Ahead of a major Fatah leadership conference, the Arab TV network reported Tuesday that President Mahmoud Abbas had been involved in an assassination plot against his predecessor, Yasser Arafat.
The Israeli leader is not likely to suggest radical changes in dealing with Palestinians, analysts say.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's administration is pushing back against increased US pressure to halt the growth of Jewish communities in the West Bank.
On the eve of the Palestinian president's Oval Office visit, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that the administration meant zero growth, period.
The US and Israel agreed this week to establish a joint committee on how to implement a freeze outlined in the 2003 road map.
Readers write about why Obama should not follow Bush's example in the Middle East, how the US should fix itself first and not Gaza, music sites that do not share files free of charge, and why gasoline consumption should be taxed rather than miles driven.
The animated antiwar movie struck a chord in Lebanon and many are finding ways to see it despite the ban on Israeli films.
While the Likud chairman has broad support among right-wing parties after parliamentary polls, he’s courting Kadima’s Livni.