Ruth Pollard

Ruth Pollard

Middle East Correspondent Ruth Pollard has reported on the Arab Spring revolutions, the battle against the Islamic State, tensions in the West Bank, and Egypt's power struggle. Her job has taken her to Libya, Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, and Tunisia. Her feature writing won a Walkley Award for her coverage of the war in Gaza.

Centre will not hold as Lapid rejects block on Netanyahu

Ruth Pollard JERUSALEM: As Benjamin Netanyahu scrambled to form a stable coalition, Israel's new political star signalled his intention to join the government, rejecting the idea of forming a centrist ''blocking...

Lapid leans right to rescue Netanyahu

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Ruth Pollard As Benjamin Netanyahu scrambled to form a stable coalition on Wednesday, Israel's new political star signalled his intention to join the government, rejecting the idea of forming a centrist "blocking...

Deadlocked result enfeebles Netanyahu

Benjamin Netanyahu

Ruth Pollard Benjamin Netanyahu says he will continue as Prime Minister of Israel despite his rightwing party suffering a heavy blow in the polls, while the country's right and centre blocs remained locked in a...

Support for Israeli PM plummets

Benjamin Netanyahu

Ruth Pollard, Tel Aviv New centre-left party led by former TV presenter wins surprise second place as Kadima party founded by Ariel Sharon is wiped out.

Arab Israeli MP determined her voice will be heard

Ruth Pollard in Jabal Akrad, northern Syria

Ruth Pollard HANEEN ZOABI paces the floor of her office in the northern Israeli city of Nazareth, a small bundle of energy who faces the almost impossible task of persuading a disillusioned and demoralised Arab...

Arab MP struggles to persuade a disillusioned community to vote

Ruth Pollard Haneen Zoabi paces the floor of her office in the northern Israeli city of Nazareth, a small bundle of energy facing the almost impossible task of persuading a disillusioned and demoralised Arab...

Labor's star rises in Israel after giving ground on Palestinian peace

Ruth Pollard ''THE left was dying,'' says Stav Shaffir matter-of-factly.

Peace plans, Obama put squeeze on Netanyahu

Ruth Pollard JERUSALEM: Israel is entering the final phase of its election campaign with an increasingly rocky relationship with the US and under pressure from France and Britain, who are reportedly working...

Ruth Pollard

Economy looms large in Israeli elections

Ruth Pollard When hundreds of thousands of Israelis took to the streets to protest against the country's impossibly high cost of living and a deterioration in public services, the anger of the demonstrators was...

Peace activists forced from West Bank protest

Palestinians, together with Israeli and foreign activists, demonstrate as they walk around newly-erected tents in an area known as E1, near Jerusalem

Ruth Pollard Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered security forces to evacuate up to 250 Palestinians and international peace activists who set up an 'outpost' in a contested area between Jerusalem...

Far right spells danger for Netanyahu

Benjamin Netanyahu

Ruth Pollard JERUSALEM: Israel's election campaign has entered its final frantic two weeks, with political advertisements flooding television and radio focused on domestic socio-economic issues and parties all...

Deserting voters unsettle Netanyahu team

Israelis walks past an election campaign billboard of Israeli Prime Minister and Likud Party leader Benjamin Netanyahu

Ruth Pollard, Jerusalem Israel's election campaign has entered its final frantic two weeks, with a flood of political advertisements focusing on domestic socio-economic issues and the parties all but ignoring Israel's most...

Ruth Pollard

Searching for refuge in a land where there are no safe places

Ruth Pollard in Jabal Akrad, northern Syria

Ruth Pollard AS THE night-time temperature in Syria drops closer to freezing and the rains begin, it is difficult to imagine how those who have barely survived without electricity, water or enough food this year...

Arab women flock to support site

Arab women flock to support site (Thumbnail)Click to play video

Ruth Pollard Sally Zohney, of 'The Uprising of Women in the Arab World' Facebook page, explains how supporters can upload photos and exchange stories.

Political crisis pains Egyptian tourism

Ruth Pollard Luxor, Egypt THE lush green sugar cane fields that line the Nile River governorate of Luxor cannot disguise the level of poverty in which many locals are forced to live.

Another poll amid plight of poverty

A guide waits for tourist to take them for a ride on his camel in front of the Great Pyramid of Giza

Ruth Pollard LUXOR, EGYPT: The lush green sugarcane fields that line the Nile River governorate of Luxor cannot disguise the poverty in which many are forced to live.

Heavenly virgins hold no sway over freedom-fighting females

women uprising

Ruth Pollard ''I AM with the uprising of women in the Arab world because I would prefer to be free on this earth [than be] a heavenly virgin.''

Egyptians vote 'yes' in referendum

Ruth Pollard Under a heavy military presence, Egyptians turned out in huge numbers to vote in the country's constitutional referendum, as preliminary results indicated a narrow ''yes'' vote in the poll's first...

Egyptians edge to 'yes' amid claims of vote rigging

An Egyptian woman walks past a wall stained with ink by voters.

Ruth Pollard CAIRO: Under a heavy military presence, Egyptians turned out in huge numbers to vote in the country's disputed constitutional referendum, with preliminary results indicating a narrow ''yes'' vote in...

Egypt in turmoil as rival supporters clash over vote on constitution

A protester.

Ruth Pollard As voting began in Egypt's controversial constitutional referendum, citizens were recovering from another bloody night of protests over the poll after violent clashes broke out in the seaside city of...