West Germany’s Helmut Schmidt (l) and Romania’s Nicolae Ceaușescu in 1978.
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EU citizens are being treated as pawns ahead of Brexit negotiations. This has happened before, at the height of the Cold War.
Is Putin the new power broker in the Middle East?
Russia has managed to regain, at least in part, its role as a powerful interlocutor in the Middle East, which it lost after the fall of the Soviet Union.
After the extraordinary attention accorded to the visit to Australia by the leader of a country whose economic importance to us is limited – if prospective – it might not be a bad idea to put all this…
Donald Trump is only the most recent in a long line of US presidents who have overestimated their ability to manage the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
In leaving open the option of a single-state solution, Donald Trump recently broke with two decades of international diplomacy.
What would single and two-state solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian question look like?
Benjamin Netanyahu’s objective is to shore up Australia’s support.
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Israel has only a handful of friends on the international stage. Australia is one of them.
Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu is making a historic visit to Australia.
Rather than boycotting the Israeli leader's visit, we should instead demand that he put forward some concrete proposals for a meaningful peace process.
As with so many other areas of policy, Trump vacillates from one pole to another on Israel.
US president Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet in Washington.
In its valid claims to be regarded as a country that respects the rule of law, Israel is now at risk of demeaning that reputation.
Trump and Netanyahu participate in a joint news conference on Feb. 15, 2017.
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Israeli settlements are one main reason many observers are increasingly pessimistic about the prospects for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Can Trump break through?
MQ Predator unmanned aircraft, the kind of drone used for targeted killings by the US army.
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Targeted killing – the killing of specific individuals usually performed by drones – is a globally expanding practice.
Successive Israeli governments have relied on a false distinction to get away with discriminatory, oppressive policies.
Donald Trump raises his fist after being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States
The world is on edge as Donald Trump enters the White House.
Protesters hold up signs during a march and rally against Donald Trump in Los Angeles, California.
A grassroots opposition movement against the Donald Trump presidency is growing. The question is can it be harnessed into globalised sanctions campaign?
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As in comedy, timing can be vital in politics too. To say outgoing Secretary of State John Kerry’s criticism of Israel is a bit late is putting it mildly. No matter how valid some of Kerry’s belated observations…
The Caracal battalion, two-thirds of whose members are women, was established in 2004.
The IDF wants to encourage more women to enlist, but it also wants to encourage Orthodox men, who avoid contact with the opposite sex. How will it manage the conflict?
Thwarted: Netanyahu, Obama and Abbas.
A Middle East in meltdown forced the Obama administration to give up crucial leverage.
A memorial to the Kafr Qasim victims.
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The 49 Palestinian Israelis murdered by soldiers in 1956 deserve to be officially remembered.
There are around 12,000 sex workers in Israel.
The narrative in Israel about whether men should be able to pay women for sex is changing.
Peace in our time? Arafat, Peres and Rabin collect their shared Nobel Prize.
By turns hawkish and dovish, Peres' complicated legacy runs far deeper than the Oslo Accords.