The Israelis who eulogised Ariel Sharon at his memorial and funeral on Monday either ignored or referred only in passing to his final political acts — the disengagement from Gaza and his departure from Likud to set up his new centrist party, Kadima.
After months of verbal and physical confrontations among its members, Berlin’s Jewish community has broken new ground: it has become the first in post-war Germany to demand the removal of its council and early elections.
Israel’s defence minister Moshe Ya’alon has issued a formal apology to the United States, after he branded Secretary of State John Kerry’s efforts in the peace process “inexplicably obsessive” and “messianic”.
Former United States Defence Secretary Robert Gates, who served in the administrations of both presidents George W Bush and Barack Obama, tried to ban Prime Minister Netanyahu from the White House, it has emerged.
Michael Douglas took home the award for Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Picture at the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles last night.
The 69-year-old, who won for his portrayal of Liberace in the HBO biopic "Behind the Candelabra", paid tribute to his co-star Matt Damon, telling him: "The reason you’re not up here is because I had more sequins."