Israel does have the capability to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities, but such an operation would be very complex and costly, politically.
While worried about President Barack Obama's ability to revive the peace process, Syrians value US willingness to talk to Damascus.
President Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize is praised in many countries as a reflection of a "new hope" in world politics, but others worry it came too soon. A global roundup of views.
Saudi Arabia, a close US ally, has switched from a policy of isolation toward engagement. Some hope the warming could bolster US Middle East peace efforts.
The Palestinian Authority's decision to postpone a vote on the Goldstone report last week is the last straw for many, sparking protests in the West Bank and Gaza.
Bill Clinton reveals much in 79 taped conversations with historian Taylor Branch.
The disputed territory is key to the broader US goal of Arab-Israeli peace. On Monday, Washington hosted the first high-ranking Syrian official in five years.