civilian.
Monday 03 January 2011
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.
Monday 03 January 2011
Jawaher Abu Rahma's death has thrown a new spotlight on the unarmed anti-wall and anti-settlement protests that take place every week in and around eight villages in the West Bank, and the methods used by the Israeli security forces against them.
Sunday 02 January 2011
Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian who approached them at a West Bank checkpoint holding a bottle, the Israeli military and Palestinian officials said.
Monday 27 December 2010
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.
'Our lives became something we'd never dreamt': The former Israeli soldiers who have testified against army abuses
Sunday 12 December 2010
Friday 10 December 2010
Blue-shirted Palestinian police officers with a German-supplied radar gun were busy last week on a road in the northern city of Jenin. Until three years ago, when a law and order campaign was launched, Jenin was the most lawless city in the West Bank and no one then imagined it could become a venue for speed traps.
Friday 26 November 2010
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was urged yesterday by his predecessor to agree a further halt to Jewish settlement building despite the "wasted" 18 months spent on the "marginal" issue of whether construction should be frozen.
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- 4 Thank heavens for Louise Mensch and her foul-mouthed tweets to world leaders