Columnist Venetia Rainey

Peace in our time? 2014 could prove a Middle East watershed

Thu 18 Dec, AT 17:22 Venetia Rainey

Hamas removed from terror blacklist, Palestinian state recognised by EU – 17 December was a big day

EU takes Hamas off terrorist blacklist

One-Minute Read Wed 17 Dec, AT 14:54

Hamas welcomes ruling as a 'correction of injustice', but Israel calls for an immediate reversal

Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli cabinet collapse triggers early election

One-Minute Read Wed 3 Dec, AT 13:09

Israeli prime minister fires two ministers sending Israel to the polls just two years after the last election

Israeli security forces at the scene where the attack took place

Four killed in axe attack during prayer at Jerusalem synagogue

One-Minute Read Tue 18 Nov, AT 08:48

Police shoot two Palestinian men armed with axes, knives and a pistol after deadly attack this morning

Columnist Venetia Rainey

Israelis should listen to their president before more Arabs die

Wed 12 Nov, AT 14:13 Venetia Rainey

Israel is home not only to Jews – but to Arabs like Kheir Hamdan, ‘killed in cold blood’ by police

Hit and run attack: what is happening in Jerusalem?

Briefing Thu 6 Nov, AT 10:19

Hamas claims responsibility for the killing of an Israeli policeman amid fears of a third intifada

Columnist Venetia Rainey

Israel v Palestine: is this the start of the Third Intifada?

Fri 31 Oct, AT 11:01 Venetia Rainey

'Chickenshit' Netanyahu… Sweden's 'Ikea politics'… Global insults fly as violence erupts in Jerusalem

Palestine: hour has arrived - to find a dynamic new leader

Tue 30 Sep, AT 18:57 Venetia Rainey

It's also time to reduce the role of the Middle East's chief mediator – the United States

After Gaza, Israel plays another card: land grabs

Thu 11 Sep, AT 14:43 Venetia Rainey

By taking land from Palestinians in the West Bank, Israel ensures long-term peace looks hopeless

Gaza ceasefire: 500 children dead is no sort of victory

Wed 27 Aug, AT 11:24 Venetia Rainey

Neither Palestinians nor Israelis have achieved what they wanted: we will be back here again

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