How they see it, December 9, 2012

Israel's controversial separation barrier in the West Bank village of Al-Ram on the outskirts of Jerusalem. Photo: AFP

Having spun the line that European governments had misunderstood Israel's plan to create a settlement that would cut the West Bank in two and separate it from East Jerusalem, the prime minister's office vowed that nothing would alter their decision…

Sunday, 9 December, 2012, 3:06am

Briefs, October 3, 2012

Gunmen kill 26 at Nigerian college

3 Oct 2012 - 4:15am

References to God and Jerusalem back on the US Democrats' party platform

US President Barack Obama ordered Democrats to reinsert references to God and Jerusalem in their party platform, prompting boos from many angry delegates.

Delegates had faced a torrent of Republican criticism and some from within the party after dropping pro forma references to God and the party's support for Jerusalem being recognised as the capital of Israel.

7 Sep 2012 - 3:11am

The mayor who remade holy city

The American woman was picking a rose from a roadside flower bed near the Knesset in Jerusalem when a car braked sharply and a portly man leaped out.

'What do you think you're doing?' he shouted as he advanced on her. 'Would you do this in your home town?'

'It's just one flower,' said the alarmed woman.

14 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Inhuman resources

FEW NOVELISTS CAN be relied on to take the temperature of the political climate as accurately as Israel's A.B. Yehoshua. His last novel, The Liberated Bride, celebrated the fluidity of personal and national borders between Jews and Arabs before the second intifada. 'The problem was not if peace will come, but when,' he says.

11 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Jerusalem the best site

Jonathan Gray's suggestion to have the UN headquarters in Hong Kong (South China Morning Post, August 3) is a pretty good idea, but maybe that thought could be carried even further.

Put the headquarters in Jerusalem and legislate that the areas surrounding the building be weapons-free. It might give Palestinians and Israelis an opportunity to put a stop to all the violence.

20 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Outside help needed

Once again any prospect of peace in the Middle East is in tatters. Nothing short of a miracle is likely to revive the Oslo process. And miracles are rare events in this tragic part of the world.

12 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

New anti-virus tool suits those bugged by updates

Is there any anti-virus software that does not need to be updated constantly and still does a good job protecting a computer system? Despite my best efforts, I can never remember to update my anti-virus software, and when I do get round to it, it takes too long anyway.

22 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Church of Zion probe attacked as 'too slow'

Government health officials and police were accused yesterday of dragging their feet over the investigation into the controversial Church of Zion.

The claim came from Democratic Party members, whose action last month sparked the initial Health Department and police probes into the use of hydrogen peroxide for 'medicinal' purposes.

20 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Thief's top job

JERUSALEM: A thief broke into the home of top Israeli police chief Assaf Hefetz near the town of Netanya and stole several hundred dollars and a camera.

5 Sep 1994 - 12:00am