Israeli soldiers walk to their deployment area on the border with Gaza

What can Israel gain from a Gaza ground offensive?

Briefing Fri 18 Jul, AT 13:52

Defeat of Hamas may be off the cards, but Israel hopes to achieve a more limited victory

A huge explosion in Gaza following an early morning Israeli airstrike

Knock on the roof: how does Israel warn of airstrikes?

Briefing Mon 14 Jul, AT 11:04

Israeli military hits buildings in Gaza with an unarmed 'knock on the roof' to warn of airstrikes

A missile is launched by an 'Iron Dome' battery in the Gaza strip

Iron Dome: how Israel's missile defence system works

Briefing Wed 16 Jul, AT 09:48

Israel's Iron Dome intercepts Hamas rockets, but some analysts have questioned its effectiveness

Israeli tanks on the border of the Gaza Strip

Hamas and Israel call truce amid high tensions in Jerusalem

One-Minute Read Fri 4 Jul, AT 08:49

Hamas 'cannot afford sustained escalation' after crack down on Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

Pope Francis

Pope Francis compares abuse by priests to 'satanic mass'

One-Minute Read Tue 27 May, AT 09:00

Pontiff to meet with victims of sexual abuse but survivors network describes it as a 'PR gesture'

Former British prime minister Tony Blair

Blair: we must look beyond Ukraine and work with Russia against Islamism

First Reaction Wed 23 Apr, AT 12:10

Former PM tells London audience the West should ignore 'differences' with Russia to combat extremism

Syria's vacant chair

Arab League summit split by turmoil in Syria and Egypt

Briefing Wed 26 Mar, AT 09:06

Little to celebrate as divided Arab League meets for 25th anniversary summit in Kuwait

Will David Cameron address the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

First Reaction Wed 12 Mar, AT 12:23

After four-year delay, observers wonder if Middle East peace process is now finally a priority for PM

From Syria to Ukraine: the UN Security Council is useless

Wed 5 Mar, AT 10:30 The Conversation

It's prevented WW3 - so far - but without reform it can't do much else, says Mohammad Amir Anwar

Ariel Sharon: a time to eulogise or to face the brutal facts?

Sat 11 Jan, AT 17:12 Venetia Rainey

As Sharon's death is announced from Tel Aviv, young Israelis look to the future not the past

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