Israel will postpone announcing settlement expansions until after Kerry leaves the region, but the continued growth is but one of many major sticking points in peace negotiations.
The American Academic Studies Association approved a resolution to support a decade-old effort to boycott Israeli academic institutions.
Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority will exchange water from filtration plants to feed thirsty towns and agriculture. A more ambitious plan for a new canal is still up in the air.
The Jewish feminist activists who pray at the Western Wall have inspired designers at Comme Il Faut, one of Tel Aviv’s top fashion houses.
Swiss scientists said they found high amounts of the radioactive element in Yasser Arafat's remains, fueling speculation that the Palestinian leader was killed via polonium poisoning.
A Swiss report saying it's possible the former PLO chairman died from polonium poisoning comes out just as US Secretary of State Kerry is trying to salvage negotiations.
Peace talks are floundering as leaders hurl accusations of duplicity, despite an agreement to keep negotiation details secret.
Uri Avnery, a prominent early supporter of the two-state solution, is using his 90th birthday to prompt discussion about Israel's future. His 1982 handshake with Yasser Arafat infuriated Israelis.
As Israel's start-up ecosystem matures, technology companies are seeking to create a footprint there. Tel Aviv is ranked the No. 2 spot in the world for start-ups.
Israel may be willing to be the spoiler of US-Iranian rapprochement because in its leadership's eyes, the alternative is extermination.
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is determined to temper optimism about US rapprochement with Iran, which Israel considers an existential threat.