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.
Turkey's Suat Kiniklioglu says this Israeli government has gone too far.
Israel has long kept silent on its nuclear weapons capability. But The Guardian newspaper reported today that it had written proof of an Israel nuclear program as early as 1975. Or does it?
Israel says that Iran nuclear sanctions proposed to the UN Security Council are weaker than it would like, but the symbolism of international unity is important.
1. NOAM CHOMSKY: On May 16, 2010, the longtime critic of the US and professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was denied entry to the Palestinian Territories. He was on his way to give a lecture at Bir Zeit University in Ramallah in the West Bank. The Israeli ministry later said it had misunderstood Mr. Chomsky’s reasons for visiting and assumed he wanted to visit Israel proper as well.
Bashar Masri is spearheading the first planned Palestinian city, pending Israeli approval. His young team – who order pizza and work through lunch – envision a 21st-century city conscious of its ecological impact and equipped with a fiber-optic network.