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Israeli politician Yossi Sarid  listens to a Knesset debate in Jerusalem on March 13th, 2000, while serving as Minister of Education. Photograph: EPA

Yossi Sarid, who has died aged 75, was an Israeli commentator and former cabinet minister who was the most articulate Israeli advocate of accommodatio(...)

An Israeli woman reacts during a rally to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the assassination of the late Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin in Tel Aviv, Israel. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Wednesday marks the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, Israel’s former prime minister, who was shot by right-wing extremist Yigal(...)

Tel Aviv: a billboard bearing a portrait of the late Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, ahead of a memorial rally marking the 20th anniversary of his assassination. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

Wednesday marks the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, Israel’s former prime minister, who was shot by right-wing extremist Yigal(...)

Then British prime minister Sir Anthony Eden addresses the nation with a television broadcast concerning the Suez crisis. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

On October 24th, 1956, French foreign minister Christian Pineau, Israeli prime minister David Ben Gurion and Patrick Dean, assistant under-secretary a(...)

Isaac Herzog, co-leader of the centre-left Zionist Union, during a campaign stop at a fruit and vegetable market in Tel Aviv on Thursday.  Polls suggest the Israeli electorate is getting used to the idea of him as prime minister. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

With four days to go before the Israeli election, polls continue to show the centre-left Zionist Union maintaining a three- to four-seat lead over (...)

Israeli forces have demolished the east Jerusalem home of a Palestinian who killed two pedestrians and have started to erect barriers at the entranc(...)

Pope Francis exchanges his skullcap with a member of the faithful during his weekly public audience in St Peter’s Square in Rome on Wednesday. Photograph: Franco Origlia/Getty Images

Could Pope Francis be in line for a Nobel Peace Prize? Eighteen months into what already looks like a momentous pontificate, there has been specula(...)

Mohammed Abu Khudair, 16, is seen in this undated family handout picture. Photograph: Handout via Reuters

Israel’s prime minister phoned the father of a murdered Palestinian teenager today to promise that the attackers would be prosecuted, the government s(...)

Newly elected Israeli president Reuven Rivlin makes a speech after the presidential vote at the Knesset yesterday. Photograph: Amos Ben/Getty Images

Reuven “Ruby” Rivlin, a member of Binyamin Netanyahu’s Likud party, has been elected the country’s president following a vote by the Knesset.A forme(...)

Pope Francis is flanked by Israel’s President Shimon Peres, right, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during an evening of peace prayers in the Vatican gardens yesterday. Photograph: AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia

“I’m glad to see you,” Shimon Peres said. “I’m glad to see you too,” responded Mahmoud Abbas. When the Palestinian and Israeli presidents met yesterd(...)

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