Arab League likely support Sudan's Bashir against war crimes charge, but discourage ties with Iran.
Ehud Barak says he could act as a counterweight to far-right and religious coalition members.
In Sderot, Purim holiday fun masks stresses of rocket attacks from Gaza militants.
Without a shift in the Israeli policy that doesn’t allow building materials into Gaza, much of the $2.8 billion that Palestinians hope to raise at a donors’ conference Monday will be limited to humanitarians needs.
The US envoy arrives at a time when Israelis and Palestinians seem most absorbed with fixing their own houses before dealing with their neighbors.
The controversial leader of the Yisrael Beytenu party endorsed Likud's Benjamin Netanyahu Thursday, virtually ensuring that a right-wing coalition will govern the country.