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The bonhomie between Narendra Modi and Binyamin Netanyahu is rooted in the admiration of generations of Hindu nationalists for Israel.
In this September 1993 photo, U.S. President Bill Clinton presides over White House ceremonies marking the signing of the peace accord between Israel and the Palestinians with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, left, and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, right, in Washington.
(AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
Donald Trump's strong defence of Israel might be more boisterous than his predecessors, but it's consistent with the anti-Palestinian policies by previous U.S. administrations.
US President Bill Clinton, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat sign the historic Oslo accord at the White House in September 1993.
In 1993 the Oslo Accords were struck in optimism, but a quarter of a century later little has changed - and there's no real prospect it ever will.
Iraeli Arab Knesset member Jamal Zahalka is removed after protesting the bill’s passage.
Rather than transform Israel into an undemocratic 'apartheid' state, the new nation-state law is more likely to ensure that Israel can't be transformed into a liberal democracy or binational state.
Palestinian protesters run for cover from Israeli teargas in May.
The UN's Responsibility to Protect framework for safeguarding civilians against atrocities could help resolve the Gaza crisis.
Throughout its storied history, the Beitar Jerusalem soccer team has won 13 state titles.
AP Photo/Ariel Schalit
Beitar Jerusalem has always attracted the outsiders, the oppressed and the victimized – Israel's 'forgotten Jews.'
Russian President Vladimir Putin holds a Cabinet meeting in Moscow’s Kremlin.
Vladimir Putin's recent re-election was bad news for democracy in Russia. And it's a major loss in the struggle for liberalism, as anti-democratic leaders are assuming power across the globe.
Hugely divisive and controversial at home, Avigdor Lieberman is both an outspoken hawk and a political opportunist.
A protest by ‘If Not Now’ outside the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in Washington, D.C., March 2017.
As Israel approaches the 70th anniversary of its establishment, many older American Jews will be celebrating. Many younger ones will wonder whether the Jewish state is something to celebrate at all.
Netanyahu “exposes” Iran.
Israel's prime minister failed to undermine the validity of Iran's nuclear deal, and instead ended up demonstrating just how important it is.
Palestinian laborers work at a construction site in an Israeli settlement near Jerusalem in 2017.
AP Photo/Oded Balilty
The Trump administration may believe they have the key to an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement – when others have failed. But it ignores how Israelis and Palestinians feel about such an agreement.
‘Anti-Semitism is treatable’ – a banner at a Warsaw demonstration.
Reuters/ Agencja Gazeta
Seventy years after the end of World War II, a battle is taking place over Polish collective memory.
One of Israel's most controversial leaders, Benjamin Netanyahu is making the most of a chance to fly under the radar.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu talks on a podium as U.S. President Donald Trump listens.
We asked an expert on diplomacy and foreign policy.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu strongly supports the nation-state bill.
A linguistics scholar explains why the loss of Arabic in Israel would be a loss of history, culture and possibly human rights.
How do leaders find authority as discerners of evil?
Wellcome Library, London.
Witch-finders of early modern Europe and modern Africa made themselves indispensable by showing people a threat of a growing crisis of threatening evil.
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.
Amos Ben Gershom/EPA
Israel has only a handful of friends on the international stage. Australia is one of them.