Rory Mccarthy

Peace prized as sands shift in Tunisia

Its brokers have earned their Nobel peace prize acclaim, but the truce in Tunisia is a brittle and fragile thing.

Elvis Costello boycotts concerts in Israel

Elvis Costello has cancelled two concerts he was scheduled to play in Israel in protest against its treatment of Palestinians.

Israel clings to uneasy friendship with US

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu tried to smooth over a breach in relations with the United States.

Palestinians snub peace talks after Israeli announcement

The Palestinians pulled out of peace talks on Wednesday as a protest at Israel's approval for new homes in a Jewish settlement in east Jerusalem.

British convoy denied entry into Gaza

Egyptian security forces clashed with a pro-Palestinian convoy led by George Galloway, a British member of parliament.

Holy city, unholy mess

European Union foreign ministers agree to drop their call in a draft document for East Jerusalem to be the capital of a future Palestinian state.

Tensions rise in West Bank

Palestinian authorities have begun a rare military trial of security officers accused of torturing a Hamas suspect to death.

‘Israel guilty of crimes against humanity’

The United Nations investigation of the January war in Gaza is the most damning indictment yet of Israel's policies towards the Palestinians.

The return of Lieberman

Rory McCarthy looks at the man who is set to become Israel's foreign affairs minister.

‘What hope is there for the future?’

In May the US state department told seven Fulbright scholars from Gaza their scholarships were cancelled.

From Mossad agent to PM

One of Tzipi Livni's greatest challenges will be to restore some integrity to the tainted Israeli political system, writes Rory McCarthy.

Palestinian anger at plans for new West Bank settlement

Controversial plans for the first new settlement to be built in the occupied West Bank in almost a decade have been revived by Israel.

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