A recent escalation in violence between Gaza militants and Israeli forces has stoked fears that Israel will launch a ground invasion of Gaza as it did in December 2008.
Despite pledges by Israel and Hamas to restore calm amid the worst violence since the 2009 Gaza war, Israeli aircraft fired on the Gaza Strip as militants launched rockets within 16 miles of to Tel Aviv.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu approved hundreds of new homes to be built in major settlement blocs. But settlers in farther-flung areas such as Itamar feel exposed, and threaten to take justice into their own hands.
Penny, a Lhasa apso, sits backstage at the 135th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said tonight that he will not step down. But he says some powers will be transferred to his vice president, Omar Suleiman. Protesters in Cairo are angry that their demands are not being met.
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.
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Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak left his Labor Party to form a faction that would preserve his alliance with Prime Minister Netanyahu, throwing the political system into turmoil.
Contrasting with recent Israeli claims that the Iran nuclear threat was imminent, a top minister says that setbacks have put Iran three years away from acquiring a nuclear weapon.
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman criticized Turkey in an apparent attempt to outflank Prime Minister Netanyahu on the right and pick up support from hardline nationalists disillusioned with the peace process.