The expansion of Israeli settlements in the West Bank is driven by more than politics and security concerns. Religious Zionists say settling the land is ushering in a messianic age.
A US contingent is bringing Arabic translations of a book about Martin Luther King Jr., saying they want to show Palestinians that nonviolent resistance can work. But they're stuck in Athens.
A Middle East analyst seeks, through many conversations and a bit of offbeat humor, a resolution to the conflict.
The UN report, which accuses Israel of committing war crimes, "makes a mockery of history," said Israeli President Shimon Peres.
Angry Israeli politicians and journalists charge claim of organ theft from Palestinians a "blood libel." They're seeking Swedish government condemnation, and threaten a chill in diplomatic relations if it isn't forthcoming.
The Swedish government protests that it's legally prevented from commenting on press reports as Israel complains about an unsourced article alleging organ theft from Palestinians.