Dubai police on Monday named 11 European passport holders suspected of killing Hamas commander Mahmoud Mabhouh last month. It's only the latest in a number of high-profile international assassinations in Dubai in the past couple of years.
With the prospect for direct peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians bleak, US peace negotiator George Mitchell is pushing for "proximity" talks that would see him or an aide shuttling between the two sides.
The saber-rattling between Israel and Lebanon – which Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman extended to Syria – has created an atmosphere similar to the one that preceded Israel's 1982 invasion.
A parliamentary investigation could lead to the dismantling of some rights groups accused of undermining the legitimacy of Israel's government by documenting alleged misconduct by Israeli forces during last year's Gaza war.
In its response to the Goldstone report, Israel revealed that two senior military officers have been reprimanded for using white phosphorus in Gaza. But that doesn't settle the larger debate over launching an independent commission.
On Friday, Israel said it had used the incendiary white phosphorus in the Gaza war and that two officers were reprimanded for "exceeding their authority."
While dismissing many of the allegations made in Richard Goldstone's UN report on the war, Israel has reportedly disciplined two high-ranking officers for ordering the use of controversial white phosphorus during its invasion of Gaza in early 2009.
Analysts and defense officials in Israel say that Mahmoud Mabhouh, who was found dead in his room in a Dubai luxury hotel on Jan. 20, was the point man for transferring weapons from Iran to Gaza.
Hamas is pressuring clan chiefs and local leaders to rule in accord with Islamic law, which often contradicts the tribal system of pay-offs.
Upgrading Israel's Ariel University Center to a university will bolster plans to expand the campus in the Jewish settlement. The far-right Yisrael Beitenu party hailed the move.
Turkey today accepted Israel's second, stronger apology. But changes in both countries' leadership – and in regional politics – are straining a long-standing and relatively close relationship.
Turkey reacted with fury this week after what it termed "humiliating" treatment of its ambassador to Israel by Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon. Mr. Ayalon issued a second apology to head off a Turkish threat to recall its ambassador.
After Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon was seen as deliberately snubbing the Turkish ambassador earlier this week, Turkey is demanding a full apology by Wednesday night and threatening to pull its ambassador out of Israel.
When Israeli officials summoned the Turkish ambassador over an anti-Israel TV show, they seated him in a lower chair and conspicuously failed to place Turkey's flag on the table. But at issue was much more than TV.
Israel says the wall, a $270 million project unveiled Sunday aimed at stemming immigration from Africa, will ensure its Jewish and democratic character.
US Mideast Envoy George Mitchell hinted over the weekend that the US could withhold loan guarantees from Israel to pressure the Jewish state back to peace talks with Palestinians. Aid has been used to try to change Israel's behavior in the past, with mixed results.
Israel's finance minister, Yuval Steinitz, said on Sunday that Israel could do without loan guarantees after US envoy George Mitchell told PBS last week that the US could consider withholding the guarantees if Israel doesn't stop settlement construction.
Pro-Palestinian activists, who say Israel committed Gaza war crimes, had been seeking arrest warrants from Britain's lower courts for senior political and military leaders planning visits to the country.
Israel announced that Iron Dome, a locally designed short-range missile-defense system designed to shoot down Qassam and other rockets fired from the Gaza Strip and Lebanon, performed well in recent tests.
Sderot, Israel, was practically a ghost town a year ago, as daily rocket attacks from Gaza drove residents away. Today, it's rebuilding and its residents are looking toward 2010 with some hope.
Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu and Egypt President Mubarak met in Cairo and discussed the Israeli-Palestinian peace process ahead of a visit by US envoy George Mitchell. The two leaders also discussed captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.
Palestinian militants vow retaliation after this weekend's killing of three suspected militants in the West Bank city of Nablus, but residents there say that economic revival will curb the desire for revenge.
On the eve of the anniversary of the Gaza war, Israeli forces killed three suspected Palestinian militants accused of being responsible for the killing of an Israeli motorist. The suspected militants were once Israeli prisoners, authorities say.
The Gaza Christians allowed to travel to Bethlehem starting Thursday make up less than half of the 750 who applied for permits, with Israel strictly limiting travel out of the Hamas-run territory.
Israel on Tuesday warned of a chill in ties after a British court issued an arrest warrant for former foreign minister Tzipi Livni for her role in alleged war crimes during Israel's Gaza war that began almost a year ago.