After 10,000 settlers and their supporters protested in Israel last night, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered tax breaks and other benefits to mollify them. But his effort to please everyone may be backfiring.
Turkey's prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, told Obama Monday that diplomacy is the only way to solve the issues of the Iran nuclear program. But Obama and others are beginning to lose patience with Tehran.
Israeli settlers clashed with police Wednesday, angry over a West Bank settlement freeze announced by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Israel's foreign ministry said a Sweden-led initiative to divide Jerusalem, with East Jerusalem as the eventual Palestinian capital, would marginalize the European Union's ability to foster peace.
Israel has begun to enforce a 10-month freeze on Israeli settlements in the West Bank, sending officials out to construction sites to issue stop-work orders.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised a 10-month Israel settlement freeze on Wednesday in a bid to restart stalled peace talks. The move angered some of his domestic allies.
Israel's captured soldier Gilad Shalit would be exchanged for up to 1,000 Palestinian prisoners in a deal that could be be finalized this week, a Hamas official told the Monitor.
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