Not much is known about Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's views, so her praise four years ago for Israeli Chief Justice Aharon Barak have Republicans worried she will emulate his judicial activism.
Israelis haven't expressed much sympathy for Gaza freedom flotilla activists attacked in an Israeli raid Monday. But they're upset that their government walked into what they say was a trap, and botched the mission.
Israeli prime minister resigns from his post, but vows to pursue a deal with Palestinians and Syrians.
Israel's cabinet approved a controversial prisoner swap of 'terrorists' to recover two soldiers abducted in 2006.
Jewish newcomers to the traditionally Arab district of Jaffa in Tel Aviv – arriving for cheaper rents and sea views – are driving development that is putting pressure on poorer Arab residents.
Corruption allegations by a US businessman have prompted the defense minister to call for him to step down.