Aries: the ram. A sheep is marked with colors as it is kept for sale in Jammu, India, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010. Channi Anand/AP/File
Taurus: the bull. A young bull stares down the photographer as the cows graze in a field in the Christian Hollow section of Walpole, N.H., Thursday July 11, 2002. Michael Moore/The Keene Sentinel/AP/File
Gemini: the twins. Twins eat sweets in the local parish hall after making their First Holy Communion in Cushendall, Northern Ireland, June 5, 2010. Cathal McNaughton/Reuters/File
Cancer: the crab. Huge King crab in the Barents sea in the Arctic, Russia. Newscom/File
Leo: the lion. Three white lion cubs are presented to the public for the first time at the city zoo in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jan. 5. Eduardo Di Baia/AP
Virgo: the maiden. A member of the Trilby String Band dressed as a Swiss Alps maiden does a jig on the street as she and her Mummers group dance down Broad Street in downtown Philadelphia on Jan. 1, while participating in the annual Mummers Parade. John Anderson/UPI/Newscom
Libra: the scales. The statue "Justitia" holds scales outside City Hall in Dublin, Ireland. Newscom/File
Scorpio: the scorpion. A striped bark scorpion under blacklights in Kimble County, Texas. Cathy & Gordon Illg/Jaynes Gallery/Newscom/File
Sagittarius: centaur the archer. A 12th century sagittarius star sign on a floor mosaic in Ganagobie, France. Newscom/File
Capricornus: the sea-goat. A wild goat seen on a hill in Ireland. Newscom/File
Aquarius: the water bearer. Helix Nebula, NGC 7293, a planetary nebula in the constellation Aquarius. Newscom/File
Pisces: the fish. Two sockeye salmon at the mouth of the Adams River at the Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park in British Columbia, Canada on Oct. 19, 1994. Gary Stewart/AP/File
Just before his reelection, Benjamin Netanyahu said that there would never be a Palestinian state as long as he is prime minister. Now, amid a widening rift with the White House, the Israeli prime minister's allies say that the statement was an observation, not a pledge.
Benjamin Netanyahu's allies acknowledged on Sunday that his election-eve disavowal of a Palestinian state had caused a rift with the White House, but blamed U.S. President Barack Obama's unprecedented criticism on a misunderstanding.