At an official OECD welcome of Israel in Paris today, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu touted the economic benefits of membership. Palestinians say the OECD has effectively legitimized Israel's occupation.
In Israel, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel invited Prime Minister Netanyahu to meet with President Obama next week. While the move is seen as a bid to smooth relations, Emanuel is a controversial figure in Israel.
Israel says that Iran nuclear sanctions proposed to the UN Security Council are weaker than it would like, but the symbolism of international unity is important.
In what's being called a minor victory for President Obama, the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) agreed Saturday to indirect Israeli-Palestinian talks. But will 'shuttle diplomacy' fare any better this time?
US Mideast envoy George Mitchell met with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu Wednesday and is to meet Friday with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Palestinians are skeptical of the indirect or 'proximity' peace talks, as they skirt key issues like borders and Jerusalem.
Israel is planning on highlighting allegations of antisemitism and incitement to violence by Palestinian leaders if and when Israeli-Palestinian peace talks resume.
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu triumphed over challengers in the Likud Party who sought in a ballot today to force internal party elections while he was in a precarious position.
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez once called Twitter a haven for terrorists. Now, a rep for Chavez says the president will soon join Twitter. Too bad @HugoChavez is already taken.
Jerusalem City councilman Meir Margalit says the prime minister's office has put a de facto freeze on new building in East Jerusalem and meetings to approve such projects have ceased. He sees that as a sign Israel is ready to restart Palestinian peace talks.
Right-wing Israelis marched through East Jerusalem on Sunday in a bid to show Israel's sovereignty over all of Jerusalem. Israeli-Palestinian clashes broke out during the march.