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.
The Palestine Liberation Organization’s top diplomat in the United States says that Israel's plans for a settlement in a sensitive area is a ploy to undermine a future Palestinian state.
Critics say the placement and size of a newly proposed Israeli build-out would doom a two-state deal.
Settlement plans east of Jerusalem – decried by the US and Europeans – were meant to punish Palestinians and satisfy domestic political pressure in Israel, Ambassador Michael Oren says.
Why Iran's iron ayatollah distrusts the US and what that means for nuclear talks and the possibility of war with the West.
Armed resistance to Israel wins Hamas friends in the streets and among Arab neighbors.