Obama's outreach to Iran lifts hopes that the US and Russia can find more common ground in their bids to get Iran to curtail its nuclear program.
The US special envoy told allies at the Brussels Forum that the Talibanization of the region was a top concern.
In Sderot, Purim holiday fun masks stresses of rocket attacks from Gaza militants.
It's about Iran, Iraq, and Israel. The two foes planned to meet in Riyadh Wednesday to solidify Arab unity amid regional volatility.
Charles Freeman, nominee for chair of the National Intelligence Council, blames pro-Israeli lobbyists for scuttling his nomination.