Millions are celebrating the end of 2014 and ushering in 2015. Haaretz follows the party as champagne corks pop round the world.
2014 in review
In six months, al-Baghdadi turned the Islamic State from a little-known militia in Syria to a very threatening organization that dictates international policy.
This year's losers are the people living in the countries where leaders, militants and war-mongers wreaked havoc, while the world stood and watched.
Tel Aviv was number 1 destination for Jews moving to Israel.
The success that Israeli cinema has enjoyed abroad is finally being seen at home.
Some 6.2 million of the population are Jewish and 1.7 million are Arabs, Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics reports.
PwC estimates companies raised $15 billion from going public and being acquired.
Sales and prices fell for the first time in a decade as shoppers cut back spending. 2015 may not be much better
If the West sees him as an invader, Russians see him as their defender against Western encroachment.
This year produced songs that are miraculous, sensuous, sharp - and bittersweet.