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.
Lebanese officials worry that Gaza has overshadowed efforts to help Palestinian refugees there rebuild from a 2007 battle between the Army and militants.
Iran's nuclear program prompts Israel to signal possible action in 2010. More sanctions could become an option.
Readers write about professors taking on the role of journalists to save the struggling newspaper industry, and why the US needs to back up its peace talk with actions in Gaza.
But Prime Minister Salam Fayyad's surprise move, some say, could pressure Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas to reach an agreement in Cairo.
Was it TV magic or intelligent diplomacy? A month before Obama's visit, Hillary charms Turkey in a talk- show stop.