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.
The Wiesenthal Center's 2014 survey also includes the November synagogue attack in Jerusalem and the rape of a Jewish woman in Paris.
Mostly bitter news, but some defiantly sweet: the most important LGBT headlines out of one of the world’s most violently homophobic regions.
Last academic year, Jewish groups faced the 'most organized campaign to demonize Israel,' says Hillel CEO. In response, Jewish organizations have shifted their strategy.
But then resurfaced. For now.
What did Noah's ark look like? When did man tame fire? Was David's Citadel really found and who fixed that wrestling match 2,000 years ago? All this and so much more in these choice picks from the Haaretz archaeology section in 2014.
40 must-see photos from 2014.
Counter-terror experts compare the phenomenon to school shootings – so hard to predict that the emphasis has to be on stopping them quickly, not preventing them altogether.
From Jon Stewart and Gaza to Rabbi Freundel's hidden video cameras – there was never a dull moment.
I can only assume my inability to delete push notifications is borne from sheer dumb optimism – the dream that, one day, those drumbeats will announce, 'Netanyahu and Abbas locked in room together, told not to emerge until peace treaty signed.'
Despite a few setbacks, this year showed signs of growing, though at times begrudging, acceptance of Israel's Reform and Conservative movements.
Were you paying attention to the headlines in 2014? Prove it!