Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas

Middle East peace talks falter as Israel halts prisoner release

One-Minute Read Fri 4 Apr, AT 11:38

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators blame each other as agreements are broken on both sides

Robert Fox

Iran shocks West by allowing Hassan Rouhani to win election

Mon 17 Jun, AT 07:51 Robert Fox

Shrewd, cultivated and cosmopolitan new president knows that misery of daily life in Iran is the key issue

Netanyahu weakened as new stars emerge in Israeli politics

First Reaction Wed 23 Jan, AT 08:53

PM to continue for third term, but success of Lapid and Bennett shows Israelis want change

Naftali Bennett set to be Israel's powerbroker after election

Talking Point Tue 22 Jan, AT 15:46

The rise of the right-wing software entrepreneur has worrying consequences for Israel, critics say

Palestine status: Israeli doves urge Netanyahu to back down

Talking Point Thu 29 Nov, AT 14:20

Former PM Ehud Olmert and Haaretz come out in favour of UN 'non-member status' for Palestinians

Ehud Barak's shock departure strengthens Israel's hawks

First Reaction Mon 26 Nov, AT 14:39

Netanyahu's defence minister wants more time with his family – or does he have another agenda?

Egyptian PM slams Israel as commentators fear ground war

Talking Point Fri 16 Nov, AT 12:30

Hisham Qandil calls on world to 'take responsibility' in stopping Israel's 'unacceptable aggression'