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?
Reuters/James Lawler Duggan
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.
Shimon Peres during his visit to Terezin in the Czech Republic in 2011.
One of Israel's greatest political figures, Shimon Peres left an indelible mark on the Middle East.
Very few countries remain outside the world's chemical weapons control regime. Why would Israel want to keep company with North Korea?
Beitar Jerusalem fans in action.
Celtic and St Etienne are both in the dock with UEFA over fans waving Palestinian flags at Israeli teams.
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In the space of two days, Turkey showed more diplomatic goodwill than it has in the last two years. Why?
Cover of The Silent Minaret.
The protagonist in the novel ‘The Silent Minaret’ gets us to question that powerful political-cultural myth of being tied to nation. That is a remarkable achievement in fiction.