People cheer as a vehicle carrying hostages released by Hamas drives toward an army base in Ofakim, southern Israel, on Nov. 26, 2023.
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The diversity of Israel’s Jewish population has been a source of tensions, but also strength, over the decades.
U.S. President Harry Truman holds a Torah given to him by Chaim Weizmann, the first president of Israel, in May 1948.
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A historian of the Middle East examines the decades-old ‘special relationship’ between Israel and the US.
U.S. Special Climate Envoy John Kerry, second from left, during climate negotiations in 2021.
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Negotiating global progress on climate change involves walking a fine line, as a former UN official explains.
People search for survivors in the Gaza Strip on Nov. 22, 2023.
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A cease-fire deal between Israel and Hamas has seen the release of 58 hostages held in Gaza and 111 Palestinians held in Israeli jails.
In federal parliament, there are “friendship” groups for almost everything, from AUKUS to arthritis, and for many countries. Three groups are particularly relevant at the moment – Friends of Palestine…
A pro-Palestinian activist in the U.K.
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The slogan has been attacked as ‘antisemitic’ and defended as a ‘call for freedom.’ Behind the controversy is decades of usage.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a pro-Palestinian crowd in Istanbul.
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Turkey and Israel exchanged tit-for-tat diplomatic withdrawals over President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s pro-Hamas stance in the regional conflict. But behind that, the picture is more nuanced.
China’s President Xi Jinping, right, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas shake hands at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in June 2023.
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The Israeli attack on Gaza is undermining the West’s international standing, offering opportunities for China to enhance its regional and global diplomatic influence.
China’s President Xi Jinping meets Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas in Beijing on June 14, 2023.
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Beijing’s tone on the Middle East crisis has shifted since Hamas’s initial attack, becoming increasingly pro-Palestinian.
On 25 October, a poster in Tehran shows Muslim peoples marching with their national flags towards the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.
While Iran is wary of entering into direct war with Israel, Tehran has been lending support to Yemen’s Houthis, Irak’s Shia militias as well as the Lebanese Hezbollah.
A poster of rebel leader Abdul-Malek al-Houthi is held aloft during anti-Israel protests in Yemen.
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Missiles from rebel Yemeni groups risk widening the Middle East conflict. But the motivation behind the attacks could be more about self-interest.
Countries like Egypt, Lebanon, Syria and Qatar all have a stake in the outcome of the war – but none want to be actively involved in fighting.
Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Riyadh on Oct. 15, 2023.
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A decade of de-escalation among Gulf states could be at risk if Israel-Hamas violence spills across region. And that could threaten Saudi plans to transform the kingdom.
U.S. President Joe Biden is greeted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after arriving in Tel Aviv on Oct. 18.
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The current war in Gaza is an argument in favour of a multipolar world, one in which the U.S. has less influence and other powers can act as countervailing forces.
President Biden meeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on arriving in Tel Aviv on Oct. 18.
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Until 1906, no US president had ever traveled abroad in office. Then Teddy Roosevelt demonstrated the power of showing up.
UN peacekeepers patrol the Israeli-Lebanese border on October 12 2023.
Hezbollah’s full involvement in the latest Israeli-Palestinian conflict would likely open up a regional war.
US president Joe Biden supports Israel’s right to defend itself but has warned against an occupation of Gaza.
US president Joe Biden has warned that occupation would be a ‘big mistake’ – and history seems to agree.
Israeli tanks gather near the border with the Gaza Strip on Oct. 13, 2023.
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The US response to 9/11 included a declaration that America would destroy its enemies. The effort took decades, and thousands of lives on both sides, and never really succeeded.
Warring parties are duty-bound to minimize civilian casualties.
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A scholar of the laws of war explores the complex issues raised by Israeli bombing of Gaza in retaliation for the slaughter of its citizens.
Cars lined up for gasoline in New Jersey in 1973 as supplies ran low and prices shot upward.
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Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine reprised the risks of energy weaponization, but the oil landscape today and energy security itself are changing.