Jeffrey Heller

Death of Israel’s Peres: He won a Nobel prize but his Middle East peace dream remained elusive

Israel's elder statesman won world acclaim as a symbol of hope in a region long plagued by war fuelled by deep religious and political divisions.

No incentive for peace talks despite end to Gaza war

Despite the ceasefire taking effect, there seems to be little incentive for both Israel and Palestine to continue peace and statehood talks.

Dozens dead after Israeli attack on Gaza district

Mass casualties have been reported in the Shejaia district in north-east Gaza after an Israeli air strike.

Israel attacks Kerry over boycott warnings

Israel has been stung by comments from US Secretary of State John Kerry that it could face international isolation.

Israel names Palestinian prisoners up for release

Opponents to the release of the first 26 of 104 Palestinian prisoners before peace talks resume have 48 hours in which to appeal.

Netanyahu takes aim at weapons ‘leakage’ in Syria

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held out the prospect on Sunday of further Israeli strikes inside Syria.

Israel prime minister curbs settlement expansion plans

Benjamin Netanyahu has curbed building projects in Jewish settlements, say media reports, in a bid to help the US revive peace talks with Palestine.

Israel pushes settlement plans ahead

Israel moved ahead with plans to build 3 000 settler homes in one of the most sensitive areas of the West Bank.

Israel plays down talk of war with Iran

Israel's Defence Minister Ehud Barak has played down speculation that Israel intends to strike Iranian nuclear facilities.

Israeli soldier Shalit freed in mass prisoner swap

Israeli Gilad Shalit has been freed after years as a Hamas prisoner, as hundreds of Palestinians exchanged for him received a hero's welcome in Gaza.

Rally buoys Israeli social protest movement

Up to 300 000 take part in Tel Aviv, 50 000 in Jerusalem and 40 000 in Haifa in Israel's biggest demonstration.

Netanyahu to outline peace vision in speech to Congress

Benjamin Netanyahu said he would set forth his view of a Middle East peace on Tuesday and reaffirmed Israel would never return to its old borders.

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