Helmut Kohl, who died today, talked to Ha'aretz in 2001 about how excited he was over the euro, which he saw as a safeguard against another war in Europe
Israel should drop the assumption that the international processes that led to Kosovo's independence could bring about an imposed agreement with the Palestinians.
Israel must remain faithful to the principles of self-determination on which it was founded and be the 100th country to recognize Kosovo. Not just for Kosovo's sake - but for its own,
The European Union was quick to condemn Hezbollah in words but when it comes to action, it will be more difficult to get a consensus vote on sanctions from the 27-member organization.
According to conventional wisdom, the stronger and more successful economically China becomes, the more cooperation grows and the greater the doubts about the ability of the United States to stand behind Taiwan, the more the momentum toward 'One China' will increase.
International polls show that while Obama was favored as the leader of the free world, citizens of only two countries supported Romney's candidacy: Israel and Pakistan.
A recent visit to Turkey yielded a number of insights about the sultan/statesman Erdogan, and his attitude to Israel.
For all Obama's flaws, the world still prefers Obama over Romneyahu.
Alfons Lopez Tena, who heads the Catalan Solidarity for Independence, speaks with Haaretz about his view of the future for the Catalonian separatist movement.
Just as Catalonia will soon be the state of the Catalan people, Israel is first and foremost the state of the Jewish people. There is no future for a binational state. Neither a federation nor a confederation, nor autonomy, nor cantons.
When the world's eyes are focused on Jerusalem and Tehran, could it be that evil will come from another direction entirely? A new book suggests that the next global conflict may be with China.
Schoolteachers have long complained about the difficulties of teaching this chapter in French history. 'The Holocaust is not the history of the Jewish people; it is history, our history,' said Hollande.
Political union? Britain will hightail out of there long before that. And Nick? Well, he will probably return to look for his old friends.
European Commission President Urges Israel Not to Neglect Palestinian Peace Process Despite Iran Threat
Israel is the strong side while the Palestinians feel humiliated, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso tells Haaretz.
The Israel of 2012 is a glass house. A house of racism. Who will heed its cries? Who will listen to its exhortations?
While recent statements by the German President on his country's relationship with Israel made no waves here, they created a surprising uproar in the president's homeland.
Joachim Gauck is concerned about growing resentment of Israel but insists: criticism is possible between friends.
Russia's basic Middle East policies won't change, nor will Israel exchange its alliance with the United States for one with Russia.
Marine Le Pen is not capable of breaking away from her father's heritage and the Vichy-ist and anti-Semitic core of her party.
Who's better - French President Nicolas Sarkozy or his rival, Socialist candidate Francois Hollande?
History teaches us that at the end of the day, pragmatism trumps ideals, which are the sole province of the opposition. The French-German partnership is stronger than any personnel changes.
Like the Madrid train bombings in Madrid on March 11, 2004 that took 191 lives and wounded 1,800, the deaths of a rabbi and three Jewish children in Toulouse are liable to be etched on the French collective memory.
Serbia has generated dichotomous associations in recent years: At one end stands the best tennis player in the world, and on the other the most notorious war criminal Europe has known since World War II.
Moscow's steely support of Assad is intended to allow it to stand strong and face the West as a world power in its own right. And there is nothing like an election campaign for standing up to the whole world and bringing back some good old-fashioned imperialism.
Stalinism, with all its terrible crimes, did not develop a racial theory and did not engage in the systematic slaughter of peoples. The balancing is a sin against history, which will not forgive cheapeners and distorters of the Holocaust.
The stability of the regime is more important to the Chinese than democracy and human rights.
Today, when the Netanyahu-Lieberman duo wants to get closer to China and India - closer at the expense of 'irrelevant' West - it is a lesson that should be remembered.
In Taba Heights, the area of the luxury hotels, the atmosphere is bleak, the Three Corners has shut down, and the other hotels might follow in its footsteps.
Incoming president of the European Parliament Martin Schulz tells Haaretz the euro will not collapse, calls Merkel's conduct 'arrogant' and Cameron's 'obstructive'.
Germany is the only country in the eurozone the markets still trust; Europe must eliminate the threatening German shadow and distance them from the bloody wars of the past.