Turkey reacted with fury this week after what it termed "humiliating" treatment of its ambassador to Israel by Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon. Mr. Ayalon issued a second apology to head off a Turkish threat to recall its ambassador.
When Israeli officials summoned the Turkish ambassador over an anti-Israel TV show, they seated him in a lower chair and conspicuously failed to place Turkey's flag on the table. But at issue was much more than TV.
Growth driven less by ideology than by middle-class economics could strain peace talks.
Though the approval of new building in West Bank settlements angered many, it appears to have preserved the prime minister's coalition.
The move to prevent Israeli Arab students from being taught that the creation of Israel was a 'catastrophe' for Palestinians reverses a 2007 decision.
On Sunday, Netanyahu's government votes on two bills designed to shore up support for Israel as a Jewish state.
While the Likud chairman has broad support among right-wing parties after parliamentary polls, he’s courting Kadima’s Livni.