Angry Israeli politicians and journalists charge claim of organ theft from Palestinians a "blood libel." They're seeking Swedish government condemnation, and threaten a chill in diplomatic relations if it isn't forthcoming.
One told soldiers in a pep talk during the Gaza war that their holiness would preserve them in the battle between the 'children of light' and the 'children of darkness.'
Can the president's philosophy of talking with the enemy keep Iran away from nuclear weapons?
Peace envoy's trip is part of sweeping effort to demonstrate a broader US approach toward regional peace.
Defense Secretary Gates said Tehran was not close to having a bomb. A new report in which senior advisers to Obama participated urges further sanctions.
The UN headquarters in Gaza was struck by Israeli fire. Fissures are emerging among Israeli civilian and military leaders over how and when to end the campaign.
Hamas and Israel say they are weighing an Egyptian proposal for a cease-fire as international calls to end the conflict mount.
The conflict in the Gaza Strip is already having an impact on the political landscape in Israel ahead of parliamentary polls in February.
John McCain leads Barack Obama by 12 percent in one Israeli poll, a reflection of security concerns.