Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's cabinet still refuses to set up an investigation into war crimes allegations made in the Goldstone report, but some Israelis say his government should change course.
Israeli police and Palestinians skirmished Sunday over the closure of Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem for second week in a row.
Growth driven less by ideology than by middle-class economics could strain peace talks.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US envoy George Mitchell failed to agree on a settlement freeze Tuesday, saying they would meet again Wednesday.
Sudan's Omar al-Bashir, Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe, and Venezuela's Hugo Chávez are all in Tripoli to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Col. Muammar Qaddafi's coup. Will Libya flaunt the Lockerbie bomber at the bash?
London report of Israeli-Palestinian plan linked to Iran sanctions disputed by European experts.
Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah hurled the latest warning on Friday, a month after 60 blasts at a suspected Hezbollah weapons cache in southern Lebanon heightened tensions.
More than two dozen alleged in a report published Wednesday that they were under pressure to minimize army casualties even at the risk of killing Palestinian civilians.
Frederic C. Hof, author of a March report suggesting an environmental preserve and other initiatives in the disputed Golan Heights, is meeting with Israeli officials.
A boat carrying foreign activists and three tons of medical supplies was rerouted Tuesday. Meanwhile, the fishing industry – a key source of jobs and protein – has been crippled.
Israeli restrictions and dependence on foreign aid have stifled the all-important business sector.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's administration is pushing back against increased US pressure to halt the growth of Jewish communities in the West Bank.
Many Israelis see the president's decision to bypass Jerusalem as part of a broader shift in US priorities in the region.
The US and Israel agreed this week to establish a joint committee on how to implement a freeze outlined in the 2003 road map.
With no clear guidelines for what Israel will allow in, aid groups have run into trouble with everything from 90 tons of pasta to nutritional bars mistranslated as steel bars.
He was politely received at Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem Tuesday, but clerics, judges, and Hamas representatives want stronger statements on Israeli policies and Palestinian suffering.
As he landed in Tel Aviv, Pope Benedict XVI spoke of need for a 'just resolution' for Israelis and Palestinians
Benedict remembered the victims, but did not visit an exhibit that criticized Pius XII for not doing more to help Jews during the Holocaust.
In Jordan, Pope Benedict XVI sought to stress the importance of religion in public life as a way to find common ground with Jewish and Muslim groups.
Palestinians are building a stage to receive the pope beside Israel's separation barrier, but the Vatican says he will now speak at a nearby school.
Syrian diplomats say Damascus is serious about making peace, and hope Washington will lean on Israel's new government.
Arab League likely support Sudan's Bashir against war crimes charge, but discourage ties with Iran.
Patrons at 'Stars and Bucks' critique her statements. 'We already know the quotes by heart,' one says.
On Syria, Iran, and a Palestinian state, Israel's new leadership disagrees with the Obama administration.