Two polls published in Israel today show 41-46 percent of Israelis back the Quartet's call for an Israeli settlement freeze in East Jerusalem – contrary to Netanyahu's claim of a consensus on the issue.
Amid a US-Israel flap, some see an opportunity for Middle East Quartet host Russia to become a bigger player in Israel peace talks. Moscow has strong ties with both Israelis and Palestinians.
Gelato University in Italy has seen a 90 percent spike in enrollments as victims of the global recession switch careers. Students come from all around the world.
For 14 months after the Gaza war, the Israel border was relatively calm. Today's rocket attack will put pressure on Israel for a stepped-up military response at a time when the US is pushing for peace moves.
With 80 percent of the Iraq election votes counted, Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki is neck and neck with former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi. Even if Maliki wins the popular vote, he may not be able to hold together a coalition government.
Al Qaeda, once limited to areas surrounding Afghanistan, may be using the Internet to recruit and radicalize, FBI Director Robert Mueller testified Wednesday before a House Appropriations subcommittee.
Israeli Apartheid Week doesn’t seek Middle East peace. It seeks to harm the Jewish people by taking from them the only land where they are not a minority.
The Jerusalem clashes between Israeli police and Palestinians that injured more than 100 today, together with an unfolding crisis between the US and Israel, give beleaguered Iran an opportunity to boost its clout.