Today's mosque torching in northern Israel prompted clashes between police and Arab citizens, raising fears of an intifada inspired by the Arab Spring.
The record delegation of 81 congressmen, whose expenses were paid by an AIPAC affiliate, is seen as a circling of the wagons just weeks ahead of a UN vote on Palestinian statehood.
In upcoming visits to the US and Europe, Israel's prime minister is likely to argue against UN recognition of Palestinian statehood now that Hamas is joining Fatah at the helm.
Obama had set a September goal for some kind of Middle East agreement. With Palestinians now weighing the declaration of a state, Israel's Shimon Peres has much to discuss at the White House.
Israel and Egypt have cooperated on a natural gas pipeline and Israeli-owned textile factories that employ thousands of Egyptians. Such links could be key to preserving a cold peace.
At the time of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's assassination, his Labor party controlled more than one-third of parliament. Today, it's barely 10 percent – and slipping.
Israeli President Shimon Peres told Jewish leaders Thursday night that Israeli-Palestinian peace is critical to strengthening an anti-Iran coalition in the Middle East.
Liu Xiaobo, a pro-democracy activist, won the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Friday for his decades of non-violent struggle for human rights in China. Beijing was not impressed. Mr. Liu is currently in a Chinese prison serving out an 11-year sentence as the lead author of Chapter 08, a manifesto calling for free speech and multi-party elections. The Nobel Peace Prize is one of the richest and most prestigious awards in the world. The prize includes a $1.5 million award. But how much do you really know about the Nobel Peace Prize? Take our 15-question quiz.
Democratic presidential candidate Senator Clinton smiles at her Ohio and Texas primary election night rally in Columbus, Ohio, March 4, 2008.
Q&A with Shimon Peres on Israel. The Israeli president says the Gaza blockade was put in place to protect the Jewish state from terrorism.