Arik Einstein's songs became the soundtrack for an adolescent country through its ups and downs. One of his top hits speaks of children leaving the nest – but perhaps also a country growing up.
The Monitor looks at which Palestinian prisoners are being released and why, and how that is playing with both publics.
The hunger strikers charge Israel with failing to provide adequate care for the man, who was diagnosed with cancer. Israel's Prison Service says it took him to a hospital and was arranging an early release.
Whether reopening the case of Yasser Arafat's death will take Palestinians forward or backwards is being debated as forensic experts begin analyzing samples for radioactive poisoning.
What the media baron's twitter feed says about his worldview.
New arms may be headed to Syria in coming months as Britain reviews legal options for supplying weapons to rebels and Turkey talks to NATO about Patriot interceptors.
Aside from isolated protests in Afghanistan and Iran, the response to publication of cartoons of the prophet Muhammad has been mild. But tomorrow could bring a larger reaction.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu argues his case for establishing 'red lines' on Iran's nuclear program on NBC and CNN today.
A public row between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Obama administration is distracting the two allies from presenting a united front against Iran's nuclear program.