Women bear the brunt of conflict, so their input for peace is essential.
Washington needs to rid itself of the politically correct attitude that all nations are capable of becoming sustainable democracies.
The funeral of Assaf Ramon, a young fighter pilot and son of Israel’s first astronaut, has delayed Netanyahu’s talk with Mitchell until Tuesday.
US Middle East envoy George Mitchell met with Israeli President Shimon Peres on Sunday and sounded optimistic that a deal on settlements could boost peace talks before the end of the month.
Though the approval of new building in West Bank settlements angered many, it appears to have preserved the prime minister's coalition.
Netanyahu's government painted the approval of more than 450 new units Monday as a way to placate right-wing constituents before agreeing to US demands for a halt to construction.