JK Rowling has come under fire for signing an open letter opposing a cultural boycott of Israel. The form of the complaints, and Rowling's response, tell us much about the author-fan relationship.
Israel's prime minister is using boycott fears to distract attention from his government's increasingly right-wing agenda.
Recent cases of tweets by a Boston University professor about racism and others have raised questions about what might be the limits to academic freedom.
A startling election victory has delivered the Likud leader with a range of options and left the opposition in disarray.
Campaign has been fought largely on security issues when the most pressing needs are socio-economic.
The crucial ballot will take place against a rapidly moving international situation.