After his acquittal from key corruption charges former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is well positioned as a comeback kid in Israeli politics. If Olmert does return, the political discussion in Israel is going to change, with renewed focus on the Palestinian question.
The decision, which is part of a broader settlement expansion, could pave the way for similar legalizations. Prospects for meaningful peace talks just grew dimmer.
Mr. Barak addressed an uptick in Jewish vigilantism. Today, Jewish extremists attacked a Jerusalem mosque, albeit one no longer used for prayers.
Nearly 500 Palestinians are scheduled to be released by Israel Tuesday in an exchange for soldier Gilad Shalit. Here’s the status of seven well-known prisoners (See the whole list here):
More than 250,000 Israelis of all stripes, beset by economic woes, took to the streets this weekend. They mark the largest protest movement in recent memory.
Egyptian Vice President Hosni Mubarak meets with President Jimmy Carter in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington in 1979. Mr. Mubarak assumed the presidency in 1981.
Arik Ascherman, a Harvard grad who helped found Rabbis for Human Rights, is struggling to present an alternative voice amid rising anti-Arab and anti-foreigner sentiment in Israel.
At the time of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's assassination, his Labor party controlled more than one-third of parliament. Today, it's barely 10 percent – and slipping.